Volunteers are a valuable resource for any tuckshop, by allowing both increased efficiency and volume of orders completed; and increased interaction and feedback from the wider school community.
There is much to be done behind the scenes to create a successful volunteer program and to maintain appropriate supporting documents. Our member content below provides support for planning, recruiting, training and retaining a volunteer workforce.
For more comprehensive support on recruiting and maintaining a volunteer team, attend a QAST Volunteer Management Course.
Volunteers from diverse backgrounds
School communities have a diverse range of families who can all contribute to the tuckshop. QAST has worked with the Healthy New Communities team at Metro South Health to develop the following resources to support schools in welcoming community members into the tuckshop;
- Volunteers from diverse backgrounds: benefits, tips and where to get support
- Visual recipe card example
- Volunteer orientation checklist
Visit our Marketing section for more resources on supporting families to use the tuckshop.
- Volunteering Australia - The National Standards for Volunteer Involvement
- Volunteering Qld
- Work Safe Australia - The Essential Guide to Work Health and Safety for Volunteers
- Queensland Government - Blue Card Services
- QAST - Volunteer Management Course