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Driver (Part Time)

Salvation Army
June 9, 2021
Job Type
  • 22.75/hour



The Cargo Van Driver plays an important role by ensuring that food donations are picked up and delivered to the NWT Resource Centre in a safe and timely manner to assist with the smooth operation of the CFS department’s community food bank and the Resource Centre’s kitchen operation. The Cargo Van Driver should be a good representative of The Salvation Army through courteous and respectful interactions with the public, including well-mannered driving habits.


 pick ups and drop offs

  • Loading donated goods from local stores and food suppliers (e.g. NorthBest Food Distributers, Co-op, Walmart, Food Rescue, etc.) to be delivered to The Salvation Army NWT Resource Centre
  • Purchasing and/or pick up of some food supplies for the Resource Centre kitchen
  • Ensure timely delivery of food or merchandise from local suppliers to the Centre
  • Ensure that goods are delivered in a safe and secure manner
  • Offloading food or merchandize at the Resource Centre
  • Following the best practices for safety, both on the road and while loading or unloading the CFS cargo van
  • Represent The Salvation Army well by courteous and respectful interactions with the public, including well-mannered driving habits.
  • Occasional need to sort food donations and/or deliver picked up goods within the Resource Centre
  • Inspecting the vehicle before and after each trip away from the Resource Centre.


  • Class 5 Driver’s License is a requirement
  • Clean driver’s abstract
  • Experience operating a cargo size vehicle is an asset


  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to drive a motor vehicle safely
  • Ability to follow directions and work independently
  • Effective oral communication in English
  • Ability to work within the mandate of and embrace the mission of The Salvation Army

Note: Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered.

The successful incumbent will be required to complete/provide:

  • Clean Criminal Record Check
  • Class 5 Driver’s License
  • Clean driver’s abstract
  • Valid First Aid certificate
  • The Salvation Army on-line certification for abuse prevention
  • Clear internal abuse registry check
  • Participate in mandatory yearly training

Working Conditions:

  • There may be situations when requests for pickups come outside of normal pick-up days and times, so some flexible hours may be requested.
  • During Christmas season, additional items such as toy donations may need to be picked up.
  • The job at times can be physically demanding when larger loads are required to be loaded and unloaded from the cargo van.
  • This is a Part-Time position based on 12 hours per week on average set through consultation with the Supervisor.

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