Volunteer with a community organisation
A direct opportunity to help ensure food security for all is to volunteer. Food relief organisations, community centres, distribution hubs, local farms, and education providers are just some of the places that take volunteers – with activities ranging from sorting, packing, serving and distributing donated food, helping with communications and social media to facilitating workshops. Many of these organisations often have limited resources – so volunteering is a great way to help. It also an opportunity to meet like-minded people and become involved in the fair food community.
Whatever your interests, the Illawarra has a range of volunteer opportunities for those willing to give their time to ensure food security for all.
IN THE ILLAWARRA
HopeStreet Community Service Port Kembla (previously Darcy House)
Community breakfast & lunch available Mon – Fri from 9:15am – 11:00pm for breakfast, and 11:00am – 2:30pm for lunch.
Wollongong Homeless Hub
Currently operating a mobile service van in various locations across the week.
Bellambi Neighbourhood Centre
Emergency food relief (2518 postcode only) by appointment on Wednesdays and Thursdays, call 4285 3055 to arrange.
CareWays Community (Dapto)
Community catch up with morning tea and food hampers Mon and Thu: 9:00am – 10:00am.
Volunteering At Food Bank
Volunteering with Foodbank Victoria is a fun and rewarding way to give back to the community and help in the fight against hunger.
The Value of Volunteering
Working alongside some of the world’s biggest workforce programs including London 2012, Tough Mudder, The Houston Super Bowl and now, Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, Andy draws on his experience to discuss the true value of volunteering. While most organizations focus on the financial contribution volunteers provide, we discuss the more intangible value - experience.