Operational Services & Drop-In Centre - Drivers


Program Name:

Shipping and Receiving


Our Place Society - 919 Pandora Ave, Victoria, BC V8V3P4

Position Title:



The driver facilitates the incoming and outgoing of products and services for Our Place.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive our designated vehicles for service deliveries and pickups only.
  • Accept, sort, and distribute incoming donations and deliveries.

Boundaries and Expectations:

  • Volunteers are to be age 19+.
  • Volunteers are to follow Our Place’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Volunteers are to demonstrate empathy, flexibility and strong people skills.
  • Volunteers are to participate in creating a safe, welcoming, and supportive environment.
  • Volunteers are to respect the confidential nature of shared personal information.
  • Volunteers are to use first names only and not share personal contact information for staff, volunteers and family members (clients).
  • Volunteers are to discuss concerns with the team leader.
  • Volunteers are to inform the team leader or the manager of special needs that might affect ability to undertake certain tasks.
  • Volunteers are to immediately report injuries to the team leader.
  • Volunteers are to avoid accepting gifts, including money, from family members.
  • Volunteers are to avoid offering gifts or loaning money to family members.
  • Volunteers are to avoid setting aside donated items for personal use.
  • Volunteers are not to be impaired by alcohol and/or drugs prior to or during shift.
  • Volunteers are to wear an Our Place volunteer nametag while volunteering.
  • Volunteers are to remain in their placement area for their entire shift and they should only be in staff and volunteer areas when they are scheduled.
  • Volunteers are to let the volunteer services department know when they are going to be away or late for a shift.


  • Knowledge of Our Place Society services available to family and residents.
  • Knowledge of current social issues related to homelessness, mental illness and substance use disorder.
  • Ability to deal in a positive collaborative fashion with individuals, family members and community contacts.
  • Strong problem solving, decision making, communication and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to work in an intense and often challenging work environment.
  • The driver must possess a valid class 5 driver’s license and be willing to upgrade their license.
  • The driver must also provide a Driver’s Abstract.
  • Must be physically able to lift 30 pounds or more while loading and unloading vehicles


  • All volunteers will receive an in-person or virtual general orientation.
  • All volunteers must also complete their required e-learning modules.
  • Volunteers will receive specific on-the-job training by an experienced staff or volunteer in order to provide them with the information and skills necessary to perform their volunteer role.
  • Volunteer Services has an open door policy. Please contact us if you have any questions, concerns, or comments.

Time Commitment:

  • Commit to 30-hours or 3-months of volunteering.
  • Weekly shifts or flexible scheduling available.


Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10:00-12:00.

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • Become a team member working to create a nurturing, welcoming atmosphere of home and family.
  • Support others in our community.
  • Contribute to creating healthy communities through collective action and participation in solutions.
  • Receive practical work experience.
  • Develop communication, work and leadership skills.
  • Request a reference after completion of 3 months or 30 hours of volunteering.
  • Participate in creating a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Enjoy a fulfilling and fun volunteer experience.
  • Free parking and secure bike storage available.

How to Apply:

  • Please complete an application form on My Impact Page: http://bttr.im/8cpff
  • For general inquiries about operational volunteering, contact Dawn, Manager of Volunteers, at dawnb@ourplacesociety.com. For specific orientation sessions, training, and scheduling, contact Alicia, Coordinator of Volunteers, at aliciab@ourplacesociety.com
  • Our Place Society is an equal opportunity employer. We value the diversity of the communities we serve, and are committed to engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. Our Place Society welcomes applications from First Nation, Inuit, Métis, New Canadian, differently-abled, and LGBTQ2S communities

Qualifications Required

  • Driver's Abstract Must be Received
  • Face Mask Tutorial Must be Completed
  • Hand Hygiene Tutorial Must be Completed
  • Orientation Session Must be Completed
  • Reception Screening Must be Approved
  • Valid BC Class 5 Driver's License Must be Received

Schedule Summary

The next 10 shifts (out of 248 total shifts) for this activity are as follows

Date Start Time End Time
Monday, October 25, 2021 10:00 AM 2:00 PM
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 10:00 AM 2:00 PM
Thursday, October 28, 2021 10:00 AM 2:00 PM
Friday, October 29, 2021 10:00 AM 2:00 PM
Monday, November 01, 2021 9:30 AM 11:30 AM
Wednesday, November 03, 2021 10:00 AM 2:00 PM
Thursday, November 04, 2021 10:00 AM 2:00 PM
Friday, November 05, 2021 10:00 AM 2:00 PM
Monday, November 08, 2021 9:30 AM 11:30 AM
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 10:00 AM 2:00 PM