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Position: 1171 - Food Service Volunteer (Peel Family Shelter, Mississauga)
Organization: Salvation Army Peel Shelters and Housing Services
Position Address: 1767 Dundas St E. Mississauga, ON L4X 1L5
Location: Mississauga, Brampton
Accessibility: Partially Accessible Workspace
Ideal for: Individual, Group, Co-Op Placements, Older Adults
The 'Food Service Volunteer' has the principal role of serving meals individually to shelter clients.

The food service is catered, so meal prep is not involved.

There will be clean up of the dining area and kitchen facility for each meal.

Shifts are less than 3 hours, and are usually very busy.

The Peel Family Shelter is supported by both the Region of Peel and the Salvation Army. The facility is owned and operated by the Region of Peel, while the Salvation Army manages the daily programming and staffing. We operate 24/7, every day of the year.

The Salvation Army and Region of Peel staff, aided by a dedicated team of volunteers, help homeless persons by:
- Fostering well-being
- Helping families locate affordable housing
- Supporting families in their transition to independent living
- Providing effective connections with community agencies
- Providing support to seek and secure employment

The Salvation Army seeks enthusiastic volunteers of all ages to assist in serving food to shelter clients and to help with basic clean up of serving areas and the kitchen after meals.

> An active opportunity to contribute to the Salvation Army locally (incl. contributions by groups)
> Be an integral part of our team of volunteers and staff that support shelters in many ways
> Learn about the Salvation Army and its mission/outreach into your community
> 'Network' and build relationships within your community
> Gain experience in the critical area of 'food service' that supports our shelters and programs (acquire transportable skills)
> Secondary school students may earn hours towards their '40 hour' community service graduation requirement
> Personal satisfaction that your volunteering efforts will contribute towards helping those who are most vulnerable in Peel region

Position Qualifications
● Length of volunteering engagement - requesting at least 4 months
● Friendly, engaging with, and respectful of, people of all backgrounds and circumstances
● Committed to 'diversity and inclusiveness' in the community
● Ready to deliver excellent 'customer service' to everyone!
● Prepared to learn about 'food service'
● Capacity to volunteer as part of a dynamic team in a fast-paced environment

*** Due to the fact that volunteers will be closely involved with vulnerable persons, a satisfactory 'Police Vulnerable Sector Check' is a requirement
Min Age: 17    Police Check: Yes

Time Commitment
Duration:Medium Term (4 - 6 months)
Due Date:2020-12-31
Start Date:2019-09-03
End Date:2020-12-31
Monday Afternoon, Monday Evening, Tuesday Afternoon, Tuesday Evening, Wednesday Afternoon, Wednesday Evening, Thursday Afternoon, Thursday Evening, Friday Afternoon, Friday Evening, Saturday Afternoon, Saturday Evening, Sunday Afternoon, Sunday Evening
ONE shift a week (more if you wish). Shelters operate 24/7

Volunteers are assigned to LUNCH or DINNER:
Lunch starts at 11:45am
Dinner starts at 4:50pm

Minimum commitment of 4-6 months or as long as you continue to enjoy helping.

Training provided by Volunteer Manager and Food Service Worker

Area(s) of Interest: Customer Service, Food Services, Parent & Child Support, Shelters
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