Darebin Information, Volunteer & Resource Service (DIVRS) is a volunteer powered community organisation that provides free services, programs and information for people who live, study and volunteer in Darebin.

Our mission is to connect people to opportunity, community and support. We have a focus on working with people who experience systemic or economic disadvantage and exclusion. We reduce financial stress and social isolation. We increase access to community information and build capability. We promote health and well-being, inclusion and sustainability. DIVRS offers a service that is free, confidential and impartial and recognises peoples’ right to make their own decisions. The Food Sharing team supports our Emergency Relief and Community Support Program by sourcing, packing, and sharing food with the Darebin community.

The role

Food Pick-up:
  • Overseeing food pick up from 11am – 12:30pm where people in the community access food parcels. Also included is daily set-up and pack-down of space.
  • Greet individuals accessing the food parcels, providing a warm welcoming environment.
  • Sorting fresh food from donations and our growing sites
  • Picking and packing fresh food and pantry parcels
  • Restocking our pantry and fresh food warehouse
  • Provide quality control on stock.
  • Daily set up and pack down of the food sorting and sharing spaces.
  • Follow to DIVRS safety, health and environment policies and procedures. We work as a team each day to make sure we get these tasks completed, usually with enough time to sit back and have a cuppa together mid-morning.

How to apply

More information about requirements, dates, times, and locations for this opportunity can be found on InPlace. Students can also apply to any available opportunity directly through InPlace. For information and tools on how to use InPlace, please refer to 'Applying with InPlace' module in the Community Engagement Canvas Course.

Before applying for an opportunity please ensure:

  • You understand and will follow any COVID-safe practices as determined by ACU, the organisation offering this opportunity or the public health orders of your state.
  • You are willing to undertake further processing as required and acknowledge that your ACU email address and the information you provide in your application will be shared with the organisation that offers this opportunity. The organisation will keep your personal information confidential.
  • You have read the 'Safety and Wellbeing' module in the Community Engagement course.

Opportunities are available in line with the needs of our community partners. If this opportunity is not listed in InPlace it may not be open, it may be at capacity, or you may not be eligible.

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If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact ACU Engagement.

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