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Volunteer Liaison for Monthly Community Meal

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Organization: Carlington Community Chaplaincy

Commitment: Long term 6 months to a year

Availability: Weekends

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 1

Location: Ottawa - Central

Deadline: Dec 15, 2017

Description

Support 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)

Contact

Sarah

6137289933

programcoordinator@carlingtonchaplaincy.com

Volunteer Opportunity Address
1465 Caldwell Ave, Unit 102
Ottawa ON K1Z 8L9

Details

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

Volunteer Considerations

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

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