ID: 196149

Food Service Volunteer

Homeless Regular - more than 6 months Fitzroy VIC

About this opportunity

The Boroondara Volunteer Resource Centre is advertising this role on behalf of St Mary's House of Welcome (SMHOW).

We are currently looking for kitchen service volunteers to help us serve breakfast and lunch to service users every weekday.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Assist the Chef and kitchen staff with various tasks as required including washing, peeling, and / or cutting food in preparation for cooking or serving
  • Follow the direction of the Chef and kitchen staff
  • Follow the kitchen cleaning procedures
  • Prepare tables for service users by cleaning, drying, and setting
  • Follow the Dining Room cleaning procedures
  • Ensure all dishes are washed and dried before shift completion
  • Clean and sanitise work areas, equipment and utensils following lunch service

Skills and attributes required:

  • Must be over 18.
  • Exhibits behaviours that embody the core values, vision, and mission of SMHOW
  • Maintains an open approachable manner and treats others with dignity, respect, and fairness
  • Ability and willingness to learn and accurately follow all relevant processes and procedures
  • Excellent communication, active listening, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries
  • Demonstrates resilience
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and takes responsibility for own actions and behaviour and how this impacts others
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with people from a range of backgrounds and who may be experiencing mental illness
  • Demonstrate empathy towards people who have mental health issues and/or complex needs
  • Ability to recognise the difference between general and confidential information and to respect and maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Ability to follow instructions and work as part of a team

Benefits of this role:

  • The satisfaction and joy which comes from preparing and serving a nutritious lunch for up to 150 people who are homeless
  • Provide an opportunity for social inclusion for people who are isolated and marginalised
  • Increase the self-esteem and confidence of disadvantaged people
  • Meet and get to know other volunteers and staff, including at biannual social events
  • Access training and development opportunities
  • Knowledge that you are making a difference and contributing to the wider community

Time Commitment:

  • 1 or more shifts per week or be a part of our weekly pool to
  • Monday to Friday Breakfast 8:00am to 10:00 am
  • Monday to Friday Lunch 10:30 to 2:00 pm

Additional requirements

Covid-19 vaccination . National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.

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

We are in need of dining room/food service volunteers Monday - Friday. Times are: - Breakfast sitting (8am - 10am) - Lunch sitting (10.30 - 2pm) We are also building a pool of volunteers who can be reasonably regular, but who may want flexibility of days.

Type of work
  • Disability Support
  • Food Preparation & Service
  • Seniors & Aged Care

On the job training provided