Cooks/Kitchen Assistants

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Position description: 

We are looking for friendly, dedicated cooks and kitchen assistants to prepare healthy meals for members of our Centre one day a week (Tuesday, Thursday or possibly Fridays). In this rewarding role, you will have an opportunity to share your cooking with up to 20 appreciative seniors.

We are a non-profit seniors' centre located in the South Granville area that offers a variety of social, recreational, and wellness programs and services. Our lunch program is an important food security initiative that provides low income seniors with affordable, nutritious meals in a welcoming social setting.


  • Arrive at 9:00AM, allowing sufficient preparation time for lunch to be served at 12:00PM.
  • Prepare meals according to Canadian Kitchen Regulations: Clean counters before and after food preparation, keep the kitchen clean and organized during food preparation, prepare and handle food according to FoodSafe regulations.
  • Expedite prepared meals with the help of a small team of kitchen help volunteers.
  • Communicate professionally with staff, Centre members, and volunteers.
  • Create a comfortable and friendly environment for all kitchen volunteers.
  • Make decisions with regards to menu planning, giving consideration to feedback from Centre members and food costs.
  • Liaise regularly with the Program Coordinator and Office Administrator.
  • Availability to volunteer one day a week (Tuesdays, Thursdays or possibly Fridays) from 9:00AM-2:00PM for a minimum 3 month commitment.
  • FoodSafe certification is required
  • Experience working in a kitchen environment.
  • Patience and a positive attitude.
  • Ability to create and prepare a variety of meals.
  • Ability to lead and interact positively with kitchen help volunteers.
  • Ability to speak a language other than English is an asset, but not necessary.
Volunteer skills: 
Role is suitable for: 
Additional Information: 

Volunteer application & interview | Criminal Records check (cost covered by South Granville Seniors Centre) | FoodSafe Certificate

How to apply: 
If interested, please contact our Program and Volunteer Coordinator Merredith at or at 604-732-0812.
Contact person: 
Merredith Hung
Contact phone: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Health, Social Services
We work together with adults ages 55+ to support their well-being in ways that promote friendship, diversity and individual worth.
Position type:
Number of volunteers required:
Position start/end date:
15 Oct 2019
Time Committment:
4 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Daytime, Weekdays
Work location:
South Granville Seniors Centre
1420 W12th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6H1M8