Food Pantry Assistant

  • Ready to drive positive change while supporting and enriching the lives of people in our community?
  • Do you feel called to make a difference to the quality of life of people of all ages?
  • Are you deeply committed to connecting with people and building a stronger community? If so, read on!

Join CS#1 for opportunities for meaningful work and have an impact with supporting people in the community!

At Community Services #1 we believe that supporting the community is crucial and important within society.

As we continue to grow our services, we also continue to grow our team. We are now looking for a Part-time Food Pantry assistant at our Head Office in Narrabundah to help us coordinate the day to day running of the food pantry.

Further, you will be supported and gain valuable knowledge from an experienced community and well-being team, whilst providing a great service to our vulnerable community.

Make a difference:

We are seeking a Food Pantry assistant to join our robust Community Support Services Team. The position will coordinate volunteers in the day-to-day running of the food pantry, and provide initial training to volunteers working in the food pantry. The position is on a fixed term contract for 3 months at 12 hours per week. The days included are:

  • Tuesdays 1 – 5pm (4 hours)
  • Wednesdays 9 – 12 (3 hours)
  • Thursdays (5 hours – flexible with start and finish times to an extent, starting preferably between 9:30 and 11:30 am)

Core duties: 

  • Coordinating the unpacking of food deliveries.
  • Restocking shelves, freezers, fridges and the store room ensuring proper storage for dry, refrigerated and frozen goods.
  • Keeping an inventory of stock that needs replenishing, and ordering food as needed.
  • Maintain proper sanitary food practices, including awareness and control of food quality.
  • Perform other duties as directed, commensurate with the skills and expectations of the role.

Benefits on Offer: 

This role comes with a competitive wage $30.46-33.23 per hour (commensurate with experience and Qualification). You will also have access to fantastic benefits, including:

  • Additional leave
  • Well-resourced with inclusive and natural learning environments
  • Great leadership support
  • Free Parking
  • Salary Packaging
  • We offer a range of competitive salary packaging benefits that can provide a variety of tax benefits to you including the ability to salary sacrifice your mortgage, rent, meals and accommodation, superannuation, novated leases and associate leases.
  • Health and Well-being
  • We recognise the importance of holistic health through our Employee Mental Health and Well-being Program. Flu vaccinations,  mental health literacy and an employee assistance program are just a few of the health benefits you’ll enjoy as a member of our team

We have a culture of ongoing mentoring and learning and development which means we offer our staff the opportunity to develop their careers as well as their knowledge and skills through our extensive professional learning and mentoring programs.

Moreover, you will be part of an excellent team that truly supports each other and is dedicated to making a real difference in the lives of vulnerable individuals in the community

What you will bring to the team

To be considered for this role, you’ll have experience working with vulnerable people and demonstrate a sound understanding of risk assessment and duty of care for the Canberra Community.

Further you will be required to have or willing to obtain:

  • Working Vulnerable People Card


You must be able to communicate positively and effectively with clients and their families, delivering diverse communication skills including the ability to liaise effectively with other agencies, and demonstrated ability to relate to individuals in need of support.

This role will see you building strong relationships with our Clients and their families. This will ensure that we continue providing quality services that allow or community to keep their independence.

How to apply 

If this sounds like you, apply now! Indicate your interest by submitting your resume with a cover letter to

For more information about our recruitment process, please call Riley (People and Culture) on 02 6126 4707 and visit our website to view the Position Description.

Further for more information about the position, please call Romney (Community and Wellbeing Manager) on 02 6126 4702.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

At Community Services #1 we recognise that our people are multi-dimensional. We take a human approach to create a work environment where all people feel like they can bring their authentic selves to work, every day.

We believe that equality drives innovation. Our commitment to accelerating equality starts at the top with our board and CEO and extends across every part of the organisation. This comes to life when our people own the equality agenda, making it part of their jobs – every decision, every day – and feel free to speak up and to act.

We do not tolerate discrimination because of differences, such as age, ability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, or sexual orientation. We want a workplace that is inclusive and diverse and we are set bold goals and taking comprehensive action. To achieve these goals, we collect information that allows us to track the effectiveness of our Inclusion and Diversity programs.

Community Services #1 acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work. 

We pay our respect to their Elders – past, present and emerging. We recognise their contribution to creating a thriving community through the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Australia’s First Peoples.

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