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:

  • 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 TMFB vehicles.
  • Volunteer hours for the Community Food Markets are Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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.

Reports to:

Programs Manager.

Time commitment:

Varies; approximately 3 hours a week from October 14th to November 4th, 2021- Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Additional requirement:

Must have own transportation or access to transit.

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.