Current Volunteer Opportunities

Below is a list of our current volunteer opportunities.

To apply, simply fill out our Volunteer Application Form or email us at volunteer@cultivatingcommunity.org.au for more information.


Food Systems & Partnerships

Meet & Eat Fitzroy

Meet and Eat Community lunch is a free lunch where participants cook nutritious, affordable, culturally diverse dishes and then sit together to share the meal before cleaning up together. The role of volunteers is to assist with setting up and packing up, work with participants to create elements of the meal and generally participate in the session helping to ensure everyone is engaged and involved.
The program runs once a week on Wednesdays – 11:15pm to 1.30pm

After School Cooking – Fitzroy or Flemington

After school cooking programs allow children to have the opportunity to learn life-long healthy food skills. Through active participatory learning, students are taught how to grow, cook and share food.
Working under the direction of the After School Cooking Facilitator, the primary focus of the role is to assist in the delivery of the weekly After School Cooking Program. Assist children to engage with the program, developing their cooking and social skills and promoting an appreciation of healthy, delicious food.
Fitzroy After School Cooking runs every Wednesday 3pm-6pm during school terms.
Flemington After School Cooking runs every Tuesday 3pm-6pm during school terms


School Food Gardens

Our long running School Food Garden Program aims to teach primary school kids how to grow food, reduce food waste and act sustainably both at school and at home. Through our dedicated School Garden Educators, we facilitate weekly hands on learning opportunities for students to understand how to care for the garden while being introduced to the importance of related concepts such as nutrition, health, food safety, biodiversity, sustainability, energy and water cycles.

Broadmeadows Valley Primary School

This year the school’s focus is on junior years, so people who enjoy working with young children will be best suited. However, garden maintenance roles are available and will suit people who are skilled in gardening but prefer to work without children.
Role needed every Thursdays during school term – flexible times. Commitment is for a minimum of one term.

Mother of God Primary School, Ardeer

This term the focus is on senior students who are designing gardens in groups, so people with horticulture training or design experience are particularly welcome.
Role needed every Monday during school term – flexible times. Commitment is for a minimum of one term.

Boroondara Kindergarten, Richmond

Are you interested in volunteering two to four hours a week (day negotiable) at a small 100 year old kindergarten? Work weekly with children in kindergarten for 6 months to help get their food waste recycling system up and running and maintain their newly established food garden wicking beds and perennial herb garden.


Public Housing Community Gardens

Working under the direction of one of our Garden Support Workers, the primary focus of the position is to assist in the maintenance of the community garden. We rely on volunteers to be able to assist with both routine maintenance tasks that keep the garden safe and clean and support for one off projects and events.
Preference given for those who can commit to weekly visits for three months during Autumn

Flemington Community Garden

10 am – 1 pm every Thursday.

Wingate Avenue, Ascot Vale Community Garden

Fortnightly on Tuesdays for 2-4 hours, early morning shifts in summer – will switch to late morning as weather cools down.

Highett St, Richmond Community Garden

11.00am – 1.30pm every Thursday.