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

COVID-19 Vaccine Policy:

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 julia@themississaugafoodbank.org.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and direction in the animation of the Community Market
  • Coordinate with warehouse operations for delivery of food, supplies and equipment
  • Direct all activities at the Community Market site
  • Direct set up of tables, tents and signage for the market
  • Assist with Covid-19 screening for participants
  • Assist with unloading food, equipment and supplies from the delivery vehicle and oversee setup
  • Engage with clients through friendly service-oriented conversation while providing them with fresh food 
  • Complete client intake using Link 2 Feed on provided laptops and tablets
  • Lead and direct teardown and clean up of the market event and coordinate return of any remaining product left back to The Mississauga Food Bank 
  • Volunteer hours for the Community Market are Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Qualifications:

  • Leadership or supervisory experience
  • 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

Reports to:

Programs Manager.

Location:

Malton Community Garden (Elmcreek Park).

Time Commitment:

One set day per week,  approximately 8 hours a week from August to October 2022.

Support Provided:

Remote supervision and support provided. 

Additional Requirement:

Must have own transportation or access to transit.

Benefits:

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