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Volunteer with Uniting.

Find a meaningful role today. While you grow your community, we’ll be helping you grow your skills, knowledge and network. Volunteer opportunities span over 100 programs so you can choose where you give back, and make a real difference in your community.

The support available to me as a Uniting volunteer far exceeds my expectations, and everyone in the workplace is ready to offer their help when needed. I never feel lost at all.

Why join us

We’ve been working in the community for over 100 years, inspiring people, enlivening communities and confronting injustice. We provide mentoring, training and orientation to ensure you can fulfil your goals, feel supported, and get the most out of your volunteering experience.

What we offer you:

Applying to volunteer at Uniting is easy

Search for a role

You will need to create a personal account which can be updated at any time, and will also help you keep track of the role you applied for.

Apply for a role

Our team in your local area will help you complete the application process. As health and safety is important across Uniting, all our employees and volunteers have rolespecific background checks that we cover the cost of.


All up, the application process takes around 23 weeks. We encourage you to apply now, and we hope you can soon join the thousands of volunteers who are already part of the Uniting team.

Get started

After an in-depth induction and role-specific training, you’ll be ready to start making a difference. Welcome to the team.

How you can support us

A warm meal can go a long way in supporting someone experiencing crisis, especially during the colder months.

“We’re seeing a lot of new faces come into Hartley’s. Last year we had over 2,000 different people come through the doors to have a meal with us.”

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Get involved.

There are lots of ways you can get involved and support our services here at Uniting.
NoBucks Dining Hall provides more than just a meal, it also provides a sense of community and a safe place to make connections you can count on
From Brunswick to Bendigo, Glenroy to Geelong West, Uniting Vic.Tas Op Shops are all about giving back to their local communities.

Every day, our op shops and our people make a difference and help improve the lives of people in need.

If you have ever been to Hartley’s community dining room in Prahran, you likely will have spotted Ian Harris flaunting a black, striped kitchen apron with a twinkle in his eyes. Vito’s infectious energy and enthusiasm for life leaves you feeling inspired and warm inside.

“I started volunteering in the 90s..I love doing it. I love being with other people, with friends."

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A warm welcome for all.

Simon feels his experience working at the Welcome Centre has helped him reflect on his own experiences as a migrant coming from the UK.

So, meeting some of the Welcome Centre’s clients and hearing the hurdles they’ve gone through, it’s really eye opening."

Anthony volunteers as a Crisis Support worker. He supports people over the phone who may be facing a mental health crisis, and those who call asking for advice about a loved one or friend in trouble.

I truly feel that I am making a difference...My role is to be their ally, to let them know that they are not alone, to acknowledge what they are going through and how it impacts them."

Before long, Fae was making use of her skills volunteering as an Emergency Relief interviewer. After a few weeks she began volunteering in Grovedale’s Education program.

It may sound over the top, but it honestly saved me. It gave me back me. It’s enabled me to make a difference again, something I had lost.”

As a Crisis Support worker Amy supports people over the phone who are experiencing mental health crisis. Although her volunteer work can be challenging, she feels it has had a positive impact on her life.

Lifeline has given me more skills and enhanced my knowledge. It’s also given me a wider perspective of what mental health can be."

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A warm welcome for all.

Stacey started volunteering at the Welcome Centre during Melbourne’s lockdowns. When beginning her volunteer journey with the Welcome Centre, Stacey didn’t know it would change her career trajectory.

Places like the Welcome Centre are often the only source of support for asylum seekers, and each day I work there, I see the difference it makes to people’s lives."