Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer with Wesley Mission Queensland’s Monday Community Meal.

About our Monday Community Meal
Monday Community Meal is part of Wesley Mission Queensland’s Brisbane Relief Hub situated at 316 St Pauls Terrace, Fortitude Valley, 4006.

Community Meal has been serving people who find themselves in times of hardship since 2005. The service provides a vital lifeline for more than 130 marginalised people offering them a nutritious three-course, hot meal. Community Meal aims to assist people who are experiencing disadvantage, many of whom face the challenges of social isolation. The inclusive nature of the meal is a unique drawcard for clients, staff and volunteers with everyone encouraged to come along and sit down and eat together. It’s an opportunity for people to engage with others, eat some healthy food and feel part of the wider Brisbane community.

As part of the Community Meal, volunteers can assist with:
  • Monday 10am to 1pm - basic meal preparation
  • Monday 1pm to 5pm - pre-cooking, dinner preparation and set up
  • Monday 5pm to 8pm - serving dinner and post-dinner cleanup
  • Tuesday 8am to 11am - thorough clean of kitchen and meal area.
Community Meal is a welcoming and rewarding place to volunteer where you will meet many wonderful people from various backgrounds and learn great new skills that may assist you both personally and professionally.  There are lots of other benefits to volunteering with us as well, such as:
  • Great education opportunities
  • Exclusive shopping discounts
  • Access to online and face-to-face wellness advisors
  • Free Flu Vaccinations
  • Invitations to social events
  • Being part of a team that is making a difference in the lives of people in our local community.
For more information on Community Meal please visit the Wesley Mission Queensland website.
Security Checks
Because you will be spending time with vulnerable people, and to keep all volunteers, staff, clients and the general public safe, it is a requirement that all active Wesley Mission Queensland volunteers have a current security check on file at all times.   Wesley Mission Queensland will accept one of the following current (more than three months due to expire) security checks:

  • Federal Police Check
  • Volunteer Police Check
  • Working with People with Disabilities Yellow Card or Exemption Card
  • Working with Children Blue Card or Exemption Card.
If you do not have any of the above security checks and would like to apply for one through Wesley Mission Queensland we will arrange and cover the cost for a Federal Police Check to be completed at your induction for our screening purposes.  You will be required to supply 100 points of identification to complete this check. 

Being a not-for-profit organisation, if you would like to save Wesley Mission Queensland the cost of processing a Security Check for you, you can log onto Rapid Screening and complete a Volunteer Security Check online for $24.50.  This check is yours to use where and when required, however, if recruited as a volunteer with Wesley Mission Queensland we will need a copy to verify on your behalf prior to commencement.   All money we save from you providing this check goes back into supporting Queenslanders in need.
What Happens Next
Before you consider becoming a Community Meal volunteer we ask that you read:

Once you have read these documents and you are confident you would like to become a volunteer, please complete this quick online registration outlining your details, availability, skills, and interests. 

After we receive your application a Wesley Mission Queensland representative will contact you closer to the next Community Meal orientation date to confirm your attendance.

If you have any questions about your registration, please do not hesitate to contact us on volunteerrelations@wmq.org.au.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Other Information
Privacy Information and Collection Statement: Please visit Wesley Mission Queensland's website to see our full privacy information and collection statement.
Suitability: Wesley Mission Queensland holds the right to decline any expression of interests that they deem unsuitable without notice.
Let's start...

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1. Please provide your personal details:

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2. Your date of birth?

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3. Please provide an emergency contact person for when you are volunteering:

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4. Do you have any special needs, time availability concerns, health issues, etc that you feel may affect your volunteer work or that we should know of in case of an emergency?

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5. Are you currently in Australia on a visa?

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6. Are you applying to volunteer with us as part of one of the following programs?

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7. Do you have any of the following security checks?  
Checks must have a minimum of three months until expiry and presented at the initial orientation session.  If you do not have any of the current security checks we will organize and cover the cost of one for you if you are able to provide 100 points of identification. Alternatively, you can apply for a Volunteer Police Check online through Rapid Screening.

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8. Which shift or shifts would you prefer to volunteer?

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9. Do you have any experience interacting with people who are marginalised, socially isolated, vulnerable or at risk?

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10. Do you have any experience in hospitality, food preparation or cooking?

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11. Do you have any further qualities, skills, qualifications or experience you can bring to this volunteer position you would like to tell us about?

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12. If recruited as a Wesley Mission Queensland volunteer, I agree to work within the terms and guidelines as outlined in the below declaration. 

I understand that as a volunteer with Wesley Mission Queensland that I will be expected to: 
  • Interact positively with clients, staff, volunteers, families and the general public. 
  • Understand and respect confidentiality, maintain professional boundaries. 
  • Volunteer within the guidelines of Wesley Mission Queensland's Code of Conduct. 
  • Undertake any training or competencies required in the position. 
  • Be prompt and reliable when rostered to volunteer and notify my supervisor promptly if I am not able to attend my shift. 
  • Work within the philosophies, policies, procedures, and guidelines of Wesley Mission Queensland. 
  • Supply or complete the required security check prior to commencement and ensure a current security check is on file at all times while I am actively involved as a volunteer with the service. 
I have read, understood and are willing to follow the guidelines within the:

Thank you for expressing your interest in this volunteer role.
We will be in touch with you soon to discuss the position further.


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