Food Cupboard Assistant
(Grange Hill East Neighbourhood Group)
|Impact Statement||Help combat food insecurity in this essential role|
|Contact||Bronwen Buck, Neighbourhood Support Worker, Grange Hill East Neighbourhood Group; Phone: 519-820-9576; Email: email@example.com|
|Duties||The Grange Hill East Neighbourhood Group (GHENG) seeks community‐minded youth and adults to |
serve patrons during regular shifts at our food pantry. Help combat hunger and food insecurity through
this essential role.
Food Cupboard Assistants play a key role in an important project. In 2021, we transitioned to operate as a hub of the Guelph Food Bank. We are now part of a project to pilot a new food distribution model. The goal: to bring more support directly to areas in the city where it is most needed.
Our Neighbourhood Group offers programs, organizes events, welcome residents, and provides a range
of supports that reflect the interests and needs of the community. As a member of the Guelph
Neighbourhood Support Coalition, we share the vision of working toward a healthy, safe community
where everyone feels at home.
• Offer welcoming, exemplary customer service in this front-facing role
• Prepare Food Cupboard for opening/clean and secure building at end of shift
• Complete necessary paperwork and screening
• Help with shopping and tallying allotted items
• Assist with inventory management (stocking shelves, updating records) during down time
• Participate in occasional meetings and training sessions
Volunteers must be able to lift and carry boxes (approx. 25 lbs). We ask they commit to regular shifts at our location at 470 Auden Rd. (Auden at Eastview). Volunteers must also be able to regularly access and respond to e-mail.
To express interest, please fill out the form on our website: www.gheng.ca/get-involved.
For Saturday morning shifts, we are ideally seeking small teams to help out (e.g. two adults/two teens) who are interested in taking on bi-weekly shifts.
We will reply to your inquiry via e-mail (add firstname.lastname@example.org to your contacts).
|Sustainable Development Goals||No Poverty ; Zero Hunger ; Good Health and Well-Being ; Reduced Inequality|
|More Info Link||https://www.gheng.ca/get-involved/|
|Benefits||• Create connections with volunteers; build trust with the community we serve |
• Make a positive impact on the lives of others
• Deepen understanding of food insecurity issues and solutions
• Play a role in re-inventing the way food is distributed to those in need within the city
|Clients||• Community members |
• Grange Hill E. Leadership Team members
• Volunteer team
|Ages||14 year(s) and up|
|Suitable For||Adults (18+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples ; Families|
|Areas of Interest||Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Community Outreach ; Food Services / Nutrition ; Group / Family Volunteering ; Newcomer Assistance|
|Skills/Experience||Communication & Interpersonal Skills - Warm welcome; de-stigmatizing access; friendly ; Confidentiality ; Customer Service - Helpful; reliable ; Planning & Organizing ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work - makes suggestions; receptive to constructive feedback; works well in a team ; Strong interest in community work, addressing food insecurity, food rescue missions. More info: https://www.gheng.ca/resources/food-program/food-cupboard/|
|Commitment Length||Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term (More than 1 year) ; One year for adults; open to high school students signing on for a shorter term|
|Interaction Level||Small Group ; For Saturdays, we are ideally seeking 2 adults and 2 youth for each shift (could be a family with 2 parents/2 high school students for example);|
|Minimum Hours||1.5 / Week|
|Dates and Times||Tuesday: Afternoon, Evening (4:15 to 6:45 p.m.) |
Wednesday: Afternoon, Evening (5:45 to 7:15 p.m)
Saturday: Morning (8:45 to 10:15)
Weekly commitment ideal. Those interested in Saturday shifts could apply for bi-weekly commitment.
|Accessibility||Partially Accessible ; Washroom on site|
|Location||470 Auden Rd. (Auden at Eastview) - Guelph|
|Number of Positions||Guelph|
|Training||Orientation ; Training on the job ; Training on-going ; Some access to virtual training also available|
|Transportation||Near public transit|
|Additional Requirements||Express interest via our form: https://www.gheng.ca/get-involved/ |
Informal interview/reference check
|Social Media|| Facebook: www.facebook.com/GrangeHillEast/|
|Start Date||On or after 17 Jun 2022|
|[ Other Opportunities | Suggest New Opportunity ]|
|Organization Name||Grange Hill East Neighbourhood Group|
|Address & Map|
|Mailing Address||c/o GHENG Community Room (Ken Danby Pubic School)|