Compassion Volunteer
(Compassion Society of Halton)

Position ID: V-HVC0553 Last Full Update: 20 Oct 2011
Opportunity Details
CommentsShort shifts, 10 or 11 am to 2 or 3 approx.
ContactMina Wahidi, Founder/ Director, Compassion Society of Halton; Phone: 905 592 3722; Email:
DutiesPreparation before opening. We open at 12 but need to organize food received that morning from Food for Life and Refresh Foods. Clothes sorting, screening and organizing.
BenefitsHelp the community, great for references and the volunteers have way to much fun!
ClientsVisitors to be treated with respect, and kind words. 
Immediate dismissal for any volunteer treating a client without dignity.
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon 
10am/11am to 3pm/4pm
SeasonsFrom October, our client numbers sharply rise as the cold weather arrives.
Volunteering Location484 Plains Road East, Unit 7
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Number of PositionsBurlington: 6 individual(s)
Ages12 year(s) and up
Suitable for high school diplomaYes
Minimum Hours2 / Week
TrainingPlease apply through Volunteer Halton, “Yes, I’d like to volunteer” button on the top, and we will receive your interest and respond back. Orientation is offered and you are paired with a senior volunteer during first 3 shifts to show you the ropes.
TransportationOn Bus Route ; You gotta get here. Bus stop right in front of the plaza.  
Bus #1 W from Burlington GO heading to Aldershot GO, get off after Mapleview Mall on Plains Rd at Shoppers Drugmart, cross the road (Bingo Plaza) and we are there. 
Bus #1 E from Aldershot GO heading to Burlington GO (Mapleview Mall), get off on Plains Rd across Shoppers Drugmart, at the Bingo Plaza and we are there. 
Interaction LevelSorting clothes - interaction with other volunteers  
Food table - direct contact with clients  
Front sorter - general friendly chat with clients, also offer to help them look for sizes, read a book with a child as mom looks around.
Police CheckRequired
Volunteer CategoriesAny (Community Involvement) ; Any (Environment) ; Any (Food Bank) ; Any (Social) ; Assist clients ; Manpower - general helper ; Recycling ; Sorting goods
Skills/ExperienceWilling to learn and have some fun.
Additional RequirementsKnowledge of languages other than English is an asset. Please alert us to this in your application.
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Organization NameCompassion Society of Halton
Office Phone905-592-3722
Address & Map
484 Plains Rd E, Unit 7
Burlington, ON L7T 2E1
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