Food For Change uses land in partnership with food relief organisations to grow as much food as possible to help feed the millions of hungry Australians who seek food relief every year. We grow nutritious fresh fruit, vegetables & herbs.

Our growing program is run by volunteers and all the food that we grow is donated to local food relief agencies. All the food we grow and rescue serves one purpose and that is to support the food relief agencies who feed hungry Australians. From large organisations like St Vincent De Paul to small local agencies, we form strategic partnerships that use existing infrastructure to deliver more food to those in need. 

The farm days are a great experience and you can volunteer as an individual or get a group together. The day will consist of harvesting food, planting if required and general maintenance of the ‘Food For Change’ farm site.

Corporate volunteering farm days are held weekly on Tuesdays from 9.30am-1.30pm at Food for Changes farm at The Briars at Mount Martha,

We split the day in two - starting at 9.30am and we take the first break about 11.30am and then finish up the work about 1.30pm with an optional lunch after. 

Please note however, the Tuesday sessions fill up quickly ahead of time, so please check with the organisation when they next have a Tuesday available. 

Should you require a different day of the week and/or a specific date for your team, this can be requested, however there is a fee of $50.00 per person, should you require an alternate day to a Tuesday.

You will need to bring:

  • a snack;
  • plenty of water as there is no drinkable water near the site;
  • appropriate clothing;
  • covered shoes.
If you are participating in this opportunity under community engagement time release, then you are covered by ACU's insurances. If you are accessing this opportunity as a volunteer outside of ACU, then you are NOT covered by ACU's insurance policies. If accessing this opportunity as a volunteer we strongly recommend you confirm with the organisation that they have appropriate insurance for volunteers.

How to get involved

To register your interest in this opportunity, please email ACU Engagement.

This opportunity qualifies for community engagement time release (CETR)

As an ACU staff member, you can apply for up to five days each year to participate in approved community engagement activities that contribute to the common good, address social justice issues in the community, and help those experiencing disadvantage or marginalisation.

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This policy has been developed to support staff to participate in community engagement activities and outlines time release arrangements during normal working hours.

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