Katrina Pawley

Katrina Pawley

Friday, 31 July 2020 10:43

Join the FoodShare team

FoodShare is seeking a part-time Administration and Volunteer Coordinator to support its services to the community.

Administration and Volunteer Coordinator

  • Work with City of Wodonga’s 2020 Volunteer Team of the Year
  • Opportunity to contribute your excellent administration skills to support the community
  • 20 hours per week on a fixed-term contract until 30 June 2021

Albury Wodonga Regional FoodShare (FoodShare) increases access to quality nutritious food for people in financial stress or need by rescuing and redistributing it through partner organisations and agencies located close to the need across North East Victoria and Southern NSW.

Currently 800,000 kilograms of food is collected each year by FoodShare from over 65 suppliers. This equates to 1.55 million meals per year which is distributed to 24,000 people in the community experiencing financial hardship through 225 regional agencies, educational institutions and community groups. FoodShare’s catchment area operates within a 150km radius of Albury-Wodonga.  

To support its services to the community, FoodShare is seeking a part-time Administration and Volunteer Coordinator to provide administrative support, maintain effective relationships with FoodShare’s network of stakeholders as well as coordinate and support FoodShare’s team of volunteers.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Provide administrative support to AWRFS by working in partnership with the AWRFS Manager and staff with tasks including but not limited to maintaining databases, providing accurate and timely reports of AWRFS activities and responding to correspondence.
  • Coordinate the AWRFS team of 100+ volunteers though recruitment, rostering, training and provision of service delivery to support AWRFS operations.
  • Assist the AWRFS Manager with tasks as required to ensure quality nutritious food is available and distributed to partners across the region to reach those in the community experiencing financial hardship.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of effective relationships with AWRFS stakeholders including suppliers, agencies and schools.
  • Support the management of AWRFS programs and projects in line with the strategic and operational plan.
  • Maintain organised and efficient records of all activities, communication and contacts.
  • Attend and participate in necessary meetings and maintain up to date awareness of AWRFS activities.
  • Utilise appropriate technology including Microsoft Office and CMS applications.

Selection Criteria

  • High level experience in providing administrative support services including maintaining organised and efficient records.
  • Experienced in volunteer recruitment and management.
  • Demonstrated experience in liaising with a network of stakeholders.
  • Background in managing programs and projects in line with strategic and operational plans.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and exceptional organisational skills.
  • Good working knowledge of charitable organisations and working with volunteers.
  • Proficiency in commonly used software such as MS Word and Excel and CMS applications.
  • Certificate IV in Business Administration or relevant work experience.

The Administration and Volunteer Coordinator will be employed for 20 hours per week on a fixed-term contract until 30 June 2021. 

Download the Position Description.

To apply for this position email your CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria as detailed in the position description to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5pm Friday 7 August 2020.

For more information contact FoodShare Manager Peter Matthews on 02 6059 5555.

Saturday, 23 May 2020 11:43

Congratulations FoodShare volunteers!

Our team was announced as the Volunteer Team of the Year at the City of Wodonga Volunteer Awards.

These awards recognise excellence in voluntary service and show appreciation for the quality and depth of voluntary service to the community.

FoodShare has over 100 volunteers with around 15 volunteers working at FoodShare every day. Our volunteers provide about 16,000 hours of service per year, which is valued at more than $400,000.

FoodShare volunteer Gary Mawby was also honoured at the Volunteer Awards for his work in the Wodonga community, winning The Bryan Watson Individual Volunteer of the Year Award.

Gary’s caring and professional manner as well as his ability to work well in a team were just some of the reasons Gary received the award.

"I started volunteering in 2011 as a way of giving something back to the community and for the opportunities that volunteering provides," he said.

The presentation ceremony was broadcasted online on 21 May 2020. Click here to see all the award recipients accepting their awards, including FoodShare’s Manager Peter Matthews who accepted the Volunteer Team Award on behalf of FoodShare. 

At a presentation this morning, City of Wodonga Mayor Anna Speedie and Albury City Mayor Kevin Mack presented the award to Peter who said “It means a lot to be recognised in this way. It’s a massive team effort and a well-deserved award for our volunteers”.

To every person in our community who volunteers - thank you!

 

Monday, 27 April 2020 17:48

Stay at home heroes

If you've connected with your inner master-chef recently, you sound like someone we'd love to meet!

Simply choose ingredients from your cupboard or pantry, cook up a storm and share your creation with us, then grab your Stay at Home Hero cape and donate!

FoodShare makes a little go a long way: with every $10 donated we can put $40 worth of food in the pantry of families in need.

Each week, our Facebook page will introduce some of the heroes amongst us and we’ll collect recipes for our Stay at Home Heroes cookbook along the way.

 

How to be a FoodShare Stay at Home Hero

Step 1: Make something delicious.

Step 2: Send us an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a photo or video of yourself cooking up a storm or of your dish. If you’d like to be considered for our Stay at Home Heroes Cookbook, send us your recipe too.

