Centre 507 Breakfast Cook 8:30am - 10:30am
Volunteer Types: Food preparation and services
Organization types: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Community and Social Services, LGBTQIA2+
Long term (6 months to a year)
Application Deadline: June 1, 2024
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Do you enjoy cooking? Have you experienced cooking for large numbers of people?
Centre 507 serves breakfast for upwards of 50 people at a time, 7 days a week. We are currently looking for volunteers in the morning from 8:30am – 10:30am. The breakfast cook with liaise with support staff and to volunteer servers.
The tasks include:
– Assisting with basic food preparation as per instructions by the Food Services Coordinator or support staff, such as washing, peeling, and cutting vegetables and fruit
– Prepare, heat, and finish simple food items. i.e., eggs, French toast, perhaps a side of fruit, cereal, and milk etc.
– Portion, assemble, and wrap food. Setting up for meal service for 9am opening
– Using common appliances, utensils and tools including knives and peelers, a breakfast grill or Kitchen oven/stove.
Candidates must be 19+ years of age, double vaccinated and able to climb stairs. Some standing and twisting also involved.
Centre 507 is an adult drop-in centre and support service, open to all who seek a safe and friendly environment. Serving Ottawa since 1983, the centre is at 507 Bank Street near the corner of Argyle.
The volunteer will be part of a lively staff and volunteer team. The volunteer reports to the Volunteer coordinator.
You will be assisting the Centre 507 to provide meals to its diverse Participants. Our provision of food and refreshments have been identified as essential service by the City of Ottawa. Many volunteers feel a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment and connection to a community. You will engage community members, assist with food security and be working in a team with other staff and volunteers.

Volunteer location:
507 Bank street


Elise Riddle
@Centre 507
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This position would be great for: Adults
Number of Positions Available: 2
Good for people interested in: Food preparation and services
You will be helping with: Disadvantaged, First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Indigenous persons, Homeless, LGBTQI2+, Men, Persons new to Canada, Persons with disabilities or medical conditions, Seniors, Visible minorities or racialized persons, Women

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