Cooking Around the World - Volunteer

(Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington)

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Position ID: V-GUE3188 Last Modified: 19 Apr 2022 Last Full Update: 19 Apr 2022
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementConnect with the community through Food
ContactSemhar Fsehatsion, Employment and Volunteer Coordinator (EVC), Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington; Phone: (519) 836-2222 ext 257; Email:
Duties• Welcome the group and facilitate the session using a device - phone, laptop, tablet etc.  
• Select an appropriate recipe  
• Provide a list of ingredients and cooking instructions at least 4 days prior to the session  
• Lead the cooking lesson 
• Provide for vegetarian options to be inclusive to as many participants as possible 
• Demonstrate active listening during the session 
• Explain unfamiliar words or ingredients when needed 
• If you are cooking an authentic dish from your country, explain some traditions associated with it 
• Record the time spend volunteering and preparing for the session that will include shopping, preparing and the actual session.  
• Maintain a warm and welcoming environment where the conversation all participants are treated with dignity and respect 
• Communicate any concerns or challenges to the program coordinator
Sustainable Development GoalsGood Health and Well-Being ; Reduced Inequality ; Sustainable Cities and Communities ; Partnerships to achieve the Goal
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Benefits• Use your skills and experience to help those who are new to Canada 
• Share your culinary skills with a group of enthusiastic immigrants 
• Gain experience in immigrant settlement services 
• Gain experience in intercultural communication 
• Volunteer at a lively organization committed to diversity 
• Meet people from all over the world
ClientsNewcomers - Immigrants
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Couples ; Families
Areas of InterestCulture & Heritage ; Food Services / Nutrition ; Group / Family Volunteering ; Life Skills Support ; Newcomer Assistance ; Program Coordination / Support ; Volunteer from Home / Virtual
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Leadership ; Planning & Organizing ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; • Clear, confident, accurate and fluent oral communication in English 
• Access to a laptop or device with video option to access online tools like Zoom 
• Experience working with adults in a learning environment  
• Experience in cooking and enthusiasm for demonstrating cooking skills  
• Sensitivity to and/or understanding of the immigrant experience and challenges facing newcomers 
• Commitment to equity and anti-oppressive practices  
• Demonstrated ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds  
• Warm and friendly demeanor and positive attitude 
• Mature, Active listener 
• Patient and punctual 
• Self-initiative and enthusiasm  
• Application form, interview and 2 references required
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; • 1 hour session every Monday or Friday
Interaction LevelSmall Group
Minimum Hours1 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Afternoon (2:00 - 3:00 pm) 
Day/Time may change 
Other timeslots may be available
SeasonsSpring ; Fall ; Winter
AccessibilityNot Applicable ; Through Zoom
LocationThrough Online tools
Number of PositionsAberfoyle ; Arthur ; Elora ; Erin ; Fergus ; Guelph ; Harriston ; Mount Forest ; Palmerston ; Rockwood 
5 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Volunteers receive one on one orientation with the Employment and Volunteer Coordinator and Community Connections Specialist
Police CheckNot Required
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Start DateOn or after 19 Apr 2022
End Date16 Dec 2022
Display Until16 Dec 2022
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Organization NameImmigrant Services Guelph-Wellington
Office Phone519-836-2222
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Guelph, ON N1H 1A6
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