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Working with program and kitchen staff, the Kitchen and Food Program Assistant will have a variety of roles, including: supporting in meal preparation for Community Family Dinner night, working with parent volunteers in the kitchen teaching and facilitating basic cooking & kitchen skills and nutrition.


  • Previous experience working with children and families is an asset
  • Experience, training, or knowledge in food preparation or nutrition
  • Completion of volunteer documentation, criminal record check, and references
  • Some knowledge of local community resources, supports, and services is an asset
  • Ability to commit long-term


Wednesday evenings 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm


  • Commitment to the Vision and Values: Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of, and appreciation for, the mission, vision and values of the YMCA
  • Teamwork: Ability to work effectively with others to achieve optimal collective results
  • Flexibility/Managing Change: Ability to know your environment, initiate and respond effectively to changing conditions
  • Relationship Building / Collaboration: Builds positive interactions both internally and externally to achieve organization’s goals
  • Values Diversity: Appreciates that individuals with different opinions, backgrounds and characteristics bring to the table “richness” to the challenge or situation at hand


  • Your commitment to making a difference in people’s lives is valued
  • Be part of your community and meet new people
  • Create new opportunities and experiences for yourself

Our Commitment to the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults

The YMCA is committed to the protection of children in our care and vulnerable adults participating in our programs.  To ensure this commitment is upheld, all volunteers will need to provide:

  • A current and satisfactory Criminal Reference Check/Vulnerable Sector Search issued no later than six (6) months preceding your start date
  • Three references  (two of these should be professional references)


To apply please forward a resume or detailed outline of experience to the attention of:
Kim Pender
Email: kim.pender@gv.ymca.ca


Application Deadline