Our Mission
About the Position
Position # 2955
OrganizationOur Place Society
Position Nutrition Bar - Our Place Society
Location 919 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC, Canada
Impact Statement OPS has evolved from an inner-city community centre founded on the principles of hope and belonging to an integrated organization serving Greater Victoria’s most vulnerable, including people struggling with homelessness, mental health challenges, substance use issues, the working poor and impoverished elderly. Broad-based and committed community support allows OPS to provide over 1,000 meals every day plus snacks, 450 units of housing plus transitional shelter spaces, hot showers, education, job skills training, health care, addiction recovery services, clothing, counseling, outreach services and a downtown storage facility. Most importantly, OPS provides a continuum of care and a sense of hope and community to those who need it most. OPS programs and services are delivered by experienced and caring staff and hundreds of dedicated volunteers.
Description Key Responsibilities:
• Serve coffee, tea, and snacks.
• Wipe down the Nutrition Bar and empty coffee urns at the end of shift.
• Other tasks as assigned
Training Details Training:
• All volunteers will receive an in-person or virtual general orientation.
• All volunteers must also complete their required e-learning modules.
• Volunteers will receive specific on-the-job training by an experienced staff or volunteer in order to provide them with the information and skills necessary to perform their volunteer role.
• Volunteer Services has an open door policy. Please contact us if you have any questions, concerns, or comments.
Working Conditions Boundaries and Expectations:
• Volunteers are to follow Our Place’s mission, vision, and values.
• Volunteers are to demonstrate empathy, flexibility and strong people skills.
• Volunteers are to participate in creating a safe, welcoming, and supportive environment.
• Volunteers are to respect the confidential nature of shared personal information.
• Volunteers are to use first names only and not share personal contact information for staff, volunteers and family members (clients).
• Volunteers are to discuss concerns with the team leader.
• Volunteers are to inform the team leader or the manager of special needs that might affect ability to undertake certain tasks.
• Volunteers are to immediately report injuries to the team leader.
• Volunteers are to avoid accepting gifts, including money, from family members.
• Volunteers are to avoid offering gifts or loaning money to family members.
• Volunteers are to avoid setting aside donated items for personal use.
• Volunteers are not to be impaired by alcohol and/or drugs prior to or during shift.
• Volunteers are to wear an Our Place volunteer nametag while volunteering.
• Volunteers are to remain in their placement area for their entire shift and they should only be in staff and volunteer areas when they are scheduled.
• Volunteers are to let the volunteer services department know when they are going to be away or late for a shift.

• Knowledge of Our Place Society services available to family and residents.
• Knowledge of current social issues related to homelessness, mental illness and substance use disorder.
• Ability to deal in a positive collaborative fashion with individuals, family members and community contacts.
• Strong problem solving, decision making, communication and collaboration skills.
• Ability to work in an intense and often challenging work environment.
• Possess a basic level of physical fitness and well being.
• Experience with food-safe procedures is helpful but not required.
Minimum Duration 3 months or less
Timing Weekday - Daytime, Weekday - Evening, Weekend - Daytime, Weekend - Evening, Anytime
Time Detail Schedule:
Shifts are available Sunday-Saturday from 8:00-10:00 AM, 2:00-4:00 PM, and 6:00-8:00 PM.
Weekly shifts or flexible scheduling available.
Age 19+
Ideal for An Individual
Transportation On a bus route
Area(s) of Interest Counselling/Conflict, Food/Hospitality, Food Security
Skill(s) Interpersonal Communication, Empathy, Adaptability, Respect, Flexibility
How to Apply
Application Link:
Email Send an Email Message
Contact Alicia Borth
Phone 250-388-7112
Address 919 Pandora Avenue Victoria, V8W 2L5


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