The Sharing Tree

Community connection and rewards program 

We know that community connection and interdependence is more important than ever.


Volunteer Community Connectors
As a “Community Connector Volunteer”,  you will support socially isolated participants to connect with the community and to engage in activities and groups that align with their interests, skills and/or abilities. You will also contribute to the development of the ‘Sharing Tree’.


Uniting Vic Tas is looking for “Community Connector” Volunteers, who are:

  • Interested in connecting with people and building a sense of community:
  • Able to organize and plan;
  • Willing to commit at least three hours per week over one year; and
  • Welcoming and friendly to all types of people.


As a Community Connector, you will:
  • Support a socially isolated person to build sustainable and fulfilling connections in their community;
  • Research and identify potential social activities available;
  • Facilitate contact with social activity organisers;
  • Connect by phone, get-togethers via video, and in-person where possible; and
  • Connect with the opportunities presented by Uniting’s “The Sharing Tree” program.


As a Community Connector, you will benefit by:
  • Gaining a greater sense of community and belonging;
  • The satisfaction of being helpful to the community, sharing your skills, and making a positive difference in an older persons life;
  • Expanding your friendships and professional networks;
  • Gaining community development and facilitation experience;
  • Being part of a network of Community Connectors – sharing and learning;
  • Receiving engaging benefits through our volunteer reward system “The Sharing Tree”;
  • Being part of an innovative project, seeing it grow and develop; and
  • A greater sense of wellbeing, purpose, and meaning in your life.


 What is the Sharing Tree

The Sharing Tree is an exciting new community connection program that rewards members for sharing the things they love through a neighbourhood points system! The Sharing Tree is currently open to Uniting staff and existing volunteers.


A partnership approach

Uniting Vic Tas coordinates the Sharing Tree, bringing together individuals, community and sports groups, businesses, community services, arts, culture and entertainment organisations across Melbourne to build a powerful resources and skills network.

The Sharing Tree is a pilot project supported by funding from the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments and Equity Trustees.


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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. It is a condition of engagement that all eligible workforce in Victoria receive the COVID-19 vaccination and supporting evidence may be requested in order to perform duties at any of Uniting’s workplaces. 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.