When: Tuesday 26 January 2021 from 7:30 am, from 11:30 am or from noon (see below for more details)
Where: Jagera Hall and Musgrave Park (South Brisbane) or Queens Garden
The action on the invasion day 2021 is organised by the Brisbane Blacks. This form helps the food team to roster people to shifts. If you want to volunteer in other roles please contact the Brisbane Blacks directly.
What tasks do you expect from volunteers?
Most of the jobs on the day involve preparing sandwiches (mostly in the morning) and a BBQ (mostly in the afternoon) for thousands of people who attend the Invasion day march, and for the community that gathers in Musgrave Park on that Sunday afternoon. A dedicated team of volunteers will be accompanying the march making sure marchers keep hydrated on what promises to be a hot day.
What do I do once I get to Jagera Hall?
There will be a volunteer on the day assigning tasks. Come and introduce yourself, and we'll find you something to do.
What do I need to bring to Jagera Hall?
Donations of food and ice are welcome on the day (see below a list of ingredients. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are strongly encouraged). Bringing your own knife and chopping board is also a good idea. Be sure to bring a water bottle for yourself, and possibly a change of clothes if you are planning to stay on for the afternoon. Do not forget your facemask.
What if I can't come at 7:30 on the dot, can I still help later?
Yes. There will be work throughout the morning and the afternoon. We ask that people come prepared to help for at least a couple of hours, even if you can't be there from the start. We are starting early to prepare food for the elders and children who will be gathering in the city from 10 am.
Can I bring my kids to help prepare food?
Yes. We are organizing informal child minding so you can focus on the sandwiches. Kiddos aged 15+ welcome to lend a hand preparing food so long as they have adult supervision.
Will I hear from you between now and the day of the event?
Yes. We will send you a reminder email a couple of days before your shift.
Do you have other questions?
Call Carolina Caliaba at South Brisbane Electorate Office - 3724 9100, firstname.lastname@example.org
or Hira Fatima at Maiwar Electorate Office 3737 4100, email@example.com
Donations of non-perishable food and food preparation items welcome during office hours in the week before 26 January:
South Brisbane Electorate office Suite 1/90 Vulture Street, South Brisbane
Maiwar Electorate Office 1/49 Station Road, Indooroopilly
When donating food please be mindful that:
Cool storage in the electorate offices is very limited. We welcome donations of non-perishable food and food preparation items in the week leading up to Tuesday 26 January:
- Disposable gloves
- Sandwich bags (paper preferred)
- Canola oil
- Fruit (bananas, melons, watermelons, oranges)
- Tomato or BBQ sauce
- Chocolate spread and 100s & 1000s
- Water bottles
- Cling wrap
- Serviettes, paper towels
- Chopping boards
If you want to donate food that requires cold storage, it’s best to drop them off at Jagera Hall in Musgrave Park on the morning of Tuesday 26 January, from 7 am. For example:
- Sliced Cheese (including vegan cheese)
- Sliced bread (including gluten-free bread)
- Salad for sandwiches
- Vege Snags for the BBQ
- Meat Snags for the BBQ
- Bags of ice
- Boiled Eggs for sandwiches
- Flavoured Ice blocks (paper wrapping preferred)
- Frozen Oranges
- Margarine, Butter or Nuttelex
If you want to donate cold things before 26 January or other things not listed here, ring South Brisbane Electorate Office on 3724 9100 to discuss.
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