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Volunteer Driver


  • WHERE
    Mississauga, ON
  • WHEN
    Oct 16, 2019 - May 28, 2020

DESCRIPTION

The Mississauga Food Bank’s vision is a Mississauga where no one goes hungry.
Do you want to make a difference in your community by helping to feed your hungry neighbours?

Purpose
Assist The Mississauga Food Bank (TMFB) in delivering food to clients who experience mobility barriers that hinder or prevent them from accessing their neighbourhood food bank.

Responsibilities
Participate in the initial 1.5-hour training/orientation
Arrive on schedule at TMFB’s warehouse and report to the Program Leader
Carefully review information on your client lists regarding their food needs, including food allergies
According to each list, pick food items, including fresh produce, stocked in the TMFB Cupboard
Pack individual food baskets for 3-4 clients
Load your vehicle and review your scheduled route
Deliver food at clients’ doors by handing food to them or placing food directly inside the home by the door
Complete your deliveries between your scheduled hours and return home afterwards

Qualifications
Must be 18 years or older*
Possess and provide proof of valid driver’s license*
Access to a vehicle, and vehicle insurance, with the ability to abide by all road safety rules and security check protocols*
Able to provide a Vulnerable Sector Check*
Dependable and committed, with attention to detail and a willingness to be flexible
Possess a working cell phone
Ability to lift 20-35 lbs
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work with diverse groups of people
Ability to show respect for privacy and dignity for those seeking emergency food support
Punctual
Highly motivated and results-driven with a demonstrated ability to problem-solve and adapt in a fast-paced, high-pressure warehouse environment
Ability to work collaboratively in a team with a positive attitude

*Required

Important Consideration: Reimbursement for mileage travelled will not be provided

Reports to: Volunteer Coordinator

Location: Start at TMFB Office (3121 Universal Drive, Mississauga) and travel to various locations on the designated delivery route

Duration: 6 months up to a year

Time Commitment: One 4-hour shift/week from Monday (1:00 pm to 3:00 pm) or Wednesday (6:00 pm to 8:00 pm) Same day every week

Training Provided: A one-hour mandatory in-person training session provided. Ongoing, hands-on training and support.

Benefits: Deliver food to hungry neighbours on behalf of TMFB. Build valuable experience and develop your social service skills while making a difference in your community.

Environment: We value the contributions of our volunteers, so we have a professional workspace, up-to-date technology, and a lunchroom with all the tea or coffee you can drink!

This position requires a rigorous level of screening that corresponds to the risk associated with unsupervised volunteers delivering food packages to clients’ homes.

If you are interested in applying, contact Julia de Paz at julia@themississaugafoodbank.org.

Who You'll be Assisting

The Mississauga Food Bank

Vision: A Mississauga where no one goes hungry

Mission: Effectively sourcing, managing and distributing healthy food to those in need.


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Who You'll be Assisting

The Mississauga Food Bank

Vision: A Mississauga where no one goes hungry

Mission: Effectively sourcing, managing and distributing healthy food to those in need.