York Region Food Network (YRFN) programs and activities are enriched by volunteers. To be placed in our Volunteer database, please fill out our Volunteer Application Form and email it to 4moreinfo @ yrfn.ca

Many of our volunteer opportunities are event focused or seasonal in nature. That means that you can choose to volunteer with us in a way that suits your schedule best. And as a YRFN volunteer you will learn new skills, meet new people and have fun too!

York Region Food Network is NOT a food bank. If you are hoping to sort or distribute food for your local community food bank, please contact your local Food Bank directly.

Volunteer Opportunities include:

Bingo World Newmarket Volunteers: As a Bingo volunteer, you will represent York Region Food Network and assist the Bingo hall staff and players. It’s a fun and easy way to be involved, meet others, and positively impact community food programs in York Region. In this volunteer role, you are not required to handle money or run the actual games. All volunteers will be provided with training.

Community Gardens: York Region Food Network is looking for volunteers to assist with general garden maintenance duties throughout the growing season at our community gardens located in Newmarket and Aurora. If you are interested, please indicate which of the two gardens you would like to help out with and YRFN will place you on the contact list. Interested volunteers will be contacted in May to discuss the volunteer schedules for each of the garden projects during the growing season. Most volunteer opportunities will take place during weekday evenings or on the weekend.

Youth Volunteer Opportunities: We have a variety of Youth Volunteer Opportunities available this summer. 

Board of Directors:

YRFN is led by a volunteer Board of  Directors elected annually at our Annual General Meeting.

Interested individuals who meet the following criteria, are invited to submit their names for consideration:

  • Live or work in York Region
  • Willing to dedicate a minimum of 5 hours per month
  • Willing to make a 2 year commitment to the Board

We are seeking people who have experience in the following areas:

  • Fundraising/Event Planning
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