Volunteers make The Table work

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Volunteers are vital to our success at the Table Community Food Centre. Our dedicated team of volunteers includes people from all over Lanark County, and people from all backgrounds and experience levels are welcome and encouraged to participate.

We have exciting volunteer opportunities available that are open to everyone. There are an array of shifts to fit your schedule. Some of the possibilities include:

  • Work in the kitchen preparing and serving food under the guidance of our chef;
  • The Good Food Bank can always use help with the work of distributing food to people who need it;
  • Help facilitate one of our ongoing programs like Shovel and Spoon, Dads and Kids in the Kitchen, our Community Kitchen or The After School program;
  • Get your hands dirty helping out in the garden; 
  • Stand up for a cause you believe in, or help your peers learn how to make themselves heard with our Advocacy Office and Social Justice Club; 
  • We have regular fundraising events and community activities that would not be possible without the help of people like you; and 
  • There's always a need for help with driving, deliveries, cleaning and routine maintenance.

Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older to volunteer at the Table. In some circumstances we allow younger volunteers, for example if a parent is available to accompany the volunteer or the position is specifically designed for students.

If you are interested in sharing your time, please contact  Aisha at  aisha@thetablecfc.org, phone 613-267-6428 ext. 6, drop by the Centre at 190 Gore St. E, Perth ON.

Volunteer Initiatives

Are you looking for a way to give back to your community?  Are you excited to create change?  Do you have knowledge to share?  Come join us on The Table's Board of Directors!

Our vision is a healthier, more connected community.  At the Table, we work together to improve access to healthy food and improve skills and food literacy.  We educate, engage and advocate on social policies to address food insecurity and poverty.

We are dedicated to building a Board of Directors that represents our community. 

As a Board member you will:

  • Share the vision and the values of The Table
  • Attend and participate in monthly Board meetings
  • Sit on at least one (1) committee that aligns with your interests and expertise
  • Support fundraising and community outreach efforts
  • Be an ambassador for The Table

We are currently looking for Board Members with experience in the following areas: administration, legal/non-profit governance, finance, human resources management, living on a low income/with food insecurity, social work, and social justice.

If you are interested or would like to nominate someone, please contact us by March 25.2022.  To apply, send a brief statement of interest and resume to: boardchair@thetablecfc.org, or by mail: 190 Gore St. E, Perth ON K7H 1A6.

Come join us and make a difference!

Ramsey Hart, Executive Director
ramsey@thetablecfc.org, 613.267.6428 x 8

Brian Whitestone, Chair of the Board of Directors
boardchair@thetablecfc.org

Claire Smith
marie.claire.smith@gmail.com

 

On November 10th 2021,  The Table's Board of Directors approved this  COVID 19 Vaccination policy that applies to staff, volunteers and particpiants in programs at The Tabel.

COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY

NOV 10, 2021
 
1. POLICY STATEMENT
The Table is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our employees, volunteers and program participants. The purpose of the Vaccination Policy (the “Policy”) is to ensure The Table is taking proactive measures to create a safe environment in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the threat of more contagious variants.
 
This policy is to be used in conjunction with other COVID-19 protocols that are reviewed regularly and includes requirements for screening, masking, physical distancing, sanitation and contact tracing. While these protocols provide a significant degree of protection, the added threat from more contagious variants warrants additional protection.
 
Unvaccinated individuals and people with associated co-morbidities are at the highest risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 and transmitting it to others. The approved vaccinations have been demonstrated to reduce infection, hospitalizations, spread of the virus, and the risk of complications including long term disability.
 
2. APPLICATION
This policy applies to all employees and volunteers of The Table. In addition, it applies to any participants engaged in indoor programs administered by The Table.
 
3. POLICY
All staff, volunteers, and participants are strongly encouraged to become vaccinated against COVID-19, as recommended by the Ministry of Health and Provincial Health Officer.
 
Anyone working or volunteering indoors in a program of The Table will be required to show proof of vaccination along with Government issued photo ID by December 17, 2021.
 
New employees and new volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated before their start date with The Table.
 
Participants taking part in any indoor program, other than the Good Food Bank, will be required to show proof of vaccination along with Government issued photo ID to take part.
 
Where vaccination is required, and an individual is unable to be vaccinated, the individual must provide weekly negative COVID-19 test results to work, volunteer or participate in indoor programs. The test may be a rapid antigen test or other approved test.
 
Where vaccination is required an individual may be exempted for medical or religious reasons.
 
