Some of the specific activities and initiatives undertaken by the Dining with Friends program include:
- Helping to prepare nutritious meals as a highlight of the week for many of our guests;
- Hosting regular meals at a growing number of locations across Tasmania;
- Offering a friendly and welcoming environment for people of all ages and backgrounds; and
- Encouraging the wider community to get involved by attending a Dining with Friends evening.
Volunteers play a crucial role in the success of the Dining with Friends program. Some of the activities of a Dining with Friends volunteer include:
- Preparing food and drinks for the meal;
- Setting up tables and chairs, and decorating the space to create a homely presence;
- Serving food and drinks to guests;
- Engaging with guests to provide a friendly, welcoming ‘family’ environment;
- Assisting with cleaning-up after the event; and
- Participating in fundraising activities and community events to support the Dining with Friends program.
Overall, the Dining with Friends program is a fantastic initiative that helps to combat social isolation and build lasting friendships and community connections. Volunteers play a crucial role in this work, and their contributions help to make a real difference in the lives of neighbours in need.
If you're looking for a meaningful way to make a difference in your community over a home-cooked meal, then volunteering for Dining with Friends program is a perfect opportunity for you, because:
- You'll be combatting social isolation: Social isolation is a significant and growing issue in our community, and volunteering for Dining with Friends is a great way to combat it. By providing a safe and welcoming space for people to come together and share a meal, you'll be helping to discover new friends, build community connections and alleviate loneliness and isolation.
- You'll be making a real difference: The impact of the Dining with Friends program is tangible and significant. By volunteering, you'll be directly contributing to improving the lives of people in your community.
- You'll be part of a community: Volunteering for Dining with Friends is a fantastic way to connect with like-minded people who share your passion for building community connections and resilience amongst guests. You'll have the opportunity to meet new people, make friends, and build a sense of community.
- You'll have fun: Who doesn’t enjoy going out to dinner with friends? Volunteering for Dining with Friends is as rewarding as it is enjoyable. The atmosphere is friendly and welcoming, and there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in community events and fundraising activities.
So, what are you waiting for? Join the Dining with Friends volunteer team today and start making a real difference in the lives of those in need! Your contribution will be invaluable in helping to combat social isolation and build community connections. To get started, register your interest above and our Volunteer Campaign Coordinator will contact you.