The Society To End Homelessness In Burnaby operates an Outreach Resource Centre one morning a week working collaboratively with local agencies, businesses and faith communities. The Outreach Resource Centre provides food, clothing, toiletries and outreach worker assistance for Burnaby citizens who are living in extreme poverty and homelessness. The Outreach Resource Centre operates solely on donations from businesses, faith community members and concerned citizens. Volunteers who purchase supplies greatly assist in the operation of this program. In addition to the weekly resource centre there are also special events which require additional shopping.
This Volunteer would be contacted by the volunteer coordinator via phone or email when there were supplies needed for the Outreach Resource Centre. It is hoped that the volunteer would be able to purchase the supplies within a few days of the contact. All purchases would be during the daytime hours and would be delivered as directed by the coordinator.
This Volunteer must be honest, reliable, a good communicator with the general public, able to take directions, work as a team as well as independently. The volunteer would be given cash to purchase the supplies and would be expected to provide all receipts.
The greatest benefit of this position is knowing that your contribution assists those in genuine need. Volunteers are recognized individually and as a group This Volunteer must be at least 19 years of age, have a valid BC driver’s license and access to a dependable vehicle. A criminal record check is mandatory. Two references required. A membership at Costco is an asset.