ID: 2936

About this opportunity:

JRS is looking for volunteers to welcome people and assist with the Foodbank program. Foodbank provides fresh food and groceries to clients with a set up similar to a supermarket, allowing people some autonomy to choose their own products. Foodbank is an essential service for our vulnerable clients living below the poverty line.

Key Responsibilities

  • Welcoming clients, finding their name in the database and allocating a ticket with their name, family size and group eligibility.
  • Showing clients through to the Foodbank and providing assistance as they choose their groceries.
  • Tidying shelves and restocking products from the storeroom.
  • Refer to the checklist in the kitchen regarding daily housekeeping and provisions for hospitality.

Please see the Position Description for full details: JRS Position Description – Hospitality Foodbank volunteer


Additional requirements:

A Working with Children Check and Police Check are required.

About this organisation:

Jesuit Refugee Service is an international Catholic organisation with a mission to accompany, serve and advocate for the rights of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons. JRS provides casework support, financial assistance, temporary accommodation, legal support, foodbank, English language classes, and other social support activities. Read More
Time required:

Foodbank volunteers are required Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 9.30am-2pm on a rotating roster.

Skills required:

Good listening and organisational skills would be highly useful.


Volunteers need to be empathetic to people seeking asylum and respectful of different cultural practices.


Volunteers are required to attend an Induction Training Day that will cover the history, mission, and values of JRS; the global work of JRS and the global context of forcibly displaced people; the Arrupe Project and its services, case studies, boundaries, and the Volunteer Manual.

Volunteers may also be required to complete a core training program offered by the Humanitarian Hub.


2 Darcy Road, Westmead NSW, Australia

2 Darcy Road, Westmead NSW, Australia
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