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Wanted: Food Rescue Volunteers
Organization: Second Harvest
Locations: Vancouver and surrounding municipalities (see below)

Are you passionate about the environment? Do you hate seeing good food go to waste?

Join Second Harvest in getting surplus, unsold food to local food agencies who support people experiencing hunger by becoming a food rescue volunteer!

Second Harvest is Canada's largest food rescue organization. Using our food rescue app and online platform, we now support over 3000+ food service agencies across Canada in getting healthy, unsold surplus food to people experiencing food insecurity. Second Harvest is looking for volunteers in Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, Coquitlam, Surrey, and White Rock to make food deliveries to local non-profit organizations

Food Rescue Volunteer Role:

Food rescue volunteers will play a vital role in transporting food donations to local non-profit organizations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Use The Second Harvest Food Rescue App online platform to view and confirm food donations claimed by non-profit organizations on a recurring basis (ie. weekly), within your preferred radius
  • Transport surplus food from local food businesses by vehicle, foot, or bike using proper food storage for health and safety
  • Confirm successful rescues on the online platform and provide ongoing feedback to Second Harvest staff during the pilot test phase

Time Commitment:

  • 3-month minimum commitment
  • Approximately 1-2 hours per week; daytime, evenings, weekends
  • Ongoing opportunity with flexible scheduling

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Passionate about the environment, food rescue, and reducing hunger
  • Reliable and committed
  • Age of majority (19 years or older)
  • Must be able to lift and carry a minimum of 25 lbs
  • Moderate use of technology (email, website, online personal profile management)
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Health and Safety:

  • Volunteers must follow all Second Harvest health and safety protocols

The Food Rescue Volunteer opportunity is currently in the pilot phase! We are excited to build a team of testers to help us offer a new service to local communities and we look forward to hearing from you!

If you are interested in learning more, please attend one of our 15-minute infromation sessions on April 4, April 18, or May 2 at 12:00pm. Please register here: 

To apply, please contact Adrienne Tsandelis at, subject: "The Second Harvest Food Rescue App Volunteer Application - Vancouver".

Please indicate you saw this posting at FoodWork.

All volunteers must complete an official volunteer application, phone interview and reference check.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Mar 28 2022    ID: 63741