Baby Cupboard Organizer

Location: Main site, 900 Merivale Road, Ottawa

Team: Health Promotion and Counselling

Days and Time: Mondays, 1 – 3 pm

Commitment: Three months or more.

Description of Program:

The Baby Cupboard/Emergency Food Cupboard serves low-income families in need. Supplies are distributed by Parent-Child Team Staff, Intake Workers, and other workers as needed.

Description of Volunteer Role:

  • Bundle diapers and pull-ups in groups of 12 and organize in bins according to size and gender
  • Check expiry dates on all food and discard expired food.
  • Help unpack food bank order and put items on shelves according to shelf labels
  • Tidy baby cupboard storage room.
  • May help with administrative tasks, such as photocopying, preparing information packages, etc.
  • Assist staff with other duties upon request.

Qualifications:

  • Able to lift a minimum of 30 pounds (14 kilograms)
  • Able to bend and move objects onto shelves
  • Experience with administrative tasks, excellent organizational skills, able to work independently
  • Good communication skills, ability to speak in English to read and understand labels and expiry dates
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
  • Punctual, reliable, and dependable; able to attend weekly.
  • Sensitive to multicultural issues and to issues facing low-income population.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to obtain an appropriate Police Records Check.

For more information about this position, and to receive the application materials, please contact the Coordinator of Volunteers at 613-722-4000 or volunteering@carlington.ochc.org