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Our caring and dedicated staff are a significant part of what makes the Food Bank a great place to work. Be a part of an organization that fights hunger and its root causes, because no one should go hungry.

General Warehouse Worker

We are looking for a General Warehouse Worker to join our Logistics and Inventory team! This position works to support our warehouse through the receiving, shipping and handling of goods using various material handling equipment.


Primary responsibilities

  • Support and maintain the operations of the warehouse through the receiving, shipping and handling of goods.
  • Supervision and training of volunteers. Ensure all volunteers adhere to health and safety policies.
  • Health and safety orientations as required that are specialized to the hazards and equipment in the area volunteers will be working.
  • Liaise with Volunteer Resources with regards to volunteers on the multi-duty, sorting or shopping shift.
  • Ensure safe food handling procedures are followed.
  • Safe and proper use of equipment.
  • Following all health and safety procedures, including completing any required training.
  • Participate in ensuring ongoing cleanliness of the Calgary Food Bank facility.

Tasks performed

  • Preparation of perishable hamper content as prioritized by the Logistics and Inventory Manager.
  • Assist in building loads for shipping.
  • Ensuring that donations are directed to the correct department.
  • Loading and unloading vehicles and directing drivers.
  • Proper recording of all incoming donations.
  • Receiving and verification of purchased product.
  • Directing community service workers.
  • Proper tracking of pallet movement.
  • Assisting with product rotation.
  • Sanitation of dock and warehouse.
  • Quality control and supervision of dry goods.
  • Monitoring incoming product and identifying possible substitutions for guaranteed content.
  • Waste disposal, composting and cardboard compacting.
  • Ensuring that all donation boxes leaving the Calgary Food Bank are in good condition for food drives.
  • Clearing dock of crates, trays, boxes, etc.

Skills and capabilities

  • Must be able to make appropriate decisions in a fast-paced environment, be solutions oriented, and work independently when required.
  • Provide positive support and leadership to all volunteers.
  • You must enjoy working with a wide variety of people and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize required tasks.
  • Well organized and ability to follow up.
  • Basic math skills.
  • Safe food handling knowledge.
  • Computer literate.


Apply today

Want to apply? Send an email to hr@calgaryfoodbank.com with your cover letter and resume attached.

Application deadline

Please submit your application before July 19, 2019. We thank all applicants for their interest; suitable applicants will be contacted for further discussion and/or interview.

Education & Experience

Previous warehouse and power equipment experience required. Experience working with a wide variety of people or in a customer service capacity. Experience working with inventory and an IMS system.


Working conditions

This is a full-time position, working Monday to Thursday, 12 pm to 8:30 pm and Friday, 10 am to 4 pm. The hours of this role may vary, and the candidate must be open to other hours with advance notice.

Working conditions are normal for a warehouse environment. Candidate must be able to be on feet for extended periods of time and be able lift and carry items up to 50 lbs. 

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Warehouse volunteering

Warehouse opportunities include; sorting food, building hampers,  distributing hampers and general warehouse duties.

Administration Volunteering

Administration opportunities include: speaking to and greeting clients, data entry, money counting, and making thank-you phone calls.

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5000 11 St SE
Calgary, AB T2H 2Y5

Main line: 403-253-2059
Fax: 403-259-4240


Monday to Thursday: 10:30 am – 7:15 pm
Friday: 10:30 am – 3:30 pm


Monday: 1 – 3:30 pm, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Tuesday to Thursday:
10:30 am – 3:30 pm, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Friday: 10:30 am – 3:30 pm


Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 4 pm


Monday to Friday: 7 am – 2 pm


Monday to Thursday: 8 am – 7:30 pm
Friday: 8 am – 3 pm

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