Uniting Victoria and Tasmania - Volunteer Hub

Current Opportunities - Make a real difference to families | Home Start


As a Home-Start volunteer, you will be given training and support to be effective and make a real difference to families in your community.  You will also develop transferable skills which can support you in your life, whether that’s at home or at work.

With your knowledge and experience as a mum, dad, grandparent or carer, you could be the vital support a family needs and make a big difference to their lives. You could also be looking  to gain an entry level experience in the community service sector and gain an understanding of different supported service’s in your local region? Are you looking to boost confidence within yourself and others? Becoming a home Start volunteer with help you build a new network of support and new friendships. Home-Start can also be used for professional reference which other community services recognise.

Your role will be to support them in the way that they want; this may include practical tasks such as getting out of the house, or helping to get organised. It could also involve offering advice and sharing experiences; or supporting parents through emotional issues.

Home-Start is a volunteer home visiting service that offers practical support to parents living in the Outer East and Shire of Yarra Ranges. The service is delivered and is available to any parent with one or more children up to the age of eight, who may need some additional support with their parenting. This includes single mums or dads. Parents with new babies, toddlers, or school aged children. 

Home Start offers early intervention support to families living in Outer Eastern Melbourne and The Shire of Yarra Ranges. Home-Start volunteer’s offer mentoring and practical parenting support for families with at least one child up to the age of eight Home-Start connects families to supported networks and assists parents to build stronger relationships with their children and increase their parenting confidence in their own environment. 

Interested? If you have a spare one-two hours per week and would like to know more, we invite you to contact the Home-Start Coordinator on 0439 454 246.

Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.

Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.

Qualifications Required

  • National Police Check Must be at least Completed
  • Working with Children or Vulnerable People check Must be at least Completed