Kitchen Assistant

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Position description: 

Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House (MPNH) is a leader in building a healthy and engaged neighbourhood by connecting people and strengthening their capacity to create change. We are looking for help in our kitchen, in which we prepare and serve meals for members of the community. 


On Tuesdays we host a Seniors Lunch, where we invite seniors and older adults (55+) to join us for a healthy social lunch. Volunteers are needed to prepare and serve the meal, and help with the set up, take down, and clean up of the lunch.

On Fridays we host a Community Lunch, where we invite all community members to join us for a healthy multigenerational social lunch. Volunteers are needed to prepare and serve the meal, and help with the set up, take down, and clean up of the lunch. 


Duties could include:

Basic food preparation - peeling, chopping, grating, measuring, cooking, etc
Serving plates to the guests at the table in Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House's dining hall
Monitoring and maintaining the coffee and tea station
Clearing tables and washing the plates after the lunch service
Set up the dining hall with tables and chairs, folding and storing them afterwards


New volunteers at Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House are required:

To submit a volunteer application, including two non-family references
To complete a criminal record check
To complete MPNH's orientation

To volunteer with our food programs, volunteers should be:

Friendly, caring, empathic and welcoming towards all other volunteers, staff, and guests from a diverse range of ages and cultural backgrounds
Knowledgable in safe food handling practices, clean and orderly, able to operate safely and cooperatively in a kitchen with others
Able to lift and carry plates, pots and pans, tables and chairs, etc

Role is suitable for: 
English as a second language (ESL)
Additional Information: 

If you are interested, please contact MPNH's Volunteer Programmer Elizabeth McIllfaterick and indicate which of the days (Tuesdays and/or Fridays) you are available to volunteer. 

How to apply:
Contact person: 
Elizabeth McIllfaterick
Contact phone: 
Contact e-mail: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Health, Social Services
Position type:
Number of volunteers required:
Position start/end date:
22 May 2019
Time Committment:
2 Hours Per Week
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Work location:
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
800 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5T 1Y1