Clothing Market Volunteer - COVID Support

(Lakeside HOPE House)

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Position ID: V-GUE3158 Last Modified: 22 Mar 2021 Last Full Update: 22 Mar 2021
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementProviding poverty alleviation to the Guelph area
ContactNicole Barrette, they/she, Volunteer & Placement Coordinator, HOPE House Guelph; Phone: (519) 265-4299 ext 29 * 226-501-5253; Email:
Duties- Create welcoming environment - language skills an asset 
- Follow COVID safety protocols (must wear a mask & visor, wash hands sanitize frequently, clean surfaces, etc.) 
- Check the communications sheet 
- Begin the daily task list and complete throughout shift 
- Ensure sufficient clothing for shift 
- Call reception to indicate ability to receive a shopper 
- Give community member a white basket located by the Clothing Bureau door 
- If community member has children with them, ensure children are supervised for their safety  
- Allow community members to shop on own for clothing 
- Check in every few minutes to see if community member needs help 
- Fill out and tally the points for clothing selected 
- Help bag up selected clothing 
- Place completed form on clipboard 
- Call reception to indicate readiness to accept additional shoppers (1 max at a time) 
- Follow health & safety protocols 
- At end of day staple clothing sheets together and put in bottom drawer at reception 
- Other duties as assigned
Sustainable Development GoalsNo Poverty ; Good Health and Well-Being ; Gender Equality ; Decent Work and Economic Growth ; Reduced Inequality ; Sustainable Cities and Communities ; Responsible Consumption and Production
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Benefits- Experience working with diverse populations 
- Monthly access to shop at the Food Market 
- Monthly access to shop at the Clothing Market 
- Training and education opportunities
ClientsVulnerable populations; disabled, mental health, new Canadians, addiction, homeless, etc.
Ages14 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with limited mobility ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples
Areas of InterestCommunity / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Customer / Sales Services ; Fashion / Needlecraft ; Newcomer Assistance ; Pandemic / Coronavirus / COVID-19 Support ; Poverty & Homelessness ; Shelf Stocking / Warehousing / Inventory ; Special Needs / Differently Abled ; Translation / Languages / Interpretation
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Customer Service ; Team Work ; Individuals interested in this role may have a love of organizing and sorting.
Commitment LengthShort Term (Up to 4 months) ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term (More than 1 year) ; We aim to have volunteers who are available each week.
Interaction LevelSmall Group - 2 volunteers and 1 shopper
Minimum Hours8 / Month
Dates and TimesTuesday: Afternoon (12 - 4:15 pm) 
Wednesday: Afternoon (12 - 3:00 pm) 
Thursday: Afternoon (12 - 4:15 pm) 
These hours could change as covid rules effect services.
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Easy access to elevator ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall ; Dedicated accessible washroom with all features
LocationHOPE House Clothing Market, 10 Cork St. E., accessibility entrance 7 Church Lane
Number of PositionsGuelph 
4 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training on the job ; Training on-going - Development Workshops also provided
TransportationNear public transit
CostThere is never a cost to Volunteer at HOPE House Guelph.
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsA positive Police Record Check result does not automatically disqualify you from Volunteering at HOPE House.
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Start DateOn or after 22 Mar 2021
Display Until14 Oct 2021
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Organization NameLakeside HOPE House
Office Phone519-265-4299
Address & Map
10 Cork St E
Guelph, ON N1H 2W8
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Mailing AddressPO Box 1869 
Guelph, ON N1H 7A1