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Volunteer Cafe' All-rounder at Moorooka Homeless Link

About this opportunity

Moorooka Homeless Link mission is simple. We rescue food that would otherwise go to waste and cook it into free, nutritious meals for people in hardship. Our vision is for a society where food is not wasted and no one goes hungry.

We are expanding our volunteering program and now offering Monday evening volunteering running 6pm-9pm in addition to our regular morning, afternoon and evening shifts Monday to Friday.

Volunteering with us is a great way to create new friendships, add structure to your week and give back as part of something bigger.

We operates Australia’s Moorooka Homelesss Link kitchen cafe turning 5 tons of rescued food into 10,000 meals a week and over 1 million meals a year.

Our meals are given away for free to marginalised and disadvantaged individuals and families to help make a real and tangible difference to food insecurity in Queensland.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

As the welcoming face and one of the main points of contact for Moorooka Homeless Link, you will:

-Provide exceptional customer service to all Moorooka Homeless Link visitors and stakeholders, building strong relationships with all internal stakeholders -Greet customers at the café and take food and beverage orders
-Prepare food as directed by the Chef, such as chopping vegetables and making muffins, sandwiches and wraps -Ensure timely delivery and presentation of food and beverages to customers -Use the cash register and count change to process customers' payments -Assist with complying to public health directives, Covid-19 procedures and internal WHS procedures -Clean or sanitise work areas, utensils and equipment as well as service and seating areas -Work closely with the rest of the team to identify opportunities to reduce the risk that visitors may become agitated, in accordance with internal procedures.

COMMITMENT Shifts occur over a 7 day per week roster, Monday to Sunday: Morning: 8:00am-11:30am Afternoon: 11:00am-2:00pm. 2Pm – 6:30pm Ideally, volunteers will opt to do the same shift each week or fortnightly. Flexible options can be negotiated. There are up to four volunteer positions in each shift. Shifts will be offered depending on current needs.

THE RIGHT CANDIDATE

Successful candidates will: -Possess excellent communication skills and ability to liaise with stakeholders at all levels
-Have a general understanding of hospitality and food and beverage industries (food preparation, cleaning, customer services and handling of money) -Be reliable and punctual -Be committed to working in accordance with 3rd Space values of respect, dignity, perseverance and integrity
-Have an understanding of and be willing to work within trauma-informed frameworks and person-centered approaches
-Be willing to go the extra mile, show initiative and treat each person as an individual -Perform calmly in a fast-paced environment and stressful situations including critical incidents relating to alcohol and other drugs, mental health issues and medical issues
-Practice self-care and have the capacity to ask for support for themselves as needed
-Be able to work within the parameters of the volunteer role, policies and procedures and respect professional boundaries

BENEFITS: Every volunteer at Moorooka Homeless Link will:

-Receive support from their direct manager and Volunteer Manager -Be a valued member of a closeknit team -Enjoy access to bountiful opportunities for role-related and wider professional development
-Receive a free coffee at their shifts -Have access to free and confidential counselling support.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

United Federation of volunteers for refugee’s action acknowledges the traditional custodians of this ancient land and pays respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elders. We also acknowledge the ongoing impacts of colonisation on First Nation peoples and support their empowerment and voice.

United Federation of volunteers for refugee’s action is committed to being an inclusive organization. We welcome and encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds and experiences. We strive to embrace the diversity of people from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, people seeking asylum, refugees and people living with a disability.

Additional requirements

  • Working with Children Check*

  • National Police Certificate*

  • Others

  • Covid-19 vaccination

All applicants must: -Obtain and link a Blue Card to Moorooka Homeless link -Submit a National Criminal History Check clear of disqualifying offences at their own expense (these can be arranged for around $29). -Provide evidence of full vaccination against Covid-19, according to QLD Government definition -Familiarise themselves with and agree to United Federation of volunteers for refugees action Code of Conduct, Emergency Procedures and WHS Policy and procedures, Preventing and Responding to Challenging Behaviours Procedure, Child and Youth Risk Protection Framework -Experience in similar role is preferred but not necessary.

Special consideration can be made to volunteer who would like to gain skills or learn

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