Grocery Delivery Driver Volunteer - COVID Support

(Lakeside HOPE House)

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Position ID: V-GUE3254 Last Modified: 22 Mar 2021 Last Full Update: 22 Mar 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- 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 
- Maintain good vehicle maintenance and cleanliness 
- Track Volunteer hours and uphold Volunteer duties
Sustainable Development GoalsNo Poverty ; Zero Hunger ; Good Health and Well-Being ; Reduced Inequality ; Sustainable Cities and Communities
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Benefits- Experience working with diverse populations 
- Monthly access to shop at the Food Market 
- Monthly access to shop at the Clothing Market 
- Training and education opportunities
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 ; Driving, lifting crates of groceries
Commitment LengthOne Time / Special Event - Need back-up drivers at this time ; Long Term (More than 1 year) - ongoing ; Looking for extra drivers that can fill in when regulars become unavailable sporadically or we are unusually busy.
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 / Month
Dates and TimesMonday: Afternoon (1:00 - 4:00 pm) 
Thursday: Afternoon (1:00 - 4:00 pm) 
1 or 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 
2 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingTraining is provided ; Training on the job
TransportationDriver License required - We do not provide additional motor vehicle insurance ; 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.
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Start DateOn or after 21 Mar 2021
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Organization NameLakeside HOPE 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