Grocery Shopping


Toronto Wildlife Centre's patients have a wide range of dietary requirements! Volunteer grocery shoppers play an invaluable role by helping to ensure that our wild patients have access to the nutritious food they need to aid in their rehabilitation and recovery. *Grocery bills are reimbursed to volunteers after each shop.

What you'll do

-  You will be emailed a detailed grocery list complied by our rehabilitation team 12-24 hours before your scheduled shop

- You shop with the grocery list and purchase required items in specified quantities.

- Upon finding all items on the shopping list, you will drop the groceries off at the Downsview Centre or Rouge Park and provide TWC with your purchase receipts to be reimbursed via etransfer, cash or cheque. 

Time Commitment

Grocery shops take place on Mondays/Fridays (Downsview Park) and Sundays/Wednesdays (Rouge Park). Grocery Shopper volunteers are asked to sign up for a minimum of 1-2 shift per month to remain active. A minimum 1 year commitment (12-24 shops) suggested.

Grocery shopping shifts are flexible between the hours of 9am-6pm. 

Must be able to commit enough time to travel to multiple stores if needed to find all required items.


- 18 years or older (or must shop with a parent or legal guardian)

- Access to a reliable vehicle

- Must be able to pay for grocery items up-front (to be later reimbursed)

- Experiencing using price-matching grocery apps an asset

- Highly reliable and detail oriented