Compassion Volunteer

(Compassion Society of Halton)

Position ID: V-HVC0553 Last Full Update: 10 Aug 2018
Opportunity Details
CommentsPlease apply through Volunteer Halton, “Yes, I’d like to volunteer” button on the top, and we will receive your interest and reply.
ContactAliya Khawari, Executive Director, Compassion Society of Halton; Phone: 905 592 3722; Email:
DutiesPreparation before store opening. We open at 12 but need to organize food received that morning from Food for Life and Refresh Foods. Clothes sorting, screening and organizing.
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BenefitsHelp the community, great for references and the volunteers have way to much fun!
ClientsVisitors to be treated with respect, and kind words. 
Immediate dismissal for any volunteer treating a client without dignity.
Ages16 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Community Groups
Areas of InterestCleaning Services ; Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Food Services / Nutrition ; General Manpower / Physical Labour ; Group / Family Volunteering ; Shelf Stocking / Warehousing / Inventory ; Social Interaction ; Translation / Languages / Interpretation ; Youth Engagement
Skills/ExperienceConfidentiality ; Translation & Languages ; Willing to learn and have some fun.
Interaction LevelSorting clothes - interaction with other volunteers  
Food table - direct contact with clients  
Front sorter - general friendly chat with clients, also offer to help them look for sizes, read a book with a child as mom looks around.
Dates and TimesFriday: Morning, Afternoon (9am-3:30pm) 
Short shifts, 9,10 or 11 am to 3 or 4pm approx., before store opening.
SeasonsFrom October, our client numbers sharply rise as the cold weather arrives.
AccessibilityPartially Accessible
Location484 Plains Road East, Burlington
Number of PositionsBurlington: 8 individual(s) 
8 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation is offered and you are paired with a senior volunteer during first 3 shifts to show you the ropes.
TransportationNear public transit ; You gotta get here. Bus stop right in front of the plaza.  
Bus #1 W from Burlington GO heading to Aldershot GO, get off after Mapleview Mall on Plains Rd at Shoppers Drugmart, cross the road (Bingo Plaza) and we are there. 
Bus #1 E from Aldershot GO heading to Burlington GO (Mapleview Mall), get off on Plains Rd across Shoppers Drugmart, at the Bingo Plaza and we are there.
Police CheckRequired
Additional Requirements-2 references 
-Knowledge of languages other than English is an asset. Please alert us to this in your application.
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Organization NameCompassion Society of Halton
Office Phone905-592-3722
Address & Map
484 Plains Rd E, Unit 14
Burlington, ON L7T 2E1
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