We would be nowhere without our volunteers. Volunteering is a great way to meaningfully contribute to – and connect with – your community. We have a number of different roles listed below, so if you’re interested in being involved please fill out our volunteer application form.

 Cooking knowledge

 Public speaking

 Computer skills

 Requires wheels

 Heavy lifting

 Working with children

 Tinkering skills

 Working with cash

✏ Writing skills

KIDS’ COOKING CLUB 
Kids’ Cooking Club is a 10-week food education program designed to help children develop cooking skills, food knowledge, and confidence in the kitchen. Children will learn about safe food handling, kitchen safety, knife skills, and how to follow a recipe. It is currently offered only to Grade 4 students from Nakasuk School. 

Assistant 
Assistants are expected to help our Food Skills Coordinator with set-up and clean-up, and supporting and encouraging children as they learn. Ideal candidates will have some experience working with children and have basic food skills. We ask assistants to commit to 10 consecutive weeks, but would greatly appreciate any time shared. Assistants are required to present an up-to-date background check and attend a pre-program orientation and training session.
Training session: Tuesday, October 6, 4-5 pm
Program dates: Tuesdays, October 13-December 15
Volunteer shift: 3:15-5:15 pm


COOKING CLUB
Cooking Club is a bi-weekly 6-part community-led cooking series where community members can create community connections, learn new cooking styles and techniques, and build confidence with cooking in an encouraging environment.

Facilitator 
With support from our Food Skills Coordinator, Cooking Club facilitators are responsible for menu planning, food ordering, and leading at least two workshops per series. Ideal candidates will be organized, personable, comfortable speaking in front of crowds, directing people, and/or have experience with program facilitation. Facilitators must adhere to Community Food Centres Canada’s Good Food Rules, hold a safe food handling certificate/be willing to acquire one, and attend a pre-program orientation and training session
Training session: TBD
Program dates: TBD
Volunteer shift: 5-8 pm + additional planning time


FOODFIT
FoodFit is a 12-week healthy eating and exercise program developed and funded by Community Food Centres Canada with support from the Public Health Agency of Canada for people living on low incomes. FoodFit is for community members who experience barriers to living a healthy lifestyle but are motivated to make lasting changes to their health. The goal of the FoodFit program is to support participants to improve their health by eating healthier foods, being more physically active, and feeling part of a supportive community. Registration required. For more information: FoodFit 

Assistant
Assistants are expected to help our Food Skills Coordinator with set-up and clean-up, and for supporting and encouraging participants as needed. Ideal candidates will be personable, comfortable in the kitchen, and have some experience with community-based programs. We ask assistants to commit to 12 consecutive weeks, but would greatly appreciate any time shared. Assistants are required to attend a pre-program orientation and training session.
Training session: September 30, 5:30-7:30 pm
Program dates: Wednesdays, September 30 – December 16
Volunteer shift: 5-8 pm


FOOD BANK
The bi-weekly Food Bank is a longstanding food access service provided by Niqinik Nuatsivik Nunavut Food Bank (NNNFB) to provide pantry essentials to community members experiencing poverty. In spring 2020, QCFC and NNNFB began working together to expand the service to include fresh produce.

Assistant 
Assistants are expected to help with set-up, clean-up, and distribution of fresh food items in a dignified and respectful manner. Ideal candidates will enjoy interacting with the public and have some experience working with people experiencing poverty. We ask assistants to commit to at least one shift per month for a minimum of six months, but would greatly appreciate any time shared. Some heavy lifting required.
Training session: 30 minutes before first shift
Program dates: Every other Saturday starting September 26, 2020
Volunteer shift: 10 am – 12:30 pm


HEALTHY FOOD BOX
The Healthy Food Box Program is an affordable food access service that provides fresh and healthy produce to Iqalummiut every other Thursday. The selection varies week-to-week and generally consists of a combination of 15-20 fruit and vegetables. We prioritize items that are grown in Canada.

Packer 
Packers are expected to sort produce and pack Healthy Food Boxes in a timely and hygienic manner. We ask packers to commit to at least one shift per month for a minimum of six months, but would greatly appreciate any time shared. Some heavy lifting required.
Training session: 30 minutes before first shift
Program dates: Every other Thursday starting September 3
Volunteer shift: 4-5:30 pm

Driver 
Drivers are expected to pick up ready-made Healthy Food Boxes from QCFC and deliver them to customers in a timely and hygienic manner. This is a great volunteer opportunity for those with a vehicle who enjoy working independently. Heavy lifting and use of a personal vehicle required. 
Training session: 30 minutes before first shift
Program dates: Every other Thursday starting September 3
Volunteer shift: 5:30-6:30 pm


Sunday Meal Program Lead 
Our meal program runs five days a week, and we currently serve over fifty people lunch each day. The goal of this program is to provide nutritious and delicious meals at no cost to the community, using a respectful and dignified approach.  We’re looking for responsible volunteers who will safely prepare, package, distribuite, and clean up the Sunday meal, take out style. We ask volunteers to commit to one Sunday a month, for a total of six months (absences can be accommodated if notice is given). 
Sundays, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm


Administrative Assistant  ✏
QCFC is looking for a volunteer who prefers to stay behind the scenes! They may be responsible for data entry, helping to write newsletters, or performing occasional special tasks such as grant research or event planning. The ideal candidate will be able to complete tasks in a timely manner. We will work with the individual to create a position that suits their talents and professional background.


Social Media Curator ✏
We need to get our message out to as many potential supporters, donors and community members as we can! This means having a solid presence on social media channels. We need someone to develop and publish content for our Facebook and Twitter feeds.


Weekend Baker 
Bakers make breads and desserts for our community meals. They will be trained by our Community Baker in the QCFC kitchen, over the course of two training shifts. We ask for a long-term commitment for volunteers interested in taking on this role. 
Weekends, flexible times 


Community Outreach Coordinator ✏
QCFC is looking for volunteers with outstanding written communication and interpersonal skills that can represent QCFC in the community. These candidates are friendly, enthusiastic, detail-orientated, and well-connected in the community. They have some fundraising and marketing knowledge and will be able to nurture new and old relationships with collaborative partners and donors. They will assist in the organization of special events, including donor/volunteer appreciation events, fundraising initiatives, and community events.


Volunteer Coordinator 
Organizing and facilitating volunteer orientation nights, processing new volunteer applications, directing new volunteers to appropriate program coordinators, recruiting new volunteers.


Volunteer Groups
Research shows that volunteerism can help create a healthier and more productive work environment. If you are looking for ways to build camaraderie in your team, consider volunteering with QCFC! We are happy to work with your company or organization to develop a group volunteer opportunity.


Mx. Fix-it 
Are you handy? Do you like making spaces more functional and fixing problems the minute you see them? We always have problems that need a keen eye and a skilled hand!
Anytime


Community Volunteer Income Tax Program 
Good with numbers? During the tax season we need volunteers to assist people with filing their income taxes. Volunteers will need to be registered with Canada Revenue Agency as CVITP volunteer.
Lunch hour, weekends