Like a traditional library, the Cultivating Community Carlton Kitchen Library offers the community an opportunity to borrow kitchen appliances and equipment for short periods of time to support their latest cooking project, program or event. In addition, the library hosts cultural cooking workshops and community meal events.

The Carlton Kitchen Library is an exciting new addition to Melbourne’s share economy, which values maintaining a community resource rather than individual ownership. The library will contribute to the share economy by addressing barriers to home cooking, providing not only access to equipment but also skill building and social connection.

The role

The role is to assist with library duty including: signing up new members, checking in/out items, receiving and recording donated items, and cleaning used items. You will also be helping us organise upcoming events and workshops, work on our communications such as social media, website and local marketing.


Cultivating Community is a child-safe organisation. All volunteers are required to:

  • provide a National Police Check
  • provide a Working with Children Check (WWCC) where necessary
  • provide two referees
  • sign our Child Safety Policy prior to commencement
  • complete the Cultivating Community Expression of Interest form
  • attend a face-to-face or phone interview
  • attend an induction.

Cultivating Community asks all volunteers to abide by our values policies and procedures as outlined in our Volunteer Agreement. Significant policies and procedures include:

  • Organisational Values
  • Volunteer Policy and Procedures
  • Privacy Policy and Procedures (Confidentiality Agreement)
  • Child Safety Code of Conduct
  • OHS Policies

When and where

480 Lygon Street, Carlton

Tuesdays 3pm-6pm

Fridays 9:30am-12:30pm

Applications are currently closed

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By applying to ACU Engagement for this opportunity, you acknowledge that your ACU email address and the information you provide in your application will be shared with the organisation that offers this opportunity. The organisation will keep your personal information confidential.

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