Hartley's Meals - Prahran

A warm welcome when someone needs it .

Hartley’s Meals located in Prahran has been serving weekday lunches for more than thirty years with volunteers serving thousands of meals a year. Hartley’s is operated by experienced chefs, volunteers, and participants from our services.

Hartley’s aims to provide:

  • a supportive and welcoming environment to all, but particularly those in the community who may be living with complex needs including mental illness, economic disadvantage, social isolation, loneliness or disadvantage
  • nutritious, low cost meals.


“I've never worked at an organisation with such compassionate and hard-working individuals.” – a meals volunteer


With the doors open during the week, volunteering with is flexible and rewarding. If you have 4 hours a month to spare and a passion to make an impact in the lives of people we support, by creating a place for people to feel safe, to belong, and to connect. We would like you to join our dedicated team


A typical lunch menu has soup, two choices of main meal (with vegetarian options always available) plus a dessert. Free bread and salad is provided – when possible – with the purchase of a main meal. The menu changes every day, and main meals cost $4.00. Holders of a valid and current Centrelink concession card are entitled to three free main meals a month*.


Opening hours Monday to Friday, serving lunch from 11.00am to 2.00pm


Hartley's is located at 211 Chapel Street, Prahran


Interested in becoming a local change maker?  Apply Now!


For more information contact with Sara on (03) 9051 6851 or email volunteers@unitingvictas.org.au 


  • Location
  • Prahran VIC

Type of work

Community Development

Suitable for

Centrelink Volunteers, People Learning English, Skilled Volunteers


Regular - more than 6 months


 Orientation, induction and access to ongoing training

Time required

Flexible -  4 hour shifts. .


  • National Police Certificate
  • Working with Children Check
  • COVID-19 Vaccination 


Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, volunteering with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and Working With Children Check (in Victoria) and/or Working With Vulnerable People Check (in Tasmania) prior to commencement in any service or undertaking.