Volunteer with us!

Interested in supporting our work hands-on? Check out the in-person and online volunteer opportunities below and follow the instructions for each opportunity - if you are interested in opportunities or have specific skills not listed, email us at volunteers@sjtcommunitycoop.org

We prioritize St. James Town residents in our volunteer opportunities, but encourage non-St. James Town residents to get involved as well.

Looking for other ways to get involved? Consider donating, contributing to our resource wish list, or becoming a member!

In-Person Volunteering

On deliveries, teams of 3 volunteers will take 1 trolly and 1-2 wagons with the filled boxes to the lobby or front door of apartment buildings. Residents will be asked to meet you in the lobby in advance, but in some cases will require door deliveries. This activity is mostly outdoor and distanced, but requires some indoor work when required to deliver boxes to doors, and will require some contact.

To deliver with us please register with us on TimeCounts here

And then fill out the assignment application for Delivery Volunteers here

Food packing volunteers may help prepare our emergency food boxes or our bulk food buying club orders. Food packing can include packaging individual dry goods into smaller sized bags or organizing food into the food boxes.

Food Packing - register with us on TimeCounts here

Please note food packing shifts are not currently available, we will update shifts on TimeCounts as they arise.

Help out in the co-op?s community garden by joining garden work days and gaining new skills!

    Tasks could include:

  • mulching
  • planting
  • pathway maintenance
  • and harvesting

If you are interested in joining us, please send an email to volunteers@sjtcommunitycoop.org with the subject ?Garden Volunteering? to learn more.

Want to visit farms and support farmers with their work? Want to bring healthy food back into the community? We are always looking for new Food Corps members!

To receive updates on opportunities register for the Food Corps here
And learn more about our Food Corps program here

Other Volunteering Opportunities

E-buddies

In this role, you will be matched with a small group (2-6 people) of the St. James Town community who do not have email to inform them of events and opportunities. This role includes making weekly phone calls to these residents and will require phone and internet access.?

Due to the language diversity of St James Town, additional language skills are an asset but by no means required. COVID-19 has been incredibly isolating for many, and as an e-Buddy you will play a dual role in updating "buddies'' as well as being a friend to check in with them each week.

To become an e-buddy, please send an email to sjtcommunitycoop@outlook.com

Help share our stories and keep our community in the loop by creating and sharing social media and newsletter content

Follow us!

To get involved with social media, send us an email at info@stjamestowncoop.org

Do you have skills and knowledge to share? Whether it?s about food growing, processing, or cooking, the climate crisis, sustainability, or mental health and coping mechanisms, help us create educational content for our community members.

Educational content might include videos, social media posts, or blog posts.

To get involved with educational content, email us at info@stjamestowncoop.org

Submit to our community newsletter!

    Contributions can include:

  • Recipes
  • Photos
  • Kids Corner Activities
  • Native Ontario Plant Identification
  • Interviews & Community spotlight
  • Sponsors: place an ad in our newsletter for a small fee or help us by finding a local sponsor who would like to.

To get involved with the community newsletter, send us an email at info@stjamestowncoop.org

    Contribute to our Community Cookbook (especially with healthy, emergency meals!)

  • Create recipes (based on good food buying club inventory, garden crops)
  • Gather recipes from the community
  • Format recipes for online distribution
  • Food Preservation
  • Research sustainable methods of food preservation
  • Help to preserve produce from the bulk food buying club and the garden for long term food storage through solar dehydration, cellaring, lacto-fermentation, canning.

Cooking

  • Prepare meals from the recipe bank using available foods for education and community events (fermented foods, sprouts, foraged foods, dehydrated etc.)
  • To get involved in nutrition, send us an email at info@stjamestowncoop.org

    Interested in contributing in other ways?

    Email us at volunteers@sjtcommunitycoop.org or fill out this form and let us know how you would like to contribute!

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