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Kitchen Assistant

Organizational Volunteer

Hospice of Waterloo Region

   About the Position

Impact Statement
Hospice Waterloo Region is a charitable organization whose specially trained volunteers help people affected by life-threatening illness, prepare for and cope with illness, loss, grief and death by providing compassionate presence, practical support and education.

Greatest area of need are weekend shifts (Saturday and Sunday).

The Kitchen Volunteer will assist with baking, preparing meals, and making a pot of soup for 11-bed residence. Kitchen Volunteers will comply with health and safety regulations. Kitchen volunteers will be working with the kitchen supervisor, other volunteers or independently. Duties also involve following kitchen protocols, maintaining family servery area (stocked, cleaned, organized).

The Kitchen Assistant will help keep the kitchen and dining area clean and organized, wash dishes, utensils and kitchen appliances and ensure their proper storage, assist in some preparation of food, brew coffee, plate desserts for residence. Kitchen Assistant volunteers will be working with the kitchen supervisor or other kitchen volunteers

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual
Age: 20+

Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Health Care / Wellness, Senior Services

Skill(s): Interpersonal Communication, Verbal Communication, Sensitivity, Empathy, Respect

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: The Kitchen Volunteer must take a 3 hour Hospice Orientation training class in-person; the next course will take place in Fall, 2024. Applications for this training are being accepted now.
Working Conditions:
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Designated accessible parking space, Accessible work space, Support Newcomers
Transportation: Car required

Time Commitment

Duration: 1 year or more
Weekday - Daytime
Kitchen Volunteers will be asked to be available for 2-3 hour shifts weekly or bi-weekly. Day time and weekend availability is preferred. Greatest area of need are weekend shifts (Saturday and Sunday).

   Contact Information
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Diana Cooke
100 Solstice Way Waterloo, N2K 0G3

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1454 King Street East, Unit 3
Kitchener ON N2G 2N7

Phone: 519 742 8610

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