St. Vincent de Paul Society Kingston

Local Community - Kingston, ON
Member For 1 year
Alt Phone
Address85 Stephen Street, Kingston, ON
Do you accept secondary/high school student volunteers? Yes
Do you/would you consider accepting post-secondary student placements? Yes

What is the Role? In the meal program the volunteers will be packing the take-out lunches for clients to pick up. You will also be serving coffee and helping clients with the fresh produce that comes in from donation. This role can be high paced and active for the full 4 hours that you may be volunteering. The role is designed with 5 volunteers on each shift and will allow you to take a break as needed or to switch roles that may be a bit less demanding. What do you wear? All meal program volunteers need to have their hair pulled back if it is long enough to be. We ask that volunteers to always be in closed toed shoes. Volunteers can wear casual clothing that is appropriate for the workplace. We ask that all volunteers wear an apron as they will be handling food during their shift. Volunteers are asked to come with proper hygiene as we are being role models to our clients and are handling food. Who do you report to? All volunteers will report to the Volunteer Coordinator. If time needs to be booked off, shifts need to be change or a concern has come up it is best to go directly to the volunteer coordinator to discuss. Volunteers will be supervised by the Meal Program Coordinator, who will assist in volunteer training and tasks during shift.

  • Background Check Required
  • Kingston, ON
  • Starting Immediately
  • 3-6hrs / day
  • 2 Spots Available of 2
  • Suitable For: Adults (18+)

Meal Program

Dates and Times

Currently looking for help on Tuesday and Thursday. Position starts at 9 volunteers can begin arriving no earlier then 840 and would be helping until 1pm.

Required Qualifications

You need to acquire a CPIC and I can provide a letter that can be used to cover the cost. We do not reimburse.

Position Responsibilities

What to do during shift, from start to finish. Start of Shift/ during • Sign into Volunteer sign-in binder before beginning your shift. • Wipe down all worktable surfaces and coffee area with sanitizer. • Continue to make coffee if needed, you can also get ahead of rushes by making a few cups of two cream and two sugar (double double) as it is most asked for. • Assist Meal Program Coordinator with anything they may need. • Continue to prepare coffee as needed. Coffee starts at 9am. • Hand out lunches to clients in a calm, respectful manner. Lunches begin at 10am. • Respond to requests from clients in a respectful manner and refer to meal program coordinator for direction regarding any issues that may arise. • Under direction of the meal program coordinator assist with sorting donations of food including fresh fruit and vegetables and bread products. • Maintain the fresh food stand throughout the day. • Clients are to get one meal unless they can provide id for the other meals. Staff or other volunteers can help as many clients come daily. End of Day Duties • Last pot of coffee made by 12:30. • Thoroughly clean coffee station area and take pots to the kitchen. • Wipe down all table and workstation surfaces. • Put all recycling into recycling bags and cardboard into bins. • Ensure that the dining room is tidy and organized. • Sign out in the Binder.

Volunteer Benefits

Volunteers are directly packing up meals for clients which can be rewarding as you are a part of helping make someone's day a little better. That can be provided with a warm greeting and good food.