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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 the above roles, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact Wendy at 403 264 7979 or wendy@bb4ck.org. We schedule all volunteers for specific times and shifts. 

Delivery Driver

Role:

This position is available Monday – Thursday mornings. We have 3 shift times on Monday and Wednesdays: 9:15 AM – 9:30 AM, 9:30 AM – 9:45 AM and 9:45 AM – 10:00 AM. Tuesday and Thursdays drivers arrive at 9:30 AM.

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.

This role will involve the following: 

  • Driving a route given to you when you arrive at the Kitchen;

  • Help pack your bins in your vehicle while at the Kitchen;

  • Deliver the bins to the schools that are on your route list;

  • Bring back the leftover bins and icepacks from the previous day from the schools that you deliver too; and

  • Drop your bins and key fob back at the Kitchen after you are done

Note: 

  • All duties must be performed following general health and safety guidelines as instructed;

  • Light to moderate lifting and bending is required; and

  • A tax receipt for a small portion of gas is available upon request at the end of the year

Location (Kitchen): 433 Macleod Trail SE (403) 237-5832

Commitment: At least twice a month

Clean-up Crew

Role:

This position is from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

This role will involve, but is not limited to, the following: 

  • Helping prepare the Kitchen;
  • Helping clean, including dishes and other items in the kitchen –BLEACH is used, so please wear appropriate clothing;
  • Sanitizing stations and other items;
  • Washing fruits and veggies for prep the next day; and
  • Sweeping.

Note:

  • All duties must be performed following general health and safety guidelines as instructed;
  • Light to moderate lifting and bending is You will also be required to stand for your time in the kitchen; and
  • 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. Please remove any bracelets, watches, long necklaces and rings if possible.

Location (Kitchen): 433 Macleod Trail SE (403) 237-5832

Commitment: At least twice a month

Community Volunteer

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.

This role will be from approximately 8:45 AM to 11:00 AM.

A Community Volunteer will help with, including but not limited to, the following:

  • 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- bleach is used so please wear appropriate clothing;
  • Preparing ingredients for sandwiches, including peeling eggs and cutting meat and cheese;
  • Chopping fruit and vegetables and putting into individual bags;
  • Preparing “no-bake” cookies and treats; and
  • Delivering the lunches to local schools if possible (this involves carrying tubs of lunches).

 

All duties must be performed following general health and safety guidelines as instructed. Light lifting and bending is required. Please wear sleeves that can be rolled up and bring your own apron. Hair nets are provided.

Please contact Fiona Brightman for more information. fiona@bb4ck.org

(403) 383-2584

Core Volunteer

Role:

This position is from 6:30 AM until 12:00 PM, with a coffee break around 10:00 AM. This role will involve, but not limited to, the following:

  • Setting up coffee station and greeting volunteers;
  • Preparing ingredients for sandwiches, including peeling eggs and cutting meat and cheese;
  • Setting up tables for sandwich preparation;
  • Making food for lunches: washing, cutting, sandwich making, ;
  • Unloading groceries;
  • Cleaning duties, including dishes and other items in the kitchen- BLEACH is used so please wear appropriate clothing;
  • Sweeping and mopping; and
  • Taking out the garbage and

 

Note:

  • All duties must be performed following general health and safety guidelines as instructed;
  • Light to moderate lifting and bending is You will also be required to stand for the majority of your time in the kitchen; and
  • 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. Please remove any bracelets, watches, long necklaces and rings if possible.

 

Location (Kitchen): 433 Macleod Trail SE (403) 237-5832

Commitment: At least twice a month

Early Bird Volunteer

Role:

This position is from 6:30 AM – 8:00 AM with the following duties:

  • Cleaning duties, including dishes and other items in the kitchen- BLEACH cleaners are used so please wear appropriate clothing;
  • Preparing ingredients for sandwiches, including making tuna/egg salads, washing fruits/veggies and cutting meat and cheese;
  • Setting up tables for sandwich preparation;
  • Helping with the laundry; and
  • Pre-Packing bins with fruit, veggies and

 

Note:

  • All duties must be performed following general health and safety guidelines as instructed;
  • Light to moderate lifting and bending is You will also be required to stand for your time in the kitchen; and
  • 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. Please remove any bracelets, watches, long necklaces and rings if

 

Location (Kitchen): 433 Macleod Trail SE (403) 237-5832

Commitment: At least twice a month

Monday PM Friday AM Core Volunteer

Role:

This volunteer will work as a BB4CK Ambassador leading and supporting groups through our downtown kitchen on Monday afternoons or Friday mornings by:

  • Working alongside other volunteers to lead and assist groups through activities including fruit & vegetable prep, snack prep & baking for our lunches; and
  • Cleaning the space when completed.

