Student Nutrition Program Community Volunteer - Oakville
(Halton Food for Thought, Student Nutrition Programs)
Opportunity Details: Student Nutrition Program Community Volunteer - Oakville
Join a group of community members who believe in the importance of providing healthy meals and snacks to Halton students!
|Carrie Baillie, Community Development Manager, Oakville, Halton Food for Thought; Phone: 289-288-4110; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Shopping for food for our programs.
|More Info Link
|HFFT volunteers know that they are making a difference in the lives of the students they serve. Student Nutrition Programs ensure that all students have access to the healthy food they need to learn and grow.
Being a part of our amazing team throughout Halton Region means that you care about the success of Halton Students.
Our programs are great for volunteers of all ages.
- Many Seniors find our programs a great way to connect to children in their community.
- For newcomers to Canada, our programs can be a great way to connect and meet new people in a safe and reliable environment.
- Students may volunteer in our programs but may find it difficult to volunteer outside of their own school. Many high schools have students volunteering before school in their breakfast programs. This is a convenient way to earn volunteer hours right in your own school.
- Corporate volunteers find that volunteering in our programs is a great way to connect to the communities they serve. Corporations and businesses can sponsor a school and provide employees to volunteer throughout the school year.
- Working parents who want to get involved in a school. Many of our programs are wrapped up before 9:00 am so that volunteers are able to get to their full-time jobs on time.
|HFFT Student Nutrition Programs are open to all students within a school community regardless of their ability to pay. Currently, over 92,000 students have access to HFFT programs in more than 145 schools across Halton (Burlington, Oakville, Milton/Halton Hills). Our programs serve children from Junior Kindergarten (age 4) through High School and alternative High School students as old as 19. We work in both the Halton District and Halton Catholic District School Boards.
|18 year(s) and up
|Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours
|Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Community Groups ; Workplaces / Corporate Groups
|Areas of Interest
|Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Community Outreach ; Education Support (Early Years) ; Education Support (Elementary / Secondary) ; Food Services / Nutrition ; Youth Engagement
|Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Team Work ; Working with Children ; A passion for connecting to your community and feeding children.
No food handling or nutrition skills are needed as full training is provided.
HFFT asks that volunteers are dependable and agree to commit to their volunteer position for the duration of the school year.
All volunteers 18+ need to provide a current Police Check with Vulnerable Sector screening as per school board policies.
Students who are interested in acquiring volunteer hours may volunteer at their own school as long as it is outside of normal class hours. Students are asked to speak to their program coordinator directly about volunteer opportunities for their school.
|Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) - Programs operate between September and June each school year. ; Volunteers can select how involved they wish to become. Many volunteers work on a weekly basis, but you can work daily, bi-weekly or monthly depending on your availability. ; Volunteers must commit to working for the duration of the school year and should be reliable once their volunteer times & days have been determined.
|One-on-one ; Small Group
|5 / Month
|Spring ; Fall ; Winter ; School year September to June
|Various schools around Oakville
|Number of Positions
10 individual(s) needed in total.
We programs in more than 145 schools across Halton, Elementary and Secondary, with both School Boards and will meet with you to determine the best fit for your needs.
|Orientation ; Scheduled training ; Training on the job ; All volunteers are given an orientation to our programs and will receive training from experienced volunteers on-site.
Food Handling training is provided on site as well as online.
|Near public transit ; Most of our school sites are on public transit routes.
|Volunteers 18+ are required to pay for a Halton Region Police Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening. This is not a HFFT requirement but is mandatory for volunteers within the Halton District School Board and Halton Catholic District School Board. This typically costs $25-$40. See Halton Region for more details/pricing/turnaround time.
|Students who are interested in acquiring volunteer hours may volunteer at their own school as long as it is outside of normal class hours. Students are asked to speak to their program coordinator directly about volunteer opportunities for their school.