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About the Position
Position: 1190 - Food Service Volunteer (Tomken & Wilkinson Rd, Brampton)
Organization: Salvation Army Peel Shelters and Housing Services
Position Address: 15 Wilkinson Road, Brampton, ON, Canada
Location: Brampton
Accessibility: Partially Accessible Workspace
Ideal for: Individual, Group, Co-Op Placements, Newcomers, Older Adults
Description
The 'role' is straightforward and concerned almost entirely with service in the dining area of meals that already have been prepared by others.
Shifts are 2 hours long, and will be very busy.

Some minor tidying up may be involved.

Volunteers are encouraged to display a positive, caring attitude towards shelter residents.

Goal
Salvation Army Emergency shelters play a vital role, but lasting success depends on strong partnerships with government and community social service providers, AND with dedicated volunteers and staff. We invite aspiring volunteers to understand the role of Salvation Army shelters in helping to resolve chronic and episodic homelessness, and to join us in contributing valuable assistance to members of our community who truly are in desperate need.

'Food Service Volunteers assist with food services during meal times. Clients are served individually until the meal is served to everyone.
Our volunteers also have the opportunity to engage in friendly, positive conversations with our clients, buoying their spirits and demonstrating that individually and as a team, we care.

Benefits
+ Opportunity to refine your 'people' skills
+ Interact with shelter clients
+ Give back to your community
+ If you're in high school, earn community service hours towards the '40 hour' mandatory requirement to graduate

Position Qualifications
● Friendly towards clients, patient, welcoming, empathetic
● On time for your shift(s), ready to volunteer in a fast paced environment
Min Age: 17    Police Check: Yes

Time Commitment
Duration:Medium Term (4 - 6 months)
Due Date:2020-12-31
Start Date:2019-09-11
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 PER WEEK could be assigned to lunch or dinner, (based on your availability). Must be able to stick to your shift (1-2 hours). ongoing until you decide to take a break from volunteering.

Lunch starts at 11:45, daily
Dinner starts at 4:50 pm, daily
Snack starts at 8:00 pm daily

Requesting a 4-6 month commitment, as long as you continue to enjoy helping. We're open 24/7.

Training
Training provided by Volunteer Manager and Food Service Worker

Area(s) of Interest: Customer Service, Food Services, Shelters
How to Contact
Send an Email Message
Social Media
http://www.torontosalvationarmy.ca


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