Program description

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. One Meal Medical operates alongside One Meal’s meal services at Manly and Sutherland offer patrons a free, basic, non-judgemental medical health service. This community engagement placement provides you with the opportunity to undertake a group project to support the expansion of the One Meal Medical service to other meal service locations in Sydney.

Position description

The group will work on a project to assess how One Meal may best expand their medical service to additional meal service locations so that a greater number of One Meal’s patrons can receive a free, basic medical health service. Students will visit One Meal’s existing medical service/s and will produce a report that considers what is working well in the medical services and which recommends the kinds of resources and activities that would be required if One Meal Medical was expanded to other service locations.

This opportunity is open to c. 4 students who will form one group to work on the project over several weeks. 

Position requirements

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


Work will be conducted at One Meal’s office in Woolloomooloo. Students will also need to visit the existing medical services, other community programs and liaise with One Meal Board in establishing guidelines, targets and performance standards.

Dates and times

1 day on a week day at One Meal’s office with group members and also on the weekend - to be based on meal service times.

Application process

This is a group work opportunity for 3-4 students. Please apply as a group for this community engagement placement and please speak with your lecturer about this placement before you register.

Please send your expression of interest to ACU Engagement at 
Please include in your email:

  • each group member’s name;
  • each group member’s student number;
  • your community engagement unit;
  • the number of community engagement hours you would like to complete with One Meal;
  • details of the time and days you are each available for this placement opportunity; and
  • whether you have a current Working with Children Check Clearance.

Application deadline

End of March 2019.

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