Grocery Delivery Driver Volunteer - COVID Support

(HOPE House)

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Position ID: V-GUE3254 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 * 226-501-5253; Email:
Duties- Follow COVID safety protocols (must wear PPE, wash hands, sanitize frequently, clean surfaces, etc.) 
- Pick-up grocery orders and route at HOPE House 
- Deliver groceries according to procedural instructions 
- Return to HOPE House with crates and any un-delivered groceries 
- Communicate with Volunteer & Placement Coordinator and Reception  
- Maintain good vehicle maintenance and cleanliness 
- Track Volunteer hours and uphold Volunteer duties 
*High responsibility/trust role
Sustainable Development GoalsNo Poverty ; Zero Hunger ; Good Health and Well-Being ; Reduced Inequality ; Sustainable Cities and Communities ; 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 
- Work experience
ClientsVulnerable populations; disabled, mental health, new Canadians, addiction, homeless, etc.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples ; Families ; Groups ; Workplaces / Corporate Groups
Areas of InterestCommunity / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Food Services / Nutrition ; Pandemic / Coronavirus / COVID-19 Support ; Poverty & Homelessness ; Transportation / Driver / Delivery
Skills/ExperienceConfidentiality ; Customer Service ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Translation & Languages ; Driving, lifting crates of groceries as a solo volunteer (no assistance with lifting available). Food safety.
Commitment LengthShort Term (Up to 4 months) ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term (More than 1 year) - ongoing
Interaction LevelSolitary - no contact with community members ; Small Group - at pick-up / drop-off. Volunteers & Staff wear masks and visors ; Groceries are left in the lobby when the person confirms they are on their way down OR left outside the apartment door when no controlled entry as soon as the person confirms they are home (they are instructed to not open the door).
Minimum Hours4 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Afternoon (12:00 - 4:00 pm, or when finished) 
Thursday: Afternoon (12:00 - 4:00 pm, or when finished) 
12 - 2 pm start until finished 5-6 deliveries
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityUnknown - All addresses we delivery to could be different, cannot guarantee accessibility ; Lifting required
LocationWithin the City of Guelph
Number of PositionsGuelph 
4 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingTraining is provided ; Training is required ; Training on the job ; Training on-going - Includes development training
TransportationDriver License required - We do not provide additional motor vehicle insurance or reimbursement for fuel costs ; Car required - Must be able to lift and fit 5 - 6 grocery orders into delivery vehicle
CostGas and other costs involved in owning a vehicle and Volunteering to use it as a delivery vehicle.
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsA positive Police Record Check result does not automatically disqualify you from Volunteering at HOPE House.
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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