Safety Officer – Greater Vancouver Food Bank

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Volunteer Title: Safety Officer

Commitment: 8 hours per week


  • Must be 19 years or older;
  • Obtain a clean criminal record check;
  • Ability to attend all training and information sessions required;
  • Ability to commit to a minimum of two shifts per week with reliability;
  • Verbal and written proficiency in languages beyond English is an asset;
  • 2 + years’ experience working in client facing, first responder, law enforcement or security role an asset; and,
  • CPR + AED, Naloxone and Narcan certification an asset.


Greater Vancouver Food Bank
8345 Winston Street
Burnaby, BC V5A 2H3


The Community Safety Officer is responsible for assisting our Distribution team in ensuring a welcoming, healthy and safe environment at our Distribution locations for all clients, volunteers, staff and community partners. The Community Safety Officer will provide a physical security presence, access control to the distribution locations as well as the enforcement of GVFB COVID-19 policies and procedures. This also includes acting as a GVFB ‘brand ambassador’ by providing assistance to those visiting the GVFB to resolve questions or concerns. We have 20 vacancies open for this position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Providing a physical security presence, line management and access control to the Burnaby and Vancouver distribution sites;
  • Enforcing GVFB and COVID-19 policies and procedures through an education based approach;
  • Patrolling the property and buildings as required, observing and reporting any safety or security risks to the Distribution Manger;
  • End of shift briefing with the Distribution Manager to discuss any issues or observations that may have arisen that day;
  • Ensuring the area around the Distribution location is free of traffic, direct vehicles and pedestrian traffic to the safest possible route;
  • Assisting with emergency responders, law enforcement and other community partners as needed, attending and providing first aid within your level of knowledge.

Required Skills:

  • Ability to work with sensitivity and without discrimination towards people of diverse cultures, races/ ethnicity, socio-economic status, ages, religions, genders, physical/ mental health challenges/ disabilities and sexual orientations;
  • Displaying as engaging, welcoming and helpful approach to dealing with people and situations;
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills (written/ oral), including active listening skills;
  • Proven ability to problem solve, think on your feet, process good judgment and decision-making capabilities;
  • Knowledge of and ability to employ conflict resolution and de-escalation skills as needed; and,
  • Remain calm and composed in difficult situations;

Application Process:

Please email your resume and cover letter to in one PDF document.

Contact Person:


Greater Vancouver Food Bank

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