Meals Program volunteers

Sacred Heart Mission Engagement Hub, 87 Grey Street, St Kilda

About the position

Our Meals Program is looking for people with a “can-do attitude” who enjoy working in a team environment and have a welcoming and friendly demeanour.

At our St Kilda Dining Hall, we provide 400+ free, nutritious meals to our community, 365 days a year.

We work with clients in a way that is non-judgmental – we treat everyone with dignity, respect and empathy.

About Sacred Heart Mission

Every day of the year, Sacred Heart Mission assists hundreds of people who are experiencing homelessness or disadvantage to find shelter, food, care and support. Through our wide-ranging homelessness services, research and innovation we strongly advocate for an inclusive, fair and compassionate community where people can overcome disadvantage and trauma.

Everyone is welcome at our table

We are committed to providing volunteering opportunities for all people regardless of age, gender, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation. We recognise the strength and value in diversity, and actively foster an inclusive community. People who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander are strongly encouraged to apply.

A meal is just the beginning …

Watch our video to learn more about our Meals Program and the difference you can make by joining our team:


A Meals Program volunteer works with Meals Program staff and other volunteers to ensure the meals service runs smoothly each day.

Duties include:

  • Serving meals to clients,
  • Assisting chefs to prepare aspects of meals (such as chopping veggies, assembling meals),
  • Greeting clients with friendly eyes and a smile (behind a mask!),
  • Contribute to a safe and coordinated kitchen environment.


The Meals Program requires our volunteers to commit to a minimum of one shift a fortnight. Location of role is 87 Grey Street, St Kilda.

Note that as the Meals Program provides an essential service to vulnerable community members, we do not require proof of vaccination from our clients. All volunteers will be required to wear masks.

To apply

You will need to:

  • Undergo a National Police Check
Corporate volunteering

We also offer corporate volunteering opportunities in our Dining Hall and op shops. If you are looking for a rewarding way for your business to contribute to the community, contact our corporate relationships team.