Create positive change.

By volunteering with us, you will become an important part of our team, helping to create positive change for people and communities. 

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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

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.”

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For 15 years, Sue has volunteered with Uniting’s Winter Breakfast program in Prahran.

“I would come in and volunteer 1 day a week from 7am to 10am and then head off to work,”

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Marg draws inspiration from the people she meets while volunteering.

“I like to think we’re giving people more than food, we’re also giving them hope in their time of need. I feel like I’m being useful and giving back to my community in a small way."

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Supporting local youth.

Volunteer Week 2021

Inspired by her own struggles growing up, Carolyn has been a Youth Mentor with Uniting for over 6 years.

“When I decided to start volunteering, I knew I wanted to help children and youth in some way,"

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As a retired teacher and social worker, Julia knows the importance of having someone to listen during a time of need.

“Listening to people is an essential skill to have in this role,”

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Warm meals, friendly faces.

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For over 30 years, people have come to Hartley’s Community Dining Room for a hearty meal. This vital service provides meals for those who couldn’t prepare or access food themselves.

“Organisations were worried about food insecurity, with many food outlets for people experiencing homelessness closing their doors,”

We value our Volunteers

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.

There are lots of really good people in the community and I just want to be able to help out.

We value our Volunteers

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

Before Noel started volunteering, the removal of rubbish and unsellable goods was costing the organisation over $7000 a year

We value our Volunteers

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

After I retired, I wanted to give back to my community, and this was a good way to do that

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.