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Warehouse Volunteers

The Foodbank South Australia warehouse in Edwardstown is the bustling heart of our organisation, where large donations of food and fresh produce are stored. Warehouse volunteers assist by packing orders, assisting welfare agencies with collecting orders, sorting groceries and packing fruit & vegetables. Light and heavy lifting can apply. This role suits an active, team player who likes to keep busy and get-things-done. Ability to understand and adhere to strict OH&S warehouse policies required.  Shifts run from Monday to Friday 8.00 am – 2.00pm.

Food Hub Volunteers

Food Hub is a unique, small supermarket where clients of local welfare agencies can shop for their family. Food Hub volunteers assist by welcoming and assisting vulnerable clients, processing their shop on the computer system, and stocking the Food Hub shelves. This role would suit volunteers with fantastic people skills, customer service experience and who work well in a small, friendly team. An appreciation for client confidentiality and empathy for diverse clientele highly regarded. Volunteers with basic IT experience also play a role processing clients shopping using MYOB Retail Manager. Light and heavy lifting can apply. Ability to understand and adhere to strict OH&S warehouse policies is also required.  Shifts can run between from Monday to Friday 09.30 am – 2.30 pm. Foodbank South Australia also runs a Community Food Hub in Bowden with more locations coming soon.

Transport Volunteers

Foodbank Drivers are out and about in Adelaide representing Foodbank South Australia; collecting donated food and groceries from donor companies and delivering to our welfare agencies and schools located in Adelaide’s metropolitan area.  This role suits experienced transit van and truck drivers who are able to stick to a tight schedule and are happy to work autonomously if required.   Heavy lifting is required. Vehicle and running costs provided by Foodbank South Australia. Shifts run from Monday to Friday 8.00 am – 2.00pm.

Events/Fundraising Volunteers

Foodbank South Australia attends and hosts a variety of exciting events each year. Event and Fundraising volunteers assist by promoting our organisation, raising awareness of people living in  hunger right here in SA and collecting donations at sporting events, markets, shopping malls and shows. This role suits friendly, reliable and confident people to assist Foodbank South Australia in this vital role. Volunteers are encouraged to apply as a group for team building or even individuals and their mates wanting to make a difference. Shifts will be advised with plenty of notice and may be out of normal hours or on weekends.

Office Volunteers

The Foodbank South Australia office is a welcoming environment where our friendly staff work away behind the scenes – allowing our services to tick along smoothly. Office Volunteers play a vital role in supporting staff to get their work done, and in turn get the food out to people who need it. Duties can include data-entry, basic word processing, responding to public enquiries and varied ad-hoc office administration tasks. The role suits a friendly, focused volunteer with IT and office administration experience. Shifts times are flexible to suit your schedule.

Ambassador Volunteers

We are seeking volunteers to join our team who enjoy or want to develop their public speaking ability and are willing to become Foodbank Ambassadors, representing Foodbank South Australia at community events. Ambassadors will meet with and address community groups to create awareness and understanding about Foodbank South Australia operations and to gain support that would assist in increasing our reach of providing food to those in our community most in need. The role would suit a friendly, confident person with public speaking experience and great time-management. Experience with Power Point and AV equipment highly regarded. Ambassadors will require their own vehicle and a valid licence. Training will be provided and approved costs incurred to be reimbursed by Foodbank South Australia.

 

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