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 the Program 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: 30 minutes before first shift
Program dates: Tuesdays, February 23-March 30 (finishing fall 2020 session) or April 13-June 15
Volunteer shift: 3:15-5:30 pm


COOKING CLUB
Cooking Club is a 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. Registration required.

Facilitator 
With support from the Program Coordinator, Cooking Club facilitators are responsible for menu planning 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: 3 hours + additional planning time


FOODFIT Youth
FoodFit Youth is an innovative initiative of Community Food Centres Canada. The goal of FoodFit Youth is to support youth ages 12-17 to eat healthier, move more and make new friends. The program is designed to bring them together to learn and explore healthy behaviours around food and physical activity, so that they may develop confidence in the kitchen, make better food choices and live more active lives. Registration required.

Assistant
Assistants are expected to help the Program 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 and/or working with youth. We ask assistants to commit to 12 consecutive weeks, but would greatly appreciate any time shared. Assistants are required to present an up-to-date background check and participate in a pre-program orientation and training session.

Training session: 30-minute phone call with Program Coordinator February 15-19.
Program dates: Wednesdays, March 3 to May 17
Volunteer shift: TBD (likely evening)


HEALTHY FOOD BOX
QCFC’s Healthy Food Box is a weekly program where fresh produce is made available to all community members at a price that suits their means (prices range from pay-what-you-can to retail). The produce selection varies week-to-week, but generally 15-20 different fruits and vegetables, free-range eggs, country food and freshly baked QCFC bread are available. We prioritize items that are harvested in Nunavut and grown in Canada. 

Assistants
Assistants are expected to help the Program Coordinator with the full-range of Healthy Food Box activities including set-up and take-down, sales, customer assistance and food box preparation. We ask assistants to commit to at least two shifts 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 Thursday starting February 11
Volunteer shift: 3:30-5 pm or 5:30-6 pm

Driver 
Drivers are expected to pick up ready-made Healthy Food Boxes from QCFC and deliver them to customers in a timely, hygienic and respectful 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 Thursday starting February 11
Volunteer shift: 5:30-6:30 pm


Sunday Meal Program Volunteer 
We’re looking for responsible volunteers to work alongside our support staff on Sundays, and serve the community meal! The goal of this program is to provide nutritious and delicious meals at no cost to the community, using a respectful and dignified approach.  Tasks will include safely packaging, distributing, serving, and cleaning up. This program offers both take-out and eat-in meals. We ask volunteers to commit to at least two shifts per month for a minimum of six months, but would greatly appreciate any time shared.

Training session: 30 minutes before first shift
Program dates: Every Sunday starting February 13
Volunteer shift: 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