Summer Wednesday Volunteer Team
Volunteer Toronto
Toronto, Ontario
12d ago

Primary Category : Event Assistance Positions

Type of Position :

Short Term (Less than 3 months)

Description & Details

Summer is a special time at the Brick Works! To celebrate the season we're hosting our 7th annual Summer Wednesday’s program to inspire Torontonians to eat, shop, play, and get outside.

Once again, we’ve partnered with Forno Cultura to prepare incredible food from our wood-fired brick oven, using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients.

Each Wednesday, we will feature a different chef, to showcase local talent and feature different food. Volunteers will play a range of roles in making each Summer Wednesdays run smoothly!

Some of the key areas you will be supporting include :

  • Leads - Working closely with Evergreen staff, Summer Wednesdays Leads will provide logistical support, help with way-finding, feedback and evaluation, and fill in any gaps.
  • Leads will also be the secondary point of contact if there are any questions or concerns, and support other volunteers.

  • Greeters / Ticket Hosts - Stationed at the Welcome Booth, volunteers in this role will engage with visitors, share the stories behind the food and program, promote that evening’s menu and featured chef, receive payment and hand out tickets, manage line ups, and answer questions.
  • Waste-Free Crew - We want Summer Wednesdays to be a waste- free program. Volunteers will help visitors sort their waste and encourage them to wash their reusable plates.
  • They will also ensure dishes are sterilized and returned to the entrance. Organics collected each Wednesday will help support our onsite compost systems.

    This role is essential to ensuring this "waste-free" initiative is a success!

  • Dishwashers - As the oven prepares food throughout the evening, volunteers will help ensure that dishes are being washed to continue to prepare and serve food.
  • Volunteers are encouraged to sign up for at least one half-shift in this role throughout the summer.

    What you bring :

  • You’re a team player
  • You are flexible and are comfortable filling in gaps when needed
  • You have strong communication skills and enjoy engaging with the public
  • You enjoy being outdoors and have a love for the community
  • Experience with food handling, customer service, or events management is an asset
  • When : Wednesday evenings from July 4th to August 29th, from 5 : 30pm-9 : 00pm, an orientation will be held on June 27st from 6 : 00-

    8 : 00pm at Evergreen Brick Works.

    Where : Children’s Garden and the Pavilions at Evergreen Brick Works (550 Bayview Avenue). This program takes place outdoors, so please dress appropriately for the weather.

    Commitment : We are asking volunteers to commit to at least 4 shifts over this 9-week program.

    How we’ll support you : Volunteers will attend a mandatory orientation / training session on the evening of Wednesday June 27st, 2017 from 6pm-

    8pm at Evergreen Brick Works, as well as continued support from Evergreen staff each Wednesday night! At this orientation you’ll have a chance to check out the Children’s Garden and meet the team from Forno Cultura.

    Good to know : Evergreen runs a free shuttle bus to Evergreen Brick Works and is extended to 10 : 00pm on Wednesday evenings.

    The 28 Bayview South TTC bus also leaves frequently from Davisville Station well past midnight, if you’re looking to kick back and enjoy the Pavilions after your shift!

    Perks : Surround yourself with amazing people, delicious food and watch the sun set on the city while taking in the beauty of Evergreen Brick Works.

    Volunteers contributing 20+ hours will also receive an Evergreen T-shirt, 15% discount on Evergreen Garden Market, and access to the Toronto Attractions Council Reciprocal Program.

    Please contact volunteer or 416-596-1495 ext. 331 if you have any questions.

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