Volunteer Annual Survey Volunteers

At Daily Bread, we believe that research is critical to creating social change to reduce poverty.  

We conduct an annual survey of people who utilize food banks to understand trends in food insecurity and poverty in Toronto. The results of this survey inform our annual Who’s Hungry report, which is used to educate the public and advocate for solutions to end hunger and poverty in our city.

This year, we are looking for volunteers to remotely conduct surveys via telephone during the day and/or evening throughout April and May. In this role, volunteers can expect to learn research best practices, receive training on conducting our survey, and gain experience in the field.


  • Attend a one or two-hour training session in February
  • Be available to receive phone calls via a phone bank to conduct a one-on-one surveys with food bank clients on a range of issues. Shifts are a minimum of 4 hours.


Volunteers should be at least 19 years of age, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be fluent in English. Additional languages and previous research experience are both considered assets, but are not required.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter outlining your interest in the role and highlighting any relevant experience or education to research@dailybread.ca