About the opportunities

Abbotsford Kitchen Cooking Day (VIC)

Every day Fareshare opens their high-volume kitchen for colleagues to build relationships and have fun while creating hundreds of meals for people in need.

Groups are guided by experienced chefs and may pick up cooking skills as they roll pastry, bake quiches, crack eggs, create sausage rolls or veggie rolls and complete other cooking tasks. They will also learn about food waste, food rescue and food poverty in our city.

1) Morning shifts: 9am-12.30pm (Mon-Fri)
2) Afternoon shifts: 1.15pm-5pm (Mon-Thurs)
3) Evening shifts: 6.15pm to 8:30pm (Tues & Thurs)

Groups up to 20 can be accommodated.

The cost is $1,250 + GST for a half-day experience or $1,000 + GST for an evening experience.

Additional requirements:

For a kitchen shift volunteers are asked to bring a clean apron and hat (of any kind to cover your hair), comfortable clothing (no sleeveless tops in summer), and wear runners or sneakers. Shoes must be closed in, flat and comfortable.

Abbotsford Kitchen Garden Day (VIC)

Every Friday corporate volunteering is offered at the Abbotsford Kitchen Garden.

Shifts are 9am – 12pm, ideally for a group of 10.

Under the instruction of our garden manager, volunteers will engage in a variety of tasks such as weeding, mulching, fertilizing, harvesting, composting, propagating and pest management.

Everything grown and harvested in the garden is taken to the kitchen to be cooked into nutritious meals.

A short tea break is provided.

The cost is $750 + GST.

Additional requirements:

Garden volunteers need to be physically active and mobile to complete a range of gardening activities.

Volunteers are asked to bring a sun hat, sunscreen, water bottle.

Please wear sturdy, flat covered footwear such as work boots, gumboots or tough runners.

FareShare can supply gardening gloves which are recommended for protection.

Fareshare Brisbane Corporate Day (QLD)

The new Brisbane Kitchen is ready to go! Help power the biggest charity kitchen in the Southern Hemisphere. Teams undertake a variety of kitchen tasks to prepare, cook and pack meals. Importantly they will be making use of rescued food that would otherwise go to landfill. Groups will be guided by experienced chefs and may even pick up cooking skills as they dice meat, chop vegetables and pack meals.

The cost is the following:

– 8-16 volunteers = $750 +GST

– 16 or more volunteers = $50 per volunteer +GST

– For larger groups please contact for quote.

Additional requirements:

Volunteers need to be able to stand on their feet for 3 hours

All kitchen volunteers are required 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 all participants can be supplied with a FareShare apron and chef’s cap.

Why choose FareShare for Team Building?

FareShare offers a unique and meaningful corporate volunteering experience for businesses and other organisations wanting to spend time together making a difference.

The FareShare kitchen provides the perfect setting for employees to interact with colleagues across departments and levels, while making a tangible difference. No special skills are required and everyone participates on an equal basis.

Participants will learn about the impact of hunger in our community and leave with a real understanding of how their efforts have directly helped disadvantaged Australians.

Groups from 4 to 40 can be accomodated.


Abbotsford Kitchen Cooking Day: 1-7 South Audley St, Abbotsford – Melbourne, VIC

Abbotsford Kitchen Garden Day: Lulie St between Victoria Park railway station and oval – Melbourne, VIC

Fareshare Brisbane Corporate Day: 46 Steel Place, Morningside – Brisbane,QLD


Contact: https://www.fareshare.net.au/contact-us-melbourne/

Or you may write to Rosemary Kelly at rosemary.kelly@fareshare.net.au or ring 03 9428 0044

Ph. 03 9428 0044

Website: https://www.fareshare.net.au/melbourne/

Regarding Fareshare Brisbane Corporate Day, you may write to Mary Pope at mary.pope@fareshare.net.au or ring 07 3899 3248