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Volunteer Liaison for Monthly Community Meal

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: Nov 1, 2019


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 8:30-12 on the third Saturday of each month.

We offer our community meals in a community centre 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 follows City of Ottawa guidelines for the opening/closing and use of the space. The successful applicant must be comfortable following and enforcing City of Ottawa safety and operational guidelines, including locking and alarming the space.

Each month, a different team of volunteers brings the food for the brunch, prepares it on-site, and cleans-up after the event. Because the teams vary each month, the Volunteer Liaison supports each group of volunteers with any questions they have about set-up, preparation, serving, and clean-up. Our key holder is also the liaison for the volunteer group and the community members who attend the brunches. Our community brunches draw about fifty residents living in the Carlington Community.

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)

Additional Requirements: Must be over the age of 18, CPR / First Aid / Police Record Check required; can be acquired free of charge after application.

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.





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


Good for people interested in: Food preparation and services; Event planning and participation

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