ID: 99360

Dignity Dishes

Homeless Regular - more than 6 months North Parramatta NSW

About this opportunity

Do you love cooking and live close to North Parramatta? Become a Dignity Dish!

This program gives you the flexibility of cooking in your own home with all ingredients and containers provided within our North Parramatta distribution centre.

Dignity was founded in 2015, we provide emergency housing for people in crisis situations, such as those that are escaping domestic violence or anyone who is experiencing homelessness. We have had a rapid growth with many homes across NSW and firmly believe that people should never be treated as commodities nor as mere recipients of aid. We strive to make a difference in the lives of others by providing food, shelter, clothing, advocacy and education for all our guests, whether they stay with us for 1 night or 20.

We provide all food for our guests while they stay with us. This includes home cooked meals that are then portioned out, packaged in take away containers, frozen and then distributed to our houses for our guests to enjoy. For this, we receive regular OzHarvest and Secondbite donations that are delivered to our base in North Parramatta. These vegetables, meats and staples are then used by our volunteer cooks (Dignity Dishes) to create wonderful home cooked meals for our guests to enjoy. Often this is the first home cooked meal they have had in a very long time.

We provide Food Safety and Food Handling information to ensure the food is safe for our guests to consume, as well as hints, tricks and menu suggestions to creating large quantities of meals. All pick ups and drop offs of produce and completed meals are done by our Dishes to our North Parramatta base. You are able to cook whenever you would like in the comfort of your own home and have complete flexibility on when you cook and how much you make.

If this sounds like something you would like to get involved with, please contact us and we will provide you with more information. It is a fabulously rewarding volunteer opportunity with complete flexibility for a wonderful charity that is dedicated to providing a unique service within such a disadvantaged sector.

We look forward to hearing from you soon :)

Time Required

Whenever you have spare time! You can cook as much as you would like to in the comfort of your own home, and are not restricted by any set hours.

Suitable for
  • Families with Children
  • Skilled Volunteers
  • Wheelchair Access
Type of work
  • Food Preparation & Service

We provide detailed Food Safety and Food Handling training to all our volunteers at the time of induction and ongoing if required.