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. 

Get involved

Volunteer with us.

There are lots of different ways you can get involved across Victoria and Tasmania. 

We match your skills, experience and areas of interest with available roles.

What we ask of you

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

What we offer you

Opportunity to develop skills and knowledge
Support and mentoring
Induction, orientation and training
A respectful, safe and non-discriminatory environment
A detailed position description and volunteer agreement

Hear the real story

Warm meals, friendly faces.

A snippet from the Autumn Newsletter

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

We value our Volunteers

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

It’s wonderful to see the clients in their element, sharing their cuisine. They cook, they eat, they laugh

We value our Volunteers

Virginia (pictured above with Paul Linossier and Bronwyn Pike) has been the heart and soul of our Sale Op Shop for 33 years and her service was recently recognised at our Melbourne Annual Public Meeting.

My children and grandchildren have all grown up around the Op Shop – it’s part of my life

We value our Volunteers

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

I used to visit the shop a lot and one of the volunteers, Vivienne, told me that I’d make a great volunteer,”

We value our Volunteers

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

To have the opportunity to be involved in someone’s life at that pointy end, when they are experiencing crisis, is a privilege,”

We value our Volunteers

Maria started volunteering with Uniting seven years ago as a way of giving back to her community.

Volunteering in emergency relief at Uniting has opened my eyes to the issues many people in our community face each and every day.”

We value our volunteers

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

Without the contribution from amazing volunteers like Jan, it’s hard to run community programs like St Mark’s adult day program.”

Together, we can do more

Join us on our journey.

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