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Parkland Food Bank is Hiring

WAREHOUSE ASSISTANT

The purpose of Parkland Food Bank is to address food insecurity among residents of Spruce Grove, Stony Plain and Parkland County by providing weekly access to healthy food, to individuals and families in short term, long term and emergency situations.

Do you have a passion to make a difference in the community?

Are you passionate about working with diverse individuals?

Purpose

Food Donations are essential to Parkland Food Bank operations. We simply could not provide the services we do without the food and monetary support of our community. In 2019 we had over $2.1 million dollars worth of food processed through our warehouse.

How to apply:

Both cover letter and resume is required by interested candidates and is to be emailed to sheri@parklandfoodbank.org . Competition will remain open until successful candidate is found.

Job Type:  Part-time

Salary:  $17,784.00 Annually

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

We are currently seeking a Warehouse Assistant to join our team. This is a part-time position based out of Spruce Grove, Alberta. The successful candidate will be responsible in assisting Warehouse Supervisor to:

  • Ensure the safe and efficient receipt of product, within the limitations of the equipment and resources available.
  • Ensure all product received is properly identified and recorded as having been received.
  • Ensure proper recording of quantities and weights of all products received.
  • Supervise the stocking of the dry, refrigerated, and frozen shelves.
  • Supervise distribution to ensure sound product movement controls.
  • Coordinate and record product distribution to Food Hub Agencies and farmers for unsuitable food disposal.
  • Maintain an organized warehouse that maximizes space and efficiency while promoting a sanitary and safe work environment.
  • Supervise the handling of salvage and the sorting process in compliance with Food Banks Canada Food Safety Standards.
  • Ensure all products are identified, stored correctly, and their locations are accurately recorded.
  • Maintain a high standard of sanitation in all the warehouse facilities.
  • Ensure that all equipment is being operated properly and in safe manner.
  • Ensure that all the facilities have limited known potential hazards.
    • Monthly warehouse safety check.
  • Training new volunteers in coordination with Volunteer Supervisor.

Qualifications:

A successful Warehouse Assistant will possess the following specialized skills, knowledge and characteristics:

  • A demonstrated commitment to volunteerism
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Initiative- capable of identifying priorities and adjust to deadlines and demands
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Problem solving and decision making skills
  • Patience and tact in dealing with others
  • The ability to multitask
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Understanding of food safety
  • Understanding of warehouse safety and basic OH&S

They should enjoy helping others, compiling information and maintaining contact with other agencies, and developing innovative approaches to resolve challenges.

Educational Requirements

Successful candidate should possess, or being willing to acquire:

  • Food Safety Certification
  • Warehouse safety

Days and Hours

18 Hours/Week

Weekly Schedule will approximately be:

  • Wednesdays     5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Fridays               12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Alternate Saturdays      8:00am – 1:00pm
  • Volunteer Training        4 – 9 hours weekly as needed

Corks & Kegs 2020 Survivor Raffle

We’ve had to cancel our annual Corks & Kegs fundraiser, but are still in dire need of funds to help feed and care for your neighbours in Spruce Grove, Stony Plain and Parkland County!

So join us for our Survivor Corks & Kegs Raffle for you chance to win one of 6 amazing gift baskets from Liquor On McLeod!

To play Corks & Kegs Survivor, each entrant will purchase a $40 entry ticket via online ticket.

There will be three elimination draws as follows:

1. ELIMINATION ROUND ONE ON Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020

  • 1/3 of the entry tickets will be eliminated, with the two last tickets pulled in Round One winning a Liquor Gift Basket with a minimum value of $200 each, from Liquor on McLeod.

2. ELIMINATION ROUND TWO ON Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020

  • 1/3 of the entry tickets will be eliminated, with the two last tickets pulled in Round Two winning a Liquor Gift Basket with a minimum value of $400 each, from Liquor on McLeod.

3. ELIMINATION ROUND THREE ON MONDAY Nov. 30, 2020

  • Remaining 1/3 of the entry tickets will be eliminated, with the two last tickets pulled in Round Three winning a Liquor Gift Basket with a minimum value of $600 each, from Liquor on McLeod.
  • There is no cash prize.

Rules:

  1. Contest rules will be posted on www.parklandfoodbank.org
  2. You must be at least 18 years of age to enter the contest. ID will be required when winners pickup their prize.
  3. Entry tickets will be available online from Sept. 18th, 2020 until Nov. 27th, 2020. A maximum of 300 entry tickets will be available.
  4. Elimination Draw Dates will take place at the Liquor on McLeod location as follows:
    a. Elimination Round One: Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 4 p.m.
    b. Elimination Round Two: Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 4 p.m.
    c. Final Elimination Round: Monday, November 30, 2020 at 4 p.m.
  5. The Parkland Food Bank Society will publish eliminated and winning ticket numbers on our Facebook page. Search Facebook for “Parkland Food Bank Society”.
  6. The six winning entries will be notified by a phone call to the phone number registered on the entry ticket and by one email to the email address registered on the ticket entry.
  7. Winners can pick up their baskets at Liquor on McLeod, 300-700 McLeod Ave. Spruce Grove between Dec. 1, 2020 and Dec. 5, 2020.

For more information please contact us at: sheri@parklandfoodbank.org


The Wine Survivor Raffle is being conducted under AGLC licence # 564470.

Parkland Food Bank is Hiring

VOLUNTEER SUPERVISOR

The purpose of Parkland Food Bank is to address food insecurity among residents of Spruce Grove, Stony Plain and Parkland County by providing weekly access to healthy food, to individuals and families in short term, long term and emergency situations.

Do you have a passion to make a difference in the community?

Are you passionate about working with diverse individuals?

