After 36 years of welcoming volunteers, we paused our in-person volunteering for the majority of 2020 to keep everyone safe, though we had some opportunities for virtual and socially distanced helpers. For those of you who were able to help us in 2020, thank you! You supported us in new and different ways and did an amazing job.
From packing food kits for the Feeding Our Future kids program, raising funds to keep our holiday Turkey Drive running, to volunteering virtually from home, Second Harvest relies on the people power of 2,000 volunteers on average every year.
Volunteer applications have increased by over 200% during the pandemic, all from people who are willing to support Second Harvest even during these uncertain times. That’s an incredible show of generosity! We cannot wait to welcome these new and returning volunteers back to our organization and we are excited to expand our volunteer reach across Canada very soon.
One corporate partner leading the way is CIBC, who are providing both financial and employee support to our volunteer program.
“CIBC is proud to support Second Harvest and its ambition to ensure families across Canada have access to healthy meals. Giving and volunteering are shared passions at our bank, and Second Harvest’s important work inspires many of our team members to volunteer each year. On behalf of CIBC, I am pleased to share that our bank will continue to support these efforts and the causes that matter to our team.”Andrew Greenlaw, Vice-President, Community and Client Relationships, CIBC
If your company is interested in volunteering with Second Harvest, please reach out to Ashley Ferguson, Volunteer Relations Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to get involved? Apply to be a volunteer by visiting our website and completing the application form. We will keep you informed on when our volunteer programs will be back in action!
From all of us at Second Harvest, our heartfelt thanks to our incredible community of volunteers past and present – and future!