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Volunteer shift change form

For volunteers if you are unable to make your regular shift, and, if possible, advise of a suitable date and time for a make-up shift.

Frequently asked questions

Can you please bring a clean apron, a cap (of any kind) and wear closed in flat comfortable shoes. No heels, thongs, sandals or ballet shoes please.

If the weather is warm, we ask our volunteers to wear a top with sleeves, long or short.

No singlets or sleeveless tops please – FareShare is an armpit free zone!

Yes you can. Aprons are $5 and hats are $1 donation. Or you can buy one for $25.

The safety of our volunteers is really important to us. Please review the FareShare Volunteer Induction Video that outlines important Occupational Health & Safety information for kitchen volunteers.

If you have any questions about the content, please ask! We want to make sure all our volunteers are safe in our kitchen.

It is really important that our volunteers are healthy when undertaking food and meal preparation. So even if you have a cough or a sniffle, it would be best not to come in and volunteer at FareShare.

If you are unable to attend your shift, for any reason, we would appreciate you notifying us. We shall ask you, if you are able, to do a make-up shift.

Please select your shift change form below:

Melbourne Shift Change Form
Brisbane Shift Change Form

Please note that if you are going to be absent for a period of 8 weeks or more we shall ask you to take a break from your roster and then get in touch with us again on your return. Your absence might be due to an illness or injury, study or work commitments, or an extended holiday.

We need full crews of volunteers attending each shift to ensure that we can meet our production targets of meals for those in need. We will fill your spot with one of the many people on our waiting list.

When you are ready to return, please contact the Melbourne or Brisbane office to to let us know that you wish to resume your regular shift. We will fit you into a shift as soon as we have a vacancy that suits you.

Yes, subject to availability. The three shift times are:

  • Morning shifts: 9am-12.30pm (Mon-Fri)
  • Afternoon shifts: 1.15pm-5pm (Mon-Thurs)
  • Melbourne only Evening shifts: 6.15pm to 8:30pm (Mon-Thurs)

Yes but we need to register them first.

Please contact the Melbourne or Brisbane office to arrange this.

Meet your fellow volunteers

Joan cooks, supervises, gardens and walks for FareShare!

Joan Datson joined FareShare as a kitchen volunteer in February 2012. She had recently reduced her work hours in hospitality and was looking to volunteer with a food rescue charity. She found FareShare on Dr Google and it ticked all the boxes for her – reducing food waste, group volunteering

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Life on the road with volunteer Linda

Most of our volunteers love the social interaction in our kitchens and gardens but intrepid driver Linda doesn’t mind “going solo” on her regular Thursday run. Although a keen bushwalker, at FareShare Linda is very happy behind the wheel of our Vito van which she has been driving for eight

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Anne wears two hats as a FareShare volunteer

Anne fills quiches at night, after a day shift building the FareShare website The title Volunteer of the Month hardly does justice to Anne who has rebuilt our website as well as acting as an evening kitchen volunteer. Anne offered her expertise in digital marketing to FareShare after joining us

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Lauren turns up the beat in the FareShare kitchen

Chef Polly and DJ Lauren Mac get ready to cook – and entertain – students. DJ and FareShare volunteer Lauren first heard about us while doing a professional gig at the Night Noodle Markets where our volunteers were selling fortune cookies. Lauren was excited to learn about FareShare’s mission and

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