Food Access Volunteer - SDG Zero Hunger
(Guelph Community Health Centre, Guelph - Downtown Location, Healthy Living)
|Impact Statement||People with transportation barriers have food|
|Contact||Hannah Senitt, Volunteer and Student Coordinator, Guelph CHC; Phone: 519-821-6638 ext 326; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Duties||Accessing food can be challenging for those who use public transportation or have mobility needs. Groups may include seniors, people with low-income, families with children and people with health challenges. |
Food Access Volunteers play a very important role by linking community members to the food they need. This in-person role includes pick-up of hampers/boxes from emergency food providers, food cupboards or food banks and delivery the food to Guelph CHC clients.
Pick-ups and deliveries are made within the the City of Guelph. Deliveries are to the door only, volunteers are not required to enter homes.
This position requires volunteers to have access to a vehicle and be able to lift 20 to 30 lbs. Mileage fees are provided.
This role is immensely helpful for our clients with transportation barriers. Volunteers report enjoying the role and finding it rewarding, knowing that they are delivery food to people who need it most.
|Sustainable Development Goals||No Poverty ; Zero Hunger ; Good Health and Well-Being ; Reduced Inequality|
|More Info Link||www.guelphchc.ca|
|Benefits||This is an opportunity to become involved in your community and make a difference. Volunteers will have the satisfaction of knowing they make a direct difference for someone in our community by linking them to the food they need. |
This role can be done in small teams or solo.
Other benefits include:
• Opportunity to support community members and GCHC staff in a meaningful way.
• Gain experience and better understanding of emergency food providers and needs in our community
• Be part of a team delivery programs and services to people who need it.
• Build your network and possibility to gain future reference if needed.
AND....Be appreciated for your hard work and commitment. Guelph CHC volunteers have access to special training, social events, regular volunteer newsletter and information about internal job postings.
|Clients||Guelph community members that live in poverty, food insecure or with barriers to accessing food.|
|Ages||18 year(s) and up|
|Suitable For||Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples|
|Areas of Interest||Community Outreach ; Food Services / Nutrition ; Pandemic / Coronavirus / COVID-19 Support ; Poverty & Homelessness ; Transportation / Driver / Delivery|
|Skills/Experience||Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Customer Service ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Good driving record, enjoys meeting people and driving, experience working with culturally economically and socially diverse clients is an asset, knowledge of City of Guelph's services.|
|Commitment Length||Short Term (Up to 4 months) ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term (More than 1 year)|
|Interaction Level||Solitary - or as a team of 2 ; Can be done in bubbled pairs|
|Minimum Hours||3 / Week|
|Dates and Times||Monday: Morning |
1 shift per week - flexible to your schedule
|Accessibility||Not Accessible - Some food providers & delivery locations have stairs|
|Number of Positions||Guelph |
6 individual(s) needed in total.
|Training||Orientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job ; Training on-going ; • General orientation, role specific training and ongoing support |
• Correct use of PPE and COVID protocols
• Ongoing training and workshop opportunities
|Transportation||Driver License required ; Car required ; Use of personal vehicle is preferred (Reimbursed for KM), use of GCHC van is possible.|
|Additional Requirements||Volunteers need to have their own vehicle (volunteers are transporting food only, not clients) |
Must be reliability and able to maintain confidentiality.
Must be willing to undergo a vulnerable sector check.
|Social Media|| Facebook: www.facebook.com/GuelphCHC|
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|Organization Name||Guelph Community Health Centre, Guelph - Downtown Location, Healthy Living|
|Address & Map|
176 Wyndham St N
Guelph, ON N1H 8N9
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