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 can also be a great way to build relationships with clients. No special skills are required and everyone participates on an equal basis.
Each group of corporate volunteers finish their 3-4 hour shift having made over 1000 nutritious meals for Victorian families and individuals in need.
Participants will also learn about the impact of hunger in our community, and leave with a real understanding of how their efforts have directly helped disadvantaged Australians.
Teams undertake a variety of kitchen tasks such as rolling pastry, cracking eggs, creating sausage rolls and packing meals.
On a typical shift, corporate volunteers cook at least 1000 meals.
Shifts run for 3-4 hours. including a break in the middle. Evening shifts run for approximately 2.5 hours.
1) Morning shifts: 9am-12.30pm (Mon-Fri)
2) Afternoon shifts: 1.15pm-5pm (Mon-Thurs)
3) Evening shifts: 6.15pm to 8:30pm (Thurs)
The maximum shift size is 16. If you bring a smaller crew, we will partner you with another group to boost numbers and ensure meal output.
The financial contribution is $1,000 (plus GST) for a half-day experience or $750 (plus GST) for an evening shift.
For a kitchen shift we ask volunteers to bring a clean apron, wear comfortable clothing (no sleeveless tops in summer), and runners or sneakers. Shoes must be closed in, flat and comfortable.
Groups are supervised by our friendly chefs and supervisors who will demonstrate the tasks to be undertaken and work with your group.
Our Abbotsford Kitchen Garden is open to corporate volunteering on Friday mornings for up to 10 volunteers. Gardening tasks may include weeding, mulching, propagating, planting, harvesting and composting.