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Position: Volunteer Coordinator
Organization: The Depot
Location: NDG, Montréal, Quebec

About The Depot Community Food Centre

Founded in 1986, The Depot Community Food Centre is a community-based, non-profit organization that works collaboratively with its community to address the root causes of hunger and poverty in NDG and the surrounding areas in a manner that ensures dignity, community engagement and the development of human potential.

At the Depot, we offer programming to support the food security and healthy eating habits of youth, families and individuals. These activities include food distribution, community meals, kitchen workshops, after-school programs, gardens and farmer’s markets. Over 20 innovative and vibrant programs are geared at developing skills, building community and promoting our vision of Good Food for All.

We are currently looking for an experienced and dynamic Volunteer Coordinator with a passion for people and the development of human potential to join our fun and dedicated team.

The Volunteer Coordinator position is central to our organization. Their mandate is to manage and improve the Depot’s volunteer program by fostering relationships and supporting the over 800 volunteers annually who are essential to ensuring the success of our programs.

Principal Responsibilities/Tasks:

  • Develop and maintain excellent relations with all individual volunteers and volunteer groups
  • Recruit, orient and schedule volunteers for regular and/or occasional volunteer shifts, including both weekly commitments and special events
  • Work with staff to identify program needs and match volunteers to suitable tasks according to their interest and availability
  • Maintain volunteer database, statistics and reports (Salesforce)
  • Produce annual volunteer program report based on relevant outreach activities (survey, etc.) and database reports
  • Organize and facilitate new volunteer information sessions including follow-up
  • Develop volunteer recruitment and retention strategies
  • Support onsite services twice a week (when we return onsite)
  • Support Emergency Food Basket registration and delivery coordination twice a week (during COVID)
  • Organize volunteer events, training opportunities, recognition and feedback opportunities

Program Development:

  • Conduct regular volunteer program evaluations and develop systems which encourage volunteer input in Depot programming and operations
  • Create opportunities and provide support for volunteers to take to take on mentorship and ambassador roles at The Depot
  • Liaise with and visit other organizations to incorporate best volunteer practices

Specific skills and experience required:

  • Experience recruiting, coordinating, supporting and inspiring a diversity of volunteers
  • Excellent written and oral French/English (additional languages an asset)
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills
  • Comfort working with online tools for data management and scheduling (experience with Salesforce or other CRM’s an asset, but not required)
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a diverse and collaborative team


  • Excellent organizational and time management skills and ability to work under pressure
  • Highly self motivated, can-do attitude
  • Knowledge about issues of poverty and food security, the Depot Community Food Centre and/or the community sector in NDG and Montreal
  • Comfortable working with, motivating and managing a diverse team
  • Ability to see big picture and plan for both immediate and long-term needs
  • Passionate about people, equity, and the mission of Good Food For All

Working conditions:

  • Salary: $23/hour plus health and partial dental benefits
  • Full-time, 35 hrs/week

To apply:

Please drop off or email a cover letter and your CV in a single document (PDF) to Marguerite Kinfack at: by January 31st, 2021 . Only selected candidates will be contacted.

Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.

The NDG Food Depot is committed to creating a workplace as diverse as the communities we serve and thus strongly encourages people from our diverse communities and people who experience marginalization to self-identify in their cover letter.


In your cover letter, we want to hear:

  • Who you are and what your background is. The NDG Food Depot is committed to creating a workplace as diverse as the communities we serve and thus strongly encourages applicants from our diverse communities and people who experience marginalization to self-identify in their cover letter.
  • What you like about the Food Depot and why you want to work in this job. We want to make sure you understand our mission and our values. Tell us why you think this job is interesting and important.
  • What your experience is. Have you worked in similar jobs or have you volunteered in similar programs before? Tell us what skills that you gained and how your experience would help you in this job. If there’s experience you don’t have, be honest and tell us how you hope to grow and learn.
  • Be yourself! We want to hear your voice and enthusiasm!

Questions about the jobs or the application process?

Please contact Wynanne at: or 514-483-4680


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date publiée : Jan 13 2021    Numéro : 58301