Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities

During the pandemic, Project SHARE has reduced its number of volunteers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety of our volunteers is a top priority, so we are currently operating staff and limited volunteers. At this time, we are not accepting applications for new volunteers, however we are thankful for your interest and hope you will check back soon for new opportunities.

Volunteers are an integral part of our organization. They are the heart of Project SHARE, performing many essential tasks. Our core group of volunteers give their time to assist families in need that receive emergency food. These volunteers provide a friendly welcome and help to make families feel comfortable when visiting Project SHARE. Warehouse volunteers provide muscle power and are detailed when sorting through donated food, checking for expiry dates and dented canned food items that cannot be used within the food bank.

Additional volunteer opportunities are available too. Consider getting involved by helping at events such as our annual food drives, parades and an assortment of other community events. After business hours and weekend opportunities are available occasionally throughout the year.

Coop student placements are available at Project SHARE but are limited to 2 students per semester. Administrative and warehouse positions are also available. Some administrative duties can include photocopying, data entry, creative design and assisting with events. Warehouse duties include sorting food, janitorial duties, lifting and recycling. Coop opportunities are offered through an interview process with our Volunteer Coordinator and the coop school administrator.

Community Gardens

Garden volunteers donate their time and experience to mentor new gardeners on how to grow healthy, organic foods without using any pesticides.The gardens always need lots of love and care from volunteers who can help weed, water and harvest the produce.

Our gardens are located at:

  • Our Lady of the Scapular Parish, 6557 Thorold Stone Road, Niagara Falls
  • The Gate Alliance Church, 6009 Valley Way, Niagara Falls
  • Westlane Secondary School, 5960 Pitton Road, Niagara Falls

Come out and be part of our growing team!