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15 Sep 2020

Part-Time Volunteer Team Leader – Food Rescue Superstar

Fair Food Charitable Trust –  Waitakere City, Auckland

Job Description

Be a part of Fair Food – West Auckland’s food rescue organisation – and join us in generating positive social and environmental outcomes in our communities as we feed people and not landfill, and connect communities. See us in action at and

Are you willing and able to recruit, support, motivate, develop and celebrate volunteers within our organisation, ensuring a caring, positive environment?

We are looking for an enthusiastic and attentive Volunteer Team Leader to help set up and develop our expanding volunteer programme and to coordinate the recruitment and training of new volunteers for the Fair Food hub, programmes and events.

The ideal candidate will build relationships with volunteers, keeping them engaged, supported and fulfilled while we undertake our mission together.

The Volunteer Team Leader is responsible for training volunteers, for volunteer Health and Safety induction and for overseeing the food sort and allocations each day.

They will also be required to represent Fair Food at volunteering events and take part in public speaking or presentations as required to community or corporate groups.

Key Requirements:
● A ‘people-person’, passionate and caring about the well-being of people
● Able to build relationships, relating and engaging with people from diverse cultural and social backgrounds, world-views, and experiences
● Strong attention to detail and follow up, including attention to administrative tasks such as managing rosters, keeping databases up to date, updating training manuals
● Comfortable speaking to small to medium-sized groups
● Able to work independently, taking responsibility and working proactively
● Skilled at developing and managing new systems and processes
● Personal experience volunteering a bonus
● Previous experience in Volunteer Team Leadership or Management a bonus

Hours of work: 20 hours per week, Monday to Friday, usually between 11am – 3pm at our base in Avondale, with likelihood of increased hours over time.

These hours have flexibility as the Volunteer Team Leader will also need to be available to work the occasional evening and weekend as volunteer inductions or other events may necessitate.

Job Expired September 28, 2020

Job Category: Community Services and Development (other). Job Type: Part-Time. Job Salary: 20,000 - 40,000.

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