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Volunteer at Your Local Market

Our markets are volunteer powered

Volunteers assist the Market Manager with the tasks of setting up, running and packing down a market, providing customer service and sales advice.

  • Gain valuable and transferable skills for jobs in the retail, health and community development sector.

  • Practice your English and customer service skills.

  • Get involved in your local community and make new friends!

Jump on board today!

Visit the Markets page to email your local Market Manager.

DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

● A friendly attitude & willingness to learn
● Ability to work as part of a team
● Ability to assist with manual handling tasks
● Financial literacy
● Demonstrate commitment to occupational health and safety
● Understanding of cultural appropriateness

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

● Capable to lifting up to 15Kg
● Standing for up to four hours at a time

Tasks include:

● Working the tills, weighing produce and handling cash
● Point of Sale (POS) App
● Pricing and signage
● Quality control: restocking, consolidating and keeping good stock appearance
● Filling customer orders & hyper-local deliveries with trolley
● Tidying, cleaning, and flattening boxes
● Customer service: welcoming & greeting customers, responding to questions, conveying information
● Chopping fruit and veg for sale and tasting
● Conducting customer questionnaires
● Assisting with marketing and on sell strategies 

Volunteer Garden Coordinator

We are looking for a confident veggie gardener to manage a small plot at Atherton Gardens OSHC, growing herbs for our Fitzroy market and collaborating with the children during holiday programs.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Community Grocer are a not for profit social enterprise selling fresh fruit and veg at weekly pop-up markets across Melbourne. The market aims to improve fresh food access to the community through quality produce at affordable prices. 

We are looking for a volunteer to manage a small garden plot in the Atherton Gardens, growing herbs and lettuces for our Fitzroy market. The role involves coordinating all work required to restore and maintain the raised veggie beds into productive plots. Vegetable gardening experience is necessary.

Hours are somewhat flexible however applicants must be willing to commit to a weekly shift for a minimum of three months and be available on Tuesday mornings to bring produce to the garden.

The role may also include working alongside Children during school holiday programs, so applicants must have a current Working with Children Check.

FUNDRAISING COORDINATOR (VOLUNTEER )

Do you have experience with NGO’s, NFP’s, Social Enterprises or fundraising activities?

Are you confident navigating excel databases and researching?

ABOUT US

The Community Grocer runs weekly affordable fresh food markets to support healthy connected communities. We run 5 markets across Melbourne, in Carlton, Fitzroy, Fawkner, Fawkner & Pakenham. Everyone is welcome, and more than 34,000 customers have purchased our delicious fresh produce since our first market in 2014.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

An opportunity is now available for a community-minded person to join The Community Grocer team in the role of Fundraising Coordinator.

The hours are flexible, working at your chosen location, approximately 1-2 hours per week.                 

POSITION OBJECTIVES

The Fundraising Coordinator will be responsible for investigating opportunities to raise funds for TCG.

You will be responsible for researching suitable grants and keeping the Operations Manager up to date with current grant openings using a database; helping to organise fundraising events; and putting forward ideas for other fundraising and promotion activities, including by building and strengthening community partnerships and networks.

Preferred experience/skills:

  • Fundraising activities for a social enterprise, Not-for-Profit, community group, or similar.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills with the ability to use Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel.