The Stop began as a volunteer-run organization in the 1970s, and volunteers still play a vital role in every aspect of our work.
Many volunteers have experience with issues facing our community, such as unemployment, poverty, and homelessness. This creates a unique sense of community in a non-judgmental and empathetic environment.
At The Stop, we ask all volunteers to make a commitment of one shift per week, for a minimum of 4-6 months. Most of our available roles available are in our Drop-in, Food Bank, and Good Food Market. Volunteer shifts are 4-hours long, usually between the period of 8AM to 3:30PM.
People interested in volunteering are asked to attend our monthly volunteer information session, and will be contacted following that about coming in for an interview. The next volunteer information session will be on Monday, June 10th from 10AM-11:30AM at our 1884 Davenport Road location. Please RSVP with Diane to attend.
Free on Saturday? Want to be part of a thriving social enterprise? Farmers' Market volunteers support vendors and provide guests with information on The Stop's vital programs.
To volunteer at our fundraising events like The Stop’s Night Market and What’s on the Table, please complete and submit the event volunteer registration form. We’ll then email you when volunteer opportunities arise (max 4 times a year).
You’re not required to attend a Volunteer Information Session or make an ongoing time commitment to volunteer at events, and you’ll receive specific training and support—plus a delicious meal!
The Stop’s volunteer program is unique in that most roles are filled by community members who use our services. As such, we have a limited number of corporate volunteer opportunities available in our programs.
We typically reserve these opportunities for our corporate donors and sponsors supporting us at the $5,000 level and above.
If you’re interested in sponsoring one of our fundraising events—including The Stop’s Night Market and What’s on the Table—at the $5,000+ level and unlocking these opportunities, please contact Cara at 416-652-7867 ext. 222 or [email protected].
Alternative Corporate Volunteer Opportunities:
Your support helps us offer good food in a way that makes a difference.
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