Zebra corporate volunteer CIBC group

Connect with your team and support our community

Since the pandemic began, we’ve seen a record number of food bank visits in Mississauga and will require additional support from volunteers to keep up with demand. Join us this fall to reconnect with your team during a volunteer shift at The Mississauga Food Bank. 

Corporations are required to make a minimum donation of $100 per person to book a corporate volunteer shift.

COVID-19 Vaccine Policy:

The Mississauga Food Bank is committed to providing and maintaining a workplace that is free of recognized hazards to safeguard the health and well-being of staff and their families, volunteers, clients, and others who spend time in our facility from the risks associated with COVID-19.

Effective September 7, 2021 – All volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before volunteering. Volunteers are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the second dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine.

To read the full policy, click here. If you have questions or a written, approved medical exemption from the vaccine, please email kimberley@themississaugafoodbank.org.

As recommended by Health Canada and the World Health Organization, we have implemented guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 including:

  • Increased sanitation
  • Physical distancing
  • Reduced building capacity
  • PPE for staff and volunteers

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, do not visit The Mississauga Food Bank if you have:

  • Traveled abroad within the past 14 days.
  • Been exposed to COVID-19 within the last 14 days.
  • Difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, a high temperature, cough, or sore throat.

If you already have a shift booked and wish to re-schedule it for a later date, please notify your point of contact at The Mississauga Food Bank.

Position purpose:

Help to animate and operate a Community Food Market serving food bank clients in high priority neighborhoods, offering fresh fruits and vegetables in a welcoming outdoor setting.

Responsibilities:

  • Setting up tables, tents, and signage for the market.
  • Assisting with unloading produce from the delivery vehicle and setting it up on tables.
  • You will engage with clients through friendly service-oriented conversation while providing them with fresh food.
  • You will complete client intake using link 2 Feed on provided laptops and tablets.
  • Following the market, you will assist with tear down and clean up and returning any product left onto The Mississauga Food Bank vehicles.
  • Volunteer hours for the Community Food Markets are Thursdays from 10 am – 3:30 p.m.

Reports to:

Programs Manager

Qualifications:

  • Volunteers do not need prior experience but must be comfortable
    engaging with clients face to face.
  • Must be 19+ years of age.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Fluency in English.
  • An additional language will be an asset (Arabic, Spanish, Urdu, Punjabi, Tamil, Polish, or another language)
  • Ability to stand for 2- 4 hours.
  • Ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather- rain or shine.
  • Ability to lift small boxes/bags of fruits and vegetables – about 20 to 30 lbs.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Patience and understanding/sensitivity to unique client needs.
  • Covid-19 Vaccine required.

Time commitment:

Varies; approximately 5 hours a week from September 23rd to November 11th, 2021- Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Benefits:

  • Training relevant to the role will be provided onsite. 
  • Participate in outdoor food markets serving the community.
  • Gain experience and insight into poverty and hunger issues in Mississauga.