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We’d love for you to get involved with CCare!
Signing up will only take a minute – Your help is greatly valued.

Our mission is to connect people through food & friendship.

Our volunteers, are an integral part of this objective as without them, we would not be able to do what we do.

We want to utilise the unique personalities and skills of our volunteers to come together and help the community through C Care's various services.

We welcome new volunteers to our community.

WEEKLY
140
VOLUNTEERS
THATS
7280
EACH YEAR!

How can you help?

THE BUDDY INITIATIVE

THE BUDDY INITIATIVE

Buddy Initiative volunteers commit to calling at least two recipients per week and devote time to them by listening, helping and supporting them as a friend. The aim is for the outreach calls to continue throughout the pandemic and beyond so that no person feels alone or forgotten. *To be a Buddy, you must undergo a Police Check.

Cook Offs

COOK OFFS

COOK OFFS

This includes sorting, preparing & cooking produce, ready to be packed as meals and delivered to our recipients. These Cook-Offs can include tasks anywhere from sorting, peeling and chopping vegetables, to wrapping cake, cutting fruit or washing dishes, there is something for everyone during these sessions!

Deliveries

DELIVERIES

DELIVERIES

Our volunteers ensure each visit and meal delivered is accompanied by a chat, moral support, encouragement, referrals to support systems where needed, and inquiries about their health and wellbeing. This short time spent with our recipients, allows them to feel cared for and not forgotten. * To deliver, you must have a current driver’s license, your own car, and undergo a Police Check.

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CHEF ASSISTANTS

CHEF ASSISTANTS

We are looking for volunteers who want to help our Chef in the kitchen, whilst learning more about food and kitchen processes. Chef Assistants help our Chef in preparing nutritious, tasty and visually appealing meals for our recipients. They assist with food preparation, seasoning and marinating produce, being responsible for the ovens, assisting volunteers and other kitchen tasks. This role works closely with the session leaders and Chef and we ask for a weekly or fortnightly commitment, for at least a 6 month period.

Cook Offs

PACKING

PACKING

We have various packing sessions throughout the week, whether it’s packing our pantry boxes with dry goods, packing the shabbat packs with fresh fruit, vegetables and sweet treats, packing freshly made meals into individual or family style containers, or packing soup and compote into individual containers, there is always a lot of packing to be done!

Team Leaders

TEAM LEADERS

TEAM LEADERS

Our Session Leader Super Stars run our various sessions at The Hub throughout the week. They are the boss, the head honcho, the person with all the answers, and they are critical to the smooth running of our services! We ask for a weekly or fortnightly commitment for at least a 6 month period, with all training provided. If you would like to gain experience leading a team, you’re good at solving problems on the fly, you like to be around people and juggle competing priorities, then this could be the perfect voluntary role for you!

Like the look of all the tasks? Don’t worry you can volunteer for them all!
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We are always on the hunt for new volunteers across Melbourne

If you want to use your spare time to help us, help those in need – let us know!

We are always on the hunt for new volunteers across Melbourne

If you want to use your spare time to help us, help those in need – let us know!

Want to volunteer but have a few questions?

No problem – Check out our FAQs below!

Volunteer FAQs

How often can I volunteer?

You are welcome to volunteer as often as you like! Each day, our booking site updates, to show volunteering sessions available for the next 8 days. You are then able to book into the shifts that suit you. You will always get a confirmation email when you book into a session, as well as a reminder email 24 or 48 hours before your session.

How can I get access to the booking site?

Please take a few minutes to sign up as a volunteer with C Care. You can sign up through this link: https://www.ccare.org.au/get-involved/volunteer-sign-up/. You will then be added to our email list, receive a confirmation of sign-up email and then be able to gain access to our booking site. You can then book into a volunteering session which suits you. You will also receive our weekly email, on a Sunday, with an update of what has been happening at The Hub, and this email will also contain the link to the session booking site.

When can I volunteer?

We have many shifts available each week and you are able to volunteer whenever suits you. Whether its once a week, once a month, once a year, or every day, we are very grateful for the help and appreciate any time that you are able to give.

Do I need a Police Check?

