Martha's Table Community Program


Hello!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Martha's Table.  We have many opportunities from serving in the dining room, kitchen prep, dishwashing to meal delivery, and working the take out window!

Please complete an application, uploading the signed volunteer waiver and your Covid-19 vaccination proof.  If you have any trouble with the uploads you can sign up for an in-person orientation session.  At the orientation you will sign a waiver and show vaccination status, then you will be set up to schedule yourself for the shifts that fit your interest and schedule.

There are several mandatory training modules that need to be completed prior to being able to sign up for shifts. If you have any questions or difficulties with the application or training please reach out to opmanager@marthastable.ca

If you are already a volunteer and would like to schedule your shifts, please log in and the available opportunities will be shown.

If you are interested in becoming a meal delivery driver for Martha's Table please complete this application Meal Delivery Driver Application

If you are interested in bring a company team, organization or social group to a day of volunteering please complete this application Group Application 

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General Kitchen Prep work

This is a behind the scenes role. Help our cooks with prepping the vegetables, by chopping, cutting vegetables for our meals.  

Also portioning out desserts to be served for meal delivery, our take out window and dining room service.

This shift is normally from 9 - 1 and we have openings 7 days a week.

Lunch Server in Dining Room - Weekdays

Serve our guests in the dining room.  This may also include working the coffee station or plating meals for service.

This shift is available Monday through Friday and is from 11:30 - 2:30 

Breakfast Server in Dining Room - Weekdays

Help our guests by serving coffee, tea,  making toast or bagels.  

This shift is available Monday through Friday and is from 8:30 to 11:30 

Take out window

 

Serve our meals to clients through the take out window. 

Opportunities are available daily and this shift generally runs 11:45 to 2:15

 

Dishwasher and General end of day clean up

Help keep Martha's Table clean and tidy!  We are small team and we need your help.  Washing dishes, pots and pans. General tidying up as well as end of day sweeping.

These shifts are generally available from 8:30 t0 11:30 or 11:30 to 2:30

Position Summary:
You will play a crucial role in the restaurant. Working in the kitchen at our dish machine, you ensure that the machine is washing dishes properly, loaded properly and that the items are returned to the dining room to be put away or you will put them away in the kitchen.

Key Responsibilities:

Food Service:  Working safely near the food, ensuring that the dish machine is kept to the proper temperature, working with the head cook to ensure that the chemicals used are the right calibration and that the dishes are cleaned quickly and returned to the location for putting them away.

Hygiene and Safety: Adhere to strict hygiene standards by wearing an apron, hair net or hat, and gloves when in the kitchen.  Maintain a clean and organized work area.

Safety Awareness: Never put yourself in harm's way; report any safety or security concerns to the dining room supervisor on duty.

Shift Commitment: Attend scheduled shifts punctually and reliably; if unable to make a shift, communicate as soon as possible to allow time for finding a replacement.

Qualifications:

  • A willingness to serve others and contribute to a welcoming dining environment.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic setting.
  • Respect for hygiene and safety protocols, including wearing required attire.
  • Reliable and punctual.

Benefits:

  • A chance to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those we serve.
  • An opportunity to develop communication and teamwork skills.
  • The satisfaction of contributing to a vital community service.

If you are passionate about serving others and creating a positive dining experience, we encourage you to sign up for this volunteer position.

Your dedication and support will help us fulfill our mission and make a real impact in our community.

Food Plating/Kitchen assistant

These shifts are generally available from 8:30 t0 11:30 or 11:30 to 2:30

Position Summary:
Plating meals, you will play a crucial role in serving our guests. Working in either the main kitchen or one of the kitchenettes in the dining room, you will help plate the to go meals or the plated meals served in the dining room

This may also include helping the kitchen plate meals for the delivery to the next day. 

Key Responsibilities:

Food Service:  Working safely near the food, ensuring that the food is kept to the proper temperature and that it is served promptly for the waiting guests

Hygiene and Safety: Adhere to strict hygiene standards by wearing an apron, hair net or hat, and gloves when plating food. Maintain a clean and organized work area.

Safety Awareness: Never put yourself in harm's way; report any safety or security concerns to the dining room supervisor on duty.

Shift Commitment: Attend scheduled shifts punctually and reliably; if unable to make a shift, communicate as soon as possible to allow time for finding a replacement.

Qualifications:

  • A willingness to serve others and contribute to a welcoming dining environment.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic setting.
  • Respect for hygiene and safety protocols, including wearing required attire.
  • Reliable and punctual.

Benefits:

  • A chance to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those we serve.
  • An opportunity to develop communication and teamwork skills.
  • The satisfaction of contributing to a vital community service.

If you are passionate about serving others and creating a positive dining experience, we encourage you to sign up for this volunteer position.

Your dedication and support will help us fulfill our mission and make a real impact in our community.

General Handyman Maintenance

 

Are you handy?  Want to help Marthas Table with odd jobs around the building?

These would be attaching covers to light switches, moving items, among other tasks.

This is not a regularly scheduled shift, please let us know your availability and we can make a list of tasks that need to be done!

