• Rick

    Rick has been the smiley clipboard-holding volunteer since 2012! You can always find him walking around singing! His favourite part of being a part of the OPIRG food cupboard community is seeing all the faces here, making people smile and getting to talk to all the lovely folks who come through the door. With his […]

  • Kevin

    Kevin has been volunteering at the food cupboard since 2013. He loves being here because he loves helping out wherever needed. You can often find Kevin breaking down all the boxes and taking care of recycling for us all!! When he isn’t here helping out, Kevin is riding his bike around town or playing the […]

  • Linda

    Linda has been volunteering at the Food Cupboard and Free Market since 2011. Over the 3 years, Linda finds that her favourite part of being here is the people she meets. She enjoys here time with fellow volunteers and community members. Linda spends her time busy with her family and still finds time to bake, […]

  • Lorri

    Lorri has been a dedicated volunteer since 2006. Lorri remembers when the food cupboard was quite literally in a cupboard! For the past 8 years, Lorri has been the devoted driver as well as taking care of all the book work! Over the years her favourite part has been greeting people as they enter and […]

  • Lucy

    Lucy has been here at the OPIRG Food Cupboard and Free Market since 2011. Being here for the past three years, Lucy knows the food cupboard like the back of her hand! Her favourite part is the comradely between everyone in the cupboard. When she is not volunteering her time, she is baking delicious goodies […]

  • Shirley

    Shirley has been volunteering at the Free Market and Food Cupboard for 5 years now. She likes the friends, non-hierarchical organization and of course the free clothes! Shirley is one of the busiest free market fairies and is in weekly cleaning and organizing to the clothes, books and nick knacks! She spends her spare time […]

  • Amber

    Amber has been here at OPIRG for four years and loves the friends she has met here. When she isn’t at the food cupboard being hilarious and sassy, Amber is quite busy. She is very creative and expresses this in many ways. She models, spends time behind the camera, is an aspiring designer as well […]

  • Nevada

    Nevada has been volunteering with the OPIRG Food Cupboard and Free Market since 2012. You can find her somehow doing all of the heavy lifting in her heels. It’s impressive, to say the least! Nevada’s favourite part of volunteering is talking and meeting all the lovely people! If she is not here at the food […]

  • Ysabel Tuason and Iryna (Ira) Senopalnikova

    Ira and Ysabel are participants of an International Youth Exchange with Canada World Youth. CWY aims to work with and build sustainable communities through youth leaders who immerse themselves in different host Communities. Ira is a second year student studying in the National University of Ostroh Academy in Ukraine and Ysabel is a student from […]

    Canada World Youth Interns

    December 2013 - February 2014

  • Darby Olsen & Yulia Shakraychuk

    As participants of Canada World Youth it is a great opportunity for us to volunteer with OPIRG. Its a great organization that creates many options for the community. A lot of people of different age work and volunteer at OPIRG. During our three month stay in Peterborough we will try to do the best we […]

    Canada World Youth Interns

    October-December 2012

Phone: 705-741-1208
Address: Room 102, Sadleir House
751 George Street N.
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 10-3

OPIRG-Peterborough recognizes that we work and are located on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe (Ojibway). Originally named and known as Nogojiwanong (“place at the end of rapids”), the area was only renamed as Peterborough in the 19th century after being colonized by European settlers. No treaty was signed until 1923 when, after the theft of land had already occurred, the Williams Treaties were signed.