You can make a difference in the lives of vulnerable men, women, and youth in Waterloo Region. We rely on our passionate, dedicated volunteers to keep serving those in need. Join the Ray of Hope family today, and demonstrate the love of Christ to neighbours struggling with poverty, homelessness, hunger, and addiction.
Pandemic Dishwasher volunteers will support staff and meal program volunteers by helping clean all the cooking/serving dishes used in creating and serving the daily meal. Pandemic Dishwasher volunteers will also help to support the physical health and safety of everyone at the Community Centre by helping to clean and sanitize the kitchen area at the end of each shift. Face masks are required for the duration of the shift. PPE will be supplied.
Pandemic Server volunteers will support staff by serving sit down meals to guests in the dining room, providing Grab and Go meals out the main foyer doors to those who do not wish to stay, and supporting washroom use to ensure physical distancing and proper sanitation will be followed. Pandemic Server volunteers will also help to support the physical health and safety of everyone at the Community Centre by helping to clean and sanitize at the end of each shift. Face masks are required for the duration of the shift. PPE will be supplied.
Pandemic Coffee Server
Pandemic Coffee servers will be in charge of the coffee station. They will be responsible to make the coffee, serve the coffee, and distribute the coffee to anyone desiring one in acceptable socially distanced ways. They will be responsible to keep the coffee station clean (food safety) and sanitized (pandemic safety) during their shifts. They will be expected to have excellent spoken English, be friendly and outgoing at all times and get to know the names and preferences of the guests they are working with. Face masks are required for the duration of the shift. PPE will be supplied.
Pandemic Marketplace Shelf-Stocker
Pandemic Marketplace Shelf-Stocker will assist staff to unpack and sort weekly product shipments from the FoodBank of Waterloo Region. The role includes unpacking/packing boxes of food, moving them to/from appropriate storage (lifting 30 lbs), restocking shelves, packaging produce, bread items or other grocery items as required, periodically sanitizing all work surfaces, and general cleanup as required. Face masks are required for the duration of the shift. PPE will be supplied.
Pandemic YE Kitchen Helper
Pandemic YE Kitchen Helpers will assist Youth Employment staff and students to prepare and package 100’s of healthy breakfasts and lunches in the Ray of Hope Community Center kitchen. These will be distributed on site and in the community to our homeless guests who are in need. The role includes helping to prepare the food, and then help package it up as individual meals; packaging desserts or other food items, possibly some baking, slicing bread, dishwashing, periodically sanitizing all work surfaces and general kitchen clean up. Face masks are required.
If you wish to volunteer as a meal team, reach out to Jaime Wright for group inquiries.
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