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

PLEASE NOTE: During COVID-19 lockdowns, all volunteering is placed on paused. As we exit a lockdown and restriction ease, our volunteers slowly return based on access to community spaces and opportunities remain limited due to capacity limits places on indoor venues. Thank you for your ongoing patience during this time.

Carlton Kitchen Library

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

Tuesday from 3PM-6PM


Wednesday 3PM-6PM


Thursdays from 3PM-6PM

Saturday 12:15PM-3PM

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.