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Why Volunteer with Lentil as Anything?

Volunteering at Lentil as Anything is easy to begin – and we serve around 15,000 meals a week in five restaurants around Australia, so we value any volunteer who is willing to take on a shift. From washing dishes to taking orders, there are many things that we would love a hand with.

As a volunteer at Lentil as Anything you learn valuable hospitality skills that will open doors into a new industry. The training and experience at Lentil as Anything will improve your communication skills, language skills, and your confidence.

You’ll become part of a community that believes that everyone has a right to feel valued and respected, and foster a philosophy that says money should help bring people together, not divide us.

If hospitality is not your strength, Lentil as Anything provides mentoring support to find you a role in different areas of the business to best match your skill set.

As well as feeding your community, you’ll have the opportunity to help your fellow community members find their place at the table.

Where do I start?

Inductions are your first step to helping to provide food without borders, and give potential volunteers the chance to meet the team and see how the restaurant works on the inside. They provide all the info needed for you to start walking into the restaurant and helping out!

Volunteer Information Sessions

Abbotsford: Sessions are held every Tuesday and Sunday at 4pm.

Thornbury: Saturdays at 4:00pm

Sydney: Wednesdays at 10am and Fridays at 4:00pm

St Kilda: Sessions are held every Sunday at 4:30pm.

The Inconvenience Store: Mondays at 7pm or email

There is no need to book an information session, just show up!

Volunteering FAQ

How does it work?

It all starts with our volunteer induction! See above.

Do I need to bring anything to induction?

You will not need to bring anything to induction but if you wanted to volunteer after the session please wear appropriate clothes for hospitality.

How long does induction go for?

Typically our inductions go for about 45 minutes to an hour. You will only need to attend this once.

Can I volunteer to gain work experience or complete hours for programs and requirements?

Absolutely! Please inquire at induction for details on how you can do that.

Do you need any experience to start volunteering?

No experience is needed to join our team. You will learn everything you need to know to work at our sites during your time volunteering.

For more information, please email or if in Sydney drop a line to