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Centretown Community Health Centre

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Koreen Fahey
Director Community Halth Promotion and Early Years
Centretown Community Health Centre

420 Cooper Street
Ottawa, ON
Canada K2P2N6

TEL: 613-233-4443 x2510
FAX: 613-233-3987

E-mail: volunteerprogram@centretownchc.org

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Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years); Homeless; Athletes

Founded in 1969, Centretown Community Health Centre CCHC) is a non-profit organization that provides primary health care couselling services and health education programs to residents of Centretown, the Glebe and Old Ottawa South. In addition, CCHC delivers more than 60 programs including: diabetes education, cooking groups, anonymous HIV testing, prenatal classes, couselling and addiction services. Furthermore, CCHC offers specialized health programs that are open to all residents of Ottawa.

www.centretownchc.org

Volunteer Opportunities

Titre du poste de bénévole: Bénévoles animateurs de clubs de cuisine
L'équipe: Promotion de la santé communautaire
Date: Le 12 Février et le 11 Mars 2019
Heures de travail : Environ 4 heures/mois
Jours de travail : Sessions mensuelles, Le 12 Février, le 11 Mars..


Résumé : Le Club de cuisine du CCHC est semblable à une cuisine collective ou à une cuisine communautaire. Il s'agit d'un groupe de personnes qui se réunissent une ou deux fois par mois pour cuisiner, manger ensemble, socialiser et rapporter les restes à la maison. Dans le club de cuisine, chaque participant peut contribuer de différentes manières : en planifiant, en préparant les aliments, en partageant des idées et en nettoyant.

Les bénévoles animateurs du club de cuisine du CSCC sont chargés de faciliter des séances de cuisine intéressantes, pratiques et accessibles à diverses populations. Le rôle des animateurs du club de cuisine est de favoriser un environnement accueillant, sécuritaire et sans jugement qui favorise et encourage les liens entre les participants.

Superviseur: Huguette Samson Bouchard, Dt.P. – Diététiste communautaire


Responsabilités:

• Achat de nourriture
• Préparer la cuisine
• Planifier et animer des séances de cuisine, en collaboration avec l'autre animateur et la diététiste communautaire.
• Aider les participants à choisir des recettes pour les sessions en consultation avec la diététiste communautaire
• Aider les participants pendant les activités de cuisine à développer des compétences tout au long de la vie qui peuvent être transférées à d'autres membres/groupes de la communauté.
• Promouvoir/renforcer les principes d'une alimentation saine conformément au Guide alimentaire canadien
• Veiller à ce que les pratiques en matière de santé et de sécurité soient respectées dans la cuisine
• Apprendre à connaître les participants et aider les gens à se sentir les bienvenus
• Aider à établir et à maintenir l'harmonie du groupe
• Aider au démontage et au nettoyage. Il s'agit d'inciter les participants à aider à ranger la nourriture, à passer la vaisselle au lave-vaisselle, à ranger la vaisselle
• Veiller à ce que la cuisine soit propre et bien rangée et à ce qu'elle soit remise dans son état d'origine

Essentiel
• Intérêt pour la cuisine et connaissances de base en la matière
• Intérêt pour l'alimentation et la nutrition
• Connaissance des pratiques sûres de manipulation des aliments ou volonté de recevoir une formation de base
• Connaissance des principes de base de l'éducation et de la formation des adultes ou volonté de recevoir une formation de base
• Capable de soutenir la création d'un espace accueillant pour des personnes de culture, de race, de statut économique, de sexe, de sexualité, de santé mentale, etc.
• Positif et convivial

Souhaitable
• La capacité à communiquer en français et/ou dans d'autres langues est un atout
Location: 420, rue Cooper Street,
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2N6
Deadline: Feb 28, 2020
Volunteer Position: Ottawa Good Food Box Site Coordinator
Team: March 1st –Ongoing
Day (s) of week: First and Third Wednesday of the Month
Hours of Work: 4pm to 6pm

Summary:

The Ottawa Good Food Box is a project partner of the Ottawa Coalition of Community Health and Resources Centre’s. It is a non-profit community-based initiative bringing neighbours together to buy a variety of nutritious fresh fruits and vegetables at wholesale prices. The goal of the program is to provide the community accessible options to purchase fresh affordable food that is in season and where possible locally- sourced. There are several participating Good Food Box sites within the Ottawa region that communities can access.

The Good Food Box products for purchase range from fruit bags to boxes created for different family sizes. The role of the Good Food Box Site Coordinator is to pre-register customer orders, place the orders with the Good Food Box Project Officer, and assist customers picking up their Good Food Box order.

This position is based at the Centretown Community Health Centre, 420 Cooper Street and training is provided.

Reporting relationship:
Good Food Box Project Officer, Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre.

Supported by the Community Health Worker Health Promotion and Volunteer Engagement at Centretown Community Health Centre.

Responsibilities:
• Create a welcoming environment
• Works with a team of volunteers to sort individual orders
• Assists with set-up and clean-up of the Good food Box order and delivery evenings
• Assist with verifying orders
• Handle and track money for new orders
• Verify produce quality
• Manage customer concerns
• Communicate customer and product concerns with the Project Officer by phone and or email.
• Promotion of the Good Food Box service and provide program updates to clients.

