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Kitchen Information Package

Volunteer Roles

Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids (BB4CK) works to connect and inspire people to take meaningful action to feed and care for kids. Each school day we provide healthy lunches to hungry kids, and we empower communities to create lasting social change.

If you’re interested in any of these roles, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact Rebecca at 403 264 7979 or rebecca@bb4ck.org. We schedule all volunteers for specific times and shifts.

 

Please read our Waiver.
Delivery Driver Volunteer

 

Impact: Delivery Driver Volunteers are fundamental to our downtown kitchen operations – this role ensures that the lunches made in our kitchen are delivered on-time to the schools needing them. Delivery Drivers ensure that there are no hungry kids on the day they are delivering!

Role: This position is available Monday – Thursday mornings. There are 3 shift start times on Monday and Wednesdays: 9:15am, 9:30am and 9:45am. Tuesday and Thursday drivers arrive at 9:30am. All shifts end by 12:00pm. This position requires a commitment of 2 shifts per month. The location is our downtown kitchen – 433 MacLeod Trail SE.

Responsibilities:

  • Driving a route given to you when you arrive at the kitchen; helping to pack your bins in your vehicle while at the kitchen; delivering the bins to the schools that are on your route list; bringing back the leftover bins and icepacks from the previous day from the schools that you deliver to; and dropping your ice packs, bins and key fob back at the kitchen after you are done delivering.
  • Volunteers must have their own vehicle and are responsible to ensure that they have a valid driver’s license and insurance. Please let your insurance company know you are volunteering with your own vehicle.
  • All duties must be performed following general health and safety guidelines as instructed.
    Moderate lifting and bending are required.

Qualifications: Delivery Driver Volunteers will have their own vehicle, be licensed and insured, have good navigation and communication skills, and be able to lift up to 50lbs.

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Delivery Floater Volunteer

Impact: Getting lunches made and out the door to delivery volunteers by 9:30am is no easy feat; the Delivery Floater helps to ensure the process of getting lunches from the kitchen, to drivers, and into schools, goes smoothly.

Role: This position is from 8:00am- 10:00am, Monday to Thursday. Training is conducted on-site; no prior training is required. The location is our downtown kitchen – 433 MacLeod Trail SE.

Responsibilities:

  • Volunteers will distribute key fobs and delivery routes; help guide drivers in and out of the parkade; distribute lunch bins to the drivers; help load and unload bins; and fill in for a delivery if needed.
  • Light to moderate lifting and bending is required. You will also be required to stand the whole time.

Qualifications: Delivery Floater Volunteers will be flexible, organized, have a strong eye for detail, and be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

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Core Kitchen Volunteer

Impact: It takes a large team of volunteers to ensure we are able to make enough lunches to feed hungry kids each day; the Core Kitchen Volunteer is a leader on this team. They will become experienced in kitchen operations and will be able to facilitate newer volunteers to ensure an engaging experience and efficient lunch preparation, in turn making sure we can feed hungry kids.

Role: This position is from 7:00am until 11:30am, with a coffee break around 9:30am. A commitment of at least two shifts per month is required. All training is done on site; no prior training is required. The location is our downtown kitchen – 433 MacLeod Trail SE.

Responsibilities:

  • Setting up coffee station and greeting volunteers; setting up tables for sandwich preparation; preparing ingredients for sandwiches; making food for lunches: washing, cutting, sandwich making, etc.; putting away food orders; cleaning duties, including dishes and sanitizing tables; sweeping and mopping; and taking out the garbage and recycling.
  • All duties must be performed following general health and safety guidelines as instructed.
  • Light to moderate lifting and bending is required. Volunteers are required to stand for the majority of their time in the kitchen.
  •  Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes and short sleeved shirts or sleeves that can be rolled up. Shoulder length hair and longer should be tied back. Volunteers should remove bracelets, watches, long necklaces and rings if possible.

Qualifications: Kitchen Core Volunteers will have good communication skills, flexibility, and the ability to lift up to 40lbs. Food Safe Certification or kitchen experience would be assets, but not required.

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Lead Monday PM Friday AM Core Volunteer

Impact: Volunteers in this role support BB4CK in engaging and inspiring community members to participate in meaningful action, while gaining leadership, supervisory, and kitchen experience.

Role: This volunteer will work as a BB4CK Ambassador leading and supporting groups in our downtown kitchen on Monday afternoons (adult groups) or Friday mornings (youth groups). This position is every Monday from 12:30pm-4:00pm, or 2-3 Fridays per month from 8:00am-12:00pm; a commitment of at least 2 shifts per month is required. All training is done on site; no prior training is required. The location is our downtown kitchen – 433 MacLeod Trail SE.

Responsibilities:

  • Setting up the kitchen space prior to group arrival; working alongside other volunteers to lead and assist groups through activities including fruit & vegetable prep, snack prep & baking for lunches; and cleaning the space when completed.
  • All duties must be performed following general health and safety guidelines as instructed.
  • Light to moderate lifting and bending is required. Volunteers will be required standing for much of their time in the kitchen.
  • Volunteers should wear comfortable closed toe shoes and short sleeved shirts or sleeves that can be rolled up. Shoulder length hair and longer should be tied back. Bracelets, watches, long necklaces and rings should be removed if possible.

