The Salvation Army B.C. Boundless Vancouver Community Ministries                                    


                September 23, 2020            
                                        Vancouver, Canada                                    
            Job Type
                                    Full-time (Contract)
                                    British Columbia
            Interested applicants must respond in writing to
            Closing date
                                    October 15, 2020                            
            Street Address
                                    3213 Fraser St                            



Contract: Oct. 26th, 2020 to Dec. 24, 2020, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm


                        Position Purpose Summary:
Boundless Vancouver Community Ministries organizes The Salvation Army Boundless Vancouver Christmas Toy Shop for children and families. The Christmas Volunteer & Donation Coordinator works with our Boundless Vancouver team to organize our volunteers and coordinate donations for The Christmas Toy Shop and the Christmas Luncheon.
Volunteer Coordination: 

Works in conjunction with and in support of The Christmas Toy Shop by identifying and promoting volunteer opportunities
Recruit, screen, register & orient appropriate volunteers to fill positions
Process necessary paperwork, including Criminal Record Checks and volunteer agreement packages
Deploy volunteers to positions relevant to their interests and skills
Help orientate and supervise volunteers while they are deployed to their positions
Keep thorough records of volunteer information and hours of service for statistical purposes

Donation Coordination: 

Work in conjunction with and in support of the Christmas campaigns, identifying the financial and in-kind donation needs for Christmas distribution
Solicit financial and in-kind donations and correspond in a timely manner with individuals and corporate donors in the community; organize toy drives with companies and organizations in the community
Coordinate drop-off and pick up schedule with donors and driver(s)
Help coordinate with divisional Public Relations team for the Toy Mountain event
Relay donated items to the appropriate personnel for proper storage and distribution
Keep thorough records of donor information and donated items/amounts & maintain a positive relationship with our donors
Perform other duties as assigned



Post-secondary education and work experience in fund-raising, donor relations, public relations


One (1) to three (3) years of relevant experience, including experience working in customer service related fields

Required Skills/Knowledge:

Excellent organizational skills
Superior relationship building skills and the ability to interact with individuals at all levels in a confident, collaborative and professional manner
Proven ability to multitask
Be able to work independently; demonstrated self-starter and team player
Excellent verbal communication skills in person and on the phone
Excellent written communication skills
Proficient computer skills and familiarity with Google Suite and Microsoft Office
Ability to learn new software quickly and teach others
Be able to lift up to 30 lbs

PREFERRED SKILLS/capabilities: 

Valid BC Driver’s License
Background check consent
A clear vulnerable sector screening
A clean drivers’ abstract
Completion of online Armatus Abuse Prevention Training and required Health and Safety training

Community Ministries Worker C

November 26, 2021

Richmond, BC

Job Type

Ministry Unit/Dept:
Richmond Community Church


Posting Expires:
Until Filled

Applications Accepted By:
Attn: Don Lee, Email: [email protected], Please mention ‘CMW-C’ in the subject line of your email


The Community Ministries Worker C assists in the organization and distribution of food bank donations


  • Consistently demonstrates empathy and concern for clients/families
  • Provides emergency food hampers to clients as directed by counsellors/caseworkers or supervisor
  • May assist in the maintenance of client files and statistical records, as directed
  • Assists in the organization, maintenance and general cleanliness of the Food Bank and/or Meal Centre, etc.
  • Receives (and/or declines) and sorts/organizes non-monetary donations or purchased products following standard procedures
  • May be responsible for ensuring safe handling of hazardous materials
  • Arranges for discarding of items that are not usable in accordance with policy
  • May direct work of volunteers assisting in the Food Bank
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • The successful job applicant will have completed Public School.

NOTE: An alternative level of education and experience may be acceptable.


  • Up to three (3) months of prior related experience, including, experience working with multi-barriered persons

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Up to three (3) months of prior related experience, including, experience working with multi-barriered persons
  • The performance of the job requires a frequent amount of loading/unloading trucks, handing out hampers, receiving/sorting out donated or purchased goods, and occasional computer work.
  • The performance of the job requires attentive listening (empathy to clients/volunteers), and attention to occasional computer work.
  • The incumbent is involved in minor financial matters regularly, or on a relief basis, or has responsibility for the wise use of their own resources. They may be authorized to spend, disburse, or collect small amounts of cash. The incumbent has very little input into the annual budget.
  • The incumbent is responsible for his/her own time and effort only. They may demonstrate work methods to new employees/volunteers.


Successful candidates, prior to hiring, may be required to provide:

  • Background check consent.
  • A clear vulnerable sector screening.
  • A clean drivers abstract.
  • Completion of our online Armatus Abuse Training and required Health and Safety training.

The incumbent’s work environment is typically in a community ministries office, at a food bank, or in a warehouse.

The incumbent will work under the following disagreeable conditions:

  • Dirt/Dust/Temperature variations in a warehouse environment
  • Cramped working station
  • Work-related stress
  • Dealing with angry and abusive people
  • The incumbent may have little to no travel required.

The job incumbent may be exposed to the risk of minor harm, injury or illness due to:

  • Physical attacks by others (and verbal)
  • Exposure to infectious diseases
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals
  • Moving objects
  • Sharp objects
  • Risk of back strain

The incumbent must take the following precautionary measures (in addition to health and safety rules):

  • Universal Precautions
  • Foodsafe training
  • Take Protective Barriers
  • WHMIS Training
  • Adequately maintain operational equipment


The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation.   If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements. 

In support of our commitment to a healthy and safe workplace and community, The Salvation Army (TSA) has a vaccination requirement for all employees in Canada.  The successful candidate will be made an offer of employment on the condition of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and will be required to provide proof of full vaccination, prior to their employment start date. The requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to provincial/territorial human rights legislation. If the candidate is unable to vaccinate for a reason protected by the Human Rights Code, a request for accommodation can be submitted and written proof satisfactory to TSA will be required.

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

Internal Applicants, please advise your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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