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Groceries from the SEED - Packing & Warehouse Crew

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

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Position ID: V-GUE3183 Last Modified: 01 Apr 2021 Last Full Update: 01 Apr 2021
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementIncreased food access for community members
ContactHannah Senitt, Volunteer and Student Coordinator, Guelph CHC; Phone: (519) 821-6638 ext 326; Email: volunteer@guelphchc.ca
Duties*** Currently Recruiting for May/June start date *** 
 
The 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 https://theseedguelph.ca/sign-up/  
 
Packing and Warehouse Crew volunteers work together as a team (physically distance) to accurately pick and pack fresh food and frozen meals into customized baskets for home delivery.  
 
Please note: There is a physical element to this role. Some of the produce is heavy or awkward. For example: a full cabbage, bag of potatoes and the full food baskets. 
 
Packing and Warehouse Crew works on Tuesday and Friday 11-3pm. We do not have evening or weekend shifts. 
 
*** 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
More Info Linkwww.theseedguelph.ca
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, all Guelph CHC volunteers have access to internal job postings, training opportunities and the opportunity to sit on various committees.
ClientsGuelph and Area Community members
Ages14 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples ; Families ; Groups
Areas of InterestCommunity / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Emergency & Response ; Food Services / Nutrition ; Manual Labour / Physical Labour ; Pandemic / Coronavirus / COVID-19 Support ; Poverty & Homelessness ; Shelf Stocking / Warehousing / Inventory
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Planning & Organizing ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; There is a physical element to this role. Some of the produce is heavy or awkward. For example: a full cabbage, bag of potatoes and the full food baskets.
Commitment LengthShort Term (Up to 4 months) ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year)
Interaction LevelSmall Group - in a physical distance space
Minimum Hours3 / Week
Dates and TimesTuesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityPartially Accessible - The packing warehouse is accessible but there are physical elements to this role.
LocationSEED Fresh Food Warehouse - Guelph Location
Number of PositionsGuelph 
 
10 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Training on the job
TransportationNear public transit - Bus Tickets provided upon request.
CostThere is never a cost to volunteering with the Guelph CHC!
Police CheckNot Required
Additional Requirements** COIVD pre-screening and mask wearing required **
Social MediaFacebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/seedguelph/
Instagram Instagram: www.instagram.com/seedguelph/
Agency Details
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Organization NameGuelph Community Health Centre, Guelph - Downtown Location, Healthy Living
Office Phone519-821-6638
Fax519-821-6148
E-Mailinfo@guelphchc.ca
Websitewww.guelphchc.ca
Address & Map
176 Wyndham St N
Guelph, ON N1H 8N9
 
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