ID: 179664

Foodbank Warehouse Volunteer - Glendenning NSW - # 179664

Community Services Regular - less than 6 months Glendenning NSW

About this opportunity

Foodbank NSW & ACT relies on individual volunteers to help in our distribution centre on a regular basis. Warehouse volunteers work within a diverse team of staff and volunteers to help us distribute food to charities and schools throughout NSW & ACT. Warehouse volunteers generally help on weekdays, and perform a range of essential tasks in the distribution centre.

Key responsibilities:

  • Helping to maintain a clean, safe, and inclusive work environment.

  • Sorting, labelling, and packaging mixed food, grocery items, and fresh produce.

  • Packing charity orders.

  • Packing emergency food packs.

  • Assist in stocking shelves.

  • Other warehousing tasks as required.

No specific experience is required; however, our volunteers do need to:

  • Be at least 15 years of age.

  • Be able to follow verbal and written instructions in English.

  • Be able to perform physical work in the warehouse, including lifting.

  • Wear fully enclosed footwear, comfortable clothing, and bring a jumper/jacket and hat for working in cold environments.

This role is in a fully-functioning warehouse, and safety is our highest priority. All volunteers undergo full WH&S site induction and task training on commencement.

Warehouse volunteers commit to volunteering for set shifts on their agreed day(s) to facilitate working in teams and meeting freight timeframes. One-off exceptions may be considered where they fit with Foodbank’s operational needs.

Volunteering takes place in a COVID safe environment.

Benefits: Volunteers from all backgrounds are welcome. Volunteering in our distribution centre can help develop work-relevant skills, provide the opportunity for social connections, and help maintain physical activity. Warehouse volunteers gain satisfaction knowing they make an important contribution to our fight against hunger.

Additional requirements

Heavy lifting

Time Required

8am to 2pm, one to two days per week

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Younger Volunteers, under 18
Type of work
  • Driving & Transportation
  • Food Preparation & Service
  • Sport & Physical Activity

WHS induction training on commencement and full supervision