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“Buns in the Oven” Program Assistant


Organization: Carlington Community Health Centre

Commitment: Short term (less than 6 months)

Availability: Days

Language Preference: Arabic

Number of Positions Available: 1

Location: Ottawa - West

Deadline: Oct 15, 2019


Days: Wednesdays
Time: 9:30 am to 12 noon
Minimum commitment: 3 months
Volunteer will report to: Rana Arfeh, Family Support Worker

Buns in the Oven is a weekly prenatal/postnatal program for women interested in learning about pregnancy and nutrition. Participants are invited to take part in cooking and sharing a healthy meal, as well as take part in guest lectures/workshops regarding child development, parenting, safety etc.

Description of Volunteer Role:
• Welcome and support young mothers as they enter the program
• Promote a nurturing, caring, warm, and supportive environment
• Supporting first-time participants and returning participants with registration and registration renewal
• Assisting staff in administering participant surveys
• Assisting with food preparation and clean-up
• Assisting staff and guest lecturers with educational activities
• Assist in childcare when needed.

• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
• Good communication skills, ability to speak in English (other languages, such as Arabic, French, Spanish, Chinese, Somali, an asset)
• Caring, patient, non-judgmental, and understanding of client needs
• Punctual, reliable, and dependable
• Sensitive to multicultural issues
• Sensitive to issues facing low-income population, specifically young low-income mothers.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality
• Ability to obtain an appropriate Police Records Check


Coordinator of Volunteers

613 722-4000

Ext: 265


Volunteer Opportunity Address
900 Merivale Road


Good for people interested in: Administration/Office; Health Care

You will be working with: Women

Organization category: Health

Volunteer Considerations

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

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

Suitable for community service hours: Yes

Vulnerable sector check required: Yes