Mission Centre Volunteer Positions

Open Arms Mission operates day to day because of the grace of God and the hard work of our volunteers. 


Click here for a printable version of our application.  After completing the application, please bring it to the Mission Centre and ask to speak to Pastor Jeff.

  • Food Distribution

    Working downstairs, usually in pairs, these volunteers fill grocery bags with food allotments based on family size.  The registrar calls down when a client is coming and the distributors have it ready.
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  • Hostess

    This volunteer greets clients when they come in, keeps the hall tidy, restocks the client coffee station and helps orient new clients.
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  • Kitchen Worker

    Often volunteers work in pairs in the kitchen, repackaging bulk foods to give out to clients, doing dishes and preparing food for distribution.
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  • Office Volunteer

    If you are looking for something not so labour intensive and would prefer to have a behind the scenes position, office volunteer may be for you.  We always need people to update our database, help with mailings, fold newsletters, stuff envelopes and help with other small office jobs.
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  • Registrar

    When clients come in for services, they meet with the registrar first.  Food Bank Canada requires that we track stats about the number of people we serve each day.  All personal information is kept securely and privacy is priority.  This volunteer has a unique opportunity to have one-on-one time with each client that comes through the door.
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  • General Cleaning

    With a high volume of people coming through our doors daily, there is the dirt to go with it.  Volunteer cleaners keep the mission looking and smelling great by taking care of the floors, windows, bathrooms and offices.
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  • Hygiene Room Attendant

    Our hygiene bank is one room on the lower level of the Mission Centre.  The volunteer in this room allows clients to choose items according to the points assigned to their family. Personal hygiene products (soap, shampoo), baby products (diapers, formula), adult incontinence products and hats and mittens (seasonally) are available.
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  • Driver

    To volunteer as a driver you must have a license and a close to clean driving record.  All drivers have a driving history check done and are cleared with our insurance company.  Drivers pick up food items from local grocery stores, farms, other food banks, and our warehouse.  They also may pick up from food drives & daily perishable food providers, make garbage runs and occasional deliveries to our other two divisions.
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  • Stockers

    Food items come in daily from the local community and from our warehouse.  Volunteers who are stockers restock the shelves, empty the van with the drivers who bring them in and check expiry dates on each and every item.
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  • Repair People

    Maintaining a weekly shift as a volunteer isn't for everyone.  We have many people who come in and do odd jobs and repairs for us.  If you have skills that you would like to donate occasionally, call the Mission Centre to let us know.  We never know when we will need a plumber, heating and air repair man, electrician or general repair person.
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