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Your Contact Details

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Do you have trees to pick?

If you have fruit trees you would like us to pick, select 'yes' and we will present you with the option to sign them up. This also controls whether you get emails about having your trees picked.

Volunteering

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Volunteer Agreement

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Your Age

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Communication Preferences & Roles

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All volunteers in a role must be willing to receive communications about that role. If you disable a role here you will also lose access to the corresponding functions within this tool.

Projects

 
 
come to our work parties and learn about growing food!
 
Come help us in our Community Kitchens programs or with Youth in our Young Cooks programs.
 
 
Help spread the word about our work! Join our Outreach team and table at local events.
 
Help us distribute local fruits and veggies to our community partners.
 
 
During the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have set up a Good Food Box program and a Hot Meal service, to help vulnerable people in or community. Requirements for physical distancing does limit the number of volunteers that we are able to use.

Fruit Tree Project Roles

 
 
 
Getting the fruit picked is only half the battle! Getting it out into the community is a full time job
 
Assessing trees saves the program coordinator tonnes of time

Community Garden Roles

 
Help us maintain the community garden.
 
Have access to a garden plot in the Share the Harvest Community Garden
 

Healthy Food Programs Roles

 

Adminstrative Support Roles

 
 
 

Outreach Roles

 

Food Share Roles

 
 
Help us with by answering phone calls to our Food Share Helpline from the comfort of your home. view details
 
Tasks: - Make phone calls (from the comfort of your home) to Good Food Box recipients to confirm their registration details and/or delivery dates. - Record confirmations, updates, and notes in our contact spreadsheets (via Google sheets). Required abilities and infrastructure: - Volunteers should have some comfort finding information and recording updates in a spreadsheet (training will be provided on our exact system and processes). - Attention to detail is key, as is making a judgement about accepting special requests or notifying the program coordinator of urgent situations. - Volunteers need the ability to manage a phone conversation with potentially high-needs clients and set personal boundaries. - Access to your own computer, internet, and a phone line (landline or cell phone are okay) are needed. - Google account for signing into google sheets is preferable, but not necessarily required. - Willing to maintain client confidentiality and sign a LUSH Valley confidentiality agreement. - Able to complete other LUSH Valley volunteer documentation including a liability waiver and criminal record check as we are dealing with personal communications with vulnerable individuals and families. Required time commitment: - 1-2 hour video conference for a training session. - Minimum of 2 x 3-hour shifts per week (note the shift is set up as 3 hours, but calls can usually be completed in 60 - 90 minutes). The shift times are 12-3 p.m. or 4-7 p.m., Monday - Friday. - We are asking for at least a one-month commitment due to the time required for training and supporting a volunteer in this role. - Make phone calls (from the comfort of your home) to Good Food Box recipients to confirm their registration details and/or delivery dates. - Record confirmations, updates, and notes in our contact spreadsheets (via Google sheets).
 
Tasks: - Participate in the sorting and assembly of healthy food hampers. - Assist with sorting recyclable materials. - Other tasks as assigned. Required abilities and infrastructure: - Ability to lift and carry at least 30 pounds. Required time commitment: - Training is ‘on the job’. - Shifts are 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Minimum of 2 x 3-hour shifts per week - We are asking for at least a one-month commitment due to the time required for training and supporting a volunteer in this role.
 
Tasks: - Pick up totes with Good Food Box hampers in them and load into a vehicle. - Contactless delivery to recipients as per a pre-assigned list. - Report any problems/concerns with deliveries to the program coordinator. - Other tasks as assigned. Required abilities and infrastructure: - Use of your own vehicle plus a valid drivers’ license and insurance. - Ability to lift and carry at least 30 pounds. - Use of a cellular phone. - Strong navigation skills and ability to use Google maps or other navigation tools - Drivers will be compensated for fuel use. Required time commitment: - 1-hour for a group training session. (Limited to 5 people at a time.) - Shifts start at 12:30 p.m, for loading totes, and runs until your scheduled deliveries are completed. (Approx. 3:00 p.m. though sometimes as late as 4:00 p.m.) - We are asking for at least a one-month commitment due to the time required for training and supporting a volunteer in this role.
 
Tasks: - Assist the chef with the preparation of hot meals. This may include cutting/peeling vegetables, cooking meat, etc. - Packaging single-serving portions in takeaway containers. - Contactless transfer to agency representatives who are picking up the hot meals for delivery to their clients. - Helping with kitchen clean-up and getting ready for the next day. - Other tasks as assigned. Required abilities and infrastructure: - FoodSafe certification is an asset but not required. - Some experience in a commercial kitchen is an asset. - Ability to lift and carry at least 25 pounds. - Eagerness to learn and a willingness to follow instructions. Required time commitment: - Training is ‘on the job’. - Shifts are 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. - We are asking for at least a one-month commitment of two days per week due to the time required for training and supporting a volunteer in this role.

Skills / Certifications

 
 

Communications

 
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Membership / Board

 
Help with the Strategic Direction of LUSH Valley and be engaged in our Vision.
 
Become a Member of LUSH Valley and have a say in the direction of the organization. We are looking for individuals who care strongly about their community and food security
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