Purpose

Volunteers are the lifeblood of Parkland Food Bank operations. We simply could not provide the services we do without the members of our community stepping up to give their time and talents week after week. In 2019 we had 193 individuals volunteer with us, providing 16,000 hours of assistance.

Volunteer Supervisor will manage volunteer programs and provide leadership in the effective engagement of volunteers to further the mission of PFB.

How to apply:

Both cover letter and resume is required by interested candidates and is to be emailed to sheri@parklandfoodbank.org . Resumes without cover letters will be discarded. Competition will remain open until Sept. 11, 2020 4:00pm.

Job Type:  Part-time

Salary:  $23,400/year

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

We are currently seeking a Volunteer Supervisor to join our team. This is a part-time position based out of Spruce Grove, Alberta. The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Attracting and retaining volunteers whose values and philosophy are aligned with those of the PFB
  • Increasing volunteers’ understanding about PFB’ mission and goals
  • Determine organizational needs that volunteers could fill
  • Develop public awareness of our volunteer program
  • Develop and update volunteer management materials such as volunteer screening practices, orientation, and training manual
  • Recruit, interview, select and evaluate volunteers
  • Provide orientation and training for volunteers
  • Supervise volunteers or provide support for the other staff who supervise volunteers
  • Develop targeted volunteer recognition programs and activities
  • Maintaining daily schedule for volunteers
  • Update and maintain the volunteer database
  • Evaluate volunteer attraction and retention programs
  • Assist Executive Director with volunteer management for major food bank fundraising events

Qualifications:

A successful Volunteer Supervisor will possess the following specialized skills, knowledge and characteristics:

  • A demonstrated commitment to volunteerism
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Initiative- capable of identifying priorities and adjust to deadlines and demands
  • An outgoing, energetic and optimistic manner; servant heart/ service focus
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to balance the needs of the organization with the needs and interests of the volunteers
  • Problem solving and decision making skills
  • Patience and tact in dealing with others
  • The ability to multitask
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team

They should enjoy helping others, compiling information and maintaining contact with other agencies, and developing innovative approaches to resolve challenges.

Educational Requirements

There are no education requirements for this position but Volunteer Supervisor needs very strong computer skills (PFB works in a Microsoft (PC) environment using Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher along with Volgistics Volunteer Management Program) together with the following management skills:

  • Interviewing skills
  • Training, coaching, team building and leadership skills
  • Planning and administrative skills
  • Marketing skills
  • Conflict resolution skills

Days and Hours

25 Hours/Week

Some of the work may be done from home with the expectation that volunteer interviewing and training would fall around the food bank open hours.

This positions requires some evening emailing with last minute volunteer schedule changes.

Parkland Food Bank is open the following hours:

  • Tuesdays           8:30 am – 4:00 pm
  • Wednesdays

The purpose of Parkland Food Bank is to address food insecurity among residents of Spruce Grove, Stony Plain and Parkland County by providing weekly access to healthy food, to individuals and families in short term, long term and emergency situations.

Do you have a passion to make a difference in the community?

Are you passionate about working with diverse individuals?

Purpose

Volunteers are the lifeblood of Parkland Food Bank operations. We simply could not provide the services we do without the members of our community stepping up to give their time and talents week after week. In 2019 we had 193 individuals volunteer with us, providing 16,000 hours of assistance.

Volunteer Supervisor will manage volunteer programs and provide leadership in the effective engagement of volunteers to further the mission of PFB.

How to apply:

Both cover letter and resume is required by interested candidates and is to be emailed to sheri@parklandfoodbank.org . Competition will remain open until successful candidate is found.

Job Type:  Part-time

Salary:  $20,800/year

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

We are currently seeking a Volunteer Supervisor to join our team. This is a part-time position based out of Spruce Grove, Alberta. The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Attracting and retaining volunteers whose values and philosophy are aligned with those of the PFB
  • Increasing volunteers’ understanding about PFB’ mission and goals
  • Determine organizational needs that volunteers could fill
  • Develop public awareness of our volunteer program
  • Develop and update volunteer management materials such as volunteer screening practices, orientation, and training manual
  • Recruit, interview, select and evaluate volunteers
  • Provide orientation and training for volunteers
  • Supervise volunteers or provide support for the other staff who supervise volunteers
  • Develop targeted volunteer recognition programs and activities
  • Maintaining daily schedule for volunteers
  • Update and maintain the volunteer database
  • Evaluate volunteer attraction and retention programs
  • Assist Executive Director with volunteer management for major food bank fundraising events

Qualifications:

A successful Volunteer Supervisor will possess the following specialized skills, knowledge and characteristics:

  • A demonstrated commitment to volunteerism
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Initiative- capable of identifying priorities and adjust to deadlines and demands
  • An outgoing, energetic and optimistic manner; servant heart/ service focus
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to balance the needs of the organization with the needs and interests of the volunteers
  • Problem solving and decision making skills
  • Patience and tact in dealing with others
  • The ability to multitask
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team

They should enjoy helping others, compiling information and maintaining contact with other agencies, and developing innovative approaches to resolve challenges.

Educational Requirements

There are no education requirements for this position but Volunteer Supervisor needs very strong computer skills (PFB works in a Microsoft (PC) environment using Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher along with Volgistics Volunteer Management Program) together with the following management skills:

  • Interviewing skills
  • Training, coaching, team building and leadership skills
  • Planning and administrative skills
  • Marketing skills
  • Conflict resolution skills

Days and Hours

20 Hours/Week

Some of the work may be done from home with the expectation that volunteer interviewing and training would fall around the food bank open hours.

This positions requires some evening emailing with last minute volunteer schedule changes.

Hours to candidate can expect to work are:

  • Monday – Friday 3 hours for volunteer communications, scheduling and administration
  • 5 hours/week volunteer interviews
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