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Cooking Connections Volunteer

Cooking Connections is a meal sharing program that introduces people who like to cook and connect with others to older isolated diners in our community. Volunteer cooks deliver a serving of their regular home-cooked meal and enjoy a short chat with their diner.

Deliveries can be weekly, fortnightly or even monthly – whatever works best for you and your diner.

For older residents, receiving a home-cooked meal and having a conversation with a volunteer can create connection, ease feelings of isolation and have a positive impact on mental health.

Becoming a volunteer cook is a flexible ‘micro-volunteering’ opportunity and a great way to:

  • Make new connections in the community
  • Share your cooking with others
  • Support an older person near you
  • Improve wellbeing for both you and your diner
  • Upskill your food safety knowledge with DoFoodSafely

Prior to starting, Cooking Connection Volunteers are asked to complete DoFoodSafely, a free, online learning program provided by the Department of Health Victoria.

For more information about becoming a volunteer cook please email

Register your interest in joining Cooking Connections

Closing date:


76 Royal Avenue
Victoria 3191

Background checks:

Police Check and Working With Children Check

Weekly time commitment:


Group name:

Bayside City Council - Community Care

Contact phone:

9599 4444

Contact email: