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Volunteer Cook

Brisbane Youth Service

Brisbane Youth Service

Since 1977, Brisbane Youth Service (BYS) has worked to create new futures for vulnerable young people at risk of homelessness aged 12-25 years and their children.

This position supports our work with young parents and children who are experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness and/or domestic and family violence by providing a home cooked meal during group sessions.

The groups provide parenting skills, education, therapeutic group work and opportunities for families and young people to socialise and build friendships, networks and relationships with others. Our groups run twice weekly from 10:00am to 1:00pm.

  • Employment Type: Part Time | 3 hours on Tuesday morning [9.30am - 12.30pm]
  • Potential for additional 2 hours per weekly on Thursdays 10.30am-12.30pm
  • Remuneration: Voluntary Position


  • Cook and prepare nutritionally sound home-style meals for a group [4-15 people]
  • Pre-plan meals and the ingredients required and communicate this to Group Coordinators
  • Clean kitchen and preparation area throughout process
  • Potential for young people to gain cooking skills and wisdom in preparing nutritious meals
  • Safe food preparation knowledge and skill
  • Ability to be flexible, adapt to last minute changes and navigate sharing the kitchen space with other staff, young people and children
  • Flexible, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, ethical, accountable and non-judgemental approach when engaging in conversations with young people who may be experiencing complex needs
  • Undertake any other duties or tasks appropriate to the position


  • Working with Children Suitability Card [Voluntary Blue Card] / willingness to obtain a Blue Card prior to commencement
  • National Police Check clearance
  • Evidence of vaccination, immunity, or medical exemption for the following preventable diseases prior to commencement: Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella [Chicken Pox]; Pertussis [Whooping Cough]; and COVID-19
  • Two professional or personal references

People, Culture, Safety:

  • Contribute to a culture of respect, optimism, accountability and resilience in line with organisational values
  • Model ethical behaviours in line with the BYS Code of Conduct and consistently apply ethical standards to self and others
  • Protect and promote the rights of children and young people, including making decisions compatible with the Human Rights Act 2019; and responding to and reporting suspicions and disclosures of abuse or harm
  • Ensure a healthy and safe workplace for all by adhering to BYS Work Health, Safety and Wellbeing Policy, Procedures and Practices


  • Manage all administrative functions relating to the role and ensure accurate and timely records are created and maintained in accordance with relevant legislation and BYS policies
  • Ensure the timely, consistent and accurate completion of client data records, including planned support and reviews, intake and outcomes assessment data, to contribute to monitoring, evaluation and reporting on program performance and outcomes
  • Submit timesheets and leave requests accurately and on time on a fortnightly basis, in accordance with relevant legislation and organisational policy and procedure
  • Collect and maintain accurate client data, to contribute to monitoring, evaluation and reporting on program performance
  • Participate in both quantitative and qualitative data collection to support BYS continual quality improvement
  • Undertake any other duties or tasks as required

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