Volunteer support during COVID-19

Now more than ever, we need community support. We need help with our Emergency Relief services and community meals programs to assist those who need support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Volunteering can create positive change in people’s lives and an opportunity to give back to your community. By volunteering with us, you will become an important part of our team. and expand your skills and experience.

Your health and safety are most important, and your decision to volunteer should be made  in consideration of your individual circumstances.

If you are interested in helping during this time of need, we would love to hear from you.

With the help of volunteers, we can continue to support our communities during this difficult time.

Volunteer appointments are subject to satisfactory criminal history checks, reference checks and Working with Children Check (VIC) or Working with Vulnerable People Check (TAS) prior to commencement.

FAQs

Can I leave my house to do volunteering work during the ‘Stay at Home’ direction?

Yes. The Department of Health and Human Services states that unpaid work can continue to be done while the organisation you are volunteering for is still operating. You should maintain appropriate physical distancing and sanitisation measures whilst volunteering.

For updates visit the DHHS website

What precautions are we taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19?

We have a pandemic plan in place, which includes guidance for all our workforce. This guidance makes clear that they must follow government instructions at all times, specifically:

  • Wash your hands regularly and use hand sanitiser.
  • Cough or sneeze into the crook of your elbow or cover your mouth with disposable tissues. Throw the tissues away immediately and wash your hands.
  • Avoid touching your face and mouth after touching public surfaces.
  • Keeping about 1.5m in between yourself and others where possible.
  • If you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms, or feeling unwell, please stay at home and recover.

Get in touch

 or phone 03 9051 8890 or email volunteers@vt.uniting.org

Some volunteer stories

Celebrating 60 years of volunteering

For over 60 years, Jan has been a familiar face at St Mark’s Uniting Church.

Volunteering role leads to valued friendships

For Jean, volunteering at her local op shop has led to new friendships.

A reassuring voice for people in need

Jay is one of the thousands of Lifeline volunteers who provide life-saving support to people in crisis each day.