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Position: 933 - Volunteer Food Bank Assistant - * We are accepting volunteers during COVID *
Organization: Knights Table
Position Address: 287 Glidden Road, Unit 4, Brampton, ON L6W 1H9 (Kennedy & Glidden)
Location: Brampton
Accessibility: Not Accessible
Ideal for: Individual, Group, Co-op Placements, Newcomers
Description
The Knight's Table provides meals and food services to the needy and those affected by poverty in the Peel Region. We are currently looking for a 'Volunteer Food Bank Assistant'.

Your vounteering contribution in this 'role' will include:
- Receiving donations and collecting information from donors
- Weighing donations
- Stocking and organizing food bank shelves
- Filling food hampers
- Keeping the food bank organized and safe
- Assisting the food bank manager with other tasks as requested

*** Thank You for your interest in volunteering at the Knights Table. ***

To Apply:
1. Click on the yellow box 'Apply Now!' (above/below) to submit your name and contact information to us, confidentially
2. Follow through by:
> Scheduling an interview by telephoning the Knights Table: 905-454-8725
> For your interview at the Knights Table facility (see 'Map', below), be sure to bring along a completed VOLUNTEER APPLICATION your most recent resume, and 3 references. When you click on 'Apply Now!', you will have immediate access to the forms required for the interview

Goal
For over 27 years, Knights Table has served the needs of people dealing with issues of poverty and homelessness in Peel region. Driven by client needs, Knights Table is supported by a staff of 10 along with over 3,200 volunteers who are committed to assisting people who come through our doors. The staff and volunteers assist the clients regardless of colour, culture, religion, economic status, gender, sexual orientation, or social condition. We are supported by various levels of
government, businesses, charitable foundations, groups, churches and individuals. Their assistance makes it possible for our doors to remain open 365 days a year to serve over 79,000 meals annually.

The existence and scope of our organization would not be possible without a great team of volunteers. Join us and make a direct impact within your community, helping the less fortunate, the disadvantaged, and residents in need. Learn more about the Knight's Table (go to 'Social Media', below)!

Benefits
+ Take on a key role in a high-profile community service organization
+ Use/enhance your organizational and people skills, and refine your 'customer service' excellence
+ Excellent opportunity to 'network' with like-minded volunteers, staff, and Knights Table stakeholders
+ As you volunteer, develop an understanding of the needs of the disadvantaged and less fortunate in your community
+ Secondary school students can earn their '40 hours' community service graduation requirement
+ Personal satisfaction that your volunteering will make a direct impact upon the health and well being of residents in your community

Position Qualifications
● Passion for helping others by volunteering
● Commitment to learn about the Knights Table, its food bank operations and associated outreaches
● Ready and able to volunteer for AT LEAST 3 MONTHS
● Prepared to adhere to an agreed weekly schedule
● Prior 'customer service' and/or 'office administration' experience is welcome (not required)
● Respect for health and safety procedures
*** Must be able to lift groceries, bend and reach

PLEASE NOTE: Volunteers will be required to fill out an APPLICATION prior to scheduling an interview (see 'Description', above)
Min Age: 16    Police Check: No

Time Commitment
Duration:Short Term (3 months or less)
Monday Morning, Monday Afternoon, Tuesday Morning, Tuesday Afternoon, Wednesday Morning, Wednesday Afternoon, Thursday Morning, Thursday Afternoon, Friday Morning, Friday Afternoon, Saturday Morning, Saturday Afternoon, Sunday Morning, Sunday Afternoon
A minimum 3 month commitment is required for this role.

Specific weekly scheduling will be worked out as part of the volunteer screening process.

Training
1. Orientation about the Knights Table
2. Training for the 'role', plus ongoing support, with emphasis on COVID-19 health and safety

*** Upon submitting an application, volunteers will go through a 15 minute interview.

Area(s) of Interest: Office Administration, Customer Service, Food Services, Holiday & Festive, Research/Evaluation
How to Contact
Send an Email Message
Social Media
http://www.knightstable.org
https://www.facebook.com/knightstable/
https://twitter.com/Knights_Table
https://youtu.be/_pBa3PfTHaI


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