Coordinator: First Connections Luncheon
Volunteer Types: Event planning and participation, Food preparation and services
Organization types: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Children, Youth and Family, Community and Social Services, LGBTQIA2+
Long term (6 months to a year)
Application Deadline: November 25, 2022
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Upstream Ottawa is looking for a Volunteer to help coordinate our First Connections Luncheon.

The luncheon occurs on the fourth Thursday of each month and approximately 4 hours is required per month.

Summary expectations:

From 10:00 to 12:00 – finalize food preparation and setting of tables
From 12:00 to 1:00 – help with serving and engaging with participants.
From 1:00 to 2:00 – continue visiting with participants and help with post-meal clean up.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Must present in a friendly manner
• Must be dependable and punctual
• Be courteous and personable when dealing with the attendees
• Be self-directed, willing to take initiative, and jump in where needed
• Respect and maintain confidentiality of all attendees
• Other duties

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
This is great opportunity to socialize and network with our wonderful community in Ottawa.
How will the organization benefit?
This is a monthly luncheon for our clients that provides a safe environment, that promotes recovery through social networking and recreational/educational activities. We operate this monthly luncheon in conjunction with the Canadian Mental Health Association Ottawa Branch and the First United Church in Westboro.


Katherine Taylor
@Upstream Ottawa Mental Health Community Support
Time it will take to contact applicants:


This position would be great for: Adults, Young Adults (19-24)
Number of Positions Available: 1
Good for people interested in: Event planning and participation, Food preparation and services
You will be helping with: Disadvantaged, First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Indigenous persons, LGBTQI2+, Men, Persons new to Canada, Persons with disabilities or medical conditions, Seniors, Visible minorities or racialized persons, Women

Volunteer Considerations

  • Police record check required
  • Vulnerable sector check required
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