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Cooking with Adeline

Featured, Kitchen, Meals-on-Wheels, Volunteering - Personal

This week, Adeline tells us about her experience in the kitchen preparing meals. The meal preparation takes place in the morning, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. That way the food assembly and the deliveries can be conveniently done in the afternoon. When I arrived at the Roulant, an employee greeted me and directed me to the kitchen. I met …

Volunteering at the Ferme du Roulant

Agriculture, Featured, Senneville Farm, Volunteering - Personal

Adeline, one of the Roulant volunteer, chose to write about her experience volunteering in the different programs at Santropol Roulant. This week, join her while she gets her hands dirty at the Ferme du Roulant. See what a morning of peri-urban farming looks like: The Ferme du Roulant is located about thirty minutes by car from Montreal. Jean-François, Santropol Roulant’s …

Volunteers Survey Results 2020

Featured, Volunteering - Personal

Once upon a time… …We conducted a survey in order to better understand our volunteer community.  We asked ourselves: who were these marvellous people who were giving their time to care for their community?  What made them so generous, so devoted? And what could we do to ensure that their experience at the Roulant became even more wonderful? Friends, we …

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Community (Day)Tour

Featured, News, Seniors, Volunteering - Personal

On the occasion of the International Day of Older Persons, the Roulant takes the community (Day)Tour. A nod to a city’s roadworks and to the contribution of the community sector in response to the pandemic, the Community (Day)Tour will be an opportunity for the Roulant and its community to come together virtually! This fall-flavoured event will allow the community to …

Your Community Needs You

Agriculture, COVID19, Featured, Meals-on-Wheels, Volunteering - Personal

Although the deconfinement is felt throughout the city, the vulnerable people still need you. Help the Roulant deliver nutritious meals to seniors, people with different levels of mobility or with a loss of autonomy, 5 days a week, 52 weeks a year. Volunteer with the Meals-on-Wheels and feed your community! The Roulant gardens take advantage of the splendid weather to …

Job Offer: Volunteer Program Dispatcher

Job Postings, Meals-on-Wheels, Volunteering - Corporate, Volunteering - Personal

Have you always wanted to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment? Here’s a chance to work with our volunteers, learn about the daily operations, and participate in our collaborative management structure. The volunteer coordination internship is an enriching way to learn and grow at the Roulant! Get ready for a once in a lifetime experience working alongside an energetic …

How are you? Caring Calls in Times of Quarantine

COVID19, Meals-on-Wheels, Volunteering - Personal

Since the very beginning of Santropol Roulant, one of the components of our work has been social inclusion. During meal deliveries, volunteers usually interact with clients, even momentarily; just like a short visit that can have an uplifting impact on the clients. Unfortunately, since the COVID19 pandemic, one of our prevention measures has been not to enter in contact with …

Changes to the Volunteering Program

COVID19, Featured, Volunteering - Personal

Nora et Janina préparent les frittatas en cuisine

We’re would like to thank all the volunteers who have committed their time to supporting us since the start of the pandemic, including those supporting us from their homes.  It would not be possible to continue doing our work without your help. Thank you for stepping in and stepping up! There have been many changes to our volunteer program over …

The Adventures of Laure-Adélie at Santropol Roulant

Featured, News, Volunteering - Personal

Laure-Adélie volunteers at the Roulant since December 2019. She’s involved in the kitchen and for meal deliveries and wanted to share an experience she lived while doing a delivery with Chris Kennedy, long-time member of the Roulant community. If you would like to share a volunteering experience with the community, send a quick email to Jean-François! Ed. The best activity …

A New Dimension of Urban Agriculture

Agriculture, Featured, Volunteering - Personal

Winter is a great moment in the year to plan the next growing season. While snow falls outside we take a moment to reflect on the highlights of the past season and where we can improve to better adapt the gardens to the needs of the community.   Helped with the survey that was completed last year by many members of …

Surveying for the Future

Beekeeping Collective, Collective - Compost, Collective - Mycollective, Featured, Fruits Défendus, SantroVelo, Volunteering - Corporate, Volunteering - Personal

The Roulant wants to understand its volunteer community better through a new volunteer survey. If you have volunteered at the Roulant in the past, please take 10-15 minutes to fill out this anonymous survey. Your input is invaluable in helping the Roulant adapt to the reality of volunteers into the future! You have until February 26th to complete the survey.