The Mississauga Food Bank will be conducting surveys to collect and publish data for its annual Face of Hunger impact report. This research is important for both programming and advocacy efforts to ultimately reduce hunger. 

Position Purpose:
Assist the Mississauga Food Bank to collect accurate information from clients who visit our network of agencies across the city of Mississauga.

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:

  • You will be responsible for collecting survey data from food bank clients on a one on one basis either in person or through the phone.
  • You will assist with recording the answers and take all the necessary notes on a laptop, tablet, or paper.
  • Prior to surveying, you will need to complete training on surveying protocols with the Programs team.
  • Volunteer hours for collecting responses are during the day or evening time from Monday to Friday.

Reports to:

Agency Relations Assistants and Agency Relations Coordinator.

Length of Appointment:

3-6  hours a week. From June 6 to June 30, 2022. Hours and shifts vary to suit your schedule.

Qualifications:

  • Volunteers do not need prior experience in evaluation but must be comfortable
    engaging with clients to complete the survey either in person or by phone.
  • Must be 19+ years of age.
  • Since the volunteer will be interacting with clients, excellent people skills will be required.
  • Fluency in English and good note-taking skills.
  • Ability to work with the public.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Patience and understanding/sensitivity to unique client needs.

An additional language will be an asset (Arabic, Spanish, Urdu, Punjabi, Tamil, Polish or another language).

Time Commitment:

Varies; approximately 3-6 hours on weekdays.

Support provided:

Onsite/virtual supervision and support provided.

Benefits:

  • Training relevant to the role will be provided either on-site or virtually.
  • Gain experience and insight into poverty and hunger issues in Mississauga.
  • Participate in important research and gain interviewing skills.