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Paid Food Rescuer Opportunity with nonprofit in Greater Boston Area

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ORGANIZATION: Rescuing Leftover Cuisine


Spring + Summer Positions Available - See Instructions to apply below!

Rescuing Leftover Cuisine (RLC) a 501(c)3 nonprofit food rescue organization. We eliminate unnecessary waste of perfectly good surplus food by picking it up from businesses to redistribute it to our nonprofit partners that serve people suffering from hunger and food insecurity. RLC's Massachusetts branch relies 95% on our network of dedicated "Rescuers" who sign up to volunteer on a sporadic or recurring basis to rescue and deliver food donations. The purpose of our Paid Rescuer Position is to complement our volunteer platform, enhance reliability, and increase our impact -- while giving Rescuers the opportunity to cover necessary transportation expenses while earning extra income for your good deeds.

Areas of Coverage: Current Paid Rescuer opportunities are in Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, Chestnut Hill, East Boston, Chelsea, Milton, Newton, Natick and surrounding areas.


  • $10 per Rescue Event (pick up food at one business > deliver it to one nonprofit)
  • $5 per each additional stop (i.e. $15 for two pickups to one nonprofit)
    • Tip: it's most efficient to cover multiple Events back-to-back on the same day. By doing so, you can cut mileage and time in about half (i.e. 3 Rescue Events in about 1.5 hrs).
  • Paid Rescuer must follow RLC's Covid Safety Guidelines (wear a mask, keep 6 feet distance)
  • Minimum Requirement: 5 or more Rescue Events per week for 4 or more weeks (each Rescue Event averages 4 miles distance between the donor and recipient and takes less than one hour from start to finish).
  • Maximum Events you can sign up for: 20 per week between 5.1.22-9.9.22

Skills & Qualifications:

    • Standard driver's license
    • Smart phone and comfort using easy technology
    • Passion for food waste prevention and/or food justice
    • Strong organizational and oral communication skills
    • Ability to self-start, prioritize, and work independently without supervision
    • Reliable, dependable and punctual
    • Patient, flexible and positive attitude

Instructions to apply:

  1. Create your Rescuer Account on our website:
    • Click the avatar to go to your dashboard. Under "Welcome Aboard," click the links to the online portion of your Orientation (takes about 20 minutes to complete).
    • Upon completion of your online portion of your orientation, your Rescuer Account is automatically activated (you will receive an email confirmation).
  2. Sign up for your first Rescue Event as a Volunteer Rescuer for the in-person portion of your orientation.
  3. Upon completion of the Rescue Event, email Claire at with:
    • A brief letter about why you're interested in this position
    • Specify your anticipated Start + End Dates
    • How many weekly Rescue Events you can commit to
    • 1-2 references (email + phone)
  4. Claire will upgrade your Volunteer Rescuer account to a Paid Rescuer account within 1-2 business days. Upon confirmation, you can go ahead and sign up for Rescue Events as a Paid Rescuer.
  5. From your dashboard, sign up for the Events that work for you.

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About Rescuing Leftover Cuisine


Operating throughout Massachusetts + Rhode Island, Boston, MA 02114, US

Mission Statement

The mission of RLC is to redistribute excess food to feed people experiencing food insecurity.


Rescuing Leftover Cuisine (RLC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit food rescue organization. RLC uses a custom web application to crowdsource community members as "Rescuers" to transport excess food from food donor partners to nonprofit recipients, feeding people instead of landfills.


Homeless & Housing
Immigrants & Refugees
Homeless & Housing, Hunger, Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


BostonBoston, MA 02114


  • Delivery
  • People Skills
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Transportation
  • Organization


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • See Description above
  • See Description above

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