Food Ministry Assistant

The Salvation Army
January 8, 2021
Vancouver, Canada
Job Type
$17.50 – $20.00 per hour
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Email: Please indicate “Food Ministry Assistant” in the subject line.
Closing date
January 18, 2021
Street Address
3213 Fraser St, Vancouver


The Salvation Army is an international Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity.

 Mission Statement

The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.

Position Description:

The Temporary Food Ministry Assistant supports existing food related programs at Boundless Vancouver through effective management of all resources in the dietary envelope and assists in receiving and transport of other non-food donations. She / he will oversee food pick-ups, volunteer (for food) management, sorting, prep, redistribution and clean up as well as safe unloading and sorting of non-food donations.

The Food Ministry Assistant is required to perform their duties in a manner consistent with The Salvation Army Boundless Vancouver’s core values, ensure neighbor safety, and demonstrate customer service excellence. The job requires responsible for planning, implementation and evaluation of the program and services provided to our neighbors. She / he is highly organized, an effective multi-tasker, and a go-getter with the ability to work with minimum supervision.


  • Plans and supervises volunteers for food redistribution.
  • Networks with community partners and participates in weekly food procurement.
  • Utilizes food programming and resources to build a community of Hope.
  • Supports Ministry Unit through pick up of donations in the community.
  • Safely unloads donations and assists with sorting of donations.
  • Responds to neighbor requests for specific food items, responds to complaints, follows up and documents as necessary.
  • Adheres to established departmental policies and procedures regarding quality assurance, fire safety, sanitation, environment and infection control.
  • Performs food handling, serving and cooking duties if required.



  • Post-secondary education in nutrition, or equivalent job experience.
  • Safe driving record.

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Current knowledge of issues and trends including best practices in the enhancement of quality of life and food security.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and highly developed interpersonal, communication, multitasking, and time management skills.
  • Ability to utilize related equipment such as various word processing including MS Office applications and email.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English.
  • Positive relations with community partners.
  • Able to work with a team consisting of staff and volunteers in a busy fast paced environment.
  • Able to perform moderate lifting (50 lbs) and physical labour for long stretches.
  • Agrees to undergo a Criminal Records Check and relevant screening.
  • Class 5 driver’s license.


  • Temporary Full Time – 35 hours/week.
  • Monday – Friday (Flexible scheduling may be required), January 2021 to March 31st, 2021.

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 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. 

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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