Meal Service Volunteer
Volunteer Types: Companionship/Visiting, Food preparation and services
Organization types: Community and Social Services, Poverty/Social Justice, Senior Citizens
Long term (6 months to a year)
Application Deadline: January 14, 2024
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The goal of the Meal Service Volunteer is to ensure that all Hope Living residents have access to meals 3 times a day and can do so in a supportive environment. Serving food is the primary task, but the Meal Service Volunteer is welcome to converse with residents.

What are some duties this role involves:
• Preparing drinks before mealtime.
• Serving food and drinks to residents.
• Wiping tables down after mealtime.
• Setting up tables with utensils for the next meal.
• Help clean dishes and set up the snack cart.

We can provide a lot of flexibility for people who want to come in from a few times a week, to weekly, to monthly, to once or a twice a year. If you want to volunteer for a semester, a summer, or more long-term, we have options! We also have flexibility in schedule to work around a time that works for you.
Interested? We have a spot for you! You can apply at or email us at [email protected].

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
The Meal Service Volunteer shift is a great place for volunteers to engage with the community directly, build relationships and learn about the community while working with a vulnerable population. The volunteer will be able to develop their skills working as part of a team and see the impact of their actions immediately. Donating your time and talent connects you to amazing people in our community, creates new and long-lasting friendships, and contributes to the SGH vision of homes for all, community for all, hope for all.
How will the organization benefit?
SGH benefits from volunteers to help serve our meals, keep our programs safe and clean, and to share our special skills and interests with each other and those who are using our services.
Volunteer location:
145 Castlefrank Avenue Ottawa, ON, K2L 3X9 We also have other locations available at: 233 Murray St 765 Montreal Rd 1057 Merivale Rd 1095 Merivale Rd


People and Culture Department, Shepherds of Good Hope
@Shepherds of Good Hope
Ext: 1210
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This position would be great for: Adults, Groups, Newcomers to Canada, Person with a disability or medical condition, Seniors (65+), Young Adults (19-24)
Number of Positions Available: 10
Good for people interested in: Companionship/Visiting, 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

  • Vulnerable sector check required
  • Suitable for community service hours
  • Public transportation available
  • This position can accommodate persons with a disability
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