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

Temporary Part Time Street Outreach Worker – more than 1 required

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December 5, 2021


Job Type
Part-time (Contract)  

Competition #

Ministry Unit/Dept:
Ottawa Booth Centre

Salary Range:
$21.67 – Hourly premium available for late night and weekend work

171 George Street

Posting Expires:
December 19, 2021

Applications Accepted By:
Human Relations:[email protected], Fax: 613 241-2818


Street outreach workers participate as members of various 2-person teams mobile teams working with the street entrenched population to ensure their basic needs are being met while encouraging and assisting them in moving towards the initial steps of securing housing.  Street Outreach workers are required to work various 8 hrs shifts between 11am-3am.


There are 3 specialty teams within the program:

  • Emergency Response – Traditional outreach work including wellness checks, transports, diversion calls and dispersing of emergency supplies to homeless individuals
  • Interim case management – Confirm potential clients meet the program mandate and assist those individuals with the initial steps required to attain housing including completion of assessment tools, application and securing of documents such as birth certificates and proof of ongoing income
  • Encampment engagement – Regularly visit known encampments and interact with the population to determine needs and assist those who meet the program mandate with accessing housing services. Respond to community concerns regarding encampments and large groups.  Complete risk assessments and safety planning prior to each engagement, ensuring the uniqueness of each visit is noted and addressed making team safety a priority

In addition, each team is responsible to log and case-note, all contacts and notation of service provided to clients as well as follow up with clients known to sleep outdoors. Finally, each team member must share driving responsibility and safe operation of Street Outreach Van during 8 hr. shift adhering to all Ottawa Booth Centre vehicles polices.

Street outreach workers must be prepared to engage individuals in situations and locations that some might find unfavorable, including meeting with clientele at night after dark in unconventional environments (parks, under bridges etc.) and engage in a collaborative approach to planning safe exits based on industry best practices.  They must always operate with ‘safety first’ mind set.

This position requires an open, non-judgmental attitude towards the homeless population and the struggles they deal with on a daily basis.  Street outreach workers will interact with highly intoxicated individuals, those with severe mental health issues and potentially angry and abusive clients.  The ability to de-escalate situations and make quick, appropriate, collaborative decisions under competing priorities and situations is imperative.


  • A street outreach worker must be able to lift up to 50 pounds with assistance
  • Support and assist clients in safely entering and exiting the Outreach van
  • Sit and/or drive a vehicle for long periods
  • Must be able to work in unfavorable weather conditions such as rain and cold
  • Must be able to walk distances through parks, open spaces as well as urban spaces


  • A relevant post-secondary education in social services with training in harm reduction, addiction and mental health service or equivalent work experience is essential
  • Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered


  • Two years’ experience, ideally in an outreach setting, in direct client service with the homeless
  • At minimum, most recent 2 years driving experience with a valid ‘G’ class driver’s license


  • Ability to undergo applicable screening and background checks successfully that are satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion (i.e., The Salvation Army Abuse Registry) and provide an original copy of a Background Check with vulnerable sector screening
  • Ability and willingness to develop an understanding and support for the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army in Canada and its implications as related to position responsibilities

Hours:  Rotational Saturday and Sunday – 11:00am – 7:00pm and 7:00pm – 3:00am inclusive of statutory holidays



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.


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

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