About the Position
Position #: 15884
OrganizationFood Bank of Waterloo Region
Position: Holiday Ambassadors - Grocery Store Food Drive
Location: 50 Alpine Court, Kitchener, ON, Canada
Impact Statement: Volunteers are our most valuable resource and an integral part of fighting hunger in our community. Each year, our volunteers contribute time equivalent of 12 full time staff!
Description: The Food Bank is looking for friendly, polite, professional and fun volunteers to represent us at our upcoming grocery store campaigns! Food and fund donations collected during grocery store food drives help us restock our shelves with many of our most needed items. Each campaign, dozens of volunteers donate 300+ hours of time to help in the fight against hunger in our community. Over $62,000 and 26,000 pounds of food was raised in this campaign in 2018, that’s 192,000 meals for our neighbours in need!

What’s involved: Distributing food drive bags and a list of our most needed food items to customers as they enter the store, as well as accepting donations of food and funds.

Time commitment: 2 hours of your time will make a big difference in the amount of food and funds donated by shoppers, and will have a big impact on hunger in our community.
Requirements: Physical Demand, Work Without Supervision
Training Details: Training will be provided.
Working Conditions: Indoors, outdoors, all sorts of weather. Lots of time standing, walking and some heavy lifting (up to 40 lbs) when assisting with setup and accepting donations of food.
Duration: Special event
Timing: Weekday - Evening, Weekend - Daytime, Weekend - Evening
Time Detail: Thursday, December 19 and Friday, December 20: 5:00pm-7:00pm
Saturday, December 21 and Sunday, December 22: Many 2-hour shifts available

Many grocery stores to choose from - contact us for more details.
Special Event Start Date: 2019-12-19
Special Event End Date: 2019-12-22
Age: 16+
Ideal for: An Individual, A Group
Transportation: On a bus route
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible entrance, Designated accessible parking space, Accessible work space
Area(s) of Interest: Fund Development, Food/Hospitality, Special Events
Skill(s): Interpersonal Communication, Verbal Communication, Problem Solving, Accountability
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website: http://www.thefoodbank.ca
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Lindsay Irvine
Phone: 519-743-5576 Ext. 334
Address: 50 Alpine Court Kitchener, N2E 2M7


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