Denison College students have joined forces with Bathurst Meals on Wheels this week to promote the importance of volunteer work in the local community.
Throughout the week, 10 students from Denison College will assist Meals on Wheels volunteers in delivering food to the organisation's clientele.
Meals on Wheels manager Linda Roszkiewicz said the experience will help students understand the vital role of volunteers in assisting the elderly and disabled.
"A lot of people don't realise the extent of our role in the community, so this is a great opportunity for students to learn how to assist those in need," Ms Roszkiewicz said.
"It's essential to get the younger generation involved as they will be key to ensuring the future of these services."
Meals on Wheels caters for around 200 clients in the Bathurst community, and produces over 400,000 meals a year for towns across the Central West.
Dension College has joined forces with Meals on Wheels as part of Education Week's 'random acts of kindness' initiative.
"Through connecting with Bathurst's elderly and disabled population, students will learn the importance of assisting the community," Denison College relieving principal Mick Sloan said.
"Meals on Wheels play a vital role in servicing the Central West and as a college, we're always open to forge partnerships with community organisations."
Year 8 student Riley Robinson and Year 10 student Braydon Hunt-Cameron volunteered on Monday, and both were eager to get involved.
"There's so many people who are physically unable to source their own meals, and this service ensures Bathurst's elderly and disabled are well looked after," Braydon said.
"It's great for schools to get involved with the less fortunate," Riley added.
Community liaison officer Louise Farmer said Denison College "is hoping to continue the partnership with Meals on Wheels beyond Education Week."