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Food bank delivery drivers


Organization: Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre

Commitment: Short term (less than 6 months)

Availability: Days

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 15

Location: Ottawa - East

Deadline: Dec 31, 2020


In March of 2020, the Manor Park Community Council, in partnership with your Community Collective (Cardinal Glen, Lindenlea, New Edinburgh, Manor Park, Overbrook, Rockcliffe Park and Vanier) launched Ottawa Cares – our community response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

At the launch, our primary goal was the coordination of volunteers to deliver food hampers from local food banks to residents in need. To date we have delivered over 5000 boxes to local residents. Many of which are seniors, single parent families, or large member households.

So we ask - can you help your community by volunteering as a Food Bank Delivery Driver?

Volunteer drivers are needed to deliver food hampers from local Food Banks to residents around Ottawa.

Volunteers are welcome to register for delivery opportunities at any or all participating Food Banks:
Rideau Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre (RRCRC) at 815 St. Laurent Blvd.
Vanier Food Bank (Partage Vanier) at 161 Marier Avenue
Parkdale Food Centre at 30 Rosemount Ave.

Once registered as a volunteer, shift selection is flexible. With shift signups going out on a weekly basis. This makes it easy for volunteers to help around their schedule. Can you deliver food from the Food Bank to residents?

Volunteer drivers require:
· A smart phone with cellular data
· A personal vehicle
· Driver's licence
· Car insurance
· Comfortable lifting boxes up to 20 pounds.


Ottawa Cares


Volunteer Opportunity Address
Driving from and around Rideau Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre (RRCRC) at 815 St. Laurent Blvd., and Vanier Food Bank (Partage Vanier) at 161 Marier Avenue.


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; Animals; Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years)

Organization category: Social services

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1 week

This position would be great for - Young Adults (19-24); Seniors (65+); Families