nourish east end



We could not do what we do without the thousands of hours of work donated by our dedicated team of 60+ volunteers! 

Thanks to their leadership, we are able to consistently provide nutritious & fresh food to those in our community who need it most. We thank each and every one of our volunteers for the work they do on a weekly basis. They are the reason our programs run so smoothly every single week! 

If you are interested in volunteering with Nourish East End, fill out our Volunteer form (found on this page). Our volunteer coordinator will respond to your application. 


Have you heard about our Student Volunteer Program? Volunteering at Nourish East End is a great place to give back to your community, while earning some volunteer hours for school! We welcome student volunteers from a variety of high schools and universities across the city and would love to add you to our growing team. We ask our student volunteers to commit to a minimum of 1 shift a week. Our Monday shift runs 8-12pm, while our Wednesday shift is split 8-12pm & 1-5pm. We are also running community dinners on the fourth Monday of every month, and are looking for cleanup, setup, and serving support! Please fill out the form you see on this page if you are interested in joining Nourish as a student volunteer!

Nourish East End Volunteer Form

Volunteer lead support & involvement in our programs makes it possible to nourish over 500 individuals & families every single week. We have a variety of roles at Nourish East End, here are a few exciting and helpful positions you could take on:  

  • Shopping Table Attendants (Food Bank)
  • Food Bank Sign-In Desk 
  • Community Dinner Server/Prep Cook
  • Community Dinner Greeter
  • Setup/Cleanup (Food Bank & Community Dinners)
  • Shelf Stocker 
  • Unloading Delivery Truck 

Join Our Community!

If you have any questions or inquiries about our volunteer positions, please reach out to foodbank@eastendunited.ca


“Hello, my name is David and I’m a retired professor working as a volunteer for Nourish East End. I’ve been volunteering for over 6 months now and have really enjoyed the experience. It’s a great way to help others and to give back to the Community that has offered so much to me and my family over the years. I’ve also enjoyed being part of a terrific team of like-minded individuals (packers, drivers, admin staff) who create an enjoyable and supportive environment that make coming to work a genuine pleasure twice a week!”
David W.
Volunteer , Nourish East End