Summer Student Food Services Intern Paid 8 Weeks

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This position involves walking alongside our community members, staff and volunteers in the Food related Programs.  Our intern will be involved with screening clients and assessing nutritional needs for clients in poverty.  You will follow through with hamper preparation and delivery, tracking statistics and identifying trends to help improve food bank operations.  Additional tasks may include helping with community kitchen, meal programs for clients and volunteers. Research for  program development and possible planning and implementing some workshops on, nutrition, health, indigenous specific programs etc.

We also support immigrants with food needs including Syrian refugees & work collaboratively with Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Society Centre (VIRCS) which is only 1 block away. We will explore some Community Kitchen or other programming that may be done together. Local priorities supported by this position include the provision of through hamper resources and other health programs valuable resources targeted at reducing food security issues will be provided to low income individuals, seniors, new Canadians, and youth-at-risk. Further, the planning and implementation of health based workshops and programs support health science priorities. Since the funding for this position is less than hoped for this job description will be modified for the time period allotted.

This position is for 8 weeks, 30 hours a week at the wage of $14. an hour. The successful candidate must provide an acceptable Criminal record check.

The funding for this position is from a Canada Summer Jobs Grant and applicants must meet the following requirements:

a) is between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment

b) was registered as a full-time student during the previous academic year and intends to return to school fulltime in September

c) is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident or person on whom refugee status has been confered

d) legally entitled to work according to relevant BC legislation.

We encourage applicants from persons of visible minorities and applicants who are indigenous to apply and to self identify in their  cover letter.

Please email to with Food Services Intern in the subject line.