What do volunteers do at Harvest?
A: We are focused on sorting and packing food for Harvest Hampers and Baby Kits which are distributed to more than 325 communities across Manitoba. We also pack kits for weekly school and daycare programs, and our Breakfast2Go weekend food for hungry kids.
What is the maximum group size?
A: At this time, we are limiting volunteer shifts to 25 individuals.
What safety protocols are in place?
- Face masks are required in all Harvest facilities.
- Handwashing is required before and after the volunteer shift. Hand sanitizer is available onsite.
- Social distancing of a minimum 6 ft. must always be observed. Our warehouse is set up to accommodate this.
- We will provide volunteers with disposable gloves to wear during their shift.
Can I complete my school community service hours at Harvest?
A: Yes. Please apply on our Individual Volunteer page.
What should I wear?
A: All volunteers are required to wear closed-toed shoes. We recommend wearing comfortable clothing you do not mind getting dirty. The warehouse tends to be chilly in the winter and hot in the summer, so layered clothing is suggested. Avoid loose-hanging items (long necklaces, scarves, etc.) and pull back any long hair.
Is there an age restriction?
A: Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. Anyone under age 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.
Is there a minimum time requirement to volunteer?
A: Volunteer shifts are 2 hours in duration. A long-term commitment is welcome but not required.
Does Harvest have a parking area for volunteers?
A: Parking is available for staff, visitors, and volunteers. It is located on Winnipeg Avenue across from our Warehouse at 1085 Winnipeg Avenue. A volunteer entrance is located on the east side of the building.