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About the Position
Position: 2522 - Food Service Volunteer
Organization: Peel Association for Handicapped Adults
Position Address: 1a Knightsbridge Road, Brampton, ON, Canada
Location: Brampton
Accessibility: Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individual, Group, Co-Op Placements, Newcomers, Older Adults
Typical tasks associated with this 'role':
- Preparation of beverages (mainly and light snacks (or light lunch - sandwiches, pizza slices, etc.)
- Service to PAHA members in attendance, and guests
- Assistance to PAHA members (taking off/storing coats, etc.)
- Clean up of the facility after the morning is concluded
- Inventory control and replenishment

PLEASE APPLY at the earliest opportunity by 'clicking' the yellow box 'Apply Now!', which will afford immediate access to the PAHA online volunteer APPLICATION FORM.

Peel Association for Handicapped Adults (PAHA) was founded in 1973, and it has charitable status. Our mission is to provide, facilitate, and coordinate recreational, social and cultural activities for individuals, within the Region of Peel, who have a disability as a result of physical, mental or sensory impairment. These activities are designed to support, challenge, and enhance the social, emotional, and physical well being of our members.

One of our regular programs is 'Tea & Coffee' weekly on Monday morning (9:00 AM to shortly after NOON) at the Knightsbridge Senior Centre, in Brampton. This valuable 'social' only happens as the result of dedicated volunteers!

+ Learn/enhance your 'customer service' and 'food service' skills/experience
+ Opportunity to volunteer to assist persons with disabilities, helping them to maintain a social lifestyle, while learning how PAHA members help themselves
+ For a person considering a career working with persons with disabilities, the role provides an excellent introduction
+ 'Network' with volunteers and PAHA members in your local community
+ Secondary school students may earn hours towards their '40 hours' community service graduation requirement
+ Enjoy the experience and satisfaction of facilitating the quality of living of a person with a disability

Position Qualifications
● Minimum age - 16
● We request a 4-6 month engagement by our volunteers
● Friendly, engaging, keen to help
● Appreciation for 'diversity and inclusiveness' in your community
● Food handing experience welcome (not required)
● Ability to comply with health & safety requirements of the role
● Volunteers are moderately active in a fashion that is typical for light 'food service'

*** A satisfactory 'Police Vulnerable Sector Check' is required, as volunteers will be involved with a 'vulnerable' segment of the community

Min Age: 16    Police Check: Yes

Time Commitment
Duration:Medium Term (4 - 6 months)
Start Date:2019-06-10
Monday Morning
WEEKLY: Monday, from 8:30 AM to shortly after NOON (incl. set-up/tidy up) Holiday Mondays excepted.

It is important that volunteers be on time.

Orientation will be provided about the venue and its facilities. Training essentially is as-you-go.

Area(s) of Interest: Customer Service, Food Services, Program Coordination
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