Groceries from the SEED - Packing & Warehouse Crew - SDG Zero Hunger

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

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Position ID: V-GUE3183 Last Modified: 24 Feb 2022 Last Full Update: 24 Feb 2022
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementIncreased food access for all community members
ContactHannah Senitt, Volunteer & Student Coordinator, Guelph Community Health Centre; Phone: (519) 821-6638 ext 326; Email:
DutiesProgram expanding! SEED Delivery Team and Warehouse Crew volunteers needed. 
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 here Everyone is welcome to 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. This role is a great fit for someone looking for an in-person role, working with other volunteers and doesn't mind wearing a mask for the duration of their shift.  
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. *** 
*** The SEED is a Guelph Community Health Centre program. We have implemented a COVID vaccination policy.
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, 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 (11:00 am - 3:00 pm) 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon (11:00 am - 3:00 pm)
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 RequirementsCOVID pre-screening and mask wearing required. 
COVID Vaccination Policy
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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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