Emergency Food Delivery Drivers
Gopher-It Cares (formerly Ottawa Cares) was established in March 2020 as a Community Response to COVID-19 in Ottawa’s East End. This “last-mile” delivery program has continued to grow as a valuable and much-needed resource in Ottawa. Gopher-It Cares primary goal is the recruitment and coordination of volunteers to deliver food from community food banks to their local residents.
Gopher-It Cares is recruiting volunteers to join our incredible team. So we ask – can you help your community by volunteering as a Food Bank Delivery Driver?
Why volunteer with Gopher-It Cares?
*Flexible – Volunteer shifts go out for signup on a weekly basis so you can fit your volunteering around your busy schedule. Morning and afternoon weekday shifts are available to fit your schedule!
*Rewarding – Volunteering with Gopher-It Cares is a great way to give back to your community and make an impact directly.
*Contactless – Volunteer shifts are generally outdoors and contactless. Volunteer protocols are updated frequently to reflect current Public Health guidelines.
Volunteering with Gopher-It Cares is a fantastic way to help fight food insecurity in your own community. Volunteer opportunities are short (1-2 hours), flexible around your schedule, and most locations are entirely outdoors!
Individuals must have access to a vehicle for deliveries.
Current delivery areas are:
Smyth Rd area
If you can help, please register by visiting https://www.gopheritcares.ca/register-to-volunteer/ or emailing Michelle Ruel at [email protected]
How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
Volunteers will learn about community emergency food programs and food insecurity in Ottawa.
How will the organization benefit?
Providing a desperately needed delivery service for food agencies that don't otherwise have the capacity to get food to community members who can't physically visit.
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