Distribution

Food Distribution: Distribution is an opportunity to work together and directly provide healthy food to clients. It is a highly rewarding role that provides weekly assistance to individuals, couples, and families in need. 

Locations:

  • 8345 Winston Street, Burnaby
  • 3454 Lougheed Hwy, Vancouver

Responsibilities:

  • Greeting clients and providing any organizational updates.
  • Distributing menu items and following allotment requirements.  
  • Sweeping, cleaning the distribution site, and ensuring all sharp objects (ie. Box cutters) are put away.  
  • Restocking stations, recycling packaging and composting spoiled food.
  • Monitoring the parking lot and providing directions to clients and vehicles.  
  • Quality checking and sorting produce before distribution.
  • Completing other distribution-related tasks as needed 

Requirements:

  • At least 18 years old
  • Ability to stand for at least 4 hours.
  • Fluent in speaking English and able to comprehend instructions in English.  
  • Ability to follow directions and work independently.
  • Ability to bend, lift and twist. Lifting may be required depending on the task. Contact volunteer@foodbank.bc.ca to discuss accommodation.  
  • Front-line, retail, or customer service experience is an asset
  • Ability to speak multiple languages (i.e. Cantonese, Farsi, Spanish) is an asset.

Distribution Interpreter: The GVFB supports a diverse community, with many of our clients speaking a language other than English. Volunteers will provide translation support during registration and update interviews. 

Locations:

  • 8345 Winston Street, Burnaby
  • 3454 Lougheed Hwy, Vancouver

Responsibilities:

  • Providing direct and neutral interpretation of sensitive conversations between GVFB staff and clients  
  • Sharing general interpretations about policy and appointment bookings with clients. 
  • When not engaged in translations, the volunteer will perform other duties as assigned by the distribution volunteer coordinator, such as light cleaning, distributing product, greeting clients, etc. 

Requirements:

  • At least 18 years old 
  • Fluent in speaking English and able to comprehend instructions in English. 
  • Proficient in speaking Cantonese and Mandarin. 
  • Ability to communicate with others in a tactful manner. 
  • Active listening skills. 
  • Ability to sit for at least 4 hours. 
  • Ability to stand for at least 4 hours.  
  • Ability to bend, lift, and twist up to 20 lbs. Contact volunteer@foodbank.bc.ca for accommodations. 
  • Experience related to language interpretation, social services, or customer service is an asset.