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About the Position
Position #: 19555
OrganizationReception House Waterloo Region
Position: Host (Dinner) - Community Dinners
Location: 101 David Street, Kitchener, ON, Canada
Impact Statement: Reception House Waterloo Region is a community–based organization which provides a warm welcome, programs and services to government assisted refugees (GARs) who settle in Waterloo Region.
Description: Share a meal with families living in our temporary accommodation sites. Your family, group, or workplace is welcome to either prepare a meal, or order food to share. Dinners will typically take place on Thursday evenings.

Our volunteer coordinator will provide you with information such as: the number of clients living in the house, countries of origin, and dietary restrictions the Monday before the dinner so that you can plan your meal. We can accommodate other days of the week by request, provided we have staff available and families living in the house. If you meet a family that you connect well with, you are welcome to carry on volunteering with that family on an ongoing basis if they are interested.
Training Details: No training required to participate, but guests are welcome to attend a general volunteer orientation if they are interested in learning more.
Working Conditions: Dining room and kitchen at 101 David Street temporary accommodation.
Duration: 3 months or less
Timing: Weekday - Evening, Anytime
Time Detail: Dinners will take 1 to 2 hours, and will typically be on Thursday nights, though other accommodations can be made.
Age: 12+
Ideal for: An Individual, A Group, A Newcomer
Transportation: Car required
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Designated accessible parking space, Support volunteers with special needs, Accessible work space, Support Newcomers
Area(s) of Interest: Food/Hospitality, Special Events, Newcomer Support
Skill(s): Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Communicate in Plain Language, Event Management
How to Apply
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Tracy Moxon
Phone: 519-743-2113
Address: 101 David Street Kitchener, N2G 1Y1


Volunteer Action Centre
151 Frederick Street, Suite 500
Kitchener ON N2H 2M2

Phone: 519 742 8610
Fax: 519 742 0559

Monday - Thursday
9 am - 4 pm
Friday: 9 am - 12 pm