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:
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
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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.
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Start DateOn or after 15 Dec 2021
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Organization NameHOPE 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