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Foodsharing Ottawa

Wendy Leung
Executive Director
Foodsharing Ottawa
Men; Women

Foodsharing enables people of all ages, working areas and social backgrounds to come together and unite against food waste. Our motto is: Share it – don’t toss it.

With Foodsharing we want to raise awareness of food waste and the responsibility each of us bears for the loss of nearly half of the world’s food production. We provide a platform that allows businesses as well as consumers to reduce food waste and to rescue unsold food.

Volunteer Opportunities

Organization: Foodsharing Ottawa
Food Rescuer Drivers needed for a very rewarding experience for saving food!! We are looking for someone to commit once a month or up to weekly.

-Valid Driver's License and own vehicle is a must. We have arrangements with restaurants, bakeries, farmers, and stores to put aside what they can't sell (ie. fresh bread at the end of the day, produce,..) - instead of putting it in the trash.

-Drivers go on missions to pick it up, take what they can use for themselves, and deliver the remainder to a local charity.
Location: Various locations around Ottawa.
Deadline: Apr 5, 2020
Organization: Foodsharing Ottawa
Do you enjoy planning, working with people and have excellent organizational skills? This is for you! Food Sharing is looking for a volunteer lead to work alongside the Executive Director and other members of the leadership team to coordinate our growing team.

Your main task will be as follows:

- Responsible for posting adds, first point of contact for volunteers
- Maintain updated volunteer list
- Liaise with Operations to understand volunteer requirements
- Coordinate with department leads to transition volunteers to groups/projects
- Familiarity and comfort with Microsoft office (Excel, Word)
- Organise volunteer appreciation events (bi-monthly)

We look forward to meet you!
Location: Various locations around Ottawa.
Deadline: Apr 5, 2020