Warehouse Assistant

Organization NamePosition TypesDurationGreat ForRegion and Location(s)Ad Online SinceApplication Deadline
The Mississauga Food Bank
  • Various
Long term (6 months to 1 year)
  • Youth (over 18)
  • Families (adults with children)
  • Seniors
  • Ontario - Mississauga

Position Purpose:

Assist the Warehouse Operator with all areas of food operations, food movement and warehouse maintenance. This is an opportunity that requires 3 hours a week for 6 months commitment.

Location:   The Mississauga Food Bank


  • Work as part of a team to assess, quality control, sort and record food items. This will involve checking food quality, ‘Use By’ and ‘Best Before’ dates, categorising, and recording of food.
  • Work as part of a team to pick and pack food orders for community agencies
  • Take shared responsibility for health and safety and food hygiene during the shift, including carrying out activities as requested by the Warehouse Operator.
  • Ensure all sorting and storage areas are kept clean and tidy; free of debris, hazards and cleaned on a frequent basis
  • Ensure the required activities have been completed on the cleaning schedule at the end of each shift.  
  • Be 18 years or older
  • Help with order picking, loading and unloading the trucks.
  • Pick agency orders in advance of shipping/pick up deadline, ensuring orders are stored properly until shipped
  • Inspect orders just prior to shipping/ pick up to ensure product quality, proper skid stacking/wrapping, and obtain a secondary final inspection before releasing
  • Able to follow procedures and work in a team as well as on own initiative and under pressure.  
  • Immediately report all unsafe situations, practices, and or equipment to Warehouse Operator

Reports to:      Volunteer Coordinator

Length of Appointment: Shifts run for 3 hours  9:00 - 12:00 and 1:00 to 4:00


  • An interest in / understanding of a variety of food products is helpful.  
  • Basic numeracy and literacy skills are essential to this role.
  • Must be physically fit and aware of own ability especially when lifting and loading.
  • Ability to manually lift up to 50lbs
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure warehouse environment, and to adapt to rapidly changing priorities
  • Excellent organizational skills, with proven ability to self-supervise, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
    Time Commitment:  One shift per week for a 6-month commitment

Support provided: Onsite supervision and support provided


  • Training relevant to the role will be provided onsite
  • Gain experience in the food industry, warehousing and customer service.

To apply, please contact Julia De Paz at julia@themississaugafoodbank.org or 905 270 5589 ext 233