One Meal – It Makes a Difference is a not-for-profit community organisation that helps to feed, clothe and support the homeless and underprivileged. One Meal provides nutritious meals weekly to those in need in several locations across Sydney, including Ambarvale, Blacktown, Darlinghurst, Manly, Riverwood, and Sutherland Shire. Our meal service patrons are provided with a main meal as well as a breakfast pack to take away and are further assisted (where possible) with swags, sanitary packs, toiletries, clothing items, blankets, and so on. We also seek to collaborate with other service providers in our areas of operation to enable cross-referral wherever there may be benefit to our patrons.

Volunteers are the cornerstone of One Meal. Join One Meal in making a difference by serving meals to those in need across Sydney each week.

Students will be supervised by the Team Leader at the meal service and will receive information on food safety and food handling. 

The role 

Students will serve meals to those who are underprivileged and/or sleeping rough at a meal service location run by One Meal. Students may also assist with the set-up and clean-up of the meal service.


All volunteers are required to hold a current and valid Working With Children Check.

When and where 

Saturdays, 6:45pm to 8:15pm 

Green Park, Darlinghurst
301 Victoria Street
Darlinghurst NSW 2010


Before applying for this opportunity please ensure:

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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