Enrich Your Life,
Make a Difference
Skill Development and Experience
Volunteering develops valuable skills like communication, teamwork, problem-solving, and offers transferable experiences to professional and personal life.
Social Connections and Networking
Volunteering expands your social circle, fosters friendships, connects you with diverse people, and provides community belonging.
Contributing to a Positive Impact
Volunteering creates a positive impact on others' lives and the community, increasing happiness, satisfaction, and fulfilment.
Benefits of volunteering with us
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Volunteers & 445+ Group Events
What do our volunteers do?
Volunteers help with a wide range of kitchen activities. You may be asked to do some cleaning, washing, chopping / preparing fruits and vegetables, sorting, packaging and labeling, setting up kitchen areas, and food distribution. Depending on the day, the tasks can vary, however usually it's structured around an event at OBK. There are also regular volunteer events for those who are able to offer more consistent help.
If you’re 18 years or older, your Working with Children’s Check (WWCC) must be up to date in order to volunteer.
18 + years old
You must have a valid Working With Children’s Check (WWCC) as part of the application process.
Students / Teens
12 - 17 years old
Volunteering hours are recognised as Duke of Edinburgh or any other community service volunteer times.
Our next Generation is the Future for a giving Comunity
*Please note all volunteers are required to wear closed shoes, long pants, covered shoulders and a cap for food safety compliance.
GENERAL MANAGER AT ADRENALIN MEDIA
We all came away feeling we had really contributed and given something back.
Thanks to OBK, the Adrenalin team made over 200 meals and desserts for people in the local community who wouldn't have had a hot meal that evening otherwise. Thank you OBK!
Volunteering at OBK was fun, easy and I felt like I was really making a difference.
Everyone in the kitchen was very welcoming and created a warm and fun environment, and there was lots to do from the first hour I got there. The process to sign up online is straightforward and easy, and you can see which days the kitchen needs help which means your time is always well spent. Hope to see you again soon and best of luck till then, sounds like you're very busy at the moment!
Our Big Kitchen was lots of fun.
Making food for the homeless made me realise how fortunate we are to have food any time we want. I got a lot out of the experience and I would definitely help Our Big Kitchen again.
Volunteering feels good.
Volunteers Make It Possible
Whether you are a student needing to fulfill your volunteer hours or just a good-hearted individual with extra time or skills that you want to donate to a good cause, you've found the right place. The heart of OBK is volunteers like you. No matter what stage of life or age, you're always welcome here.