Step 3: Grab your Stay at Home Hero Cape and donate to FoodShare.

Account Name: Albury Wodonga Regional FoodShare
BSB: 633 000
Account Number: 145310009
Description: Hero (your name)

Let us know if you would like a receipt for your tax deductible donation.

Step 4: Feel great that you’ve helped out a family in need.

 

 

Wednesday, 22 April 2020 16:30

THANK YOU NELLEN

Thank you North East Local Learning and Employment Network - NELLEN!

FoodShare put out a call for a generous local business or donor to sponsor the purchase of 50 new volunteer vests.

CEO Bev Hoffman jumped on the phone to sponsor our new volunteer vests, saying "NELLEN understands the value of volunteering and gaining work experience in a variety of workplaces, and how volunteers contribute to the health of our community. We're so pleased to be able to support FoodShare's work".

NELLEN will appear on the back of the Vests as a small way of acknowledging the value of their $500 contribution.

Great to have you on board, NELLEN.

 

 

Monday, 30 March 2020 09:24

Can you help?

Throughout the Bushfire crisis, the generosity of our community was immense. You gave us food and lots of it! But the COVID-19 crisis is different and now we need your help financially.

As the effects of the pandemic heighten, FoodShare is once again a central pillar supporting those affected through illness, job losses or isolation.

Our services are critical during these unprecedented times. If you can donate, please click here

 

Wednesday, 11 March 2020 03:24

Welcome to our new Warehouse

We will be operating from our new warehouse from 8.30am tomorrow morning!

Our new address is Unit 1/10 Stead St Wodonga.

We ask for your patience as we navigate through some considerable changes.

For agency collections, please park in the car park and come into the office at the front of the building. Please note there is no entry directly into the warehouse.

We are still working on some new signage but in the meantime please look out for our banners. 

We had planned to host the community for a BBQ lunch this month to mark the grand opening of the new warehouse, however due to the worldwide health phenomenon we have had to postpone this event.

If you have any questions please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We look forward to welcoming you to our new warehouse.

 

 

Saturday, 29 February 2020 16:39

We are moving to a new Warehouse

It’s almost time to say a fond farewell and massive thank you to Wodonga TAFE and our warehouse home for the past 7 years.

We are relocating to Unit 1/10 Stead Street Wodonga, just down the road!

FoodShare will be closed for agency pick ups and deliveries from Monday 2nd March and reopening Tuesday 10th March at our new premises.

Agencies, please keep an eye out in your inbox for more information.

Current FoodShare volunteers can talk to Doug or Peter for further information about the move and how they can help.

Click here to hear from our FoodShare Manager, Peter Matthews.

The most recent bushfire season has devastated Australia. Many of us watched helplessly as fire spread across millions of hectares taking with it homes, towns and human lives – along with more than one billion animals, causing the potential extinction of a number of endangered species.

So, what now? What does it take for a community to recover from a catastrophe of this size and nature? What can we do – to help, to recover and to prepare for the next season?

Join La Trobe University and a panel of experts for a discussion on the many elements of bushfire recovery.

Speakers:

  • Professor Michael Clarke – Ecologist, based in the La Trobe Research Centre for Future Landscapes specialising in the effect of fires on native ecosystems
  • Professor Jim McLennan – Adjunct Professor in the School of Psychology and Public Health and community bushfire safety researcher
  • Dr Raphaele Blanchi, Bushfire Research – CSIRO Land and Water
  • Joshua Levi Collings – Corryong resident, community leader and Man From Snowy River Bush Festival volunteer

Tickets are $10 and La Trobe University are donating 100% of the ticket sales to Albury Wodonga Regional FoodShare and Rebuild Upper Murray to continue assisting bushfire affected communities in the recovery effort.

Bushfire Recovery in Rural Communities

Tuesday 10 March 2020
6:00pm – 8:00pm

La Trobe University Albury-Wodonga Campus
133 McKoy Street, West Wodonga, VIC 3690

Click here to purchase your tickets.

Thank you to everyone for all the generous donations for bushfire affected communities. 

We still need your help but our warehouse is full. We cannot receive any further deliveries without prior approval from the FoodShare Manager.

Peter Matthews can be contacted on 0418 962 137.

We are at capacity for all deliveries including water and groceries and we ask everyone to hold on to your donations until we are able to get supplies to those in need which will then clear some space in the warehouse. A reminder we are unable to accepted blankets, linen or clothing. 

If you would like to show your support in the meantime, you can make a tax deductible financial donation to FoodShare. Click here to donate funds to FoodShare so that we can continue to support the community.

We appreciate your help.




Sunday, 05 January 2020 04:12

Bushfire Relief

FoodShare has been instrumental in receiving and distributing food to our bushfire affected communities. 

Like us on Facebook to share the stories of an incredibly generous community, coming together at this unprecedented time.

We are here for the long haul to support the road to recovery over the coming weeks, months and years. 

There are many ways you can help.
- Give Food
- Give Funds
- Give Time

You can also Like us and share us on Facebook.

Thank you for your support.


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