Meal Service Volunteer
Volunteer Types: Companionship/Visiting, Food preparation and services
Organization types: Community and Social Services, Poverty/Social Justice
Long term (6 months to a year)
Application Deadline: March 31, 2024
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Description

The goal of the Meal Service Volunteer is to ensure that all individuals who access our services have access to meals 3 times a day and can do so in a supportive environment. Although serving food is the primary task, the Meal Service Volunteer is welcome to converse with the individuals using our services and provide social companionship while they are using our services.

Primary duties include:
• Preparing food before mealtime.
• Serving food and drinks to individuals using our services.
• Wiping tables down after mealtime.
• Organizing food and program supplies.
• Cleaning dishes.
• Meeting individuals where they are at and providing them meaningful engagement.

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 sghottawa.com/volunteer 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:
There are multiple locations across the City that you can choose from, including: 256 King Edward Ave 208 St Andrew St 765 Montreal Rd 1057 Merivale Rd 1095 Merivale Rd 145 Castlefrank Rd

Contact

People and Culture Department, Shepherds of Good Hope
@Shepherds of Good Hope
613-789-8210
Ext: 1210
Time it will take to contact applicants:
​2-3-weeks

Details

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: 50
Good for people interested in: Companionship/Visiting, 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, Youth (19-24 years)

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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