Qualifications: Lead Monday PM and Friday AM Volunteers will have leadership and facilitation skills, be flexible, and be able to lift 20lbs. Food Safe Certification or kitchen experience would be assets, but not required.

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Kitchen Floater Volunteer

Impact: Kitchen Floater Volunteers support the kitchen team and volunteers through the most rapid-fire part of the day, when sandwiches are being made and packed to then bring to delivery drivers. This role is integral to keeping processes efficient to ensure that lunches are delivered on time to feed hungry kids!

Role: This position is from 8:30am until 11:30am. A commitment of at least two shifts per month is required. All training is done on site; no prior training is required. The location is our downtown kitchen – 433 MacLeod Trail SE.

Responsibilities:

  • Sealing sandwiches; refreshing tables with sandwich making ingredients; supporting packing volunteers; setting up and supervising the packing table; helping load lunch bins from the kitchen onto carts and taking them to the underground parkade; and other duties as needed.
  • All duties must be performed following general health and safety guidelines as instructed.
  • Light to moderate lifting and bending is required. Volunteers are required to stand for the majority of their time in the kitchen.
  • Volunteers should wear comfortable closed toe shoes and short sleeved shirts or sleeves that can be rolled up. Shoulder length hair and longer should be tied back. Bracelets, watches, long necklaces, and rings should be removed if possible.

Qualifications: Kitchen Floater Volunteers will have good communication skills, flexibility, leadership skills, and the ability to lift up to 40lbs. Food Safe Certification or kitchen experience would be assets, but not required.

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Pre-pack Volunteer

Impact: This is a key role in our kitchen, which supports other kitchen volunteers by ensuring that school delivery bins are properly labeled and packed. This allows group volunteers who arrive later to easily make and pack sandwiches into the appropriate bins once they have been prepared; without this role, we couldn’t feed hungry kids!

Role: This position is from 6:30am-8:00am, and requires a commitment of at least two shifts per month. All training is done on site; no prior training is required. The location is our downtown kitchen – 433 MacLeod Trail SE.

Responsibilities:

  • Sorting bin labels and assigning appropriate bin sizes based on lunch numbers; pre-packing bins with fruit, veggies and snacks; monitoring notes on bin labels to ensure compliance with school requests; and organizing bins in order for volunteers to pack with remaining lunch items.
  • All duties must be performed following general health and safety guidelines as instructed.
  • Light to moderate lifting and bending is required; volunteers will be standing for the duration of their shift.
  • Volunteers should wear comfortable closed-toe shoes and short sleeved shirts or sleeves that can be rolled up.

Qualifications: : Pre-packing volunteers will have good organizational skills, strong attention to detail, ability to lift up to 40lbs., and enjoy early mornings.

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Early Bird Volunteer

Impact: Early Bird Volunteers set up our kitchen for the larger group of volunteers who arrive later in the morning. This role ensures that everything is prepped and ready so that the lunch-making process runs smoothly and efficiently, ensuring that every child who needs a lunch will have one by noon time!

Role: This position is from 6:30am – 8:00am, and requires a commitment of 2 shifts per month. All training is done on site; no prior training is required. The location is our downtown kitchen – 433 MacLeod Trail SE.

Responsibilities:

  • Putting out signs; cleaning duties, including sanitizing tables; preparing ingredients for sandwiches, including putting out tuna/egg salads, washing fruits/veggies and prepping meat and cheese; setting up tables for sandwich preparation; starting laundry; and making coffee.
  • All duties must be performed following general health and safety guidelines as instructed.
  • Light to moderate lifting and bending is required. Volunteers are required to stand for their time in the kitchen.
  • Volunteers should wear comfortable closed toe shoes and short sleeved shirts or sleeves that can be rolled up. Shoulder length hair and longer should be tied back. Bracelets, watches, long necklaces and rings should be removed if possible.

Qualifications: Early Bird Volunteers will have good organizational skills, strong attention to detail, ability to lift up to 40lbs., and enjoy early mornings.

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Clean-up Crew Volunteer

Impact: Clean Up Crew Volunteers are integral to our kitchen operations; they lead the volunteer group in completing all the required kitchen clean up tasks, which in turn ensures that the kitchen is ready for the next day of lunch-making to feed hungry kids.

Role: This position is from 10:00am-12:30pm, and requires a commitment of at least 2 shifts per month. All training is done on site; no prior training is required. The location is our downtown kitchen – 433 MacLeod Trail SE.

Responsibilities:

  • Preparing clean up materials, including mops, buckets and brooms; guiding the volunteer group in completing clean up tasks; helping to clean, including dishes and other items in the kitchen; sanitizing stations and other items; washing fruits and veggies for prep the next day; and other duties as required.
  • All duties must be performed following general health and safety guidelines as instructed.
  • Light to moderate lifting and bending is required. Volunteers are required to stand for their time in the kitchen.
  • Volunteers should wear comfortable closed toe shoes and short sleeved shirts or sleeves that can be rolled up. Shoulder length hair and longer should be tied back. Bracelets, watches, long necklaces and rings should be removed if possible.

