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 for more information.

One-off events and working bees

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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 Friday 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.

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. Commitment is for a minimum of one term.

Broadmeadows Valley Primary School

Roles available: chicken wrangler (supporting children to hold and care for the chickens), assisting with garden maintenance, garden development and supporting small groups of children with basic garden care. We also have room for someone with an interest in food preparation.  This year the focus is on junior years so people who enjoy working with young children are best. (tho garden maintenance is possible for an hour or 2 for people who are skilled in gardening but prefer to work without children).
Role needed every Thursday of school term. Commitment is for a minimum of one term.

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

Wingate Avenue, Ascot Vale Community Garden: Tuesdays – hours TBC

Highett St, Richmond Community Garden: Thursdays – hours TBC