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Volunteer Opportunities

About this opportunity

Bribie Island Community Arts Society is a not-for-profit community organization. Established in 1988, it offers members the opportunity to create and learn, display and sell, and socialize. It offers community visitors the opportunity to purchase unique, locally-made hand-crafted works; the opportunity to participate in community events; a chance to patronize our hugely popular café, and an opportunity to also visit the Gem Club and the Bribie Woodcrafters on our premises.

As a Volunteer at the Arts Centre, your skills and interests will be investigated at an interview with the Venue Manager. You'll be able to explore areas where vacancies exist. This could be: engaging with visitors at the front desk, helping in the café, supporting our maintenance and/or gardening team, assisting in the office or with display, hanging artwork every 3 months, and supporting the day-to-day running of the Centre.

Goals and duties (these vary according to role)

  • Make all visitors to Bribie Island Community Arts Centre feel comfortable and included

  • Provide visitors with basic information about the Centre

  • Keep the Centre and facilities tidy and clean

  • Attend volunteer meetings and training days

Shifts:- Desk shifts are 3 ½ hours long. Morning shifts 8.45 – 12.30. Afternoon shifts 12.30 – 4.00

 

Desk volunteers are required to work a 3 ½ hr shift, fortnightly would be the minimum preferred commitment. Volunteers are responsible for writing their own names on the desk roster. NB no more than 2 volunteers with the Supervisor for morning shifts, and 1 volunteer with the Supervisor for afternoon shifts.

 

Café shifts are 4 hours long.

Participation in display, hanging, maintenance, gardening, office/admin needs to be organized with the relevant co-ordinator.

Skills and requirements

  • Reliable

  • Punctual

  • Friendly

  • Be willing to learn from your supervisor or manager

  • Show initiative and look for opportunities to engage with visitors

  • Minimum 18 years of age

  • Volunteer BlueCard will be required, we help you obtain this if you do not have one

  • Enjoy learning and sharing knowledge

  • Show initiative in finding jobs that need to be done

 

Benefits of volunteering at the Bribie Island Community Arts Centre

  • Gain valuable community engagement experience

  • Work within a dynamic team and alongside passionate staff and volunteers

  • Join the existing community of volunteers, meeting new people and making connections

  • Learn skills that may help you gain employment

 

Highly desirable knowledge and experience but not mandatory

  • Customer service experience (for front desk)

  • Hospitality experience and food safety certificates for café

  • Office: attention to detail; computer knowledge; accounting software knowledge if assisting Accounts Administrator

 

Upon acceptance of your application, we will provide the following training:

  • On the job training

  • Volunteer training days, as offered, each year

  • Fire evacuation training

 

Optional training opportunities

  • First aid

  • CPR

 

To apply:

Talk to staff at front desk about becoming a volunteer.

Complete a Volunteer Application Form. (It can be done online – see www.bribieislandcommunityartscentre.com.au)

Submit the form at front desk.

Or email your form to venuemanager@bribieartscentre.com.au

Additional requirements

  • Mandatory Working with Children Card (we can submit for you or do it online)

  • Café Volunteers: City of Moreton Bay food safety certificates: I’m Alert; Dofoodsafely

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