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Coordinator/Facilitator for Food Workshops

Organization: Carlington Community Chaplaincy

Commitment: Ongoing (more than a year)

Availability: Days

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 1

Location: Ottawa - West

Deadline: Nov 1, 2019


Alternating Fridays 1:30-4 pm
2019-2020 Workshop Dates: Sep 20, Oct 4 & 18, Nov 1, 15 & 29, Dec 13 // Jan 10 & 24, Feb 7 & 21, Mar 6 & 20, Apr 3 & 17, May 1, 15, 29, Jun 12

Coordinate and facilitate the making of a nutritious and delicious meal or snacks with members of the Carlington community. The volunteer is responsible for choosing nutritious, cost-effective, and culturally-diverse recipes to be taught to a group of up to ten workshop participants. All workshop participants get to take home portions of food at the end of the workshop. Volunteer must follow safety and food handling guidelines while leading the group in preparing, serving, and clean-up.

Required skills: Background in food preparation and cooking; comfortable with substituting ingredients into recipes to provide the most affordable options for participants, whose budgets are limited. Some understanding of food banks is an asset.

The Carlington Community Chaplaincy (CCC) supports people in the Carlington community who live in social housing or are on low incomes. The successful applicant must be comfortable working with a diverse demographic, and sensitive to the challenges and needs of those living in social housing.


Sarah Posthuma



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


Good for people interested in: Food preparation and services; Teaching/Tutoring

You will be working with: Disadvantaged; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years)

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Opportunity to enhance skills around food preparation, effective communication, and working with diverse people. Meet wonderful people and be part of a welcoming community.

How will the organization benefit?
We can continue to support and increase residents' access to healthy and budget-friendly meals.

Organization category: Social services

Volunteer Considerations

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

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

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