National Volunteer Week

Every day our volunteers generously give time to support the programs and services of Uniting.
National Volunteer Week runs from 18 – 24 May. This week provides an opportunity for everyone at Uniting to recognise and celebrate the contributions of more than 2300 Uniting volunteers.
Volunteers make it possible for us to do what we do to support communities across Victoria and Tasmania. They share their skills and passions in their communities and make a real difference in people’s lives.

Volunteer stories

Read about some of our volunteers making a real difference in our services and in their communities.

Dynamic duo creates recipe for success

Anne and Viola have been volunteering at the Asylum Seeker Welcome Centre for a combined 30 years.

Personal experience helps Anne make a difference

Anne is an integral part of the Hobart emergency relief team, providing practical and emotional support to individuals and families working towards a brighter future.

Helping newly arrived families form connections

The Chinese Families Playgroup volunteers are dedicated to helping Asian migrant families to settle in their local community.

Supporting parents in need

Home-Start volunteers provide invaluable mentoring and emotional support to other parents experiencing isolation.

Bruce a driving force for local youth

Bruce is an L2P mentor who is committed to ensuring young people are well equipped to get behind the wheel.

Passion for recycling pays off

From day one of his volunteering role, Noel’s passion for the environment and recycling has been infectious.

Commitment to community drives Peter

Peter’s leadership skills were recognised early in his volunteering, when he took on the responsibility of managing the Uniting Op Shop in Hamlyn Heights.

The impact of volunteering at Uniting

'Don’t buy me gifts': Boy seeks donations to charity for his birthday

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