Volunteer with us

Cultivating Community began in 1998 thanks to a group of passionate volunteers.  To this day volunteers play a vital role in every aspect of our work.


We are committed to ensuring our volunteers are a good fit for each role we offer to guarantee the best outcomes for both volunteers and our program participants. Find out about our current opportunities below, and register your interest via the Volunteer Registration Form (see below!)

Current Opportunities

Carlton Kitchen Library

Librarian (Waitlist only)

The role of volunteer librarian is to assist with library duty, including; signing up new members, checking in/out items, receiving and recording donated items, and cleaning used items. 

Tag & Tester

 We receive many electrical goods donations that all need to be tested before our members can borrow!

After School Cooking

After School Cooking is a weekly cooking class where kids living on public housing estates come to learn life-long healthy food skills. Through participatory learning these kids are taught how to grow, cook and share food. Under the direction of the After School Cooking Facilitator, the primary focus of the volunteer role is to assist in engaging the kids with the program, helping to develop their cooking and social skills and promoting an appreciation of healthy, delicious food.

Ascot Vale

Staring mid Feb, we need around 4 volunteers each Tuesday from 2.30PM-6PM. Location TBC.

Register your interest

Please fill out our volunteer registration form so we can provide you with a meaningful volunteer experience. The information you provide will be treated as confidential. 

Cultivating Community is a committed to child-safety. All volunteers are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, provide two referees and sign our Child Safety Policy.

106 Elizabeth St, Richmond VIC 

PO Box 8 Abbotsford Vic 3067

(03) 9429 3084


Cultivating Community respectfully acknowledges the peoples of the Kulin Nations, the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we garden, cook and work. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture, and rich agricultural practises. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.

Cultivating Community © 2021           ABN 26 998 940 299          Incorporated Association Reg No. A0032404G

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