FoodFit Program Volunteer

(South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre, Health Services)

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Position ID: V-CWD0375 Last Modified: 27 Apr 2018 Last Full Update: 27 Apr 2018
Opportunity Details
ContactCourtney O'Neill, Registered Dietitian, South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre; Phone: 705-422-1888; Email: Courtney.Oneill@sgbchc.ca
DutiesFoodFit is a 12-week program that combines fun, hands-on cooking sessions and food-based activities with take-home recipes, easy-to-understand nutrition information, group exercise, shared meals, self-directed individual and group goal-setting, and reflection and feedback loops that monitor and reinforce individual and group progress. 
 
The ideal volunteer should be comfortable working in a busy kitchen, have some previous exposure to food skills programming and food safety, and have excellent motivational skills. They should be able to commit to the 12 weeks of the program working with the same FoodFit team each week. The volunteer should respect people’s privacy and lived experience and hold no prejudices towards people of different socio-economic backgrounds or cultures from their own. 
 
Duties include: 
• Assisting the facilitator in setting up the kitchen and program space each week  
• Assist the facilitator in preparing a healthy snack for the FoodFit team each week 
• Working with participants in the kitchen: providing assistance reading recipes/converting measurements, supervising food safety and hygiene, supervising knife handling and kitchen safety practices, encouraging all participants to get involved in cooking/preparing food, create a model “healthy plate” for each week’s meals, etc.  
• Assisting the facilitator and participants in kitchen clean up and encouraging all participants to “share the load”  
• Participate in a 30 minute walk and encourage all participants to “get moving” each week 
• Follow all instructions from the FoodFit facilitator and be ready to “pitch in” 
• Motivate participants to achieve success in the program and lead by example 
• May be asked to assist participants in completing pre- and end-program questionnaires (e.g. interviewing participants and recording their answers for them if they have writing/language barriers) or assisting with program participant intakes (measuring waist/height, flexibility tests, blood pressure, pulse/heart rate)
ClientsLow-income community members who experience barriers around healthy eating and physical activity but who are motivated to make lasting changes to their health.
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Men ; Women ; Individuals
Areas of InterestEvent Coordination & Support ; Food Services / Nutrition ; Health Care ; Life Skills Support ; Physical Fitness & Exercise
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Creativity ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Team Work
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year)
Interaction LevelSmall Group ; Large Group
Minimum Hours5 / Week
Dates and TimesWednesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible
LocationWasaga Beach
Number of PositionsElmvale: 2 individual(s) ; Wasaga Beach: 2 individual(s) 
 
4 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided
TransportationDriver License required ; Car required
CostNone
Police CheckRequired
Start DateOn or before 01 Jun 2018
Agency Details
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Organization NameSouth Georgian Bay Community Health Centre, Health Services
Office Phone705-422-1888
Fax705-422-1078
E-Mailinfo@sgbchc.ca
Websitewww.southgeorgianbaychc.ca
Address & Map
Ramblewood Medical Centre
14 Ramblewood Dr, Unit 202
Wasaga Beach, ON L9Z 0C4
 
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