Position: Mealtime Assistance/Dining Room Assistance

  • Organization: Bendale Acres
  • Date Posted: 2020-01-08
  • Date Needed: 2020-01-08
  • City: Toronto
  • Location: Ontario
  • Country: Canada
  • Primary Category: Health Care Support Positions
  • Type of Position: Long-Term (3 months or more)

Description & Details

Role as a volunteer:    Assistance in mealtimes is of utmost importance since you will be constantly ensuring the vulnerable patients in consuming the needed food and beverage to support their health.

This kind of role is an opportunity to help the patients get better and prevent malnutrition.

Mealtime assistance consists of various things, from making encouraging conversations with patients to enlighten their days, open food packages, preparation of meals for easy food intake, completing menus or provide patients accessible ways for foods and beverages. Trained volunteers can also be task for feeding certain patients.

Volunteers must have a happy disposition and level-headedness with the appropriate passion and care with the seniors.

Commitment: 1-2 shifts per week for a minimum of 6 months

Choices for shift: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 9:30am OR

Monday to Friday, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm OR

Monday Friday, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Skills required: Must be available during the daytime or early evening, with enough patience, outgoing personality, and positive energy to deal with delicate patients

Additional Information

Required language: English; French is an advantage

Transportation: Close to bus or streetcar stop; provided with free parking available, first come first served

Minimum age: None

Minimum hours: 3 hours per week

Task requirements: walking and standing, hearing, verbal communication, visual

Accessibility: Accessible building, parking, washroom(s)

How to Apply / Contact

Please send an email expressing your interest in the position to Maurathan.mahadevan@toronto.ca with ‘Mealtime assistance/dining room assistance’ in the subject line.

Please submit an application to Bendale Acres 2920 Lawrence Ave E. M4J 1V9


If your application is selected, you will be called for an interview and asked to come to a general orientation.

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