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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 and link to sign up here https://theseedguelph.ca/sign-up/
Delivery Crew Volunteers are critical to the success of this program. Delivery Crew Volunteers pick up Groceries from the SEED baskets at the packing warehouse and delivery them to community members homes. Volunteers are required to drop groceries off at the door and do not enter homes.
Use of personal vehicle and cell phone are required for this role. Mileage compensation of use of personal vehicle is $6 per delivery route (6-10 stops) and paid quarterly. Self-scheduling with online spreadsheet is required.
IMPORTANT Information: This role can be done in pairs with people from the same household OR willingness to ride along with another driver in The SEED's cargo van.
*** 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.
Food Delivery Drivers: Will attend the packing site to pick up boxes that will then be delivered to the students at home.
Food & Friends at Home Site Lead: Will assist with leading the packing site, communicating with parents, communicating, training and scheduling and recognition of volunteers.
Administrators: Will support the program paper work, track local sale prices on specified food items, assist with budgeting and fundraising.
Please note we will contact you as we have shifts available. If you registered more than 2 months ago please email Meg at email@example.com to confirm we received your application and that you are still interested.
• Understanding and identifying methods to remove barriers that increase universal accessibility,
• Advising from a public education perspective methods of identifying and removing barriers,
• Familiarity with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA),
• Advising on accessible website development and accessible graphic design; can be an understanding of the WCAG 2.0 Level AA from the designer perspective or the user experience (UX),
• Advising on education methods/effective idea sharing,
• Identify within the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) community and have an understanding of barriers experienced by people with disabilities,
• Advocating and/or speaking in support of an idea or course of action from an ally perspective; and/or
• Thinking from an inclusive lens.
Representation from all areas of Guelph is desired. The Guelph Barrier Free Committee is committed to ensuring our members and Board reflects the community we serve. Our recruitment processes strive to ensure a diversity of backgrounds and experiences are represented.
A Big Bunch Volunteer will be a positive role model and mentor to a group of children. Volunteers will work together to plan and implement outings for the group. They will meet with the group on a consistent basis, usually 2 times per month and will transport the children to and from the event. The volunteers and children will participate in fun activities such as crafts, games, sports, watching movies, etc. Volunteers and children are matched based on age preference and needs of the group.
This Committee holds morning meetings during a few months each year. Experience in governance with a not-for-profit organization, knowledge of legislative requirements, or a keen interest in document research, development, and review would be helpful.
We also need someone with a laptop and computer skills willing to take minutes at meetings and update documents as needed.
- Follow COVID safety protocols (must wear a mask & visor, wash hands sanitize frequently, clean surfaces, etc.)
- Check the communications sheet
- Begin the daily task list and complete throughout shift
- Ensure sufficient clothing for shift
- Call reception to indicate ability to receive a shopper
- Give community member a white basket located by the Clothing Bureau door
- If community member has children with them, ensure children are supervised for their safety
- Allow community members to shop on own for clothing
- Check in every few minutes to see if community member needs help
- Fill out and tally the points for clothing selected
- Help bag up selected clothing
- Place completed form on clipboard
- Call reception to indicate readiness to accept additional shoppers (1 max at a time)
- Follow health & safety protocols
- At end of day staple clothing sheets together and put in bottom drawer at reception
- Other duties as assigned
- Stock the Clothing Market
- Rotate out un-needed seasonal clothing from Market
- Go through Food Market to see what items are running low on stock
- With supervision, bring up additional food items from basement
- Stock Shelves & move shelved product to the front of shelves
- Bag toilet paper
- Fill produce baskets with produce bags to make them ready for restocking
- Bag rice or dry beans
- Sort eggs in the walk-in cooler and put into empty half containers to put in Food Market for selection
- Break down boxes
- Do community members' shopping
- Pack perishables and non-perishables for deliveries
- Maintain tidy and organized work space
- Assist with taking grocery orders as needed - language skills an asset
- Follow health & safety protocols
- Other duties as required
- Answer phones in a friendly fashion
- Manage and book appointments
- Connect community members with the resources they need
- Answer questions regarding HOPE House and other programs
- Enter information into a computer database
- Assist Community Members make grocery orders - Language skills an assest
- Answer general email, return phone calls
- Other duties as assigned
- 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
Become trained to offer support and lead group sessions providing feeding & parenting support to other parents. Keep logs of supporting, track hours, remain in good communication with the program coordinator.
Volunteers in this role are required to have had breastfeed or chestfeeding experience. Please consider joining this program as an administrative support or in a health promotion role if you do not have breast or chest feeding experience.
Guelph CHC acknowledges the importance of Peer-led work and offers 20 hours of training for this position but also ask for a minimum 6 month commitment.
One of our strategic aims to build capacity in our community. Volunteers in this role must have a connection to Guelph.
Calls are typically from women in crisis pregnancy situations seeking information and support.
Interested individuals should be empathetic, have a willingness to learn about the resources of Guelph and the surrounding areas and should demonstrate compassion.
The chairperson is part of the volunteer committee, and thus represents all participants as a member of the March of Dimes Canada (MODC) After Stroke volunteer team. The chairperson makes ethically sound decisions based on through understanding of the goals for each meetings, the peer support group, and MODC After Stroke values.
This role can be held by a caregiver, stroke survivor and family members.
The nice weather has arrived. Spend some time with a resident or patient at the Health Centre to enjoy the fresh air. You may walk together around the garden area, or sit to share a coffee quietly.