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Note: All summer student employment opportunities are contract positions, ranging from 6 to 12 weeks during the summer months (June to end of August) and are subject to funding approval from the Canada Summer Jobs program.

Eligible participants

To be eligible, students must:

  1. Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
  2. Have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year
  3. Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment
  4. Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations

Positions:

Client Shift Supervisor

Job Description:

The position of Client Shift Supervisor with Seva Food Bank supports the local priority of a non profit organization providing a career related experience as well as supporting the community members directly. The student hired will be responsible for the smooth operation of the administrating part of intake and its humane approach while being a professional in charge of the front office operations.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the client shifts by ensuring that operations are running smoothly
  • Responsible for quality assurance of the food distributed to clients and that client needs are met
  • Engage, train, and assign volunteers to their daily duties
  • Use the volunteer database and software shared among food banks in the Peel Region to monitor volunteer hours and clients profiles
  • Handle all donations and issue donation receipts on site
  • Ensure health and safety procedures are upheld by clients and volunteers
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    Logistics Operations:

    Job Description:

    The position of Logistics Operations with Seva Food Bank supports the local priority of a non profit organization providing a career related experience as well as supporting the community members directly. The student hired will be responsible for the smooth operation of the warehouse and good communication with donors and supporters.

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Assist warehouse coordinator with monitoring and tracking food inventory
  • Establish and maintain communication with donors
  • Create and maintain a courtesy plan/stewardship
  • Maintain a safe warehouse operation in accordance with policies and procedures
  • Provide certificates of acknowledgment to supporters
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    Newcomer Settlement Coordinator:

    Job Description:

    The position of Newcomer Settlement Coordinator with Seva Food Bank supports the local priority of a non profit organization providing a career related experience as well as supporting the community members directly that are newcomers/Syrian refugees and are in need of support and navigation. Its main focus is to ensure that everyone is treated accordingly and their needs are met when visiting the facilities to receive food. The student hired will be responsible for providing help through employment information via seminars or one on one meetings, connecting clients with community assistance and providing info on settlement promoting a positive and welcoming environment.

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Implement life skill workshops for newcomers and Syrian refugees
  • Conduct needs assessments, while also recognizing their relevant skills and strengths
  • Provide access to community resources that are tailored to meet their wants/needs
  • Ensure that clients are served in a culturally sensitive manner
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    Youth Services Coordinator:

    Job Description:

    The position of Youth Services Coordinator with Seva Food Bank supports the local priority of a non profit organization providing a career related experience as well as supporting youth within the community that are clients and /or volunteers. We are very proud to be an organization that has never turned away any volunteers based on abilities or reasons for volunteering. We welcome youth that are aiming to acquire skills and experience as well those who are looking for a second chance. Our diverse pool of volunteers create a very interesting work dynamic that results in unique bonds. Youth have the chance to work on their leadership skills, public speaking and become aware of the issues alongside the services available for their age. The YSC will be involved all aspects of this priority.

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with facilitating personal growth and leadership development in youth at risk, newcomers and Syrian refugee youth to transition smoothly
  • Create connections with the database of all Youth Service providers in Peel, directed towards programs for newcomers
  • Enrich and support the strategic plan to engage youth and develop programs for youth to participate in
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    Senior Well Being Coordinator:

    Job Description:

    The position of Seniors Well-being Coordinator with Seva Food Bank supports the local priority of a non profit organization providing a career related experience, as well as supporting seniors that are facing poverty in our community. The SWC will be responsible to provide assistance to seniors based on specific health, moral support and promotion of an active life with programs offered by SFB and other organizations in our community. Gatherings and activities will be a part of the program that will aim to seniors wellbeing in addition to one one consultation during their visit to the food bank.

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Identify needs that affect isolated and vulnerable seniors that may impair their ability to live at home safely, independently and in good health
  • Facilitate workshops to problem solve and identify solutions to help them meet their needs
  • Organize events that promote an active lifestyle and inclusiveness among seniors in the community
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    Outreach Coordinator:

    Job Description:

    The position of Outreach Coordinator with Seva Food Bank supports the local priority of a non profit organization providing a career related experience. The student that will be responsible for outreach will attend seminar sessions on communication, networking and will adopt a proactive approach. S/he will create surveys and draw conclusions while providing a strategic plan tailored for Seva Food Bank.

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Identify relevant community events and coordinate participation in these events
  • Participate in the intake process for new clients and provide service navigation
  • Assist the Program Coordinator with overseeing and developing programs, organizing events, and targeted training
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    HR Operations Coordinator:

    Job Description:

    The position of HR Operations with Seva Food Bank supports the local priority of a non profit organization providing a career related experience. Responsibilities and tasks are created based on a professional level within business guidelines. Communication, reporting, creating and supporting presentations, working according to timelines individually as well as within team are a few of the tasks that will provide meaningful and career related skills.

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Manage profiles and Schedule volunteers on database
  • Monitor volunteer hours and prepare certification
  • Plan and oversee the volunteer recognition events
  • Conduct volunteer interviews, evaluate their skills and assign them to volunteer roles accordingly
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    Fundraising Specialist:

    Job Description:

    The position of Fundraising Specialist with Seva Food Bank supports the local priority of a non profit organization providing a career related experience. The student that will be responsible for our Fundraising strategy implementation will be involved in all finance committee discussions.

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the implementation of the strategic fundraising plan for Seva and enrich the portfolio of fundraising tools and mechanisms
  • Plan and manage fundraising events
  • Work with the fundraising committee for current and prospective donors
  • Engage in public speaking; maintain a database of donors
  • Reporting to Executive Director
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    The hiring process is now closed! Thank you to those who have submitted an application. We had an overwhelming response, and we will only be contacting selected candidates for interviews. For anyone interested in volunteering, we are  accepting applicants on our website

    Seva Food Bank is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, colour, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.