In collaboration with the Daily Bread Food Bank, the Mississauga Food Bank will be conducting surveys to collect and publish data for the Who’s Hungry 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 any of our eight food banks in the city of Mississauga.

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

  • Volunteers do not need prior experience in evaluation but must be comfortable
    intercepting clients to complete the survey.
  • 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 (Arabic, Spanish, Urdu, Punjabi, Tamil, Polish or another language) will be an asset

Benefits:

  • Training relevant to the role will be provided onsite
  • Gain experience in poverty and hunger issues in Mississauga
  • Participate in important research and gain interviewing skills

Time Commitment:

Varies; approximately 6 hours a week for the month of March and April.

Length of Appointment:

6- 8  hours a week for the month of March and April. Hours and shifts vary to suit your schedule.

Location:

Eight different locations in Mississauga