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Food Rescue Assistant Volunteer - Cairns

  • Location: Cairns QLD
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Environment & Conservation
  • Time Required

    We require volunteers to be available on Sundays from around 3pm - 6pm. It doesn't have to be every week - we welcome volunteers who can help regularly or every now and then!

  • Training

    Online training modules around Food Safety and Manual Handling. We also host you for a 30min induction session, either in person, or via video call.

  • Requirements
    • National Police Certificate *

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

Start your volunteering journey with OzHarvest and register your interest in becoming a food rescue volunteer! We will talk you through our food rescue operations in Cairns and across Australia, and lay out how you can make a powerful contribution to our mission to Nourish Our Country by volunteering your time.

In particular, we are seeking volunteers to support our Rusty's Market food rescue program, held weekly on Sunday afternoons. You will assist the van driver in the efficient and timely collection and sorting of surplus food, and be an ambassador for OzHarvest to our donors and the general public.We welcome volunteers who can commit to helping us rescue food between 3pm – 6pm on Sundays, either on a regular or ad hoc basis.

No prior skills are required (though we’d love to hear from you if you have specialized skills, too!), we just ask for a reasonable level of fitness, can-do attitude and a friendly, respectful personality. If you've been thinking about volunteering and are looking to donate your time to an organisation with passion, heart and soul, where you can make an immediate and tangible contribution to your community, we'd love to hear from you!