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Food Hamper Delivery Driver (COVID 19- Light touch)


Organization: AIDS Committee of Ottawa

Commitment: Long term (6 months to a year)

Availability: Days

Language Preference: french asset

Number of Positions Available: 10

Location: Ottawa - Central

Deadline: Sep 30, 2020


AIDS Committee of Ottawa
Food Hamper Driver

Contact: Peter Szanto, Coordinator of Volunteer Resources
Phone Number: 613-238-5014 ext 228

• To deliver food hampers to community members in need on Friday afternoons

• pickup food boxes at the ACO main location
• drive food boxes out to their respective locations (mostly downtown)
• this task should take around two hours
• send the volunteer coordinator an invoice for gas

Required Qualities and Skills:
• Must own a car
• Must be comfortable coming into slight contact with other people (food can be dropped off at the door)
• open-minded and confidentiality-conscious
• Open to learning about HIV/AIDS, sexuality, addictions and mental health, homelessness and poverty

Time Commitment and Place:
• Approximately 2 hours every Friday
• Typically shifts will be from 11:30 - 1:30 on Fridays
• On location at ACO (19 Main Street), and various drop-off locations

Training and Orientation:
• HIV 101 (mandatory)
• Orientation to COVID related safety procedures

Evaluation and Follow-up:
• On-going discussions and support as required

Please send a resume to with the subject heading: (Volunteer Ottawa Driving Volunteer)


Peter Szanto

613-238-5014 ext 228

Ext: 228

Volunteer Opportunity Address
19 Main Street
Ottawa, ON K1S 1A9


Good for people interested in: COVID-19 Light Touch Volunteering; Transportation of goods

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; Homeless

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
• Expand your knowledge of HIV/AIDS and related issues (HIV 101 workshop)
• Gain general knowledge of AIDS Committee of Ottawa and its services
• Interact with a close-knit community

How will the organization benefit?
This enables staff to better fulfill the mandate of the organization and focus on service provision.

This very practical volunteer position has a significant impact in helping the organization with providing its other quality services such as participant workshops, socials, skill building, and counselling services.

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 (65+); Youth 16-24

Suitable for community service hours: Yes

Police record check required: Yes