WOMEN OF WISDOM (WOW) NUTRITION AND CHILDCARE VOLUNTEER

Published

05/04/2018

Start Date

05/09/2018

Times of day

Weekday Afternoons

Time Commitment

A few hours per week

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

Quest Center for Integrative Health
2901 E Burnside St.
Portland
Oregon
97214
United States

Description

WOMEN OF WISDOM (WOW) NUTRITION AND CHILDCARE VOLUNTEER: POSITION DESCRIPTION

Reports to: WOW Facilitator, HIV Services Program Coordinator

Hours: Wednesdays; Food Prep Shift 2-4 PM, Childcare Shift (if needed) 4:30-7 PM



Are you the kind of person who shows affection by preparing tasty and nourishing meals for others?

Have you been looking for an opportunity to give back and engage meaningfully in your community?

The Quest Center for Integrative Health is currently looking for someone that is interested in doing just that, by volunteering their time as a Nutrition and Childcare Volunteer for the Women of Wisdom program!


BACKGROUND:

The Quest Center for Integrative Health has provided holistic healthcare services to people living with HIV/AIDS since 1989. Today, our Women of Wisdom (W.O.W.) program serves as the only psychosocial support service specific to HIV-positive women in all of Oregon and southwest Washington.


For years, the Women of Wisdom program has been offering a community of support and sisterhood to women living with HIV, and their children. The WOW program prides itself on providing a safe space for connecting, learning, and never eating Wednesday dinner alone. Every Wednesday, WOW offers a rotating schedule of education programs, wellness workshops, and drop-in support groups with free childcare and nutritious community meals. 

Quest is currently seeking a compassionate Nutrition & Childcare Volunteer to help support both the food service and childcare aspects of this fantastic program. We provide childcare completely free to our W.O.W. members so that they can attend this support group. This is a rewarding opportunity to work with women and children in your community!

ABOUT THE POSITION:

Since WOW is a drop-in group and attendance varies, this position requires some flexibility. Volunteers will be asked to help with a consistent food prep shift from 2-4PM, followed by a tentative childcare shift from 4:30-7, depending on whether or not children are present. The number of children present can vary weekly, though maximum is usually 4 children. When no children are in attendance, the volunteer will be welcome to share dinner with our group, and then be relieved of duties. When possible, Quest staff will provide advance notice that childcare is not needed.

Volunteers will work alongside our talented nutritionist Heidi Nestler, who is an expert in traditional meals and food fermentation, and owns Wanpaku Foods, along with her two sons. As well as working to prepare healthy, delicious, and anti-inflammatory meals for the Women of Wisdom program, Heidi is also our Community Nutrition Night Coordinator every Thursday night.


Benefits include the opportunity to gain learn more about nutritious food preparation from a local expert, gain experience with childcare, and provide meaningful support to help the Women of Wisdom family grow and thrive.

How To Apply

jenya@quest-center.org

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply for this position, please contact HIV Services Program Coordinator Jenya Gluzberg 


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