Holiday Receptionist

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Position description: 

Volunteering with us:

Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. We could not do what we do without the hundreds of caring individuals who give us the gift of time every day. Volunteering allows you to gain meaningful work experience and establish strong relationships. Enjoy working alongside people who feel as strongly as you do about supporting a great cause and feel enriched about giving back and helping others.

Useful things to know about your time at our head office:

We have a comfortable lounge area where our volunteers can relax during their break, free snacks / refreshments are also provided. There are secure lockers for you to put your personal belongings in during your shift. Our new bright, spacious warehouse / head office has a custom-built kitchen for hosting workshops and events, and has increased freezer and refrigeration capacity allowing us to accept even more fresh and frozen nutritious food. We are located in Burnaby, within close walking distance to Production Way Skytrain and there is free parking onsite.

About the role:

Come and join us where you will play a key role in supporting our Development Team! We are looking for holiday receptionist volunteers, holiday phone volunteers, and holiday greeters. These roles will suit someone with strong communication skills and who is highly organized. Previous experience working in administration is highly desired. Tasks include greeting donors, answering phone calls, writing temporary tax reciepts, updating donor information, and other tasks as assigned. 

Available shifts:
December 9th - January 7th: Monday - Friday 9:30am-12:30pm and 12:30pm-4:00pm

Volunteers need to be able to commit to a minimum 1 month commitment and 1 shift a week.


Benefits and impact:
Helping families and individuals in need.
Meeting like-minded volunteers who share a love for helping those in the community
Volunteers will receive training and develop new skills.

All volunteers must apply online to volunteer with the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.
You will be required to attend an in-person orientation.
All volunteers are required to complete a criminal record check (free of charge).
All volunteers for this role must be 15 years or older.
We will provide more information about this positon once you apply and at our volunteer orientation.


Volunteer skills:
Strong attention to detail.
Be able to take direction.
Be kind, friendly, supportive and helpful.
Feel comfortable talking on the phone
Have strong communication and people skills.
Maintain quality service levels.
Be organized, dependable and reliable.

Role is suitable for: 
Additional Information: 

Here is a link to apply online:

For further information, please contact us at:

How to apply:
Contact person: 
Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator
Contact phone: 
Contact e-mail: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Health, Social Services
Our Mission: Building strong, connected communities through the power of food. Our Vision: Accessible, healthy and sustainable food for all.
Position type:
Number of volunteers required:
Position start/end date:
9 Dec 2019 to 7 Jan 2020
Time Committment:
4 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Daytime, Weekdays
Work location:
The Greater Vancouver Food Bank
8345 Winston St
Burnaby, BC V5A 2H3