Holiday Warehouse Assistant

You are here

Position description: 

The Greater Vancouver Food Bank has 13 Community Food Hub locations across Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster and North Vancouver. Each week we assist 28,000 people to access our services through our Community Food Hubs and Partner Agencies.

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 operations department during our busy holiday season! Assist donors by accepting donation drop offs and standing at the donations tent outside. May be asked to assist with weighing, and recording the donations inside the warehouse from time to time.

Available shifts:

December 9th-20th Monday-Friday: 2:00pm-6:00pm

However we would like volunteers to be flexible wherever possible.
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 during the holiday season
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.
Work at a fairly quick pace.
Be kind, friendly, supportive and helpful.
Be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
Be able to move and stand for around 3 hours.
Have strong communication and people skills.
Maintain quality service levels.
Be organized, dependable and reliable.

Role is suitable for: 
13 - 18
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 31 Dec 2019
Time Committment:
4 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Evening, Weekdays
Work location:
The Greater Vancouver Food Bank
8345 Winston St
Burnaby, BC V5A 2H3