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The Pantry Café and Retail Store Volunteer

South Alive is a charitable trust located in Invercargill. It's main focus is urban rejuvenation. Its vision is to create a vibrant and diverse community that takes the lead in its own future. Its mission is to empower the community by focussing on its strengths, and to build a place to live and work that engenders pride and inspires us.

The Pantry, located at 133 Grace Street Invercargill, is an important community hub for South Invercargill. It also incorporates a café, and zero waste wholefood retail and specialty store. They welcome a diverse range of volunteer superheroes, of different ages, genders and abilities. Whether you can spare a few hours a week or a full day, they'd appreciate your contribution.

At the Pantry Cafe and Retail Store you will be:

  • A part of a fun and friendly team
  • Cleaning and tidying the premises
  • Displaying their products and assisting their customers
  • Performing all other tasks necessary for the smooth running of the Pantry Café and Retail Store
  • Serving customers in a retail sales capacity
  • Working alongside others
  • Provided with training necessary
  • Assisting staff

Benefits to Volunteers:

  • People volunteer for many reasons, some use the cafe/retail store experience as a steppingstone to paid employment
  • Some people use it as a chance to connect with others, and others to give back to the community
  • Volunteering at The Pantry provides huge benefits to their store and the local community
  • When you volunteer at The Pantry they invest in your training and skill development
  • You'll build resilience and connections as a valuable asset within the community

Ready to make a difference? Join The Pantry team today!


  • They will provide any training that is required
  • People who are honest, reliable and bring a positive attitude to the team!

Time commitment

  • They are flexible, so whether you can spare a few hours a week or a full day, any contribution is appreciated
  • The Pantry opening hours are:
    Monday to Friday - 8.30am to 5.00pm
    Saturdays - 10.00am to 3.00pm
  • They understand that your time is valuable, so they offer flexible volunteering hours to fit your schedule

Getting started

The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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