Market/Food Bank Volunteer

(Kerr Street Mission, Family Programs)

Position ID: V-HVC0927 Last Full Update: 19 Nov 2019
Opportunity Details
ContactDoris Nearing, Volunteer Coordinator, Kerr Street Mission; Email:
DutiesTo assist clients through all stages of their market experience and to provide comfort, dignity and a sense of safety to those using our services at KSM. 
The volunteer may participate in various activities within the market including: 
Store Entry: 
-Call market numbers, greet clients as they enter the food bank, ensure that the store is not overwhelmed by too many clients shopping at a single time, ensure bags are kept at the front of the store. 
Store Assistant: 
-Assist clients requiring help with their shopping baskets or with bagging, monitor the items in the fridge and ensure the proper amount is being fairly given, help clients make informed choices with food availability 
-Enter checkout items on the register while monitoring total basket, ensure that vouchers are marked correctly, oversee items leaving the food bank and make sure they are allotted on the vouchers, totalling the final sales at the end of day and recording sales numbers.
More Info
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+)
Areas of InterestCustomer / Sales Services ; Donations - Food, Fresh Items ; Donations - Food, Non-Perishable Items ; Food Services / Nutrition ; Guide / Greeter
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Patience ; -Ability to respond firmly, compassionately and with grace 
-Understanding of compassion, valuing diversity, and awareness of issues facing this particular population 
-Must be present and on time for hours of market operation
Commitment LengthLong Term
Interaction LevelLarge Group
Minimum Hours3 / Week
Dates and TimesWednesday: Morning 
Thursday: Evening 
Friday: Morning 
Saturday: Morning
SeasonsYear Round
Location485 Kerr St, Oakville
Number of PositionsOakville: 5 individual(s) 
5 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Support from Staff
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsCriminal Reference Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening is required
Agency Details
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Organization NameKerr Street Mission, Family Programs
Office Phone905-845-7485
Address & Map
485 Kerr St
Oakville, ON L6K 3C6
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