ID: 200836

Food Store Volunteers, urgently needed to help with 'day to day' operations

Community Services Regular - less than 6 months Emerton NSW

About this opportunity

Looking for some work experience or giving back to community? We are looking for a dedicated volunteer to help with the ‘day to day’ operations of the Ignite Food Store


Jesuit Social Services is a social change organisation working to build a just society where all people can live to their full potential. Since 1977, Jesuit Social Services has provided services to some of the most disadvantaged in our community. We place a high priority on advocacy and are a leader in policy development and research. Jesuit Social Services is a Child Safe organisation and is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to providing a family-friendly working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.


Jesuit Social Services works in collaboration with the Jesuit Parish of Holy Family, Emerton in Western Sydney to deliver a range of programs, including four social enterprises: the Ignite Food Store; the Ignite Opportunity Shop; Currawong Kitchen; and the Open Pantry. These social enterprises aim to enhance the lives of the local community by promoting health, wellbeing and social inclusion through:

  • Supply of quality, low-cost food and clothing to the local community.
  • Volunteering opportunities and pathways to participation.
  • Engagement and reduced social isolation.


  • Picking up and/or unloading goods from truck and van.
  • Receiving goods into the back dock (compulsory reading of WHS policy of manual handling, copy is included in the volunteer pack)
  • Preparing goods for shelves as directed by the relevant Manager
  • Stacking shelves and following pricing guide as set by the relevant Manager
  • Maintaining general tidiness and cleanliness of the Store/Pantry
  • Customer enquiries and directing new customers on how to use the Store/Pantry model
  • Helping customers with shopping to their car and returning the trolleys to the Store
  • May need to accompany the driver on pickup’s and deliveries
  • Other duties as per the duty task list provided by the relevant Manager


  • Have understanding and sympathy with the mission and ethos of Jesuit Social Services
  • Comply with relevant legislation including Jesuit Social Services policies and procedure
  • Have valid Working with Children Check
  • Successful interview, and Police Check conducted by Jesuit Social Services ( at no cost for volunteers)

Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • People Learning English
  • Work Experience
Type of work
  • Retail & Sales