Fred's Van & PohFred's Van provides comfort and a warm, nutritious meal for those experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness and marginalisation. Operating from eight sites across Adelaide and two regional sites in Port Lincoln and Port Pirie, this emergency service is delivered by the work and commitment of more than 550 volunteers.

Fred's Van Food Service

  • Feeding the homeless and hungry of Adelaide.
  • Providing a warm, nutritious meal, fruit, drinks, blankets and beanies at ten sites across South Australia.
  • Over 550 volunteers who provide in excess of 550 meals a week.
  • Supporting the most vulnerable people in our community who are experiencing homelessness, marginalisation, and social isolation.

Fred’s Van Volunteer Vacancies February 2017

For further details about any of the above vacancies, please contact Fred’s Van Coordinator Teresa Branch on 0419 857 966 or tbranch@svdpsa.org.au

Aldinga Site

Operates weekly on Friday evenings from Aldinga Community Centre.

  • Purchasing officer: fortnightly requirement approx. 2-3 hours per fortnight; no financial outlay; supported, existing menu framework existing
  • Team members for Friday night teams. Time commitment 5.30 pm – 9pm once every 4 weeks

City Site (based at Hawthorn)

  • Kitchen support team volunteers. Time commitment approx. 4 hours per week/fortnight. Daytime volunteering role, tasks include:
    • Kitchen management of supplies and donations
    • Foodbank and Cash & Carry collections
    • Meet and greet Oz Harvest to accept food donations

Salisbury/Gawler

  • Seeking a driver to transport the van from Salisbury to Gawler on a Thursday afternoon to provide service at the Gawler Fred’s Van. Commitment is 5-8pm once every 4 weeks. Driving licence required.

Christie Downs

  • Team members required for Wednesday/Sunday night teams. Time commitment 5.30 pm – 9pm once every 4 weeks

Further Information on Fred's Van


How can you help

You can donate:

  • Goods – if you think you can help donate food and/or blankets
  • Time – to find out about volunteer opportunities with food preparation and service
  • Funds– it costs approximately $6 to provide a meal from Fred’s Van, for more information on all of these options please contact the Fred's Van co-ordinator on 08 8112 8720

Latest volunteer story

"This is my eighth year volunteering with Fred's Van. I started volunteering as a way of helping those less fortunate in our city. Before starting volunteer work I had no idea how many people were affected by homelessness. It certainly was an 'eye-opener'. It is a humbling experience and I have met many clients from all walks of life.

"Volunteering has taught me not to be so quick to judge as everyone has a story. I am fortunate to have this great experience and I am privileged to be able to assist on Fred's Van."

Keen to Volunteer?

Contact us on (08) 8112 8720 or via email volunteering@svdpsa.org.au