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Meal Preparation Volunteers - St Marys Picket Fence

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

    - Monday, Thursday and Friday: 9am - 1pm - Fortnightly Monday evenings: 5pm - 7pm

  • Suitable for
    • Centrelink Volunteers
    • People Learning English
    • Skilled Volunteers
  • Type of work
    • Companionship & Social Support
    • Food Preparation & Service
  • Requirements
    • National Police Certificate *
    • Working with Children Check *

    Please Note:
    * 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 be a maximum of 15-16 hours per week.

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

Meal Preparation Volunteer responsibilities:

  • Working effectively with the kitchen team, and complying with company procedures and food safety policies
  • Preparing a workstation with required ingredients and equipment, and keeping station sanitary and organised throughout shift
  • Preparing ingredients following recipes and guidelines or direction from the kitchen supervisor
  • Basic cooking responsibilities
  • Ensuring ingredients are tagged, date-labelled, covered, stored and rotated effectively
  • Removing rubbish and recycling
  • Cleaning duties each shift regarding surfaces, machinery, appliances, benches, fridges and floors
  • Understanding of food preparation fundamentals
  • Sound understanding of food allergies, dietary requirements and food borne illnesses.

What are we looking for?

  • A willingness to help people
  • Welcoming and friendly personality
  • Compassion and empathy
  • Basic understanding of kitchen operations
  • Reliable and committed to at least one shift per week

*This role would suit people with hospitality studies or work experience behind them, retired Chef's and hospitality professionals, students studying a Certificate in Hospitality, Cooking or Food & Beverage or a person who has experience cooking for a large family.


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