Qualifications: Clean Up Crew volunteers will have good organizational skills, facilitation skills, and be able to lift up to 20lbs.

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Community Volunteer

Impact: Community Volunteers directly impact kids in their community by providing lunches to schools in their area of the city; by making lunches with other members of your community, you are directly engaged in ensuring that no kid is hungry.

 

Role: A Community Volunteer works at one of our BB4CK community groups, based in various locations throughout the city. These groups send lunches to one or more local schools. Groups typically meet on Monday and Wednesday mornings. You are not required to volunteer every week and each group has its own method of sign up. Please note that we cannot guarantee a volunteer match to a group in their community; volunteer needs vary by group and area. Shift times and dates vary by group.

Responsibilities:

  • Shopping for groceries at a store of your choice: Gift cards and a shopping list will be provided; cleaning duties, including dishes and other items in the kitchen; preparing ingredients for sandwiches, including peeling eggs and cutting meat and cheese; chopping and packaging fruit and vegetables; preparing “no-bake” cookies and treats; delivering the lunches to local schools if possible; and other duties as needed.
  •  All duties must be performed following general health and safety guidelines as instructed.
  • Light to moderate lifting and bending is required. Volunteers are required to stand for the majority of their time in the kitchen.
  • Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes and short sleeved shirts or sleeves that can be rolled up. Shoulder length hair and longer should be tied back. Volunteers should remove bracelets, watches, long necklaces and rings if possible.

Qualifications: Community Volunteers will be team players, organized, community-minded, and able to lift up to 25lbs.

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Administrative Volunteer

Impact: Administrative Volunteers, by providing administrative assistance, allow staff the opportunity to focus on increasing our community engagement and through this, advance our goal of making sure no kids go hungry. This role also allows volunteers to gain valuable administrative experience.

Role: Administrative volunteers are scheduled regularly on Tuesdays and on other weekdays on an as-needed basis; volunteer needs for this role fluctuate throughout the year. This position requires a commitment of at least 2 two-hour shifts per month. Training is provided on-site – no prior training is required. The location is the CommunityWise building, suite 310, 223 – 12th Avenue SW.

Responsibilities:

  • Office volunteers will help with various tasks including but not limited to: updating contact information; assisting with thank you cards; donor stewardship, including making thank you phone calls and sending thank you emails; confirming volunteers by email; helping with tax receipts and other mailing; photocopying; and helping with special projects or other office tasks.
  • BB4CK’s offices are on the third floor of the CommunityWise building, with no elevator access. Volunteers will be required to use the stairs to access BB4CK office spaces.

Qualifications: Administrative Volunteers will be proficient with computers, familiar with the MS Office suite, have strong attention to detail, and be  able to work independently.

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Office Cleaning Help Volunteer

Impact: Office Cleaning Volunteers are fundamental to our office operations; they ensure a healthy environment for staff and stakeholders, in turn permitting staff to focus on feeding hungry kids.

Role: This position is bi-weekly on Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday between 9:00am-2:00pm, comprised of a 1-1.5 hour shift. All training is completed on-site; no prior training is required. The location is the CommunityWise building, suite 310, 223 – 12th Avenue SW.

Responsibilities:

  • Bi-weekly cleaning of the BB4CK office spaces in downtown Calgary, including; vacuuming and dusting; emptying garbages and recycling bins; washing dishes (cups, mugs and utensils); wiping down tables and desks; and other duties as required.
  • Light to moderate lifting and bending is required; volunteers will be standing for the duration of their shift.
  • BB4CK’s offices are on the third floor of the building, with no elevator access. Volunteers will be required to use the stairs to access the office spaces and the garbage/recycling area.

Qualifications: Office Cleaning Volunteers will be capable of physical exertion, including pushing, pulling, bending and lifting up to 20lbs, will have good communication skills, and have strong attention to detail.

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Ambassador Volunteers

Impact: Ambassador volunteers help to increase BB4CK’s visibility in the community through engagement with attendees at events, which in turn helps us to increase our community of donors and volunteers!

Role: We are looking for individuals who can commit to a minimum of 1 event per month. Hours and location will vary by event. Volunteers will represent BB4CK at fairs, markets and events. You will be introducing people to BB4CK, answering questions, taking donations, and taking part in other duties that will vary by event. Volunteers are required to take training (provided by BB4CK) before engaging in this role. Preference will be given to volunteers already engaged with BB4CK.

Responsibilities:

  • Knowledgeable about BB4CK, with the ability to answer basic questions, share stories and connect for further information if needed.
  • Ability to set up for an event, including setting up banners and creating a display of BB4CK information and swag on a table.
  • Able to pick up and return event materials and attend events via own means of transportation.
  • Light to moderate lifting and bending is required.

Qualifications: Ambassador volunteers will have an outgoing personality, excellent communication skills, be able to lift up to 20lbs, and have a reliable mode of transportation.

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