Parramatta Mission’s Meals Plus program prepares and serve over 150 freshly cooked, nutritious meals for people in need from Monday to Friday. Our guests can also receive the following support at Meals Plus: hot shower, laundry, clothing/blanket for winter and other living necessities.

The Role

Assisting in the preparation and serving of meals and hot drinks. Welcoming guests to the service and directing them to available services through warm, friendly interactions. Preparing and presenting hampers (bag with food items) to people in need. Communicating with and interpreting for CALD guests. Assisting in creativity and idea framing for social engagement.

Eligibility criteria
  • WWC
  • Police Check
  • Other: Interview and Induction required prior to commencing shift.

One or more shifts from Monday to Friday:

  • 7:00am-9:30am (breakfast)
  • 9:30am-1:00pm (lunch)
  • 1:30pm-4:00pm (afternoon hampers)

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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