Lifeline - Keeping Queenslanders safe. Lifeline is committed to bringing hope to Australians doing it tough. A trusted national charity, we’re driven by the belief that Australian lives lost to suicide can be prevented. In Queensland we deliver our 24-hour 13 11 14 Lifeline Crisis Support line through 10 Lifeline centres – providing suicide prevention services with a non-judgemental and compassionate listening ear. Backed by more than 6000 volunteers, our network of 130 Lifeline retail shops sell new, donated and pre-loved goods to help fund our crisis support services. We also export to overseas communities, sell rags to industry and run our Lifeline Bookfest and other events to further support our services and help save lives.
Volunteer to change lives. Yours included.
This volunteer opportunity will help to assist in supplying the Shops and Bookfest event/s with quality, well sorted books, magazines, games, and puzzles, in order to maximise sales and directly assist UnitingCare to help people live life in all its fullness.
The income generated through book sales helps fund the Lifeline Crisis Support services to help us respond to callers to provide empathy and compassion so that they feel connected, heard and understood. The role involves sorting donated books, magazines, games, and puzzles, into predefined categories ready for distribution to Shops and Bookfest events. This opportunity would be ideal for someone who loves books, keeping things organised or has a keen eye for spotting a 'treasure'.
Enjoy working in a great team environment with a passionate group of people. You'll look forward to spending time with new friends and knowing that you are contributing towards Lifeline being able to save more lives.
Tasks involved include: ▪ ▪ Sorting donations into predefined categories ▪ Order preperation ▪ Pricing
This is a great opportunity to: ▪ Experience the joy of making a meaningful difference, ▪ Enjoy social interaction with others, ▪ Do something new and different
Skills Required: ▪ A basic understanding of book genere (fiction, sci-fi etc) ▪ Physical capacity to lift, move and coordinate heavey and bulky items ▪ Previous experience in warehouse environments would be advantageous but not essential.
This role is accessible for people using: ▪ This facility is not accessible
UnitingCare values diversity in our organisation and we have some principles in place that will help to promote both inclusion and access. If you have any other accessibility requirements, please discuss these at the time of the interview.