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Good Food Box Packers

Organization: Centretown Community Health Centre

Commitment: Long term 6 months to a year

Availability: Days

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 10

Location: Ottawa - East

Deadline: Feb 16, 2018


As a member of the Ottawa Good Food Box team of volunteers, the Good Food Box Packer packs boxes of fresh fruit and vegetables once a month for delivery to neighbourhood sites. Are you: Able to commit 6 hours per month? Comfortable working as part of a team in a fast-paced environment? Reliable? Physically able to bend and do light lifting (10 - 15 lbs) for 5 hours? Also, a general interest in food, health, and community is an asset! Please note that the packing does not happen in our downtown Centre. Packing day takes place in a warehouse in an East end industrial park, accessible by bus.

Packing Dates for 2018

Tuesday, January 16

Tuesday, February 20

Tuesday, March 20

Tuesday, April 17

Tuesday, May 15

Tuesday, June19

Tuesday, July 17

Tuesday, August 14

Tuesday, September 18

Tuesday, October 16

Tuesday, November 20

Tuesday, December 18


Vitalie Nyembwe


Ext: 2104


Volunteer Opportunity Address
785 Taylor Creek Drive, Ottawa ON


Good for people interested in: Food preparation and services

You will be working with: Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; 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)

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
A tasty snack " A share of any surplus fruits and vegetables at the end of the day " Be a leader in this positive community-building project " Get to know other people in your community " Enjoy knowing that in a practical way, you are supporting the belief that everyone should have equal access to nutritious food " Help people find an alternative to food banks " Develop new skills. Use the Good Food Box as a job reference. " On-going training and workshops " Annual volunteer recognition event

Organization category: Health

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days

This position would be great for - New Canadians; Seniors; Youth 16-24; Groups

Public transportation available: Yes