Christmas & Holiday Hampers Volunteer

(Wesley , 52 Catharine St, Wesley Adminstrative Office)

Position ID: V-HVC0131 Last Full Update: 08 Dec 2021
Opportunity Details
ContactNicole White, Special Events & Volunteer Administrator, Wesley; Phone: 905-528-5629; Email:
DutiesThe Christmas & Holiday Hampers is an annual program providing food, knitted items and new gifts to children, youth and adults living below the low income cut-off in Hamilton, as well as Halton Region and Brantford-Brant. 
Volunteers are needed to deliver pre-packed hampers to Wesley programs. Volunteers will be using their personal vehicles. 
You will be positioned at front door. Key duties are but not limited to: 
- Ensuring volunteers sign in and sign out 
- Informing visitors that the Christmas & Holiday Hampers is not a public program 
- Some lifting and moving of hampers will be involved 
Lead Food & Gift Volunteers:  
You will ensure the inventory is up to date and being communicated to other volunteers. Key duties are but not limited to: 
- Organize and date items in storage 
- Move items from storage to tables 
- Keep a safe work environment 
- Some lifting and moving of hampers will be involved 
Hamper Packers:  
You will assist with the packing of hampers. 
- This role will be done at tables. Volunteers can sit or stand. 
- Some lifting and moving of hampers will be involved 
You will be responsible for moving donations from vehicles to indoor storage. You will monitor and maintain traffic flow around the Christmas Store, also to endure safe and quick deliveries. Key duties are but not limited to: 
- Assist with unloading donations from vehicles 
- Carrying items from outdoors to downstairs storage 
- Volunteer must be able to lift and carry heavy items 
Community Pick Ups:  
Only on days with community pick-ups. You are responsible for confirming identification, give food/gift hampers and help with other duties when there isn’t any hampers to pick up
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BenefitsSupporting a service that provides programming for vulnerable members of the community 
Develop communication and interpersonal skills through interaction with clients, staff, and other volunteers
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Newcomers / English as a second language
Areas of InterestCommunity / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Food Services / Nutrition ; Guide / Greeter ; Holiday / Festive Volunteering ; Manual Labour / Physical Labour ; Program Coordination / Support ; Shelf Stocking / Warehousing / Inventory ; Social Interaction ; Transportation / Driver / Delivery
Skills/ExperienceDependability & Trustworthiness ; Leadership ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Team Work
Commitment LengthShort Term
LocationPioneer Memorial Church, 1074 King Street East, Hamilton
Number of PositionsBurlington ; Hamilton: 20 individual(s) 
20 individual(s) needed in total.
TransportationNear public transit
Police CheckRequired
Additional Requirements- Volunteer to sign Special Events Oath of Confidentiality. 
- Review Wesley Christmas & Holiday Hampers: COVID-19 Protocols. 
- Volunteers are required to wear masks and maintain social distancing measures. 
Please Note: All volunteers are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Human Resources. In the event that volunteers are unable to get their COVID-19 vaccination, completion of an educational session and weekly antigen testing at their 
own expense to provide a negative result will be required.
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Organization NameWesley , 52 Catharine St, Wesley Adminstrative Office