How you can help

Ways in which you can help...

Kitchen assistants

This role involves preparing and cooking meals between 8.00am and 11.30am at our two kitchens sites (Firle or Torrensville). Volunteers can assist with different elements of the meal preparation and will be guided by the cooks. Cooking is a team effort and we work hard to provide a supportive environment. Kitchen assistants also assist with tidying and washing up at our kitchen-based branch.

Drivers

Drivers use their own cars to deliver meals to service users between 11.00am and 1.30pm. Volunteers are reimbursed for their petrol used when delivering meals. Up to 25 meals are delivered per delivery run. Drivers must have their own comprehensive insurance.

Driver Assistants

Driver assistants accompany drivers to deliver meals into the homes of service users between 11.00am and 1.30pm. For safety and security reasons, both the assistant and the driver deliver the meal to the service users door for safety reasons.

Emergency Drivers and Assistants

You can also volunteer as an emergency driver or assistant. Rather than being on a regular roster, you'll simply be called on to fill in when a regular driver or assistant can't make it.

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PISA's services are made possible by 130 invaluable volunteers who freely give their time, knowledge, skills and dedication to prepare, cook and deliver meals to over 200 clients each weekday at lunch time. Volunteers serve as, kitchen assistants, drivers and driver assistants /deliverers, with most offering their services on a weekly basis.

We always need more volunteers to help maintain our level of service and to meet increasing demand. New volunteers enable us to replace those who retire through age, ill health or other reasons.

Our volunteers put their heart into working in our kitchen where they bring their family recipes and deliver lovingly home-cooked meals. Our volunteers who deliver the meals dedicate their time to people who may be on their own and needing someone to check in on them and have a chat – in their own language.

PISA provides more than just a meal service; our volunteers connect with the Service users and provide assistance when needed. In fact PISA volunteers have a duty of care to report any changes or problems with the client and arrange help if needed by calling the PISA office, the Police or the South Australian Ambulance Service. This contact and care is an essential part of PISA's service and one we are pleased to offer.

Volunteering for PISA doesn't require a big commitment.  Just a few hours once a week or fortnight will be greatly appreciated!  So if you can help in any way, please call us on 8431 3477 or complete the volunteer enquiry form online. You will be contacted and a time will be made for an induction session with the Volunteer Coordinator.

I wish to thank all the staff at PISA for the food and care you showed my mother.