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

Foodbank Operations Assistant

December 6, 2021

Vernon, BC

Job Type

Ministry Unit/Dept:

Salary Range:
$15.20 per hour

3303 32 Avenue

Posting Expires:
December 20, 2021

Applications Accepted By:
Email: [email protected]. Please mention ‘Foodbank Operations Assistant’ in the subject line of your email.


To assist in the operations of collecting and processing donations to the Vernon Salvation Army, practicing good stewardship of our donated resources.


  • Full-Time – 37. 5 hours per week.
  • Monday to Friday. Maximum twelve-week temporary position.


This job assists in many different areas and job duties will flex daily. This list is not a daily task list, but instead a compilation of duties that may occur over the course of the temporary job.

At the Reception Desk

  • Interact with the public both, face to face and on the phone
  • Respond appropriately to challenging individuals  – will have proper training
  • Operate a database

In the Warehousing Department

  • Build food hampers
  • Cooperate and communicate with, and direct, food bank volunteers in the sorting and organizing of food and non-food items.
  • Store food safely (i.e. according to a proper minimum and maximum temperatures of cooler and freezer).
  • Make daily temperature record reading and record accordingly
  • Help with warehouse organization, hamper distribution, and communication with other receiving agencies.
  • Lift and move heavy boxes of food

With Food Donation Pickups – depending on the season

  • May assist staff with Farmers Market vendors in receiving close-dated food (which will no longer sell)
  • May assist the truck driver with The Salvation Army’s cube van (truck) to pick up the product from the Farmers Market and/or grocery stores and deliver it to the food bank
  • May assist with coordinating receiving, inventorying, proper storage, and distribution of such food items.


*NOTE: For some jobs, you may be required to provide validated educational documentation.


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • We will also consider relevant life experience

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • An understanding of and support for the Mission Statement of the Salvation Army in Canada
  • Excellent customer/donor service ethics including the ability to deal with the public in a friendly manner
  • A proven ability to work in a team setting as well as a willingness to take personal initiatives
  • The ability to adapt to change and interruptions to a normal work routine, and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • The ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • A willingness to adhere to a dress code of modesty, neatness and cleanliness
  • Demonstrate excellent people & communication skills – verbal & written
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational skills
  • Display ability to energetically, positively, and effectively direct and take direction
  • Demonstrate basic computer skills
  • The successful applicant must have, or be willing to obtain, a criminal record check, clearance from the National Abuse Registry, and be bondable

Preferred Skills / Capabilities:

  • A valid BC class “5” license with appropriate certification and proof of clean driver’s abstract (but is not necessary to have a license to successfully be awarded this job).

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

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

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.

To help us with our recruitment effort, please indicate your email/cover letter where ( you saw this job posting.

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