As a community organization, Seva Food Bank recognizes the need to help students gain the practical knowledge and skills necessary to become social service professionals to continue our work in the community. Seva Food Bank offers a limited number of college placements to students who are studying to work in this field. Placement students help us in executing our mission and vision of enhancing self-reliance, promoting well-being and reducing poverty in our community so everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

Please read all the information below to understand our expectations of placement students, and instructions to follow when applying for a placement position with us.

Placement Term: We accept placements all year round.

Sites Assigned: Since we have two locations, students may choose to complete their placement at only one location, or they can work from both.

Basic Requirements: Self-starter, with the ability to work with clients in a compassionate manner. Vulnerable sector check required.

Educational Requirements: Seva Food Bank provides placements for students enrolled in many different types of programs. Personal interview will take place. See list of accepted programs:

  • Social Service Worker
  • Community Worker
  • Community and Justice Services
  • Child & Youth Worker
  • CBSL for Medical Students
  • Nursing
  • H.R.
  • Food & Nutrition Management
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Colleges We Recruit From: George Brown, Sheridan College and Humber College. We will definitely consider other schools as well.

Summary of Experience: Related experience is an asset, but not required.

How to Apply: In order to arrange a placement, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Marianthi Karras, at volunteer@sevafoodbank.com. Please include your resume.

 

Student Testimonials:

“Seva Food Bank has been one of my greatest learning experiences in my career so far. I recently completed my Social Service Worker internship at Seva, where I was able to take on large responsibilities such as intake and assessment. Every day at Seva becomes a better experience and this is all thanks to the staff, volunteers and clients. You will meet great people with incredible stories that open your eyes to a new world and make you realize how fortunate you are.  Being at Seva really makes you feel that you are making a difference in the community. After my placement finished, I was honoured with the privilege of obtaining a summer job with Seva as a Newcomer Settlement Coordinator.  The amazing staff and clients have helped me grow into my profession as a Social Worker. I highly recommend Seva as a place to complete your internship.”
– Hema

“I had the pleasure of completing my placement at Seva Food Bank from January 2016 – April 2016, and it was such a positive eye-opening experience. The wonderful staff and volunteers at Seva welcomed me with open arms into their community. I am currently a second year student working towards my Social Service Worker Diploma. I was able to learn plenty of things that helped me grow in my profession as well as a person. Once my placement ended, I ended up staying as a volunteer and eventually got hired as a summer student where I coordinate services for Seniors. The experience I got at Seva Food Bank is something I am very grateful for and I plan to be a part of this organization for as long as I can, Seva will always have a place in my heart.”
- Karen

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Students pictured from left to right: Karen, Hema, and Julia.