Volunteer Liaison for Monthly Community Meal
Organization: Carlington Community Chaplaincy
Commitment: Long term 6 months to a year
Language Preference: English
Number of Positions Available: 1
Location: Ottawa - Central
Deadline: Dec 15, 2017
DescriptionSupport a team of Chaplaincy volunteers to serve a nutritious and delicious brunch to members of the Carlington community by acting as a City of Ottawa keyholder from approximately 9-12 on the third Saturday of each month. Volunteer must be over the age of 18, follow City of Ottawa safety guidelines, and support the team with preparation, serving, and clean-up. CPR and First Aid course, plus Police Record Check required; can be acquired free of charge after application.
Our community brunches draw about 50 individuals in the Carlington Community. The community centre is located at 1475 Caldwell; it is widely used by community groups, but owned by the City of Ottawa, which means that our key holder volunteer follow City guidelines for the opening/closing and use of the space. We have a team of volunteers who bring the food for the brunch, prepare it on-site, and clean-up after the event. Our key holder is the liaison for the volunteer group and the community members who attend the brunches.
We are seeking an adult volunteer who:
- has experience leading and supporting a team (of volunteers/staff)
- has excellent communication skills
- is punctual and reliable
- is comfortable establishing and maintaining healthy boundaries to ensure the space is safe for all participants (large group)
Good for people interested in: Food preparation and services
You will be working with: Men; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years)
How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Opportunity to enhance skills around effective communication, group dynamics, and working with diverse people. Meet wonderful people and be part of a community.
How will the organization benefit?
We can continue to offer a community meal in a neighbourhood with limited access to healthy and local food.
Organization category: Social services
Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days
This position would be great for - None of the above
Public transportation available: Yes
This position can accommodate persons with a disability: Yes
CPR certification required: Yes
Suitable for community service hours: Yes
Police record check required: Yes