JOIN OUR VOLUNTEER TEAM!

WE LOVE OUR VOLUNTEERS

MONDAY - FRIDAY

WE NEED 150 VOLUNTEERS EACH WEEK

8:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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INDIVIDUALS

We have many volunteer positions. We also require people that have experience with food processing and food equipment. 

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ORGANIZATIONS

Staff and volunteers associated with other mission-driven organizations come together to help us feed the hungry.

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SCHOOL GROUPS

High schools students are able to achieve their 40-hour community service requirement. We welcome many school groups.

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CHURCH GROUPS

Many faith-based groups enjoy volunteering with us and working on our shared mission, to help those in need.

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EMPLOYEE GROUPS

Local businesses support volunteer community activity days for their employees. Talk with your co-workers about joining us!

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SENIOR GROUPS

Local seniors are generous with their time and enjoy coming together to help us work on purposeful food relief activities.

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A DELICIOUS EVENT

At Southwestern Ontario Gleaners we appreciate our volunteers and value the time we spend together. Every day we enjoy fresh baked goods made by our volunteer on-site bakers. Break time is a delicious event.

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TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

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F.A.Q.

Answers To Questions About Volunteering.

How Do I Become A Volunteer?

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

What Volunteer Jobs Can I Do?

Hosts/Hostesses

It is very important that our volunteers enjoy their time with us. We want everyone to return! 

Hosts/Hostesses prepare coffee, tea, and arrange the delicious treats our bakers have kindly made for our volunteer team breaks.

Time commitment: 8:am to 10:30 am.

Experience is not required. Simply choose a day from the schedule (Monday through Friday) that works for you.

Production Volunteers

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.

Bakers

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.

Gleaners Faith Community Representative

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.

Food Equipment Mechanical Skills

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!

Do I Need To Bring Anything?

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! 

How Much Time Is Involved?

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.

Where Do I Go To volunteer?

Right here!

Our address is 40 Industrial Road, Leamington, ON N8H 4W4.

If you need directions call us at 519 326-7687.

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