Create positive change through volunteering.

Help drive positive change in your community by volunteering with Uniting. With many ways to participate, you can access training and support while enjoying a highly rewarding experience.

Get involved

Volunteer with us.

Working to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice brings its own rewards. We want you to thrive your role at Uniting. In joining us, you’ll have access to a range of initiatives, opportunities and support.

There are lots of different ways you can get involved across Victoria and Tasmania. In joining Uniting, you will be warmly welcomed into a safe, inclusive and non-discriminatory workplace.

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What we ask of you

Enthusiasm to help people
Empathy and compassion
Reliability, honesty and commitment
Good communication skills

What we offer you

There are lots of ways you can get involved and support our services here at Uniting.

We value our Volunteers

A little over a year ago, Cindy found herself with extra time on her hands and decided to make the most of it by giving back to her local community in Ballarat.

"No two days are the same. I assist with tasks like the reception of visitors, initial eligibility assessments and data entry."

We value our Volunteers

Trevor is a jack of all trades. For nearly a decade, the Gippsland based volunteer has provided a helping hand for Uniting’s services across the region.

“Uniting is very lucky to have him onboard as a volunteer and I’m lucky to call him a friend.”

We value our Volunteers

From humble beginnings as a tea and coffee service, NoBucks has grown into something much more meaningful for some Hobart locals.

“I believe we are there to help people in their time of need. And I always follow the three P’s. I don’t preach, pry or presume. We are simply there to listen if needed."

We value our Volunteers

When Nicole started volunteering to overcome the isolation caused by COVID-19 lockdowns, she had no idea the opportunities it would open.

“I was struggling during lockdowns and I didn’t feel like myself. The volunteering role definitely helped improve my mental health.”

We value our Volunteers

Sally and Judy donate many hours of their time each week to the Uniting Heritage Service.

A chance conversation with a member of the Uniting Heritage Service team made us aware of Uniting’s large, important collection of records, dating back to the 1890s.

We value our Volunteers

For nearly 25 years, a dedicated team of volunteers have served up a hot meal and a warm welcome to Ballarat locals in crisis.

“Our volunteers have risen to every challenge, rapidly embracing the need to change service delivery and they have demonstrated resilience in continuing to support the most vulnerable in our community,”

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We value our Volunteers

On Friday 25 March 2022 representatives from Uniting attended the 2021 Volunteering Awards (Victoria) at Government House hosted by the Governor of Victoria, the Hon Linda Dessau AC and Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Mr Anthony Carbines. Uniting was announced as a finalist and had great honour of being named …

We value our Volunteers

From providing hot meals to the homeless to helping asylum seekers adapt to life in their new country, Uniting Vic.Tas volunteers provide 1.2 million hours of service to local communities every year.

“Last year, our volunteers answered more than 65,000 calls to our Lifeline 24/7 phone support service giving people comfort in their darkest moments and helped pack 35,000 food parcels and serve 61,500 meals to people in need.”

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Husband and wife, Aliuddin and Nishat started volunteering at Uniting to give back to their new community.

“We’ve made new friends and met some great people through volunteering.”

Welcoming all communities

We work in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s First Peoples and as the traditional owners and custodians of this land. We celebrate diversity and value the lived experience of people of every faith, ethnicity, age, disability, culture, language, gender identity, sex and sexual orientation. We welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse and non-binary, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people at our services. We pledge to provide inclusive and non-discriminatory services.

The work we do is all about giving people the support they need to live happy and meaningful lives. We are committed to being people-focused and rights-based.

We have worked alongside local communities across both states for over 100 years.

Together, we can do more

Join us on our journey.

Make a difference for individuals, families and local communities across Victoria and Tasmania.