Food Market Volunteer- COVID Support

(HOPE House)

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Position ID: V-GUE3159 Last Modified: 15 Dec 2021 Last Full Update: 15 Dec 2021
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementProviding poverty alleviation in Guelph
ContactNicole Barrette, they/she, Volunteer & Placement Coordinator, HOPE House Guelph; Phone: (519) 265-4299 ext 29 * 226-501-5253; Email: volunteers@hopehouseguelph.ca
Duties- Follow COVID safety protocols (must wear PPE, wash hands, sanitize frequently, clean surfaces, etc.) 
- Go through Food Market to see what items are running low on stock 
- With supervision, bring up additional food items from basement 
- Stock Shelves & move shelved product to the front of shelves 
- Portion items such as: 
- Bag toilet paper 
- Fill produce baskets with produce bags to make them ready for restocking 
- Bag rice or dry beans 
- Sort eggs in the walk-in cooler and put into empty half containers to put in Food Market for selection 
- Break down boxes 
- Do community members' shopping 
- Pack perishables and non-perishables for deliveries 
- Maintain tidy and organized work space 
- Assist with taking grocery orders as needed - language skills an asset 
- Follow health & safety protocols 
- Other duties as required, as in support the Breakfast Program
Sustainable Development GoalsNo Poverty ; Zero Hunger ; Good Health and Well-Being ; Reduced Inequality ; Responsible Consumption and Production ; Partnerships to achieve the Goal
More Info Linkhttps://hopehouseguelph.com/programming/food-market/
Benefits- Experience working with diverse populations 
- Monthly access to Volunteer shop at the Food Market 
- Monthly access to Volunteer shop at the Clothing Market 
- Training and education opportunities 
- Community building 
- Possible employment reference 
- Experience with the Food Industry / Food Security
ClientsVulnerable populations; disabled, mental health, new Canadians, addiction, young families, homeless, poverty, etc.
Ages14 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples ; Groups ; Workplaces / Corporate Groups
Areas of InterestCommunity / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Customer / Sales Services ; Food Services / Nutrition ; Manual Labour / Physical Labour ; 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 ; Translation & Languages - Not required but a huge asset. ; Ability to lift 30 lbs (carts available); food safety knowledge, basic math (can be done by a co-volunteer), language skills an asset. 
 
Parking can be found at the Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate 
HOPE House has many stairs (elevator available)
Commitment LengthShort Term (Up to 4 months) ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term (More than 1 year)
Interaction LevelSolitary - If getting stock from lower level. ; One-on-one - If assisting shoppers to select their items, other volunteers would be present. ; Small Group
Minimum Hours4 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon (8:30 am - 12:15 pm; 12:00 - 4:15 pm) 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon (8:30 am - 12:15 pm; 12:00 - 4:15 pm) 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon (8:30 am - 12:15 pm; 12:00 - 4:15 pm) 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon (8:30 am - 12:15 pm; 12:00 - 4:15 pm; 4:00 - 6:00 p) 
 
HOPE House relies on weekly Volunteers.
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Easy access to elevator ; Dedicated accessible washroom with all features
Location10 Cork St. East. Accessibility entrance 7 Church Lane. Downtown Guelph.
Number of PositionsGuelph 
 
7 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job ; Training on-going - Includes development training ; Training & orientation materials available, on the job training focused.
TransportationNear public transit
CostThere is never a cost to Volunteer at HOPE House
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsA positive Police Record Check result does not automatically disqualify you from Volunteering at HOPE House. Proof of covid vaccination required.
Social MediaFacebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/HOPEHouseGuelph/
Instagram Instagram: www.instagram.com/hopehouseguelph
LinkedIn LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/lakeside-hope-house/
YouTube YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCCbZ1pUVicHiN1CIH6dOCNg
Start DateOn or after 15 Dec 2021
Agency Details
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Organization NameHOPE House
Office Phone519-265-4299
Websitewww.hopehouseguelph.ca
Address & Map
10 Cork St E
Guelph, ON N1H 2W8
 
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Mailing AddressPO Box 1869 
Guelph, ON N1H 7A1