Due to COVID-19 protocols, on-site Group volunteer opportunities at the Daily Bread Food Bank warehouse are suspended until further notice.
To learn more about how your employees can support Daily Bread with a food or fundraising drive, please contact Sacha Michna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a community group looking to support Daily Bread with a food or fundraising drive, please click here.
If you are an individual and would like to learn more about current volunteer opportunities at Daily Bread, please click here.
NOTE: At present, we are asking individual volunteers for a regular, weekly commitment to minimize contact and exposure.
You can also click here to learn more about how you can lead a food or fundraising drive in your community.
“I can definitely say that we enjoyed the event immensely and everyone at our company really felt like they did something meaningful for a few hours that went a long way in helping our community.”
— –Alex Barker, CPA, CA, Partner, The Mason Group
Group Volunteer Opportunities
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Daily Bread Food Bank! We rely on the help of 12,000 volunteers to ensure food and meals are provided for 120,000 people every year. Please note, there is a minimum donation requirement for group volunteer bookings.
Current volunteer opportunities include:
- Categorizing and boxing perishable and non perishable food donations
- Groups of 10-15 volunteers per table. Multiple tables available per shift.
- Vegetable prep, cleaning, and dish washing
- Groups of 2-4 volunteers
- Assist on the front-line with the daily operation of the on-site food bank, including stocking shelves, portioning food, and helping with check-out.
- Groups of 4-6 volunteers
Are you a community group or non-profit organization? Please reach out to email@example.com.
For Customized Volunteer Opportunities:
If you would like to book a larger group or further than one month in advance, please contact Patricia Feehely, Team & Corporate Engagement at 416-203-0050 x 225
How do I book a volunteer shift?
In order to review the calendar and book your volunteer shift please create an account in VolunteerHub.
Once you have registered you will have access to the calendar (one month in advance) to book your shift. If you need help troubleshooting please call or email our Volunteer Department at firstname.lastname@example.org 416-203-0050 ext. 275
Where are the volunteer activities located?
All volunteer shifts take place at Daily Bread’s food hub at 191 New Toronto Street.
What time are the volunteer shifts?
Morning Shifts are 8:30am-11:30am and afternoon shifts are 12:30pm-3:30pm. Please arrive 15 minutes before your shift to sign-in.
What should I wear?
Closed-toe shoes must be worn in the Daily Bread warehouse at all times (running shoes are perfect)! Also, you will be volunteering in a warehouse which can be a tad dusty so please dress accordingly. If you select a kitchen shift, you are required to wear long pants.
Why do we need to make a donation in addition to giving our time?
Although volunteer support is crucial for our operations, financial contributions are essential for ensuring we are able to purchase high-priority food items like eggs, produce and dairy. Funding is also needed to ensure that Daily Bread can deliver dignified and innovative food programs and services. Your financial support helps ensure the continued success of food distribution, connect people with resources and supports other vital initiatives that make Daily Bread’s work sustainable and transformative for our city.
What if my company doesn’t have budget for the donation?
We encourage you to cover the cost by raising funds in the workplace leading up to your day. Upon registering your shift, you will be automatically set up with a donation page. You can customize it with a photo and personalized message and send it out to your team members to donate and help fundraise through their networks. We encourage you to make the fundraising a great experience with weekly challenges and competitions!
Interested in organizing a customized teambuilding day?
Team building days at Daily Bread offer you the opportunity to customize the volunteer experience to best suit your employee group. Based on your team’s size, interests and availability, you may be working directly with food bank clients, preparing meals, or sorting and packing boxes that will be delivered to food programs across the city.
Email Patricia email@example.com or call 416.203.0050 ext. 225 to discuss a team-building opportunity where your employees will have a meaningful experience and measurable impact on the community.
Why Volunteer at Daily Bread?
Daily Bread commits to providing a meaningful volunteer opportunity for your employees that accomplishes the following:
Strengthens connections with colleagues – Working together for a common (non-work related!) goal. This is especially valuable when individuals who may not work together have an opportunity to do so.
Educates and informs – Your group will learn about the issue of hunger in our city, who is served by Daily Bread and its agencies and how we do what we do and the impact you are having. The connection that your employees will make with our cause and organization will last long after their time with us that day.
Amplifies your support – We know your company likely has marketing goals for its charitable support and we want to help deliver on them! We will work with you to develop a marketing plan to share the story of your impact.
Delivers impact (and memories!) – Outcomes are important and knowing what your time investment accomplishes is critical to feeling it was worthwhile. In addition to doing something great during your employee volunteer day, we will provide a custom impact report about what your group’s work achieved.
Guarantees Fun – Pump the music, get into the flow… we’ve heard time and time again that our group volunteer experiences are a great time.