Frequently asked questions
The FareShare kitchen provides the perfect setting for employees to interact with colleagues across departments and levels, while making a tangible difference. It’s a great way to introduce new employees into your team or build stronger relationships with clients. No special skills are required and everyone participates on an equal basis.
Under the guidance of our experienced chefs, your team will work together and undertake a variety of kitchen tasks to prepare, cook and pack meals.
Participants will also learn about the impact of hunger in our community, and will leave the FareShare kitchen with the satisfaction of having made a meaningful contribution to communities.
Morning shifts: Monday – Friday 9am-12.30pm
Afternoon shifts: Monday – Thursday 12.30pm-4pm
Evening shifts: Tuesday – Thursday 6pm-9pm
As a charity, FareShare does ask for a financial contribution to help cover the cost of your volunteering experience.
The cost for a group of 8-16 volunteers is $1,000 (plus GST). For groups larger than 16, we ask for an additional $50 (plus GST) per participant.
FareShare does on occasion accept in kind payment for corporate shifts, usually in the form of food, other goods or services, or the provision of skilled volunteers and general expertise. If you feel your organisation has something to offer in this respect, please let us know.
If you have to cancel your shift within 3 weeks of your booking date, we may apply a 50% cancellation fee.
We require all kitchen volunteers to wear a cloth apron and cap or chef’s hat to cover their hair. If your organisation has corporate aprons and caps then please feel free to bring these. Volunteers are also welcome to bring their own aprons and caps/scarves/hats from home. Otherwise we will supply all participants with a FareShare apron and chef’s cap.
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.