Volunteer Opportunities

Baptist Care NT projects include Food for Life. This program works toward supporting people experiencing food security. There are many roles and varied hours available. If you wish to select a number of programs or roles, push Ctrl when selecting and this will help us put your support where it is most required.

Advantages for Volunteering

  • Having fun; you’ll be joining a fantastic, diverse team of like-minded people;
  • Learning new skills – we provide on the job training.
  • Health & happiness; studies have shown that volunteering in your local community increases your health and lifts your mood;
  • Opportunity to attend social and community events throughout the year;
  • Increased employability for job-seekers; and finally and most importantly…
  • You will be helping to provide food relief to those Northern Territorians who really need it.

FOOD FOR LIFE 

Food for Life is a not for profit program partnering with the local churches that provide groceries to individuals and families experiencing food insecurity.  The shop offers a range of groceries such as bread, milk, canned goods, frozen items, fruits and veggies and in some areas is located in a building, and in others a bus. Clients donate $10 for a bag of groceries.  Associated with the shop is a small café that offers free morning tea, conversation, and friendship. This program is growing in both size and numerically.  We currently have 3 operational centers in Casuarina on Thursday, Ludmilla on Friday and Bachelor on alternate Fridays, with others still in the planning stage.

Volunteer Roles:

Aim:
To ensure that food and groceries are well managed, prepared and distributed to different Food for Life centers

Duties:

  • Volunteers who hold a current NT car license may be invited to drive the Food for Life van.
  • Other volunteers travel with the driver to help unload the vehicle. This also involves packing the food onto shelving and sorting it at the centre.

Sorting and Packing is done at several centres according to the day of the week and the program being run. Initially food is either packed into the Food for Life van or the Mobile Pantry for transporting to the centre.

Volunteers serve tea and coffee in the café area of each centre.

Current HR license is required for Mobile Pantry (Food for Life bus)

Ability:
Both light and heavy lifting may be involved. Jobs are allocated according to physical ability and personal interest.

Thank you for considering volunteering with a Baptist Care NT program.

In order to maintain effective work like this, we need the assistance of many committed and willing volunteers. To help us streamline our volunteer process, it would really help if you could fill as much of the following as possible. Please complete the Registration Form below and we will be in contact with you shortly.  If you have any problems completing the form please contact the admin on 08 89473669 for assistance.

 

 
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