Corporate BBQ

Host a Corporate BBQ

Hosting a Corporate BBQ for St Mary’s House of Welcome’s service users is not only a great team-building exercise for your work group, but it’s a powerful, socially responsible immersion experience guaranteed to get you thinking about the way you view homelessness and the people it effects.

The day begins at 10am with a briefing and induction and then, under the guidance and direction of St Mary’s house of Welcome staff, you will prepare and serve a BBQ lunch for up to 150 members of the community.  Then, after a quick clean up, you will have the chance to debrief, ask questions and reflect on what you have seen and heard throughout the day.A contribution of $700 from your group will provide lunch for up to 150 people who are homeless, and help support the essential program work of St Mary’s House of Welcome.

  • Bookings are available two Wednesdays a month.
  • Available for groups of up to eight corporate team members
  • Four hours in duration – 10am – 2pm

Benefits to your team include:

  • The satisfaction and joy which comes from preparing and serving a nutritious and delicious lunch for up to 150 people who are homeless
  • Participation in a life-enriching immersion experience
  • Learning about the reality of homelessness and sleeping rough in Melbourne
  • Learning about both the history and current work of St Mary’s House of Welcome
  • Opportunity to chat to service users about their stories and experiences in an informal environment
  • Providing an opportunity for social inclusion for people who usually feel isolated and marginalised
  • A powerful team-building exercise that will remain with your work group long after the day has ended.

To register your interest, or to learn more, email

“The best part of the day was speaking with the clients who were incredibly warm and welcoming…It was fantastic!” – Laura, RCHF

 “I loved working with the food and being able to share that experience with the House of Welcome clients….(It was) really well coordinated. I’d love to come back!” – Dorani

“The best part of the day was serving a man who told me he couldn’t remember the last time he had eaten meat… Just being there was humbling and the service provided to clients was exceptional. This should be a regular event for all corporate groups. I will tell clients and friends to be part of it.” – Rob, Westpac

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