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Sources Langley Food Bank Driver Assistant

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 Driver Assistant, volunteers travel out into the community with the Food Bank driver 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. Here is where the responsibility lies with the volunteers to share their knowledge about the Food Banks operations, services and benefits. Our volunteers are a key component in helping raise awareness in the community.  Volunteers are also responsible for recycling and waste management at the Food Bank.

To be successful, volunteers must:

•  Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
•  Possess a solid understanding of the Foodbanks services and be comfortable communicating this knowledge with members of the community.
•  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 50 Lbs.(not continuously).

Time Commitment:

The current available shift is Fridays starting at 8:00 am and ending at approximately 1:00 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?

Please download and complete the below Forms and return In Person to Sources Volunteer Services office at 882 Maple St., White Rock, OR Email to volunteerservices@sourcesbc.ca, citing the Volunteer Position.

FORMS
Volunteer Intake Form
Confidentiality Statement
Reference Check
Emergency Contact Information

If you are interested in more information about this opportunity or other volunteer positions with Sources, please contact Volunteer Services at volunteerservices@sourcesbc.ca or 604-542-4357.