Food Access Volunteer - SDG Zero Hunger

(Guelph Community Health Centre, Guelph - Downtown Location, Healthy Living)

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Position ID: V-GUE2075 Last Modified: 14 Jun 2022 Last Full Update: 14 Jun 2022
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementPeople with transportation barriers have food
ContactHannah Senitt, Volunteer and Student Coordinator, Guelph CHC; Phone: 519-821-6638 ext 326; Email:
DutiesAccessing 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 GoalsNo Poverty ; Zero Hunger ; Good Health and Well-Being ; Reduced Inequality
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BenefitsThis 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.
ClientsGuelph community members that live in poverty, food insecure or with barriers to accessing food.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples
Areas of InterestCommunity Outreach ; Food Services / Nutrition ; Pandemic / Coronavirus / COVID-19 Support ; Poverty & Homelessness ; Transportation / Driver / Delivery
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & 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 LengthShort Term (Up to 4 months) ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term (More than 1 year)
Interaction LevelSolitary - or as a team of 2 ; Can be done in bubbled pairs
Minimum Hours3 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning 
Tuesday: Morning 
Wednesday: Morning 
Thursday: Morning 
Friday: Morning 
1 shift per week - flexible to your schedule
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityNot Accessible - Some food providers & delivery locations have stairs
Number of PositionsGuelph 
6 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; 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
TransportationDriver License required ; Car required ; Use of personal vehicle is preferred (Reimbursed for KM), use of GCHC van is possible.
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsVolunteers 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.
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Organization NameGuelph Community Health Centre, Guelph - Downtown Location, Healthy Living
Office Phone519-821-6638
Address & Map
176 Wyndham St N
Guelph, ON N1H 8N9
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