Yes. We require a police check to be undertaken if you would like to volunteer for delivery sessions or The Buddy Initiative social call sessions. You are able to apply for a Police Check through a special link which will be sent to you when you sign up as a new volunteer.

I have a Working with Children check, do I still need a police check?

Unfortunately, we cannot accept a Working with Children check.

What do I have to wear when I come to volunteer?

When you volunteer at The Hub, you MUST wear closed toe shoes. Other than that, please dress comfortably so you can enjoy your time with us.

If you are taking part in a cooking shift, you will be required to wear the necessary apparel as guided by your session leader, i.e. apron, gloves, hairnet, beard net and/or mask. If you cannot wear the required items, unfortunately you will not be able to volunteer on the day.

Do I have to book into a session or can I just show up?

Please make sure you book into specific sessions, as unfortunately we are unable to accommodate walk-ins at this time.

What does ‘being a buddy’ mean?

At the core of C Care’s mission, is the desire to connect through friendship. The Buddy Initiative aims to do just that. One person connecting with another by holding out the hand of friendship. We are always looking for ongoing volunteers who wish to be buddied up with two of our recipients, who you will then call once a week to check in on them.

Full training is provided.

If you are looking to be part of this special program and are able to devote time each week, please sign up as a volunteer and then register for a Buddy session, it will be life changing.

I want to be a delivery volunteer, what do I need?

You need to have access to a car, as well as a current driver’s license. You also must have a Police check.

Can I bring someone with me to help deliver?

Yes, deliveries can be done by yourself, with a friend or even in a group, our recipients enjoy meeting new people!

Where is The C Care Hub located?

2 Bath Street, St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3182

How often can I volunteer?

You are welcome to volunteer as often as you like! Each day, our booking site updates, to show volunteering sessions available for the next 8 days. You are then able to book into the shifts that suit you. You will always get a confirmation email when you book into a session, as well as a reminder email 24 or 48 hours before your session.

How can I get access to the booking site?

Please take a few minutes to sign up as a volunteer with C Care. You can sign up through this link: https://www.ccare.org.au/get-involved/volunteer-sign-up/. You will then be added to our email list, receive a confirmation of sign-up email and then be able to gain access to our booking site. You can then book into a volunteering session which suits you. You will also receive our weekly email, on a Sunday, with an update of what has been happening at The Hub, and this email will also contain the link to the session booking site.

When can I volunteer?

We have many shifts available each week and you are able to volunteer whenever suits you. Whether its once a week, once a month, once a year, or every day, we are very grateful for the help and appreciate any time that you are able to give./p>

Do I need a Police Check?

Yes. We require a police check to be undertaken if you would like to volunteer for delivery sessions or The Buddy Initiative social call sessions. You are able to apply for a Police Check through a special link which will be sent to you when you sign up as a new volunteer.

I have a Working with Children check, do I still need a police check?

Unfortunately, we cannot accept a Working with Children check.

What do I have to wear when I come to volunteer?

When you volunteer at The Hub, you MUST wear closed toe shoes. Other than that, please dress comfortably so you can enjoy your time with us.

If you are taking part in a cooking shift, you will be required to wear the necessary apparel as guided by your session leader, i.e. apron, gloves, hairnet, beard net and/or mask. If you cannot wear the required items, unfortunately you will not be able to volunteer on the day.

Do I have to book into a session or can I just show up?

Please make sure you book into specific sessions, as unfortunately we are unable to accommodate walk-ins at this time.

What does ‘being a buddy’ mean?

At the core of C Care’s mission, is the desire to connect through friendship. The Buddy Initiative aims to do just that. One person connecting with another by holding out the hand of friendship. We are always looking for ongoing volunteers who wish to be buddied up with two of our recipients, who you will then call once a week to check in on them.

Full training is provided.

If you are looking to be part of this special program and are able to devote time each week, please sign up as a volunteer and then register for a Buddy session, it will be life changing.

I want to be a delivery volunteer, what do I need?

You need to have access to a car, as well as a current driver’s license. You also must have a Police check

Can I bring someone with me to help deliver?

Yes, deliveries can be done by yourself, with a friend or even in a group, our recipients enjoy meeting new people!

Where is The C Care Hub located?

2 Bath Street, St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3182

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