Food Preparation Volunteers - Fitzroy

Job No: SVDP417
Location: North Melbourne

Do you: 

  • Have a passion for giving a 'hand up' to individuals experiencing disadvantage?
  • Love giving back to your local community?
  • Like to lend a hand in the kitchen?
  • Enjoy being part of a productive team?



Yes?!! We would love you to join the Fitzroy Soup Van team of volunteers, preparing delicious food to help provide nourishment,

to those living on the fringe.


There are many aspects of food preparation to be involved in, from:

  • Preparing delicious hot soups 
  • Making tasty sandwiches
  • Sorting and preparing fresh fruit
  • Preparing Beverages


More specifically you will have:

  • A 'Can Do' attitude and positive team spirit
  • An energetic disposition
  • A commitment to food safety principles
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • The ability to commit to once a week or once a fortnight for at least 6 months


A little about us:

Established in 1975, the Matthew Talbot Soup Van - Fitzroy provides meals seven nights a week to people experiencing disadvantage & homelessness in the Melbourne CBD, Fitzroy, East Melbourne and South Melbournre areas. 

The primary aim of the SVDP Soup Van Program is to offer food, compassion, genuine concern and a connection with the outside world, to people experiencing homelessness, or at risk of homelessness and disadvantage. Through the acceptance of each individual and their lifestyle, it is hoped that feelings of dignity, self-esteem, worth and value as a person are inspired. The Soup Van Program operates within the Mission, Vision and inspired Values of the St Vincent de Paul Society.

The Soup Van Program is supported by over 1300 dedicated volunteers grouped into teams and headed by a Soup Van President for each Soup Van Operation. Over 250,000 meals are served annually by the volunteers, with the Soup Vans operating 365 days a year, rain, hail or shine! 

The St Vincent de Paul Society in Australia has more than 60,000 members and volunteers, who work hard to provide a 'hand up' to individuals experiencing disadvantage and combat social injustice.

Click here to Watch 'A night on the Soup Van" .




Please note: Opportunities are only available to those aged 18 years and over.



Please note that prior to engaging in any Volunteer activity with the St Vincent de Paul Society some checks are required. These will include a National Criminal History Check and current Working with Children Check .


St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria is proactive in supporting child safety


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