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Community Dining Program Volunteer

About the program: 

This volunteer position will support Access Alliance’s Community Dining Program. The successful candidate will provide support in the set-up, cooking, and clean-up duties in the kitchen. They will help serve nutritious meals to community members while simultaneously helping combat food insecurity in the Taylor Massey-Oakridge neighbourhood. Furthermore, the lead volunteer (decided the week before) has the opportunity to coordinate the menu (within a set budget) for the following Friday, and lead the prepping/cooing process under the guidance of the AAMHCS staff coordinator. 

Tasks: 
  • Cooking, chopping, slicing 
  • Cleaning and washing 
  • Lifting (cooked stews in big pots, food from storage rooms, etc.)
  • Snack and cutlery prep 
  • Greet community members 
Location: 

AccessPoint on Danforth
3079 Danforth Ave. 
Toronto, ON M1L 1A8 

Time Commitment: 

Fridays – 10:30 am – 3:30 pm 4-5 hours per week 

Role Type: 

Program/Project Support 

Format: 

In-person

Qualification and Requirements 
  • Ability to work in high-pace, high-energy environment, and be on your feet for an extended period of time
  • Comfortable with prepping, cooking, and serving meals 
  • Ability to work in a team and take initiative 
  • Good communication skills 
  • Open and willing to work with an underserved community 
Assets, but not required: 
  • Experience working for large groups of people 
  • Toronto Safe Handling of Food Certificate 
  • Can speak a second language that is common in the neighbourhood (i.e. Danforth: Amharic, Bengali, Urdu, Farsi, Arabic) 
Benefits for the volunteer: 
  • Opportunity to interact with fellow volunteers and members of the community 
  • Gain leadership skills 
  • Gain experience volunteering in a community setting 
  • Gain experience volunteering for a non-profit organization
  • Be involved in shaping your community 
  • Opportunities for training such as Food Handler’s Certificate 
Number of positions available: 

5-7 

Apply by: 

Until filled

To Apply: 

Complete an application form by clicking here

Please fill Community Dining Program as the “Position Title” in the Application Form

For more information about this program contact:

Maria Dasoo – Community Health Worker – Vaccine Engagement Lead

mdasoo@accessalliance.ca

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We welcome and encourage immigrants and refugees to volunteer with us! We encourage applications from volunteers who reflect the broad diversity of the communities we work with, including those from racialized and LGBTQ2+ communities.