Uniting Victoria and Tasmania - Volunteer Hub

Current Opportunities - Crisis and Homelessness Support | Emergency Relief - Footscray

Emergency Relief Team Members assist with the packing and distribution of food, initial eligibility interviews, entry of client data, general operations of the program and maintaining the work environment.

We're looking for motivated volunteers to support and improve the lives of vulnerable people in the community. You must communicate effectively, have initiative and regular ongoing availability. Empathy and the ability to build rapport are crucial attributes. Knowledge and understanding of factors impacting on the well-being of individuals, families and communities will be highly regarded.

Interested? For further information, please call 03 9351 3600

Uniting is 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

  • Location
  • Footscray VIC

Type of work

Administration & Office ManagementCompanionship & Social SupportCounselling & Help Line

Suitable for

Centrelink VolunteersPeople with disability


Regular - more than 6 months


Onsite induction and ongoing development opportunities

Time required

4-hour shifts - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 9.00am to 1pm / 12.30pm – 4pm


  • National Police Certificate
  • Working with Children Check
  • 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, volunteering with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and Working With Children Check (in Victoria) and/or Working With Vulnerable People Check (in Tasmania) prior to commencement in any service or undertaking.


Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Tuesday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Thursday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Friday - Morning, Afternoon