Distribution Team Wednesday
To assist the program in providing supplemental groceries to people living with HIV/AIDS in the Greater Vancouver area, and strive to promote nutritional health. The AIDS Vancouver Grocery allows for individuals to choose nutritious food items in a safe and non-judgmental environment. This position assists with the Grocery distribution periods.
Programs and Services
Grocery Program Coordinator
No more than 4 hours per week for a period of 6 months to 1 year
- Checking to ensure that the grocery is set up and ready for distribution
- Opening the Grocery for food distribution on Wednesdays (except on cheque issue week and the week after)
- Receiving clients and updating the computer file as client’s enter the Grocery
- Facilitating Grocery distribution and assisting clients with food related questions
- Assisting clients with bagging their groceries
- Restocking and organizing shelves when necessary
- Assisting with general clean-up (ie: put away the perishable food items, break down and discard empty boxes, sweeping etc )
Skills & Attributes
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to provide non-judgmental service in a high stress environment
- Calm, gentle manner
- Ability to follow direction
- Clear boundaries
- Ability to multi task if needed
- Interested in HIV/AIDS and related issues
Training & Support
- AIDS Vancouver Agency Orientation & Education
- Specialized program/project training
- On the job orientation
- On-going support and supervision from assigned Supervisor
- Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training
- To be a part of a larger team or movement that is working towards social change.
- To learn new and transferable skills, knowledge and experience.
- To engage in opportunities for leadership, community service and personal/professional development.
- To be recognized and appreciated for valuable contributions.
- To meet new people and have fun!
How to Apply
If you are interested in applying for this position, please contact Heidi Morgan at [email protected] or call 604-696-4678, Monday-Thursday
Volunteer Orientation and Training
Next Training: To Be Announced
As a part of one's commitment to AIDS Vancouver, the Orientation and Education session is a required training for all volunteers. At AIDS Vancouver we value learning and opportunities to share resources and knowledge. We provide a dynamic and informative Agency Orientation and Education Session to all new volunteers, Board of Directors and staff. This session gives you a good introduction to the agency, HIV and related issues as well as offering you relevant skills and knowledge to help you meet and enhance your volunteer commitment.
Volunteer Resources Policies and Procedures
All new and existing volunteers are introduced to the Volunteer Resources Policies and Procedures Manual. This document provides a comprehensive understanding and overview of how volunteers work with the Agency and how the Agency works with volunteers. These policies and procedures reflect the agency's key values, priorities and operating frameworks, at the same time, providing clear parameters and procedures for volunteer involvement at AIDS Vancouver. Publication or incorporation of these documents in full or part requires the permission of AIDS Vancouver; photocopies in full or part must acknowledge AIDS Vancouver copyright.
A Note About Practicum Placements
Please know that AIDS Vancouver does not offer ongoing practicum placements. The volunteer positions we have available may be used as your practicum, but know that these volunteer positions will only require you to volunteer about 4 hours per week. Your practicum will likely require more time than this, which unfortunately we are unable to offer at this time.