Activities involved
Driving
Requirements:
Also required for this position: None.
Languages Needed:

French an asset but not required.

COVID-19 Support

Food Deliveries in Edmonton: COVID-19 Response

8930 82 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB, T6C 0Z3 [map]
4 hours / weekly
N/A.
For the past 10 years, Canadian Volunteers United in Action Society (CANAVUA) has partnered with Edmonton's Food Bank to run Edmonton's only French-speaking food bank depot. In May of 2020, we began delivering food bank hampers every Wednesday to our clients' homes to allow for physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are always looking for new drivers to help out with our efforts.

Volunteers work in a well-ventilated, open-air environment, wear masks and observe social distancing measures. Our clients are very grateful for their work.

The team meets every Wednesday morning at 11:45 at our community food truck. The location varies week to week but will be shared with volunteers in advance via email. Volunteers distribute food bank hampers in addition to wrapped hot meals prepared inside the food truck.

As a volunteer, you will be given a list of clients' names, addresses, postal codes and phone numbers. Volunteers typically phone families before arriving, ring their doorbells and leave the hampers at their front doors. You will be assigned a specific area in the city in which to make deliveries (north, south, east, west, etc.).

Here are links to some videos of our delivery program in action to give you a better idea of what to expect:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yas_A993h9E

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/the-spirit-of-canada-non-profit-food-truck-serving-free-meals-to-hundreds-in-edmonton-1.5842504

https://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/food-truck-serves-edmontonians-suffering-financially-during-the-pandemic-1.5147106

Our organization is bilingual and operates in both English and French.

Volunteers are reimbursed $10/day for mileage expenses. The printable volunteer reimbursement form can be downloaded at www.canavua.org/PDFs/volunteer_reimbursement_form.pdf.

We invite all volunteers to fill out our online registration form at www.canavua.org/inscription. This will help us to keep in touch with you via email regarding where the food truck will be parked each week.

Thanks for your interest in becoming a volunteer delivery driver with CANAVUA!
Additional Details & Skills Required
Volunteers don't have to stay the whole time on Wednesdays, nor volunteer every week. We are always happy to accommodate your availability. We also offer many other volunteering opportunities in both English and French in the Greater Edmonton Area.
Certification or Education Required
A Class 5 driver's licence (G.D.L. or otherwise) or higher is an asset but not required. Volunteers who don't drive may accompany volunteer drivers and help them to load and unload hampers.
Why should you volunteer for this opportunity?
We invite new volunteers to sign up to our volunteer mailing list and database at www.canavua.org/inscription.
Activities involved
Driving
Requirements:
Also required for this position: None.
Languages Needed:

French an asset but not required.