Casserole Club is a meal-sharing and community-strengthening program that connects people who like to cook, with older residents in our community.
The program aims to provide older residents with a regular home cooked meal, tackle the issue of social isolation in our local community, and provide a flexible approach for people to volunteer their time and skills.
How it works
Cooks prepare and deliver a regular meal to a local diner they've been matched up with.
The program involves:
- cooking your usual meal
- plating up an extra meal
- delivering it to an older neighbour and taking the time to say hello.
The program relies on volunteer cooks committing to deliver meals to the same diner on a regular basis – which could be weekly, fortnightly or monthly.
(Note: You can take breaks from the program and many of our volunteers travel regularly – just let your diner know in advance.)
How to join
If you'd like to join the Casserole Club and volunteer to make a difference by providing a regular home-cooked meal to a local resident, fill out the application form, pass the Do Food Safely quiz (don't forget to retain your certificate) and our Casserole Club Coordinator will contact you to arrange a brief meeting (15-20 minutes). They'll help you find a local diner to cook for and give you important information about the program.
Note: Before commencing with the program, volunteer cooks must complete a Police Check specific to the Casserole Club program. The Casserole Club Coordinator can assist you with this process at the meeting - you just need to bring the completed Police Check form and original identification documents.
For further information contact the Casserole Club Coordinator on (03) 9278 4777 or email [email protected].