As an essential food
processing company we are open.

October, 25, 2021
All staff, volunteers and visitors must be double vaccinated against COVID-19.

Effective Monday October 25, 2021, the SWO Gleaners will mandate that all staff, volunteers and visitors be double vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of double vaccination will have to be shown to enter the building.

With only fully vaccinated people coming into our facility, the plan is to return to an 8am-12noon shift and have a sit-down coffee break in between.  Social Distancing and other COVID protocols will continue to be in place.

The safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors continues to be our first priority and so we continue to encourage all to be vaccinated. With this vaccine mandate policy in place, we will be able to increase our capacity resulting in increased production, and more people receiving our vegetable mix.

If you have any questions, please direct them to the General Manager, Joel Epp. Thank you for your ongoing support of the Southwestern Ontario Gleaners.

Sincerely,
Joel Epp, General Manager

COVID-19 POLICY HERE 

FAQ's

We appreciate your interest in volunteering please review these FAQ’s

answers to your questions

FAQ's

General Questions

We value your desire to help us with the work we do!
 The volunteer information form enables us to get to know basic information about you and how we can contact you. Your information remains confidential.
Download the volunteer form HERE

We have everything that you will need to do your work in a safe and clean manner. All aprons, knives, gloves, hair nets and more is provided.
Simply bring your enthusiasm and a smile! 

Our usual production shifts run from 8:00 am – 11:30 am. We provide tasty breaks!
Please read through the section above that answers the question – What volunteer jobs can I do?
Each position outlined indicates the time commitment needed.

Right here!
Our address is 40 Industrial Road, Leamington, ON N8H 4W4.
If you need directions call us at 519 326-7687.

We welcome anyone aged 14 an above to volunteer.

Volunteer Job Types

Our produce volunteers are the lifeblood of our daily production. On average we need 30 volunteers per day (age 14 or over) Monday through Friday.
Time commitment shifts run from 8:00 am to 11:30 am.
If you have kitchen and food prep skills, wonderful, and if you don’t, no problem. We’ll steer you in the right direction and make things easy and fun for you!
All necessary equipment such as aprons, knives, gloves & hair nets is provided. Simply choose a day from the schedule (Monday through Friday) that works for you.

We supply baked goods for up to 30 volunteers on a daily basis.
If you like to bake cookies, muffins, squares, or pies,  we need you! Come and spend an afternoon baking in our spacious and well-equipped kitchen. Let us know what you’d like to make and the ingredients you require. We’ll do the shopping and make sure you have what you need.

This is a leadership role where you’ll be asked to keep your home church or community group, informed of our current and upcoming initiatives. Information is important to keep people involved in our mission-driven work.
We will provide you with pertinent background information about the Southwestern Ontario Gleaners in a well-organized presentation folder.
It will include – a short background video, important talking points for you to share with listeners, brochures and donation envelopes.
Donations are vital to the Southwestern Ontario Gleaners and the work we do to feed the hungry. This is an important role and we appreciate your willingness to assist with this effort.
Simply talk with a member of our staff and we’ll get things rolling.

If you have experience with food-related equipment or food processing skills, then we value your help. Our production output and volunteer team rely on our equipment. It is vital that our equipment is well maintained and stays in good working order.
Simply talk with a member of our staff if you have specialized skills. We will put you to work!

Help us to help others locally & internationally

where we are

40 Industrial Rd.,
Leamington ON
N8H 4W4

519-326-7687

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