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Position: 2860 - 'Good Food Box' Delivery Drivers > IMMEDIATE NEED!
Organization: Vita Centre
Position Address: Eden Food for Change, 3185 Unity Drive, Unit 2, Mississauga, Ontario, and CONTACTLESS deliveries to assigned addresses
Location: Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon

Goal

The Vita Centre is a non-profit charity, serving Peel region, dedicated to providing excellent support, education, and counselling to vulnerable families, including pregnant and parenting youth, with the goal of empowering them to move forward and thrive. We look to achieve a community where youth can make a choice for life, even in undesirable circumstances, such that they become established, supported, and accepted, thereby allowing positive outcomes for their child. Recently, due to COVID-19 restrictions, our programs have gone mainly 'virtual'.

Our 'Supper Connection' program, however, currently embraces a direct outreach and assistance for parents of young children and their families. Beyond the principal focus upon strengthening food literacy skills and access to healthy foods, in collaboration with the food bank Eden Food For Change, it's now possible for program participants to receive a Good Food Box delivered to their homes. To accomplish this, we are in need of volunteer Delivery Drivers, who will be key to the success of this initiative during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Currently, the program is running every Friday, with deliveries in BRAMPTON and MALTON.



Description

As a 'Good Food Box' Delivery Driver, you will:

> provide reliable transportation for weekly pick up and delivery of Good Food Boxes

> every Friday, for the duration of the program, you will pick up (a maximum of ) 10 Good Food Boxes from the food bank Eden Food For Change, mid-morning

> be briefed about the addresses in Peel region for deliveries that have been assigned to you (focus currently is on Brampton and Malton)

> attend at each assigned address, then 'text' or telephone the intended recipient to advise of your arrival/delivery, so that the process shall be CONTACTLESS

> keep a log of deliveries, so that tracking and records may be kept

DELIVERIES COMMENCE October 15, 2021. Please register for this 'role' in the 'Supper Connection' program right away. Volunteers with 'profiles' in Volunteer MBC's Referral System can click the yellow box 'Apply Now!' (above/below) to send your name/contact information to Vita Centre. Or, you can contact us by email or phone (see How to Contact, below). After you have applied, as a precaution, please monitor your 'Junk/Spam' email and leave space in your voicemail for communications from Vita. Thank you!


Benefits

Excellent opportunity to significantly contribute to community response during the COVID-19 Pandemic + A chance to get out the house and be active + Volunteer with a well-respected community service organization, 'network' with dedicated volunteers and staff, and enhance an important community outreach for young families in need + Mileage for use of your vehicle will be paid + Upon successful competion of your engagement, confirmation of hours volunteered will be available, upon request


Qualifications

  • Full Class 'G' Ontario Driver's Licence
  • Access to a sanitary, reliable vehicle (with storage capacity) that is insured as required by the Province of Ontario
  • You are able to lift and carry boxes weighing up to 10 lbs. (5 kgs) by yourself (some stairs may be involved)
  • Solid English oral/written communication skills
  • You have a reliable smartphone that will enable you to 'text' or phone recipients about deliveries, plus stay in touch with Vita staff 
  • You're familiar with 'GPS' and/or 'Google Maps' (or similar apps that will assist you with efficient deliveries)
  • You can commit to the volunteer weekly engagement schedule over the entire program (until mid-December, 2021)
  • Firm commitment to learn and abide by COVID-19 Health & Safety rules (incl. CONTACTLESS delivery)

    SCREENING of applicants will be 'virtual' (tel/email/online interviewing), unless otherwise advised. 

Min Age: 18   
Police Check: Not required   
Resume: Not required   
Driver's Licence: Required


Time Commitment
This is a Short Term (3 months or less) commitment starting 2021-10-15 AND ending 2021-12-10
Shifts are available on the following days
 - Friday Morning, Friday Afternoon

WEEKLY on FRIDAY MORNING (for 10 consecutive weeks): Mid-morning (10:00 AM) pick up from Eden Food For Change (see 'Map', below), with deliveries to various residences, per assignments



Training

MANDATORY: You will be briefed on the procedure for pick up, handling, and delivery of Good Food Boxes, and training will focus on COVID-19 Pandemic 'social distancing', personal protection, and contactless delivery.


More Details
Areas of Interest: Crisis, Distress & Emergency Response, Food Services, Parent & Child Support, Transportation
Accessibility: Unknown
Ideal for: Individuals, Newcomers



How to Contact
Send an Email Message
Social Media
https://vitacentre.org/
https://facebook.com/Vita-Centre
https://twitter.com/VitaCentre
https://www.linkedin.com/company/vita-centre/about/


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