Part-Time Driver

EMPLOYER: Matthew House Refugee Services (Ottawa) Inc.


Position Overview

The Furniture Bank truck driver is responsible for the truck, its safety and operation. The driver will be the lead person, supervising truck assistants and ensuring all safety procedures are followed. As a representative of Matthew House Furniture Bank, the driver must uphold the organizations values, interacting with donors and clients in a kind and professional manner which upholds dignity. The driver must be able to determine acceptable condition of furniture donations from donors, and will be responsible for money transactions. The truck driver will perform, coordinate and instruct on loading procedures and be familiar with our warehouse facilities, taking responsibility for safe and efficient storage of furniture donations. The position requires a person who can lift heavy furniture.


The driver will liaise with the deliveries and pickups coordinator on best trucking methods and routing and may be required to perform other duties other than driving as and when required.



The driver will report directly to the Program Director.




Truck safety and operation - Furniture delivery and pickup - Loading and off- loading heavy furniture - supervising truck assistants - warehouse duties - planning truck routing - communicating with donors and clients - handle cash transactions.

Truck Inspection:

 Follow Commercial Vehicle Operators Registration requirements, inspecting truck before each day’s first trip and recording all necessary information.

 Check all Insurance and CVOR documents are up-to-date

 Check all truck fluid levels and top up where needed

 Inform Program Director of any service requirements for the truck or pending expiration of insurance and CVOR documents

 Maintain all safety equipment, dollies and other moving materials in the truck

Deliveries and Pickups:

 Understand and implement Furniture Bank procedures

 Good communication skills and awareness of cultural diversity

 Municipal and building parking policies awareness

 Loading and off -loading skills

 Health and safety standards awareness

 Knowledge of items accepted and not accepted

 Detail oriented documentation

 Receipting and cash handling



Delegate responsibilities and instruct truck assistants in all operations




Assist in warehouse as required


Working conditions:

 Lifting of heavy objects, fluid work environment

 Steel toe shoes strongly recommended

 Work hours may vary due to volume of work 


Please send a cover letter addressing all essential requirements, resume and three current references (please include telephone number and email of contact) to David Botha, Program Director Furniture Bank at Successful candidates should not expect to hear back from MHO: FB regarding an interview until after this date. Matthew House Ottawa is a faith-based, volunteer-driven, charitable organization that helps Ottawa’s marginalised population to establish connected, safe, healthy, and dignified homes within our community. We do this by: Providing shelter, food and refugee settlement assistance, including volunteer opportunities, in a family atmosphere to refugee claimants so that they may begin their journey to independence as members in Canadian society; and, Distributing quality used furniture and household goods to Ottawa’s marginalised population

START DATE: Immediate

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