Soup Van Volunteers - Footscray

Job No: SVDP242833
Location: Footscray


  New Volunteers to assist our Soup Van Team





About Us

The Soup Van Program is a Special Work of the State Council of the St Vincent de Paul Society. Currently operating from Berwick, Dandenong, Endeavour Hills, Footscray, Inner City, Melton and Traralgon. We have more than 900 dedicated volunteers grouped into teams and headed by a soup van volunteer leader for each operation. More than 550,000 meals are served annually and the soup vans run 365 days a year – rain, hail or shine. Volunteers provide soup, sandwiches, fruit and other food and drinks at public locations advertised on our website, as well as boarding and rooming houses, crisis accommodation, social housing and other residential locations. 


The Role

A number of new positions have become available for volunteers who can provide food and friendship to the homeless community in the west as part of our soup van program.

The primary aim of our soup van program is to offer food, social connection, and referral pathways out of homelessness and poverty, to people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness and disadvantage.

Are you well organised? Do you have a passion for supporting the vulnerable in the community?


Then this role is for you!

We currently have shifts in preparing and packing food, picking up or receiving deliveries and other shifts that involve delivering food to those needing our assistance in boarding houses, public housing or on the street.


Current Opportunities

Monday & Thursday between 9am-3pm (pantry & cool-room arrangement)
Friday 3pm-7pm (prep only)
Saturday 3.15pm-7.30pm (prep, driver, soup van run)





To be eligible to volunteer in this role, you will need to be able to complete a Police Check, have a Working with Children Check (WWCC) and a Food Safety Certificate will also be required, but we can assist you with this if you don’t have it.



St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria is proactive in supporting child safety

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences.


We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions.


We look forward to you joining the team.

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