Volunteers make The Table work

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Volunteers are vital to our success at the Table Community Food Centre. Our dedicated team of volunteers includes people from all over Lanark County, and people from all backgrounds and experience levels are welcome and encouraged to participate.

We have exciting volunteer opportunities available that are open to everyone. There are an array of shifts to fit your schedule. Some of the possibilities include:

  • Work in the kitchen preparing and serving food under the guidance of our chef;
  • The Good Food Bank can always use help with the work of distributing food to people who need it;
  • Help facilitate one of our ongoing programs like Shovel and Spoon, Dads and Kids in the Kitchen, our Community Kitchen or The After School program;
  • Get your hands dirty helping out in the garden; 
  • Stand up for a cause you believe in, or help your peers learn how to make themselves heard with our Advocacy Office and Social Justice Club; 
  • We have regular fundraising events and community activities that would not be possible without the help of people like you; and 
  • There's always a need for help with driving, deliveries, cleaning and routine maintenance.

Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older to volunteer at the Table. In some circumstances we allow younger volunteers, for example if a parent is available to accompany the volunteer or the position is specifically designed for students.

If you are interested in sharing your time, please contact  Aisha at  aisha@thetablecfc.org, phone 613-267-6428 ext. 6, drop by the Centre at 190 Gore St. E, Perth ON.

Volunteer Initiatives

The Good Food Bank is currently looking for volunteers to work on Mondays from 2- 5 and on Tuesdays from 11:30 - 3:30. The Good Food Bank is our longest running program at the centre and it has gone through many exciting changes over the years. Most recently the Good Food Bank coordinator, Wendy Quarrington, introduced a new system called CORE FOODS. Core Foods helps participants better understand what is in the food they choose and allows for participants to take home more food if they make healthier choices. If you want to be a part of this amazing new initiative please get in touch with Samantha Davidson at 613-267-6428 ext. 4 or at sam@thetablecfc.org Working in the food bank is a great way to meet people, learn new skills, have fun, and make a difference in someone's day.

Calling all volunteers! We are holding two volunteer meetings this month. The first on Monday November 18th and the second on Monday November 25th and we would love to get as many volunteers from as many programs as possible to each meeting. Meetings start at 6:30 pm and should run about an hour. Please come in early and share a Community Meal with fellow volunteers. If you are planning on coming for dinner please let us know so we can prepare enough food. Contact Sam at 613-267-6428 ext. 4 or sam.thetable@gmail.com for more details or to register.