 

The position is perfect for someone who wants to inspire and engage a community to participate in meaningful action, while gaining leadership, supervisory, and kitchen experience. Food Safe Certification or kitchen experience would be assets, but not required.

 

Note: 

  • All duties must be performed following general health and safety guidelines as instructed;
  • Light to moderate lifting and bending is You will also be required to stand for much of your time in the kitchen; and
  • 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. Please remove any bracelets, watches, long necklaces and rings if

 

Location (Kitchen):433 Macleod Trail SE (403) 237-5832

Commitment: 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM Mondays or 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Fridays 2-3 Mondays or Fridays a month

Office Volunteer

Role:

Office volunteers will help with various tasks including but not limited to:

  • Updating contact information;
  • Assisting with thank you cards;
  • Sending thank you emails;
  • Confirming volunteers by email;
  • Helping with tax receipts;
  • Mailing;
  • Photocopying; and
  • Helping with special projects or other office tasks.

This role is suited to someone who enjoys working independently and is proficient on computers.

Location: Suite 310, 223 – 12th Avenue SW 

Commitment: 2-3 hours weekly or bi-weekly

Office Cleaning Help Volunteer

Role:

 The Office Cleaning Help Volunteer will support the offices of BB4CK through bi- weekly cleaning of our office space. 

  • Vacuum
  • Empty garbages and recycle bins
  • Wash dishes (cups, mugs and utensils)
  • Wipe down tables and desks
  • Etc.

We have five office spaces in downtown Calgary located in the Community Wise building. This role can be done one day a week between Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Location: Suite 310, 223 – 12th Avenue SW Commitment: 1.5 – 2 hours every other week

Kitchen Floater Volunteer

Role:

This will give someone hands on experience both at the kitchen, with the opportunity to drive a delivery route if needed.

To begin with, the main part of this role is sealing sandwiches and shadowing the Kitchen Team as you support the kitchen (floating) through the most rapid-fire part of the day.

This role will involve, but not limited to, the following:

  • Sealing sandwiches;
  • Refreshing the tables with sandwich making ingredients;
  • Training 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;
  • Driving a delivery route to schools, should there be a shortage of drivers for that day.

Note:

  • No kitchen experience necessary;
  • All duties must be performed following general health and safety guidelines as instructed;
  • Light to moderate lifting and bending is You will also be required to stand for the majority of your time in the kitchen; and
  • 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. Please remove any bracelets, watches, long necklaces, and rings if possible.

Location (Kitchen): 433 Macleod Trail SE (403) 237-5832

Commitment: At least twice a month

Graphic Design Volunteer

Role:

The Graphic Design Volunteer will support the delivery of BB4CK’s message to multiple audiences through web and print content. 

  • Design graphics for BB4CK social media, blog and print, this may include posters, postcards, flyers, and graphics for fundraisers and special events
  • Create infographics and graphics for facts and figures

The Graphic Design Volunteer will focus on designing graphics for external communications designed to build relationships with BB4CK stakeholders; current and potential donors, volunteers, community partners and Calgarians. Design will help raise awareness about hungry kids in Calgary and inspire meaningful action for social change.

Location: Remote

Commitment: 2 – 4 hours per week, dependent on projects and/or various needs

Volunteer Profile:

The role is suited to a student or new graduate with experience and education in graphic design or an experienced graphic designer looking to apply their knowledge to a new field. 

  • Graphic design skills (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator)
  • Experience with visual communications, print, and social media
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Familiarity with use of various mediums to communicate stories and messages
Delivery Floater Volunteer

Role:

This position is from 8:45 AM – 11:00 AM, Monday to Thursday, with the following duties:

  • Distributing key fobs and delivery routes;
  • Helping guide drivers in and out of the parkade;
  • Distributing lunch bins to the drivers;
  • Helping load and unload bins; and
  • Filling in for a delivery if needed.

 

Note:

  • Light to moderate lifting and bending is required. You will also be required to stand the whole time.

Location (Kitchen): 433 Macleod Trail SE (403) 237-5832

Commitment: At least twice a month

Ambassador Volunteers

Role: 

We are looking for individuals who can commit to a minimum of 1 event per month, this can be flexed around your regular schedule. Hours that will be based upon the event involved.

 

Volunteers will represent BB4CK at fairs, markets and events. You will be introducing people to BB4CK, answer questions, and take part in other duties that go along with these types of events.

 

This role is open to already established core volunteers and there would be further training provided for this position.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Knowledgeable about BB4CK, with the ability to answer basic questions, share stories and connect for further information if needed;
  • Able to lift and carry up to 20 lbs., set up a display on a table, and perform other light physical tasks, including standing or sitting for long periods of time; and
  • Able to take supplies to events by car or own personal way of

I would like more information on becoming a regular volunteer

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