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. We offer volunteer roles across our programs, as well as opportunities to help out at events.

Volunteer With Us

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.

The personal information you provide will help us process you as a valued volunteer with our organisation and will be treated as confidential. 

Registering will add you to our mailing list.

The personal information you provide will help us process you as a valued volunteer with our organisation and will be treated as confidential. 

Registering will add you to our mailing list.

Current Opportunities

After School Cooking

Part of our Food Systems Projects, 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.

Wingate Avenue Public Housing Community Garden

Wingate Avenue Community Garden provides tenants from the Ascot Vale estate access to grow healthy, affordable and culturally appropriate food. Refurbished in 2011, Wingate Avenue Community Garden is now home to a blend of older people and young families and a brood of chickens. Get some great garden experience while helping to keep this garden growing! ​We ask that you commit to your involvement for a minimum of 3 months. 

Meet and Eat

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.

Highett St Public Housing Community Garden

Part of our Food Systems Projects, 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.

Carlton Kitchen Library

Librarian

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!

Waratah Special Development School, School Food Garden

Cultivating Community has nurtured a beautiful sensory garden for students with additional needs at Waratah Special Developmental School. The food garden which grows vegetables, herbs, vines and fruit trees provides a living tapestry for the students to explore and engage with all of their senses.  We are looking for volunteer to help with garden maintenance and who are confident to complete tasks unsupervised.

Please note: due to COVID-19 these roles are on hold!

Thank you for your interest in supporting Cultivating Community. 

 

So we can ensure that we can provide you with a meaningful volunteer experience please complete the below form. Please view our current available positions and volunteer process before submitting the form.

The personal information you provide will help us process you as a valued volunteer with our organisation and will be treated as confidential. 

Registering will add you to our mailing list.

106 Elizabeth St, Richmond VIC 

PO Box 8 Abbotsford Vic 3067

(03) 9429 3084

info@cultivatingcommunity.org.au

Cultivating Community is a Melbourne based not for profit organisation creating joyful, connected communities who care for each other and the earth.

Cultivating Community © 2020           ABN 26 998 940 299

Incorporated Association Reg No. A0032404G

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