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Cook Volunteer

Organization: Shepherds of Good Hope

Commitment: Long term 6 months to a year

Availability: Days

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 3

Location: Ottawa - Central

Deadline: Nov 30, 2018


The 'Cook Volunteer' at Shepherds of Good Hope (SGH) works with a team of 3-5 volunteers to prepare the community lunch for 300+ individuals in our Soup Kitchen. The shift takes place from 8:00a.m until 1:00p.m and we are currently in need of help on Monday, Tuesday and Friday. Volunteers are scheduled for one of these days during the week.

Cook volunteers work together with a staff member to decide how the meal will be prepared and what type of soup will be made for the day. The cook shift is fun but can be physically demanding. Volunteers are on their feet for the majority of the shift and are required to be able to lift a minimum of 25lbs. Our cooks prepare food according to Safe Food Handling Standards and with the health and safety of our community in mind.


Megan Burwash


Ext: 239


Volunteer Opportunity Address
233 Murray St


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; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years); Homeless

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Being a cook at SGH is a great way to get involved and share a passion for cooking while contributing to the lives of thousands of marginalized individuals who are in need of support. Our cooks develop skills in quantity control, batch cooking, team work, and time management. Staff will provide training, encouragement and feedback and help the volunteer get acquainted with their role and the program.

How will the organization benefit?
The mission of Shepherds of Good Hope is “Homes for all. Community for all. Hope for all.” The Cook volunteer will support our mission by ensuring we have a nutritious and tasty meal available. Good food draws community members in to access our services and, in turn, provides opportunities to seek additional supports from SGH.

Organization category: Social services

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1 week

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

Vulnerable sector check required: Yes