Groceries from the SEED - Delivery Crew (Driver)

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

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Position ID: V-GUE3181 Last Modified: 13 Aug 2021 Last Full Update: 13 Aug 2021
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementIncreased food access for community members.
ContactHannah Senitt, Volunteer and Student Coordinator, Guelph Community Health Centre; Phone: (519) 835-2268 ext 326; Email:
DutiesThe SEED is a not-for-profit food project at the Guelph Community Health Centre that was 
created by a coalition to work towards a community with no barriers to healthy food. The SEED delivers programs and operates a social enterprise that address the causes and effects of food security.  
Groceries from the SEED is a pay-what-you-can online grocery store with a purpose! When you shop at Groceries from the SEED you help people in your community afford good food. It takes a community to feed a community. Find more information and link to sign up here  
Delivery Crew Volunteers are critical to the success of this program. Delivery Crew Volunteers pick up Groceries from the SEED baskets at the packing warehouse and delivery them to community members homes. Volunteers are required to drop groceries off at the door and do not enter homes.  
Use of personal vehicle and cell phone are required for this role. Mileage compensation of use of personal vehicle is $6 per delivery route (6-10 stops) and paid quarterly. Self-scheduling with online spreadsheet is required.  
IMPORTANT Information: This role can be done in pairs with people from the same household OR willingness to ride along with another driver in The SEED's cargo van.  
*** Note: Due to the high number of applications and limited spaces open, we are not able to place everyone that applies. While we appreciate everyone who shows interest and applies, volunteers are offered roles based on best fit.
Sustainable Development GoalsNo Poverty ; Zero Hunger ; Good Health and Well-Being ; Decent Work and Economic Growth ; Reduced Inequality ; Sustainable Cities and Communities
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Benefits Meet people in your community 
 Contribute to food security in your community 
 Be appreciated for your hard work 
 Build your network and gain future references 
As part of our Volunteer Appreciation plan, Guelph CHC volunteers have access to internal job postings, training opportunities and the opportunity to sit on a various committees.
ClientsGuelph and Area Community members
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples
Areas of InterestCommunity / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Emergency & Response ; Food Services / Nutrition ; Pandemic / Coronavirus / COVID-19 Support ; Transportation / Driver / Delivery
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Customer Service ; Planning & Organizing ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Able to lift up to 20lbs. 
Valid drivers license.
Commitment LengthShort Term (Up to 4 months) ; 2.5 hour shifts weekly for a minimum of 3 months.
Interaction LevelSolitary - Delivery to Door, Zero contact ; Volunteer can work in pairs with other members of the same household
Minimum Hours2.5 / Week
Dates and TimesTuesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon 
Flexible start times - 2.5 hour shifts between 11:30-4:30pm
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityUnknown - Packing Warehouse fully Accessible - delivery locations accessibility unknown
Number of PositionsGuelph 
10 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Training on the job
TransportationDriver License required ; Car required - Use of Personal vehicle is required for this role
CostThere is never a cost to volunteer with the Guelph Community Health Centre. Delivery Crew volunteers are compensated for mileage $6 per delivery route (6-10 stops). Paid quarterly
Police CheckRequired
Additional Requirements** COVID pre-screening and mask wearing required **
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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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