Jewish Family Services (Food Security Delivery Volunteer)

Organization Name: Jewish Family Services
Opportunity Title: Food Security Delivery Volunteer
Category: Social and Community Service
Commitment: Less than 6 months, 6 months to 1 year, Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: November 29, 2020
End Date: November 21, 2021

Email: volunteer@jfsvancouver.ca
Website: https://www.jfsvancouver.ca/
Details:
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
Opportunity Description:

Can you help pick up and deliver food hampers to folks in your community in need?

We need drivers to pick up prepared food hampers from Jewish Family Services at our distribution centres and hubs for delivery throughout the Lower Mainland to clients in need. Jewish Family Services helps families and individuals in the Jewish and broader community. Our sites are in the following cities.

Vancouver, Burnaby, North Vancouver, Richmond, Coquitlam, and Surrey.

How this works

Arrive at the Food Bank or hub locations 10 minutes before your shift. Phone the onsite coordinator, who will provide you with details of where to pick up your hampers. Routes and instructions are sent to delivery drivers in advance of their scheduled shift.

Jewish Family Services Contact: Please contact Kristina Moser at volunteer@jfsvancouver.ca if you have questions.

Site Contact: Kristina Moser, volunteer@jfsvancouver.ca or 604-558-5707 .

Time Commitment: 3 hours weekly. This is a recurring commitment to fulfil an ongoing need. Shifts are available on a weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and ad-hoc basis. Shifts are available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR VOLUNTEERS: Please contact kmoser@jfsvancouver.ca immediately if:

  • you feel unwell before or on the day of your shift. Please stay home and do not volunteer.
  • you are unable to fulfil your shift commitment. If possible, please try to provide a minimum notice of two days to allow us to make alternate arrangements or find another volunteer.

REMINDER: It’s important to notify us if you’re unable to fulfil your commitment – this will allow another volunteer to register for your spot.

 

Your health and safety are important to us

Maintain physical distancing by keeping a minimum 2-meter distance between you and any other person, not in your immediate family.

Wearing a non-medical mask or face covering while out in public is recommended for periods when it’s not possible to consistently maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others, particularly in crowded public settings.

Avoid touching your face and, in particular, your eyes, nose and mouth.

Practice good hand hygiene by washing your hands thoroughly and often. Wash hands with soap for a minimum of 20 seconds and rinse under clean running water.

If you are unwell, please stay home and do not volunteer. If you are at all unsure of your health status, the BC Centre for Disease Control’s online self-assessment tool is available at https://covid19.thrive.health/.

Disclaimer   

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Initiative:                  COVID-19 Community Response – Pick up/Delivery Drivers

Qualifications:        Volunteer Waiver, valid driver’s license, access to a vehicle,  must be 18 years or older

 

 

 

 

 

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