Food Bank Volunteer

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Posted Date: September 09, 2022

Time CommitmentScarborough Tapscott : Tuesday 11am-4pm
Minimum AgeOpen to all ages.
Location(s)Available at various YMCA centres throughout the Greater Toronto Area.

Program Description

The YMCA supports our community’s most vulnerable because we believe no one should go hungry. Over the past few months, during the pandemic, we have adapted our programs to help support food security. One of the ways we have done this is by opening up pop-up food banks in our centres, supported by North York Harvest and Daily Bread Food Bank.

Major Duties

Major Duties May Include:

  • Pack food and boxes.
  • Line control.
  • Some administrative work.
  • Follow social distancing protocols.


  • Open to all ages.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to work with diverse clientele.


  • Support your local community by providing basic necessity.
  • Learn about diversity at the YMCA and meet new people from all walks of life.
  • Be a part of the YMCA team and promote the YMCA Mission, Vision and Values.

How to apply

Complete the online volunteer application. You will need to provide the position title and location information of this position during step 3 of the application.

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Check out the full list of our volunteer opportunities.

Why Volunteer for the Y?

The YMCA of Greater Toronto aspires to be a great place to volunteer that is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, where different backgrounds, experiences, and identities are appreciated and celebrated. Guided by our shared values — kindness, well-being, integrity, inclusiveness, respect, and optimism — the YMCA provides thousands of volunteers with meaningful positions and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of individuals and the health of our communities. We recognize the contributions of our staff through innovative practices, great benefits, and growth opportunities.

Our Commitments

The YMCA of Greater Toronto values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to excellence and inclusion in our Association.

We are committed to an environment that is barrier free. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please inform us in advance to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation.

About YMCA of Greater Toronto

The YMCA of Greater Toronto is a charity that ignites the potential in people, helping them grow, lead, and give back to their communities. As outlined in our 2020–2025 strategic plan, Ignite the Light, we are focused on boosting well-being and promoting equity across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). In the future we see for our region, everyone will have opportunities to shine their brightest.

 Mirroring the diversity we’re privileged to have in the GTA, our YMCA offers a variety of programs responding to the needs of our communities. For 170 years, the YMCA of Greater Toronto has provided opportunities for people to shine through a variety of programs and services including health and fitness, licensed child care, camps, employment and immigrant services, education and training, and services for youth, families, and seniors. When you donate to the YMCA of Greater Toronto, you help ensure more people get access to these vital programs that help them connect, grow, and reach their full potential.