 

 

Assistant to cooks

Work in the kitchen alongside our chefs.  This is a very important position to ensure that our meals are prepared on time.  

Meal Delivery

Help Marthas Table by delivering meals to individuals who are unable to come to Marthas Table in person.  

Meal delivery driver shifts start at 11:30 and normally ends around 1 depending on the route assigned that day.

 

Bussing dishes

Clear the dining room of dishes during meal service and take them to the dishwasher in the kitchen.

May also run the dishwasher through and stack plates to be put away

 

Dinner Service

 

Help serve the evening meal.  Our first dinner service in the new dining room will be on Thanksgiving - October 9th.  We will be updating everyone on the schedule for regular dinner service in the fall.

 

Recycling to Recycling Center

Help Martha's Table with our recycling!  Taking the recycling to the local sorting collection center once a week.  

 

Donation Pickup Driver

 

This position helps Marthas Table collect food donations from various locations across Kingston.  In order to drive the Marthas Table van it will be required that the driver is on our insurance and has a clean driving record. 

This shift is generally 9:30 - 11 AM Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Sorting Donations

This shift is not a regular shift.  Please let us know if you want to come in to help sort donations and we will be in touch.

Laundry/General Upkeep

Help Martha's Table with Laundry and general upkeep in the mornings!

 

Meal Delivery Setup/Assistance

Shift Availability: 10:30 - 2:00

Position Summary:
As a meal delivery setup assistant, you will play a crucial role in setting up the meals to be delivered to our clients who can not leave their homes. Assisting our meal delivery coordinator you will be responsible for various tasks; putting the meals in the to go bags for the drivers, carrying them to the cars and once the meals are picked up you will help setup for the outside take out area.

This may also include helping the kitchen plate meals for the delivery to the next day. 

Key Responsibilities:

Food Service: Properly packing the bags for the drivers who deliver meals.

Hygiene and Safety: Adhere to strict hygiene standards by wearing an apron, hair net or hat, and gloves when plating food. Maintain a clean and organized work area.

Assistant to a delivery driver: There may be times when we will need you to help deliver the meals if a driver does not have a partner to help them

Safety Awareness: Never put yourself in harm's way; report any safety or security concerns to the dining room supervisor on duty.

Shift Commitment: Attend scheduled shifts punctually and reliably; if unable to make a shift, communicate as soon as possible to allow time for finding a replacement.

Qualifications:

  • A willingness to serve others and contribute to a welcoming dining environment.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic setting.
  • Respect for hygiene and safety protocols, including wearing required attire.
  • Reliable and punctual.

Benefits:

  • A chance to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those we serve.
  • An opportunity to develop communication and teamwork skills.
  • The satisfaction of contributing to a vital community service.

If you are passionate about serving others and creating a positive dining experience, we encourage you to sign up for this volunteer position. Your dedication and support will help us fulfill our mission and make a real impact in our community.

Dining Room

  • Meal Service
  • Clean up
  • Hostess
  • Take out window
  • Breakfast Service
Activity Shifts Start End
Breakfast Service 205 3/4/2024 12/31/2024
Bus Tables and Dish Washer 414 3/4/2024 12/31/2024
Dinner Service 210 3/4/2024 12/31/2024
Host/Hostess Dinner Service 207 3/4/2024 12/23/2024
Lunch Service 205 3/4/2024 12/31/2024

Kitchen

All tasks related to kitchen work

  • Prep
  • Dishwasher
  • Clean up
  • Meal Plating

 

Activity Shifts Start End
Prep Work 180 3/4/2024 12/31/2024
Cooks Assistant 374 3/4/2024 12/31/2024
Dishwasher - Afternoon Shift 211 3/4/2024 12/31/2024
Dishwasher - Dinner Shift 211 3/4/2024 12/31/2024
Kitchen Assistant/Floater Afternoon Shift 43 3/4/2024 5/17/2024
Plate Meals for Service 209 3/4/2024 12/31/2024

Maintenance/Upkeep

Help Marthas Table with general maintenance, custodial tasks

Laundry, handyman tasks, and more

This role is not a regular weekly position

Activity Shifts Start End
Laundry/General Upkeep 170 3/4/2024 12/20/2024

Meal Delivery and Donations

  • Meal Delivery
  • Donation Pickup
  • Recycling to Recycling center
Activity Shifts Start End
Donation Pickup 50 3/4/2024 12/30/2024
Meal Delivery Prep Work 144 6/5/2024 12/31/2024

Orientation

Orientation for new volunteers

  • Health and Safety
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Scheduling
Activity Shifts Start End
New Volunteer Orientation 2 3/5/2024 4/2/2024

Take out

Take out window or Take out Prep

Activity Shifts Start End
Takeout Window 2 3/4/2024 12/31/2024

Weekend Shifts

Activity Shifts Start End
Weekend Lunch Window 52 3/3/2024 12/29/2024
Weekend Prep 87 3/3/2024 12/29/2024
Weekend Prep - late shift 87 3/3/2024 12/29/2024

Mission Statement

“Our mission is to provide a caring place where people in need can have a nutritious meal and find the social support of a community of friends and volunteers.