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The SEED is a not-for-profit food project at the Guelph Community Health Centre that was
created to work towards a community with no barriers to healthy food. The Emergency Food Delivery Program is a response to Covid-19. This program supports 10,000 community members how are most deeply affected by the COVID-19 situation. For example: seniors, people with low-income, people with health challenges.
Basket Packing and Warehouse Crew work together as a team (physically distance) picking and packing fresh and frozen meals into Emergency Food Basket at the packing warehouse.
Basket Packing runs during the week during the day.
Important Information: The warehouse is a large building with ample space for physical distancing and masks are required while on-site. 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.
*** 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.
• is resourceful and creative, likes solving problems
• is diplomatic, community-minded, and good with seniors
• enjoys collaboration
• has the interest, expertise, and people smarts to lead a crew
• has flexible availability, including weekends
• can confidently drive a truck
Kitchen Salvage Service Crew members are ambassadors of the ReStore and Habitat for Humanity. They will be trained on proper processes, including safety measures. Crew members agree that the donor's home/business and donation is to be treated with care and respect.
For those who are interested in helping to promote the ReStore and our products online, you can support our online retail initiatives.
You may also be asked to receive training on driving our trucks in order to support our donation pick-up team. Having a roster of trained and insured drivers is vital to ensure our Donation Pick-Up Service can be provided to our community.
Individuals who complete a minimum number of hours in the store and who have an acceptable police records check completed are eligible to receive training on the cash register. This is a great opportunity to develop/utilize your customer service skills!