Grocery - Tuesday Distribution Team

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AIDS Vancouver’s Grocery program, in operation for over 20 years, is set up like a small grocery store where we invite our clients in to have a food shopping experience, at no cost to them. This position assists in running the Grocery distribution and helping out while the Grocery is open. We are looking for 2 patient and compassionate people to fill these volunteer roles. 


  • A 1 year commitment is desired
  • 2-3 Tuesdays a month - 1:00-4:00pm on Grocery weeks. Closed on MHSD cheque week and week after that
  • No more than 4 hours per week

Positions Available: 2


  • Checking to ensure that the grocery is set up and ready for distribution
  • Opening the Grocery for food distribution on Tuesdays (except on cheque issue week and the week after)
  • Greeting clients and updating the computer file as client’s enter the Grocery
  • Assisting clients when needed
  • Bagging 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)

Skills and Attributes

  • Reliable
  • 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 and Benefits

  • AIDS Vancouver Agency Orientation & Education
  • Specialized program/project training
  • On the job orientation
  • On-going support and supervision from assigned Supervisor
  • 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!
AIDS Vancouver
1107 Seymour St
Vancouver, BC V6B 5S8
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Would you like to apply to this position?

Please fill out the introduction form below. You will be redirected to a follow-up application for more detailed information.

Eligibility Requirements

Please Make sure you meet these minimum requirements before applying.

  • Must be 19 years of age or older.
  • Have legal immigration status in Canada; i.e. resident, citizen or student visa.
  • Make a minimum commitment of volunteering once a week for six months. Should you not be able to commit to that length of time, you can commit to reaching 100 hours of service in a shorter period of time.
  • Must be willing to complete a criminal record check (only for Board of Directors, Community Outreach, Fund Development and BoysRUs Positions).
  • All volunteers must also attend our 12-hour Core Training Program. Here you'll learn about AIDS Vancouver’s programs and services as well as participate in skill building topics including, HIV, cultural awareness, diversity, confidentiality, and communication.
  • After you graduate from Core Training, you'll be asked to complete position-specific training for the role you are assigned (usually 2-6 hours).