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Volunteers Ballarat Community Health – 4 different Roles

Second Bite Lead Volunteers

Number of volunteers required
2

Commitment required
Up to 1.5 hrs per weekday

Desirable personal skills/qualities 

  • good communication skills
  • ability to be punctual and reliable – MUST be able to commit to assigned shifts for at least 6 months
  • good standard of personal presentation
  • positive attitude to teamwork
  • willing to undertake a range of tasks

Volunteer Role Key duties
commence at our Lucas site at 10am each day

  • restock consumables and maintain hygiene of Second Bite kitchen
  • record fridge and freezer temperatures daily
  • sort all produce according to the collection roster and place name tags on crates
  • remove all perished foods and place in compost bins
  • instruct Second Bite drivers to deliver excess produce to other sites where needed
  • fold empty crates for return to supermarkets
  • stock the ‘Food is Free’ crate
  • wash Second Bite vests
  • roster Second Bite volunteers and find replacements for absences (that are advised with at least 2 business days’ notice)
  • supervise Second Bite cook-up and be available at 2pm on cook-up days to pack the soup and clean the soup pots
  • adherence to all OH&S guidelines and instructions
  • represent and promote BCH appropriately, taking into consideration BCH position statements and values
  • act responsibly and within role boundaries
  • conduct positive and respectful conversations
  • attend relevant training as requested

Other requirements

Police Check
Character references

More information or to apply :  michelleg@bchc.org.au


Second Bite Volunteers

Number of volunteers required 
2

Commitment required

MUST be able to commit to Tuesday and/or Thursday mornings for at least 6 months

Desirable personal skills/qualities 

  • current Australian driver’s full licence
  • ability to lift/move loads of up to 5kg
  • knowledge of Ballarat roads and BCH locations
  •  good verbal and written communication skills
  • ability to be punctual and reliable – MUST be able to commit to Tuesday and/or Thursday mornings for at least 6 months
  • good standard of personal presentation
  • positive attitude to teamwork
  • adherence to all OH&S guidelines and instructions
  • represent and promote BCH appropriately, taking into consideration BCH position statements and values
  • act responsibly and within professional boundaries
  • conduct positive and respectful conversations
  • attend relevant training as requested

Volunteer Role Key duties

Using a BCH vehicle Volunteers (in pairs) visit designated local supermarkets Monday to Friday every weekday to collect donated produce which is then brought back to BCH for weighing, documenting and re-distribution to a range of community groups.

Other requirements

Police Check
Character references

More information or to apply : michelleg@bchc.org.au


Health Information Cafe Lead Volunteers

Number of volunteers required 
2

Commitment required
One Wednesday (8.30-4.00) at least once a month

Desirable personal skills/qualities
• Positive attitude to working with a wide range of people

  • Good literacy, numeracy and verbal skills
  • Punctual and reliable
  • High standard of personal presentation & willing to wear a volunteer uniform
  • Able to demonstrate the BCH values
  • Confidence with cash handling

Volunteer Role Key duties

  • rostering of volunteers – and finding replacements for shifts when needed
  • preparation of shopping list & ordering purchases
  • directing volunteers within the café
  • supervising and participating in food preparation/cooking
  • balancing cash and completing required documentation each day
  • participate in all volunteer activities/tasks within the café (e.g. sales and information enquiries)
  • MUST be available to complete Food Safety training with BCH on Thu 2nd Feb or Wed 22nd Feb
  • must be willing to undertake all relevant training, as required

Other requirements:

Police Check
Working with children check
Character references

 More information or to apply : michelleg@bchc.org.au


Health Information Cafe volunteers

Number of volunteers required
4
Commitment required

At least one 3.5 hour shift per month

Desirable personal skills/qualities:

  • Positive attitude to clients and the health information café objectives
  • Good literacy, numeracy and verbal skills
  • Punctual and reliable
  • High standard of personal presentation & willing to wear a volunteer uniform
  • Able to demonstrate the BCH values
  • Confidence with cash handling
  • Hospitality/retail experience would be useful

Volunteer Role Key duties

  • prepare food – some cooking required
  • clean and sanitise kitchen and café areas
  • assist clients to find health information
  • sell food and beverage items
  • promote BCH services and programs
  • MUST be available to complete Food Safety training with BCH on Thu 2nd Feb

Other requirements:
Police Check
Working with children check
Character references

More information or to apply : michelleg@bchc.org.au

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