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Volunteer Community Food Hub Assistant

  • Location: Adelaide SA
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Community Services
  • Time Required

    9 am to 3.30 pm at least one day per week (Monday to Thursday) or 9 am - 2.30 pm on Fridays for at least 3 months.

  • Suitable for
    • Centrelink Volunteers
    • Wheelchair Access
  • Type of work
    • Retail & Sales
  • Training

    online induction modules, Safe Environments for Children and Young People course

  • Requirements
    • Working with Children Check *
    • National Police Certificate *

    Please Note:
    * During the Covid-19 pandemics, organisations should be providing all necessary Covid-19 safety protection measures for volunteers following the advice of both the Sate or Territory Governments and the Federal Government. Your safety and wellbeing is your priority. Familiarise yourself with the most up-to-date requirements and advice from the Australian and NT and SA State Governments.
    * As each organisation provides different levels/types of insurance, volunteers are reminded to check with the organisation as to the type of insurance provided for volunteers (e.g. Volunteer Personal Accident Insurance).
    * Best practice volunteer involvement recommends that a volunteer role should not be more than 15-16 hours per week.

    * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

The Baptist Care SA Community Food Hub is a mini-supermarket which offer a low-cost alternative for food and some other essential items for people experiencing homelessness, concession card holders and other people with low-incomes. People who utilise the Food Hub may include those experiencing social isolation, homelessness, mental and physical health issues, intellectual or sensory disability, come from a refugee or culturally diverse background, be students, pensioners, unemployed or under-employed.

The Community Food Hub is open Monday - Thursday from 10 am - 3 pm, and Fridays from 10 - 2 pm. Volunteers are required for each of these days, with shifts usually being 9 - 3.30 pm Monday to Thursday, or 9 am - 2.30pm on Fridays.

The Volunteer Community Food Hub Assistant will perform duties such as:

  • Scanning grocery items in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Screening customers to meet COVID safe procedures.
  • Operating the cash register (POS) and handle cash transactions in a reliable and professional manner.
  • Counting float in cash drawers at the beginning and the end of each shift.
  • Assisting the Food Hub Coordinator in the preparation of “End of Day” and other financial reports.
  • Maintaining clean and tidy checkout areas.
  • Stocking shelves with products.
  • Printing barcode labels for products as required.
  • Greeting customers when entering and leaving Food Hub.
  • Maintaining a friendly and professional manner with customers.

Role Requirement:

  • Ability to use or learn to use a cash register and scanning device
  • Ability to learn and follow instructions
  • Behave in a respectful and courteous manner at all times
  • Demonstrate empathy to people who have experienced hardship, loss or disconnection from the community
  • Contact details for 3 referees (who are not family members)
  • Complete Baptist Care SA online induction modules
  • A valid DCSI Child-Related Employment Screening Clearance or Working with Children Check.
  • A valid National Police Check (less than 12 months old)*
  • A valid "Safe Environments for Children and Young People' certificate for (less than 3 years old)*

*Please note that Baptist Care will assist approved applicants to obtain these checks/certificates free of charge.


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