Driver-Ambassador - DZ

Date: January 2024

Department: Fleet & Warehouse

Reports to: Lead Driver-Ambassador

Status: Permanent Full-Time

Salary: $51,551.50 Per Annum Plus Benefits

Location: Etobicoke 

Time Required on-site: 100%


We Are

Second Harvest is Canada's largest food rescue organization and is a global thought leader on perishable food redistribution. We operate at the intersection of hunger relief and environmental protection, tackling food loss and waste through food redistribution, research, awareness, and education, continually innovating, and collaborating to ensure a more sustainable planet. We work with thousands of food businesses from across the supply chain utilizing logistics and technology to reduce the amount of edible food going to waste, thereby diverting unnecessary greenhouse gases from entering the environment.

Second Harvest is looking for a seasoned DZ Driver-Ambassador to join our team. Reporting to the Lead Driver-Ambassador, this position ensures delivery of all second Harvest food is executed in a safe and efficient manner and that the distribution of food is executed equitably to all member programs. The Driver-Ambassador also acts as a representative of Second Harvest by possessing awareness and understanding of issues related to hunger and homelessness in Toronto.


You Will

  • Perform complete circle check/inspection logs of the assigned truck at the beginning of each shift.
  • Deliver food to agencies as per Health & Safety regulations.
  • Be responsible for loading and unloading assigned product into the assigned truck for every shift.
  • Handle food in a safe manner and ensure all food is stored as per food safety regulations.
  • Ensure that food is stored appropriately (i.e., floor, freezer or cooler, truck) and that truck is parked in the designated spots.
  • Collaborate with all Driver-Ambassadors, Lead Driver-Ambassador, and the Fleet & Warehouse Supervisor to ensure food is divided adequately and equitably across all the routes.
  • Maintain accurate records of all food pick-ups and deliveries.
  • Maintain a high level of customer service with all stakeholders.
  • Perform other related duties as required or assigned.


You Are

  • Experienced Driver: You have a valid DZ driver’s license and a minimum of 1 years’ experience driving 10 speed automatic trucks (must provide a clean driver’s abstract of minimum 3 years); you have proven ability to perform driver pick-up and delivery functions, and associated record-keeping.
  • GTA-Savvy: you have thorough knowledge of the GTA, particularly downtown Toronto, and have at least 3 years driving experience in the city.
  • Professional: you have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, as well as strong conflict resolution and negotiation abilities.
  • Communicator: you can communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Physically able to climb in and out of the truck, lifting up to 50 lbs. on a regular basis throughout the day.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Experience in the social services sector would be an asset.
  • Food Handling certificate would be an asset.
  • Must be willing to undergo a background check.


Perks of Working at Second Harvest

  • Group benefits plan (Life insurance, AD&D, LTD, Vision care, Dental care, Drug coverage, Hospital benefit, Massage, Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, Health Spending Account, Employee Assistance Program, and more).
  • Pension plan (Defined Benefit Pension Plan).
  • Vacation starting at 4 weeks per year.
  • Paid sick leave, Paid personal days, and other paid time off.
  • Additional time off around the year-end holidays and in the summer.
  • Working for an organization that is making a difference!


For more information about Second Harvest, visit:


To Apply

Please submit your resume on our website. Only electronic applications will be accepted.

We encourage applications from individuals who self-identify as belonging to equity-deserving groups such as (but not limited to): racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2S+ persons.

Second Harvest is committed to an inclusive and accessible recruitment and selection process. Please let us know if you require any accommodations.


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