Congregate Dining Assistant - Georgetown/ Acton

(Links2Care, Oakville, Care at Home for Seniors and Adults with Disabilities)

Position ID: V-HVC0238
Last Full Update: 29 Dec 2023

Opportunity Details: Congregate Dining Assistant - Georgetown/ Acton


The Congregate Dining Assistant serves food and beverages to a group of seniors to encourage 
nutrition, socialization, and enjoyment of the group activity. The Congregate Dining takes place in a supportive housing building.

Contact Skylar Micallef, Volunteer and Friendly Visiting Coordinator, Links2Care; Phone: 905-873-6502 ext 165; Email:

We are currently seeking Congregate Dining Assistant volunteers to serve food and beverages to a group of seniors to encourage nutrition, socialization, and enjoyment of the group activity. The role includes setting up tables, serving food and beverages to anywhere from 8-30 seniors at a time, clearing and cleaning the tables, washing the dishes and conversing with the seniors in a friendly manner.  

  • Maintain a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Set tables, serves food and beverages.
  • Clear and clean tables.
  • Converse in a friendly manner, listen and socialize while serving.
  • Use sanitization practices such as recommended hand washing and food serving guidelines.
  • Follow recommended tableware washing guidelines.
  • Occasionally deliver a meal within the building if client is unable to attend.
  • Report any problems or concerns to Links2Care staff.
  • Maintain calmness in emergencies, with an ability to assist in a crisis.
  • Participate in annual volunteer survey.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
    The Congregate Dining program takes place twice a month at several different buildings across Halton Hills (Georgetown and Acton).  The typical time commitment is 2-3 hours per shift, during the weekdays at lunch hours



Benefits Connect with your community and gain experience with seniors or adults with disabilities. Volunteers feel a sense of accomplishment and reward knowing that they are helping someone in need.
Clients Seniors and persons with disabilities in the Georgetown and Acton area.
Ages 16 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours Yes
Suitable For Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a hearing impairment ; Persons with a mental disability ; Persons with a physical disability ; Persons with a visual impairment ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples ; Families ; Community Groups ; Workplaces / Corporate Groups
Areas of Interest Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Community Outreach ; Customer / Sales Services ; Field Trip Aide / Community Outing Support ; Food Services / Nutrition ; Group / Family Volunteering ; Senior's Activity Support ; Social Interaction ; Support Group Facilitation
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Elder Care ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Patience, reliability, understanding, caring, good communication and listening skills, and the ability to socialize. Some knowledge of seniors and/or adults with disabilities is helpful. 
Should have reliable transportation to congregate dining locations in Georgetown and/or Acton
Commitment Length Short Term ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term ; At least a 6 month commitment would be preferred.
Interaction Level Small Group
Minimum Hours 3 / Month
Seasons Spring ; Summer ; Fall ; Winter ; Year Round
Accessibility Unknown ; Dependent on location
Location Georgetown and Acton
Number of Positions Acton: 10 individual(s) ; Georgetown: 10 individual(s) 
20 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job ; Training on-going ; Ongoing support from coordinator(s) is provided year round.
Transportation Volunteers must be able to arrange their own travel to and from the congregate dining location.
Cost Volunteers are responsible to obtain a Police Background Check with a Vulnerable Sector Screening prior to starting. Once volunteers begin, half the cost of the police check is reimbursed.
Police Check Required

Agency Details: Links2Care, Oakville, Care at Home for Seniors and Adults with Disabilities

Office Phone 905-844-0252
Toll Free Phone 1-866-844-0252
Fax 905-844-5656
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