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SOS is committed to enhancing our residents’ quality of life, including promoting healthy social lives and interpersonal connections.

Our events combat isolation, educate, inspire and help raise awareness of the resources available at SOS.

We also want to keep our pulse on the community, by listening to our residents’ thoughts, suggestions and interests.
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Join our Dynamic Team! Looking for a rewarding career in the non-profit sector? SOS is an award-winning charitable organization that has been making life better for residents in the Parksville Qualicum Beach region since 1968. We are currently looking for an energetic and efficient Shipper/Receiver. What you’ll love about SOS:  Great company culture.  We value each member of our team and what they bring to our organization. Our staff are passionate about their work and together we strive to maintain a positive, supportive, and respectful work environment.   Work-life balance.  At SOS we are serious about self-care and know that happy, healthy staff make great employees.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Transports donations from loading bay to pricing/sorting room.
  • Operates/assists on Thrift Shop truck.
  • Sorts, labels, and prices donations.


  • Training and/or experience in customer service.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Initiative and ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Physically fit; able to do heavy lifting in a safe manner.
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License; able to drive 1 ton cube van.

Hours of Work:   21 hours per week
Rate of Pay:           $18.50 per hour to start
Start Date:             ASAP
Deadline:                March 21, 2023
Note:                         Police Information Check required

Submit resume and references to:
Thrift Shop Operations Manager,
Society of Organized Services (SOS),
PO Box 898,
245 Hirst Avenue West,
Parksville BC V9P 2G9

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.