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Volunteer programs supporting vulnerable people living in our local community. We welcome people of any race, creed, gender, physical ability, believers or non-believers.

We are seeking volunteers for our:

 

Vulnerable Children’s Clothing & Essential Items Program

Cooking for the Hungry Program

VULNERABLE CHILDREN – CLOTHING & ESSENTIAL ITEMS PROGRAM

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Description

We source children’s clothing, nappies, wipes, linen & blankets, cots, prams, car seats and much more from public and sponsor donations.

 

These essential items are distributed to local support agency case workers to support vulnerable families support their children. and ensuring that  the support we provide is integrated into a total support package for recipients.

Activities and Special Requirements

Activities: Sorting items, stock management, assembling requested items, interacting with case workers.

 

Special Requirements: Familiarity with children’s clothing with an eye to putting together balanced packages of clothing. Ability to communicate well with people. Ability to work unsupervised, problem solve and supply information. Understand the need for, and ability to maintain confidentiality. Over 21 years of age. work unsupervised, problem solve and supply information. Understand the need for, and ability to maintain confidentiality. Over 21 years of age.

Location and Access

Toukley Uniting Church, 7 Summerside Street, Toukley

2 mins from bus stop near Toukley Commonwealth Bank, Main Street. Off street parking is available.

 

Access: We have disabled ramp access to our premises; however, we only have ambulatory toilet facilities.

Our Volunteer Team

The program is 100% volunteer-based; we work together as a team on a roster basis. As such we are flexible with availability. Our preference is for volunteers to be available weekly or fortnightly for continuity.

 

We welcome both people who would like to be team workers, and also people with other key skills such as community and welfare agency networking, sourcing items from commercial outlets, management skills …

Hours

Currently open Mondays 10 am-12 noon, and Thursdays 12 noon — 2 pm.

 

Occasional donation drive activities. After donation drives we have working bees to sort, classify and store the items.

Training, Travel and Expenses

Training: informal training in operating procedures

 

Travel – none required

 

Volunteer expenses – none

COOKING FOR THE HUNGRY PROGRAM

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Description

The program prepares wholesome meals from donated poultry, beef and other meats, vegetables and ingredients. Meals change weekly depending on ingredient availability. Cooked meals are frozen and distributed to people in need. We currently prepare around 2000 meals a year. Meals are prepared in the Toukley Neighbourhood Centre commercial kitchen.

Activities and Special Requirements

Activities: Recipe planning, food preparation, cooking, washing up and preparation of meal packs for freezing.

 

Special Requirements: Physical ability to work in a busy kitchen. Willingness to comply with cooking hygiene requirements. Over 21 years of age.

Location and Access

Toukley Neighbourhood Centre, Header Street, Toukley

The Centre is located next to the Toukley Heated Swimming Pool, known as the YMCA, and the local tennis courts. There is a bus stop on the Main Road Toukley near the Heador Street corner should you be travelling to see us by bus. The bus stop is near the petrol station.

 

Off street parking

 

Access: Level access to the building.

Our Volunteer Team

The program is 100% volunteer-based; we work together as a team on a roster basis. As such we are flexible with availability. Our preference is for volunteers to be available weekly or fortnightly for continuity.

Hours

Currently Wednesdays 9 am-12 noon. Flexibility for shorter time slots

Training, Travel and Expenses

Training: informal training in operating procedures

 

Travel – none required

 

Volunteer expenses – none

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