Volunteering Abroad in Sydney

Words by Tommy Winderl, a University of Minnesota student who volunteered at Lentil as Anything.

There are many different ways to take advantage of a study abroad experience, and one way that I have chosen to do so is to volunteer at Lentil as Anything.

This organization was brought to my attention during one of the first weeks while in Sydney, when CAPA organized a food crawl in the Newtown neighborhood. Lentil as Anything was the first stop of three different places we would go that night.

What makes Lentil so unique is that it is a vegan restaurant that runs 100% on donations and volunteers. The goal of the not-for-profit organization is to provide a meal to anyone and everyone, regardless of their financial situation. The reasoning behind being vegan is so that no one is limited by the menu due to any cultural or dietary restrictions they may have.

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