Carevan Blacktown serves those battling hardship and disadvantage of all kind; social and financial hardship, loneliness and isolation principal among these.

Carevan provides a free weekly meal service in the Lalor Park Community Centre Hall, ever Tuesday evening. We create a warm, welcoming and non-judgemental setting, run by a team of diligent volunteers. There is no criteria for attendance and all are welcome. The community come together to share a meal, access grocery items, clothing, household goods and much more but most importantly, to connect with each other and with a community that cares for them.

The Role

Students will be assisting with the meal service which includes: setting up the hall for service, assistance in preparing the evening meal, serving plates of food and takeaways. Students will also be sorting, packing and distributing food and grocery hampers, clothing and household items. Students will also be talking with, listening to and engaging with the patrons.
Eligibility criteria
  • WWC
  • COVID-19 Vax Certificate
  • Other – Carevan Volunteer Agreement

Carevan Blacktown’s meal services are;

  • Tuesday evening between 6:30-9pm
  • Lalor Park Community Centre 1 Freeman St, Lalor Park

How to apply

More information about requirements, dates, times, and locations for this opportunity can be found on InPlace. Students can also apply to any available opportunity directly through InPlace. For information and tools on how to use InPlace, please refer to 'Applying with InPlace' module in the Community Engagement Canvas Course.

Before applying for an opportunity please ensure:

  • You understand and will follow any COVID-safe practices as determined by ACU, the organisation offering this opportunity or the public health orders of your state.
  • You are willing to undertake further processing as required and 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.
  • You have read the 'Safety and Wellbeing' module in the Community Engagement course.

Opportunities are available in line with the needs of our community partners. If this opportunity is not listed in InPlace it may not be open, it may be at capacity, or you may not be eligible.

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If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact ACU Engagement.

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