Christmas Hampers Event


The Cherryville community may be small in numbers, but it is BIG in giving!

Every year we have tons of supporters who make this day possible, starting at 6:00 in the morning and ending around 10:00 at night, families and individuals are given Christmas Hampers and Gifts. What initially started as a very small community service in 1971, this was the foundation that the Cherryville Community Food Bank Society started on…49 years ago, wow! It has flourished into a beautiful community building event where we support one another and ensure our people are taken care of during the holiday season.

Thank you to all the volunteers that support us each and every year, to donors who give so generously, and every person, group, and organization who make this service a possibility.

Behind the scenes in Food Bank Building, getting organized!

Volunteers from all ages, kids to seniors, giving back to our community together!

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Volunteer OpportunitiesVolunteer Opportunities

Friendly Visitor Program

Our friendly visitor program is designed to keep local seniors connected. You can connect by phone with one-on-one calls 1-2 times a week, or in person visits.

Volunteer Driver

The Volunteer Driver Program is designed to help local seniors get to medical appointments, prescription pick ups and occasional grocery trips.

As a volunteer driver, you will

  • Receive 0.50 cents per KM driven
  • Make a difference in your community
  • Meet new people

Mandatory screening is required for all new volunteers.

If you would like to volunteer, or would like more information about volunteering, please call Amanda at 250-547-0089

Job Opportunity! – FilledJob Opportunity! – Filled

We are looking for an artistic and creative person to join our team to support Cherryville youth! Position will be posted until filled.

YOUTH ARTS & CULTURE

Program Coordinator Job Application

Position Summary

The Program Coordinator works collaboratively with CCFRS staff to create exciting arts & culture classes for Cherryville youth. There will be 4 unique programs that run for 6 weeks each and target youth ages 6-14. Programs run mid-September to May for a total of 24 weeks. Arts & Culture is a range of educational opportunities including but not limited to Art & Health, Dance, Drawing, Painting & Crafting, Music & Singing, Photography & Film, Poetry & Parks, and Culture.

The Program Coordinator reports to CCF&RS throughout the duration of classes and works collaboratively with staff to create an engaging and inclusive learning opportunity.

Education, Training, and Experience:

  • Experience and/or training working with youth
  • Must hold a current Emergency Child Care First Aid & CPR Certificate (available through CCFRS)
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector
  • Must have Responsible Adult or equivalent
  • Must be at least 19 years of age
  • Must be able to lift and support up to 50 pounds
  • Technical skills (computer savvy, able to use excel and word, etc.) an asset

Work Performed

Duties and Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Creating engaging learning opportunities for youth 6-14 to express themselves in variety of ways
  • Working collaboratively with CCFRS to develop 4 arts and culture programs including but not limited to topics covering Art & Health, Dance, Drawing, Painting & Crafting, Music & Singing, Photography & Film, Poetry & Parks, and Culture
  • Being attentive to the children and building self-esteem and confidence
  • Promoting kindness and creating a positive and inclusive atmosphere
  • Set up and clean up after every class, leaving workspace in same condition as before use
  • Taking inventory of program supplies and submitting requests to CCFRS staff when needed
  • Adherence to CCF&RS policy and procedures including a signed Confidentiality Agreement
  • Ensuring safety of program participants and responding to emergencies in accordance with established policy and guidelines

Hours

This is a contract employee position, 6 hours per week at $20.00/hour (includes MERCS) for 24 weeks running from September to May. Classes range from 1-2 hours per week depending on age group and program focus. Additional hours may be available but not guaranteed.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit resume with at least two references by email to:

Meghan Derkach, Executive Director at meghan.derkach@hotmail.com

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, please note only the applicants under consideration will be scheduled an interview.