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 at two of the meal service locations and offers patrons a free, basic, non-judgemental medical health service. One Meal relies on the generous support of its current partner organisations to make its impact in the wider community. One Meal’s ambitions to serve a greater number of people who are experiencing disadvantage and underprivilege will be supported by growth in their partnership network. This community engagement placement provides you with the opportunity to undertake a group research project to aid the expansion of One Meal’s external partnerships.

Position description

The group will work on a project to research potential partner organisations that can be of support to One Meal in one or more areas, such as its meal or medical service. Students will translate their research findings into a database for One Meal.

This opportunity is open to c. 2-4 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.


At One Meal’s office in Woolloomooloo. There may be opportunity to complete some work at university.  

Dates and times

Each student in the group will complete 4-5 hours per week (on weekdays between the hours of 9am-5pm). Days per week will be confirmed with the students’ nominated supervisor.

Application process

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

  • your 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 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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