Our Place places volunteers in four main program areas on an ongoing basis in support of our daily operations.
Volunteers in our dining room assist our food services team members by making sandwiches, peeling and chopping vegetables, and other food preparation; sanitizing and setting tables; serving meals; and helping with clean-up activities. Sometimes there may be other jobs, such as organizing the pantry or walk-in cooler.
Volunteers in our nutrition bar serve coffee and snacks, slice cakes and other baked goods, and wipe down and clear tables.
Volunteers in our clothing room help sort and size clothing items and transfer them to racks, hand out hygiene supplies to family members, hand out and record blankets distributed to family members and record the types of items handed out each day.
Health and Wellness
Volunteers in our hygiene area clean and disinfect showers, fold towels, and prepare bins for family members by placing a towel, washcloth, soap and shampoo in individual bins.
We are currently looking for volunteers to help at our reception desk. These volunteers must be sociable, able to answer phones, take messages, and represent Our Place Society to general public inquiries. They will interact with family members, staff, and members of the wider community.
Enjoy driving? What about for a good cause? We are looking for responsible individuals with full driver’s licenses to help with pick-up and deliveries of donations.
Volunteers need to be available weekdays (Monday to Friday) within the hours of 7 am and 5:30 pm. Volunteer placements are not available on evenings and weekends at the present time. Volunteers typically commit to one two- to four-hour shift per week, though we can and do offer as much flexibility as we can when placing a volunteer. Placement is dependent upon there being an opening in the schedule that matches a volunteer’s interests and availability at the time of placement. We require our volunteers to be 19 years of age or older, though we do make exceptions for junior and high school student groups who are placed in our dining room and when adult supervision is provided.
The first step in becoming a volunteer is to attend a volunteer orientation. During these sessions, prospective volunteers are provided with a tour of our facility, which is an opportunity to show you (rather than simply tell you) what we do here and how our volunteers support our family.
Please contact Rodrigo by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 250 388 7112, ext 243 if you would like more information and/or if you would like to be scheduled for a volunteer orientation.
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