Our volunteers power the kitchen by helping with basic food preparation – such as chopping vegetables, cutting meat and cracking eggs – and packing the meals we cook.
We run shifts in the morning and afternoon in our Morningside kitchen and you can choose to volunteer on a weekly or fortnightly basis. Shifts last for three to four hours, including a tea break. No experience is required.
Kitchen volunteers help with a wide range of kitchen tasks and must be physically fit, and able to be on their feet for the duration of the shift (approx. 3 hours).
Our office volunteers play an important role in the administration of Australia’s largest charity kitchen.
Volunteers in administration greet kitchen volunteers and keep the volunteer database up to date. They are the face of FareShare and so it is very important that these volunteers enjoy interacting with other people and have a can-do disposition. IT skills and experience using Microsoft Office are required.
Administration shifts run Monday to Friday in the morning and afternoon, lasting three to four hours.
Warehouse volunteers help to maintain productive operations at FareShare.
They take delivery of incoming stock and process outgoing food, including weighing and recording the product. This role also includes tasks such as stock rotation and general cleaning.
Please note that preference will be given to those with previous warehouse experience and a current forklift licence.
Below are some of the comments made by new volunteers during their registration, thank you for the warm welcome Brisbane!
“I’m looking for an opportunity to give back to people in need, and FareShare volunteering appears to be a great way of doing that.”
“I have been keenly waiting for you to open in Brisbane so that I can volunteer .”
“I’m so excited you’re now in Qld. Brilliant work!”
“Whilst living in Melbourne in 2015 I volunteered for FareShare in Abbotsford and really enjoyed it and am very excited about Fareshare coming to Brissie.”