Weekly Market Helper

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COVID-19 Support: 
No
Virtual work: 
No
Position description: 

Kiwassa Food programs are looking for individuals who are willing to help us run our fresh and affordable produce market each week in Pandora Park. We will be basing our operations out of the park’s fieldhouse during the winter months but have held our markets out in the fresh air since the start of fall and will continue to do this once spring arrives.

Our Food Program is in great need of a delivery driver/biker for their Food Hampers, and a market helper for their Weekly Food Markets. The Food Programs have been helping vulnerable populations, including seniors and immunocompromised, during the pandemic, and need help in continuing this great work! It is also important to note that volunteers in these positions will not be in direct physical contact with vulnerable populations.

Kiwassa is also taking careful COVID-19 precautions to ensure safety for all our volunteers, including 2-metre physical distancing, no sharing of objects, mandatory mask requirement, and available sanitizers.

Qualifications: 

Ideally, we are looking for someone who has:

  • Prior experience working in customer service or market settings
  • Ability to divide and count produce
  • Basic math and addition skills for working cash register
  • Friendly disposition and ability to work well with others
  • Quick learner
  • Time management

Perks of this position:

  • Contribute a helpful service to the broader community
  • Learn how to operate a produce market
  • Work independently as part of a bigger team
  • Meet interesting people
  • Discount & free produce
Role is suitable for: 
13 - 18
Student
Adult
Senior
All Ages
Families
Groups
English as a second language (ESL)
People with physical disabilities
People with intellectual disabilities
Additional Information: 

Find out more about Kiwassa here https://www.kiwassa.ca/about-us

We are always looking for fun, enthusiastic, responsible and community-minded people to join our volunteer family. You don’t have to have a specific skill or be an expert to start volunteering with us, as long as you are willing to learn, share, contribute and make a difference in the community.

We look for support in many areas of our programming. Our volunteers work with children, youth, seniors and neighbours of all ages. Our volunteers prepare meals in the kitchen, provide tutoring support, support newcomers with interpretation, chat with neighbours at our community events, and help keep things organized behind the scenes. We have volunteers supporting in diverse community programs like crafts, dance, foodbank, summer camp, daycare and English as a Second Language classes.

We offer ongoing training for our volunteers, and an opportunity to develop your leadership, facilitation and community engagement skills. Volunteer work is a great way to gain new skills and give back to your community!

How to apply: 
https://www.kiwassa.ca/volunteer/
Contact person: 
Elise Barber
Contact phone: 
604-254-5401
Contact e-mail: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Capacity Building
Volunteerism
Mission:
To cultivate opportunities with people and partners to build a socially just, resilient, and connected community.
Position type:
Number of volunteers required:
10
Position start/end date:
26 Oct 2020
Time Committment:
3 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Daytime, Weekdays
Work location:
Kiwassa Neighbourhood House
2425 Oxford Street
Vancouver, BC V5K 1M7
Last Updated: December 3, 2020
Posting will Automatically Expire: March 3, 2021