Mountainside Market Volunteer

(Food for Life Canada, Food Collection and Distribution)

Position ID: V-HVC0280
Last Full Update: 25 Jan 2024

Opportunity Details: Mountainside Market Volunteer


Providing fresh food and open two days a week, this market increases access to healthy fresh food for our neighbours in Halton Region. Mountainside Market is made possible by the generous support of the Local Food Infrastructure Fund through Agriculture and Agrifood Canada.

Volunteer shift times are 9:30am-12:30pm, 12:45-4:00pm, 4:00-6:30pm

Contact Erin Vandenberg, Manager - Volunteer Services, Food for Life Canada; Phone: (Business) 905-635-1106 ext 224; Email:

Grocer:  Sorting and stocking food for the market, helping neighbours

Checkout (18+)/Check-out Assistant: Assisting neighbours with the checkout process after their shop

Greeter (18+): Welcoming neighbors to the market, checking them in for their appointment. Assisting new neighbours signing up for their FFL membership

Meat/Cake Counter: Helping neighbours with their selection of meats and baked goods

*Some positions require volunteers to be 18 years or older

Shift times are:

Tuesdays & Thursdays - 9:30am-12:30pm, 12:45-4:00pm; 4:00-6:30pm

Ages 14 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours Yes
Suitable For Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Youth (12-18) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples
Areas of Interest Donations - Food, Fresh Items ; Food Services / Nutrition ; Newcomer Assistance ; Social Interaction
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work
Commitment Length Short Term ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term ; Preferred commitment - minimum one shift per week for 3 months
Interaction Level Small Group
Minimum Hours 3 / Week
Dates and Times Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon
Seasons Year Round
Accessibility Partially Accessible
Location 2258 Mountainside Drive, Burlington
Number of Positions Burlington ; Hamilton ; Milton ; Oakville 
8 individual(s) needed in total. 
8 volunteers needed per shift
Training Orientation ; Training on the job
Transportation Near public transit
Police Check Not Required

Agency Details: Food for Life Canada, Food Collection and Distribution

Office Phone 905-635-1106
Address & Map
2258 Mountainside Dr
Burlington, ON L7P 1B7
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