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855 - Kitchen Volunteer
Position Address:
Bethell House - Inglewood


Hospice volunteers are highly respected and valued members of the Bethell Hospice trans-disciplinary team who generously give of themselves and their time. They each bring unique gifts to those they serve. The Kitchen Food Services Volunteer, under the direction of the Kitchen Coordinator, ensures that clients receive healthy meals and that sanitation standards are maintained.


  • Volunteers in the kitchen are interested in food preparation, re-stocking and maintenance of sanitary practices for cleanliness, ensuring that food preparation standards are met.
  • Prepare and store food according to Food Safety Standards
  • Offer resident food choices following Bethell Hospice philosophy regarding client-centered care
  • Prepare meal trays ensuring presentation of food is attractive
  • Deliver meals to residents and clear dishes from resident rooms
  • Report meals residents have eaten
  • Prepare snacks, tea and coffee as required
  • Communicate regarding needed food and other supplies
  • Clean equipment, tools, work areas and kitchen per health, safety and sanitation regulations
  • Run dishwasher as required
  • Follow kitchen guidelines as set by the Ministry of Health
  • Check and maintain adequate levels of supplies
  • Perform temperature audits to ensure refrigerator and freezer are at correct temperatures
  • Set up/clear rooms for special meetings as required


Volunteer in a team environment, make friends! Join in caring for those in your community, apply and exapand your unique skills and expertise, and learn more about hospice palliative care services in your community.


  • Minimum of 18 years of age
  • General proficiency in English for reading and writing
  • Sensitive, compassionate, flexible and conscientious
  • Open-minded and non-judgmental
  • Respect for diversity, equity and inclusivity
  • Responsible, punctual and reliable
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Courteous and effective communication; active listening skills
  • Work within role boundaries and position scope
  • Work well in a team or independently, open to guidance as an opportunity for self-growth
  • Manage stressful situations, remain calm in an emergency
  • Strong time management skills
  • Comfortable asking questions and seeking information
  • Meet physical requirements of the position; able to work on your feet for longer periods of time. Each shift is 4 hours, there are times to sit.
  • Review of kitchen routine guidelines, completion of food handling training 
  • Sucessful completion of the screening requirements and Bethell New Volunteer Onboard Training

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

Time Commitment
This is a Long Term (More than 6 months) commitment
Shifts are available on the following days
 - Monday Evening, Tuesday Evening, Wednesday Evening, Thursday Evening, Friday Evening, Saturday Morning, Saturday Afternoon, Saturday Evening, Sunday Morning, Sunday Afternoon, Sunday Evening

The reception position has 3 different shifts 7 days a week.  We have a greater need of volunteers for the weekend and evening shifts though recruit for other shifts as well.

Mornings - 9am to 1pm

Afternoons - 1pm to 5pm

Evenings - 5pm to 8:30pm


The training process for new front-line volunteers is made up of both virtual online learning and in person training sessions made up of Hospice Palliative Care Ontario training's along with Bethell Hospice specific trainings. New Volunteer On-board Trainings take place 2 to 3 times a year, usually in the spring (April) and the fall (October/November). 

For more information on volunteering at Bethell Hospice, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected] or call 905-838-3534, ext. 2247

More Details
Areas of Interest: Food Services, Healthcare
Accessibility: Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individuals, Older Adults

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