Frequently Asked Questions
The FareShare Abbotsford kitchen provides the perfect setting for employees to interact with colleagues across departments and levels, while making a tangible difference. It can also be a great way to build relationships with clients. No special skills are required and everyone participates on an equal basis.
Supervised by our friendly chefs and kitchen supervisors, groups of up to 16 volunteers spend a 3-4 hour shift together undertaking a variety of kitchen tasks such as rolling pastry, cracking eggs, and cooking and packing quiches, sausage rolls, vegie rolls and assembling and packing single-serve meals.
Your group of volunteers will contribute to thousands of meals cooked and packed and destined to nourish people facing hardship across Victoria.
1) Morning shifts: 9am-12.30pm (Mon-Fri)
2) Afternoon shifts: 1.15pm-5pm (Mon-Thu) & 1.30pm-4pm (Fri)
3) Thursday evening shifts: 6.15pm-8:30pm
As a charity, FareShare asks for a financial contribution to help us cover our costs.
The financial contribution is $95 per person (+GST) for a morning or afternoon experience or $80 per person (+GST) for a Thursday evening or Friday afternoon shift.
Volunteers are provided with aprons and hairnets to wear on shift. Volunteers are also provided with a new FareShare apron to take home with them.
If you have to cancel your shift within 3 weeks of your booking date, we may apply a 50% cancellation fee.
We will do our utmost to ensure your safety while you are on our premises by maintaining a clean and sanitary work environment. We continue to update our COVIDSafe plan in line with changes in conditions and government advice.