Seva Food Bank Hires Volunteer Engagement Coordinator
Seva Food Bank is pleased to announce the hiring of Rohit Mehta as its new part-time Volunteer Engagement Coordinator. In his new role, Rohit’s priority will be to create meaningful and engaging volunteer experiences for individuals who choose to donate their time and services to the Seva Food Bank.
Rohit brings over five years of experience in volunteer management, and seven years of experience with youth engagement while working in the non-profit sector. He founded and directed Volunteering Peel, a youth-led organization which provides volunteer opportunities for high school students. He also spent a number of years in the environmental sector, particularly through his involvement with EcoSource, a non-profit environmental education organization based in Port Credit.
Rohit is a past recipient of the Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers, and was Mississauga’s Volunteer of the Year in 2006. He recently completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto Mississauga. His interest in youth engagement and in addressing key community issues drew him to the position.
“Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization and we want to make sure we’re taking care of them,” remarked board chair Gurmeet Singh Ahluwalia. “We are delighted to have Rohit on the team as our new Volunteer Engagement Coordinator. He brings a tremendous amount of relevant experience and energy to the role. His efforts will be critical in ensuring we are doing a fantastic job of recruiting, developing and recognizing our volunteers.”
The Seva Food Bank provides safe, nutritious and culturally-appropriate food to over 800 low-income families in Mississauga through a partnership with The Mississauga Food Bank. It is an initiative of Sikhs Serving Canada, a registered not-for-profit charitable organization whose mission is to positively impact local communities by acting on the basic Sikh tenets of sarbat da bhalla (the well being of all) and seva (selfless service).