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Lunch Server

Organization: Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa

Commitment: Short term less than 6 months

Availability: Weekends; Days

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 5

Location: Ottawa - Central

Deadline: Aug 31, 2018


Job Summary:
Under the supervision of the Coordinator of Downtown Services and Drop-In, the Lunch Server is responsible for receiving meals from the Ottawa Mission, serving food to youth who access our services, and maintaining a clean and tidy kitchen.

Principal Duties:
• Receive delivery of hot lunch from the Ottawa Mission
• Portion and serve food to youth who attend the Downtown Services and Drop-In
• Serve food that is the correct serving temperature and quality. Any substandard quality food must be brought to the attention of the Coordinator and properly discarded
• Put away leftovers , record date and keep records of the portions served
• Clean kitchen including serving area before and after the lunch hour
• Clean dishes using the sanitizer machine, ensuring to thoroughly rinse dishes beforehand
• Sweep and mop kitchen floor at the end of the shift
• Follow safe food handling practices
• Follow safe work practices as established by the Bureau

Job Specifications/Qualifications:
• Excellent customer service skills
• Good interpersonal and communication skills
• Good mobility required for bending and reaching etc.
• Ability to remain standing for the entire length of the shift
• Food Handlers Certificate
• Punctual and reliable in coming in for scheduled shifts, or phoning in advance if unavailable or sick
• Able to work well both independently and as part of a team
• Able to accept supervision and direction
• Able to maintain confidentiality
• Knowledge of the needs, interests and concerns of marginalized youth
• Non-judgmental and accepting of diversity

Time Commitment:
Volunteer shifts are available Monday-Tuesday from 12-2 pm or Saturday & Sunday from 1-12:30 pm. Volunteers are asked to select a minimum of one 2 hour shift per week for a minimum period of three months.

• Volunteer Application
• Interview with Human Resources and DSDI Coordinator
• References (2)
• Police Records Check for Service with the Vulnerable Sector
• TB Test

Information/Training Provided:
• General orientation with Human Resources staff for Volunteer Orientation Manual review
• Specific on-site orientation with DSDI Coordinator
• Periodic training and development opportunities

This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the volunteer. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties or responsibilities required. Volunteers may be asked to perform other duties as required.


Jillian Deslippe


Ext: 1228


Volunteer Opportunity Address
147 Besserer St.


Good for people interested in: Health Care; Emergency Services

You will be working with: Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Women; Youth (19-24 years); Homeless

Organization category: Social services

Volunteer Considerations

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

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

Vulnerable sector check required: Yes