Qualification:
• Customer service skills –comfortable working with diverse populations.
• Reliable and able to commit 2 to 4 hours in the evenings per month- usually 4-6pm
• Comfortable working as part of a team of volunteers and with the public.
• Ability to do basic math and record keeping.
• General interest in food, health and community is an asset.

Language Designation:
• English (read, written and spoken).
• Ability to speak French and other languages Arabic, Somalia, Chinese is an asset when working with the Centretown community.

Physical Requirements:
This role may involve lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling food bags or boxes ranging from 2.5 KG (5 lbs) – 7 KG (15 Lbs); squatting; and or standing or sitting for long periods. Our centre is accessible. Please contact us if you have accommodation questions.

Manager’s approval:

Stefanie DeFilippi
Agente de projet / Project Officer
Centre de ressources communautaires Rideau Rockcliffe Community Resource Center

Koreen Fahey
Director, Community Health Promotion and Early Years/
Directrice, Promotion de la santé communautaire et de la petite enfance
Location: 420, rue Cooper Street,
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2N6
Deadline: Feb 28, 2020
Volunteer Position: EarlyOn Playgroups and Toy Lending Library
Team: Early Years
Date: Ongoing need
Days & Hours of work: Monday 9:00 am-12:00 pm, Wednesday 9:00 am-12:00 pm, Thursday 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Summary: To provide a welcoming environment children and parents attending the EarlyOn Playgroup.

Reporting Relationships: Early Childhood Educator, Early Years

Major Responsibilities
• To assist with room set-up and clean up.
• To welcome and greet parents and children.
• To assist staff as needed (e.g. providing program flyers and resources).
• To help parents as needed (e.g. playing with children).
• To help with the lending library which follows the playgroup.

Qualifications:
• Friendly and outgoing.
• Comfortable and interested in working with parents and babies.
• Comfortable working in a large group.
• Respectful to program participants.
• Comfortable working with a team.
• Knowledge of parenting resources.
• Knowledge of other cultures.
• Interest in multicultural diversity.

Desirable
• Experience working with families (children and parents).
• Knowledge of community resources.
• Knowledge of maternal and child health.
• Experience working in diverse multicultural settings.
Location: 420, rue Cooper Street,
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2N6
Deadline: Feb 28, 2020
Volunteer Position: EarlyOn Playgroups and Toy Lending Library
Team: Early Years
Date: Ongoing need
Days & Hours of work: Monday 9:00 am-12:00 pm, Wednesday 9:00 am-12:00 pm, Thursday 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Summary: To provide a welcoming environment children and parents attending the EarlyOn Playgroup.

Reporting Relationships: Early Childhood Educator, Early Years

Major Responsibilities
• To assist with room set-up and clean up.
• To welcome and greet parents and children.
• To assist staff as needed (e.g. providing program flyers and resources).
• To help parents as needed (e.g. playing with children).
• To help with the lending library which follows the playgroup.

Qualifications:
• Friendly and outgoing.
• Comfortable and interested in working with parents and babies.
• Comfortable working in a large group.
• Respectful to program participants.
• Comfortable working with a team.
• Knowledge of parenting resources.
• Knowledge of other cultures.
• Interest in multicultural diversity.

Desirable
• Experience working with families (children and parents).
• Knowledge of community resources.
• Knowledge of maternal and child health.
• Experience working in diverse multicultural settings.
Location: 420, rue Cooper Street,
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2N6
Deadline: Feb 28, 2020
Volunteer Position Title: Community Homework Club Tutor
Team: Community Health Promotion and Early Years

Date: ongoing – elementary school year
Hours of work: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Days of work: 1 or 2 evenings per week- To be Determined each September

Summary: Centretown Community Health Centre is an inter-disciplinary health, social and community services agency. We are seeking volunteer tutors for early years and middle school children for our community champions in their after-school Homework Club that takes place at 453 Cooper Street. The goal of Homework Club is to provide an open and welcoming environment where young people 4-12 years of age can access support and resources to build life skills, self-sufficiency and overall well-being. Volunteer tutors work within a team setting with community leaders, volunteers and parents and Ottawa Community Housing leads to provide support to homework club participants.

Reporting relationships: Zeinab Mohamed, Community Leader Homework Club Coordinator

Responsibilities:
-Check in with each participant on their needs and provide support and encouragement
-Provide one-on-one homework assistance in a wide variety of subject matter
-Using positive encouragement, motivate students who become distracted to re-engage in their work
-Use homework club tools to support appropriate learning- activity sheets, counting, reading, writing, colour/shape identification
-Assist in setting-up and cleaning-up the community room
-Assist in other tasks as needed (play other learning games with students who are finished their homework, help with snack, etc.)
Requirements:

Essential
- Ability to communicate fluently in English
- Comfortable working with children between the ages of 4 to 12
- Have the necessary skills and knowledge to help children in grades JK to 6 with their school assignments
- Display and approach participants, guardians and team members with a positive attitude and use respectful and inclusive language
-Comfortable working in a diverse, busy environment with people of varying economic backgrounds, cultures, and abilities.
-Group facilitation and management skills
-Understanding of health and safety risks for 4-12 years olds and how to prevent them
-Be punctual, reliable to attend assigned shifts

Desirable:
-The ability to communicate in another language an asset (e.g., : French, Arabic, Cantonese, and/or Somali).
-CPR and First aid or willingness to obtain and maintain
Location: 420, rue Cooper Street,
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2N6
Deadline: Feb 28, 2020