Market Mobile Volunteer

Volunteer Position: Market Mobile Volunteer                                           

Location: Caldwell Community, 1475 Caldwell Ave.
Team: Health Promotion and Counselling Team
Days: Every second Thursday
Time: 3 – 4 pm
Commitment: Minimum of three months
Volunteer will report to: Health Promoter – Community Development

 *Open to High School Students

Goal of the program:

The Mobile Market is a community initiative which allows low income area residents access to affordable and healthy food. Fresh produce is available on a bus and residents can choose what produce they want to purchase.  They then pay for their produce at the end of their tour on the bus.

Description of Volunteer Role:

  • Assist other volunteers to display produce and keep the area clean.
  • Help pack up boxes and break down empty boxes for recycling.
  • Assist residents touring the bus and record their produce choices on a receipt which is forwarded to the cash.
  • Calculate and provide change for purchases using a calculator.

Qualifications:

  • Caring, friendly, patient, open-minded, and non-judgmental, with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Able to do simple math.
  • Able to stand and walk for extended periods of time even during difficult weather.
  • Able to lift 20 pounds.
  • Awareness of issues related to low-income families; sensitive to multicultural issues.
  • Reliable and dependable.
  • Fluency in English required, fluency in French and additional languages pertinent to our client population an asset.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to obtain an appropriate Police Records Check.