Healthy Eating Program Volunteer

(AbleLiving Services, Burlington - Palmer Place)

Position ID: V-HVC0291
Last Full Update: 27 Sep 2022

Opportunity Details: Healthy Eating Program Volunteer


Support healthy eating habits by providing education and support to community members.

Contact Volunteer Services, AbleLiving Services / Capability Support Services; Phone: 289-309-8477; Email:

Able Living has been supporting seniors and adults with physical and cognitive impairments for over 40yrs.  Join us in this fun opportunity to help break down barriers and support an adult to live independantly in the community.

We are seeking an individual, or small group with an interest in supporting healthy eating.  Support is needed to assist a client with meal preparation on a weekly basis. 1-2hrs each week, schedule is flexible to meet the needs of the client and volunteer.

Additional support for clients may include helping to educate on healthy eating and nutrition - support will be provided by staff

Safe Food Handling certificate is an asset, but not required. 

Benefits Gain experience working with adults with disabilities, physical or cognitive impairments, provide hands on support in the daily nutrition of an individual, supporting the goals of an individual to live independantly, experience with good preparation, ongoing recognition from the agency, documentation for hours of service provided, reimbursement for vulnerable sector screening and TB testing after required hours of service, letter of recommendation considered for exceptional volunteers after completing 40hrs of service
Ages 18 year(s) - 108 year(s)
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours Yes
Suitable For Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a hearing impairment ; Persons with a mental disability ; Persons with a physical disability ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples
Areas of Interest Behavioural and Developmental Support Services ; Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Food Services / Nutrition ; Life Skills Support ; Senior's Activity Support
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills - Ability to communicate in english required, ESL and english learners welcome ; Confidentiality ; Customer Service - Focus will be on supporting the individual clients goals and directions ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Food handlers certificate is an asset, but not manditory. Able and willing to learn how to prepare foods that can be accessed by client easily at a later date
Commitment Length Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term ; Position is currently expected to require 3-6months of support. Extension may be welcome if client and volunteer agree
Interaction Level One-on-one ; Small Group ; Staff support will be provided
Minimum Hours 2 / Week
Seasons Year Round
Accessibility Fully Accessible ; We will work to support accessibiility for appilicants, please reach out if you have specific needs or questions so that we can work to make this a great fit for YOU!
Location Burlington
Number of Positions Burlington 
2 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job ; Training on-going - as needed or as requested
Transportation Near public transit
Police Check Required
Additional Requirements TB testing current within past 6months
Start Date On or after 21 Sep 2022

Agency Details: AbleLiving Services, Burlington - Palmer Place

Office Phone 905-335-3166
Fax 905-335-3381
Address & Map
Palmer Place
3097 Palmer Dr
Burlington, ON L7M 4G8
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Mailing Address c/o AbleLiving Services Inc 
William Osler Building 
565 Sanatorium Rd 
Hamilton, ON L9C 7N4