Times of day
A few hours per month
25 Dockside Drive
Come volunteer for Toronto Taste, an event that provides over 1.8 million meals for children, adults and seniors experiencing hunger.
It takes over 400 volunteers to make Toronto Taste happen and we need your help on Sunday June 3rd at Corus Quay in Downtown Toronto. Watch what it’s like to volunteer at Toronto Taste: https://youtu.be/Is-Jcidm_S8 *Volunteers must be a minimum of 19 years of age - Toronto Taste is a licensed event*
Event Day Volunteer Positions Available
Bussers (3:30pm-10:30pm): Assist with clearing dishware and sorting recyclables. Volunteers with a passion for the environment and/or bussing experience are considered an asset.
Bussing Swing Shift: (5:30pm-8:30pm): Assist with clearing plates, ensuring a clean tasting environment for our guests and cutlery/glasses are fully stocked. Volunteers with restaurant/hospitality experience is preferred but not required.
Environmental Crew (3:30pm-10:30pm): Ensure waste bins are changed over throughout the evening and assist with recycling cardboard and other materials. Volunteers with a passion for the environment and ability to lift a maximum of 30lbs are considered assets.
Food Waste Management (3:30pm-10:30pm): Cleaning dishware and sorting recyclables/organics. Volunteers with a passion for the environment and/or bussing experience are considered an asset.
Bussing Floater (3:30pm-10:30pm): Assist with clearing plates, ensuring a clean tasting environment for our guests and cutlery/glasses are fully stocked. This position could fill any of the catering positions (Bussing, Environment Crew and/or Food Waste Management) Volunteers with restaurant/hospitality experience is preferred but not required.
Chef and Bev Event Support (3:45pm-10:30pm): Support our chefs and beverage purveyors throughout the event by ensuring their needs are met (water, ice, equipment replenishment) under the guidance of the Catering Sub-Committee. Volunteers should be able to lift a maximum of 30lbs, have excellent customer service skills, maintain a high level of professionalism and can multitask under pressure.
Live Auction Spotter (6:30pm-8:30pm): Assist our guests with bidding on our Live Auction items and usher them to cash out when Auction is complete. Volunteers must display professionalism and have attention to detail.
Operations Crew (11:45am-4:00pm & 3:30pm-10:30pm): Assist with loading, unloading and placement of event supplies, replenish ice and other materials and be on standby for cleanup. Volunteers should be able to lift a minimum of 30lbs and be accustomed to physical labour.
Raffle Ticket Seller (3:00pm-9:00pm): Promote and sell raffle tickets amongst our guests. Volunteers should have sales experience and a friendly and outgoing personality.
Set Up – Saturday June 2nd: (11:00am-5:00pm): Assist with setting up our event space, preparing materials, placing supplies for next day set up. Volunteers should be able to lift a minimum of 30lbs and be accustomed to physical labour
Set Up – Sunday June 3rd: (9:00am-2:00pm 10:00am-4:00pm, 11:00am-3:30pm, 12:00pm-4:00pm): Assist with setting up our venue including, tables, linens, signage, hand-washing stations, etc. Volunteers should be able to lift a minimum of 30lbs and be accustomed to physical labour.
Tear Down (9:30pm-12:30am): Assist with dismantling the event space, packing and loading materials onto our trucks. Volunteers must be able to commit to the entire shift, be able to lift a minimum of 30 lbs and be accustomed to physical labour.
Traffic Enforcement (8:00am-1:30pm, 1:00pm-7:30pm, 7:00pm-11:00pm): Assist with directing traffic for vendor drop offs and pick-ups as well as direct guests to appropriate parking lots. Volunteers must be comfortable providing and enforcing instructions and standing outdoors for the duration of the shift.
Parking Lot Attendant (8:00am-1:30pm, 1:30pm-7:30pm): Assist with directing the public to other parking lots and ensuring our chefs and guests park in the reserved lots. Volunteers must be comfortable providing and enforcing instructions and standing outdoors for the duration of the shift.
Volunteer Check In (7:00pm-12:00am): Assist with registering volunteers, equipping them with materials and directing them to their Team Leader. Volunteers should have excellent customer service and judgment and be accustomed to working in a fast-paced environment.
Your Impact? - 1 hour of your time at Toronto Taste equals 971 meals to our neighbours in need!
- Meal provided during volunteer shift!
- Toronto Taste Volunteer T-Shirt!
- Volunteer Prize Draws!
- Opportunity to participate in the Toronto Taste Raffle, Silent Auction and Fly Away with Delta Game!
- Complimentary parking available!
- Training Provided