Sources Langley Food Bank Driver
Sources Langley Food Bank serves approximately 600 individuals a week by providing nutritious food and support to community members in need. The Sources Food Banks strive to raise awareness about poverty and to involve the community in solutions. Our Food Banks are proud to offer a choice-based model for our clients—this contributes to the preservation of dignity and power of choice and lends to an overall more positive experience while accessing the Food Bank.
As a Food Bank Driver, volunteers travel out into the community to pick up both donated and purchased items to bring back to the centre for sorting and distribution. Throughout the course of the pickups, volunteers interact with store managers, employees, and residents of the community, sharing their knowledge of the Food Bank operations, services and benefits. Our Food Bank Driver volunteers are key in raising awareness in the community and essential in keeping our Food Bank shelves stocked.
To be successful, volunteers must:
- Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Be able to work with a minimum of supervision.
- Knowledge of community and surrounding areas an asset.
- Ability and willingness to work co-operatively.
- Awareness of poverty and related issues.
- Possess a sensitivity to client needs at all times.
- Have the ability to lift 60 bs. (not continuously)
- Possess a class 5 driver’s license and clean drivers abstract.
We currently have the following positions available:
- Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm
Benefits of this position:
Volunteers with the Food Bank have the rewarding opportunity of directly effecting individuals in need in the community by assisting in the receiving, and distributing of food and other necessary items. These positions come with the advantage of being able to work directly with clients and be a positive and supporting interaction in their day. Our volunteer drivers have the added reward of spreading awareness about the Food Bank and forming relationships within the community as an ambassador on behalf of our services. Volunteers gain satisfaction in being part of such a critical and essential service with far-reaching significant impacts.
WANT TO APPLY?
If you are interested in more information about this opportunity or other volunteer positions with Sources, please contact Volunteer Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-542-4357.