Tuesday Morning Breakfast Cook
Volunteer Types: Food preparation and services
Organization types: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Community and Social Services, Criminal Justice, Human Rights and Civil Liberties, LGBTQIA2+, Poverty/Social Justice
Long term (6 months to a year)
Application Deadline: December 31, 2023
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Do you enjoy cooking? Have you experienced cooking for large numbers of people?

Centre 507 serves breakfast for upwards of 50 people at a time, 5 days a week. We are currently looking for 1 volunteer on Tuesday mornings from 8:30am – 10:30am. The breakfast cook will liaise with support staff and volunteer servers.

The tasks include:
– Assisting with basic food preparation as per instructions by the Food Services Coordinator or support staff, such as washing, peeling, and cutting vegetables and fruit
– Prepare, heat, and finish simple food items. i.e., eggs, French toast, perhaps a side of fruit, cereal and milk etc.
– Portion, assemble, and wrap food. Setting up for meal service for 9am opening
– Using common appliances, utensils and tools including knives and peelers, a breakfast grill or Kitchen oven/stove.

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
You will be assisting the Centre 507 to provide meals to its diverse Participants. Our provision of food and refreshments have been identified as essential service by the City of Ottawa. Many volunteers feel a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment and connection to a community. You will engage community members, assist with food security and be working in a team with other staff and volunteers. Candidates must be 19+ years of age, double vaccinated and able to climb stairs. Some standing and twisting also involved. Community members are served in a socially distanced manner and staff members sanitize areas after each guest. Other considerations: double vaccinated and wear a mask while on-site. The volunteer will be part of a lively staff and volunteer team. The volunteer reports to the Volunteer coordinator.
Volunteer location:
Centre 507 is an adult drop-in centre and support service, open to all who seek a safe and friendly environment. Serving Ottawa since 1983, the centre is at 507 Bank Street near the corner of Argyle.


Rob E
@Centre 507
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This position would be great for: Adults, Newcomers to Canada, Young Adults (19-24)
Number of Positions Available: 1
Good for people interested in: Food preparation and services
You will be helping with: Disadvantaged, First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Indigenous persons, Homeless, LGBTQI2+, Men, Persons new to Canada, Persons with disabilities or medical conditions, Seniors, Visible minorities or racialized persons, Women, Youth (19-24 years)

Volunteer Considerations

  • Suitable for community service hours
  • Public transportation available
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