About First United

First United Church Community Ministry Society (commonly known as First United) is an inner- city ministry of the United Church of Canada committed at its heart to the struggle for social justice, offering programs of advocacy, housing and healing in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES). In general, we serve adults with complex needs.

First United strives to be a respectful resource to the DTES and to those who are most in need of a welcoming place to be, to find support, and to feel safe. We have been operating in the DTES for over 130 years, and plan to keep our doors open to the neighbourhood as a place to find sanctuary and connection.

Working at First United:
We are proud to be a Certified Living Wage Employer, and our staff are members of UFCW1518.
We offer comprehensive, employer-paid, extended medical, dental and mental health benefits.

Our teams are mission-driven, committed, and come from diverse backgrounds. We look forward to talking to you about your application! If you have any questions about First United or a job posting - or if you don't see a job that suits you but you want us to keep you in mind - please reach out to us at hr@firstunited.ca.


Current Job Openings

JOB DESCRIPTION POSITION TITLE:           Cook DEPARTMENT:               Food Services REPORTS TO:                 Food Services...


Program Support Worker
Vancouver, BC Full-time

  JOB DESCRIPTION   POSITION TITLE:           Program Support Worker                                            (Community Help Desk...


Casual Cook
Vancouver, BC PRN $20.52/hour

Our Vision A neighborhood where every person's worth is celebrated and all people thrive. Our Mission: We seek a just society, nurturing spirits through ministry,...


Janitor - Casual
Vancouver, BC PRN

OUR VISION A neighborhood where every person's worth is celebrated and all people thrive. OUR MISSION We seek a just society, nurturing spirits through ministry,...


POSITION TITLE: Shelter Resource Worker DEPARTMENT: Shelter REPORTS TO: Shelter Manager or Assistant Shelter Managers OUR VISION A neighborhood where every person's...


Housing Maintenance
Vancouver, BC Full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION Position Title:                Housing Maintenance Department:                 First United Church Social Housing Society...