Medical exemption will be granted by The Table if the individual submits written proof by a recognized medical practitioner that the individual cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons. Religious exemption will be granted by The Table if the individual submits written proof by a recognized religious leader that the individual cannot be vaccinated due to their religious beliefs.
 
The test may be a rapid antigen test or other approved test. The Table will cover the costs of testing where there is religious or medical exemption.
 
Where possible, staff or volunteers who are not vaccinated may perform their duties from home. However, if onsite and indoor presence is part of an individual’s job requirement and they are not fully vaccinated, the staff person will be put on an unpaid administrative leave for a maximum of four weeks. If a staff member on leave is not fully vaccinated by the end of the four-week period, they will be put on unpaid leave for up to three (3) months.
 
In the event that a staff member, or a volunteer has a positive test, the person must immediately self-isolate and in the case of a rapid antigen test - get a nasopharyngeal swab test. In the case of a positive swab test, the person must self-isolate and follow directions of the Health Unit.
 
A negative test result must be presented to the Executive Director or relevant program coordinator before returning to work or participating in a program.
 
4. CONFIDENTIALITY
Information relating to an individual’s proof of vaccination and/or the reason(s) for not receiving a COVID-19 vaccination, will not be collected or retained. Once proof of full vaccination or weekly negative COVID-19 test results has been provided to the Executive Director in the case of staff, or to the program coordinators in the case of volunteers, The Table will record only if the criteria were met.
 
5. REVIEW
The Executive Director will review this policy every two months or more frequently as dictated by significant changes in the local COVID-19 situation or upon changes recommended by the Lanark Leeds and Grenville Health Unit. Any changes will be submitted to the Board of Directors for approval.

 

The Table is excited to be partnering once again with the Rotary Club on the 2018 Perth Ribfest, slated for July 27th to 29th.

The Rotary Club has made Ribfest a very successful fundraising initiative that has provided tens of thousands of dollars to local community projects. As our contribution to the event, The Table is tasked with recruiting and coordinating event volunteers. 

 

If you are looking for an opportunity to contribute to the community, are enthusiastic, energetic, enjoy working with the public, and want to make this year’s Ribfest a great success, please consider volunteering with the festival this summer. Volunteer positions include: 

  • Main Gate Greeter
  • Service Gate Greeter
  • Cleaning and Maintenance Assistant
  • Car Show Monitor

 

Volunteer shifts are a minimum of 2 hours and a maximum of 4 concurrent hours in duration. You may work more than one shift per day if you wish and a short training session is held prior to each volunteer shift. Ribfest volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.

It's easy to sign up for a shift or two online. Why not get some family members, friends or work colleagues to sign up together and support this great community project.

For more information about volunteering please contact Wendy at The Table,wendy@thetablecfc.org, 613-267-6428 x 3.  

The Table is excited to be partnering with the Rotary Club on the 2017 Perth Ribfest, slated for July 28th to 30th.

In the past two years the Rotary Club has made Ribfest a very successful fundraising initiative that has provided tens of thousands of dollars to local community projects. Events are a lot of work though, and the demand on the Rotary's volunteer pool was not sustainable. This is where The Table comes in. We are very pleased to be partnering with Rotary on this year's festival and one of our key roles is to solicit volunteers from our network of engaged community members. We'll also be taking the opportunity to diversify the food available at the festival and provide some delicious and healthy options for people to enjoy along with, or instead of, the ribs the festival is famous for.

If you are looking for an opportunity to contribute to the community, are enthusiastic, energetic, enjoy working with the public, and want to make this year’s Ribfest a great success, please consider volunteering with the festival this summer. Volunteer positions include: 

  • Main Gate Greeter
  • Service Gate Greeter
  • Cleaning and Maintenance Assistant
  • Car Show Monitor

Volunteer shifts are a minimum of 2 hours and a maximum of 4 concurrent hours in duration. You may work more than one shift per day if you wish and a short training session is held prior to each volunteer shift. Ribfest volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.

It's easy to sign up for a shift or two online. Why not get some family members, friends or colleagues together to support this great community project.

For more information about volunteering please contact Wendy at The Table,wendy@thetablecfc.org, 613-267-6428 x 3.  

We are running our fabulous FoodFit and Tiny Tastes Programs in Maberly and Lanark starting in September and are looking for energetic volunteers to help make the programs a success.  

We are also looking for volunteers for our After School Program in Perth on Tuesday and Thursdays.  

Come join in the Table team of volunteers and help make everyone welcome at the Table.

 

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