School Breakfast Program Food Preparation Volunteer
Volunteer Types: Food preparation and services
Organization types: Children, Youth and Family, Education, Health and Diseases, Poverty/Social Justice, Public/Society Benefit
Long term (6 months to a year)
Application Deadline: March 31, 2024
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The Ottawa Network for Education (ONFE) is seeking volunteers to help run our School Breakfast Programs (SBP) in Ottawa schools. The program serves 16,500 meals every day, providing students in need with a nutritious breakfast ‚Äď giving them the chance to start their day ready to learn on equal footing with their peers.

Volunteer duties vary but typically include one or more of the following tasks
Food preparation‚ÄĮ‚Äčlike washing, cutting, cooking‚Äč
Food portioning‚Äč
Program clean-up‚ÄĮ‚Äč
Tracking and/or attendance


We ask volunteers to apply to our volunteer database, providing 2 references and a clear Police Vulnerable Sector records Check (PVSC). We will provide a personalized letter for volunteers to use in the application for the PVSC to waive the fee.

Once the screening/training process is complete and approved, you will be connected with the school volunteer coordinator to discuss the details/ scheduling.

Thank you for your gift of time.

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
You will make a positive difference in the lives of children and youth in Ottawa. Help kids get properly nourished to begin their days at school.
Volunteer location:
Volunteers will help at a select school in the Ottawa area. We will do our best to find a location that is convenient for you.


Jolly Bimbachi
@Ottawa Network for Education - Ottawa Volunteers in Education
Time it will take to contact applicants:


This position would be great for: Adults, Newcomers to Canada, Seniors (65+), Young Adults (19-24)
Number of Positions Available: 25
Good for people interested in: Food preparation and services
You will be helping with: Children (0-10 years), Disadvantaged, First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Indigenous persons, Persons new to Canada, Visible minorities or racialized persons, Youth (11-15 years), Youth (16-18 years)

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  • Vulnerable sector check required
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