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Community Wellbeing - North West Metro, Bendigo and Goulburn Murray

Every day, our services support individuals, families and communities across Victoria and Tasmania.

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

Find out more about our programs at unitingvictas.org.au


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Asylum Seeker Welcome Centre - Brunswick

Together, we can build connection, reduce isolation and provide a positive future for our community.

Join us at our Asylum Seeker Welcome Centre – a safe and welcoming community space for people seeking asylum in Melbourne.

We offer lots of different activities to help people settle in and find their feet, including: 

  • Classes and workshops - such as English, computer and creative arts lessons
  • Community Meals Program - a space to prepare food and share cultural cuisine
  • Excursions - family friendly experiences showcasing all that Melbourne has to offer
  • Practical Support - including assistance with food, housing, material aid, transport and referrals.

If you have hidden talent that we could add to our activities list or would like to support our meals program we can support a flexible and rewarding experience.

If you have 4 hours a month to spare and a passion to make an impact in the lives of people we support, by creating a place for people to feel safe, to belong, and to connect. We would like you to join our dedicated team

Interested in becoming a local change maker?  Apply Now!

 

For more information contact with ASWC team on 03 9388 2459 or email volunteers@unitingvictas.org.au 

 

  • Location
  • Brunswick VIC

Type of work

Community Development

Suitable for

Centrelink Volunteers, People Learning English, Skilled Volunteers

Commitment

Regular - more than 6 months

Training

 Orientation, induction and access to ongoing training

Time required

Flexible -  4 hour shifts. .

Requirements

  • National Police Certificate
  • Working with Children Check
  • COVID-19 Vaccination 

 

Community Meals - Broadmeadows

 

A warm welcome and shared meal.

Our Broadmeadows site offers a unique monthly community meal for anyone in the community to build social connections.

This service will re-open soon.

For more information contact with Michelle or Fiona on 03 9351 3600 or email volunteers@unitingvictas.org.au 

 

  • Location
  • Broadmeadows VIC

Type of work

Community Development

Suitable for

Centrelink Volunteers, People Learning English, Skilled Volunteers

Commitment

Regular - more than 6 months

Training

 Orientation, induction and access to ongoing training

Time required

Flexible -  4 hour shifts. .

Requirements

  • National Police Certificate
  • Working with Children Check
  • COVID-19 Vaccination 

 

Community Meals - Footscray

 

A warm welcome and shared meal.

Our Footscray site offers a unique monthly community meal for anyone in the community to build social connections. A hot, free lunch served on the third Thursday of the month in partnership with the Footscray Uniting Community Church.

If you would like to share your cooking skills or help reduce social isolation in the community and have a passion to make an impact in the lives of people we support, by creating a place for people to feel safe to access support. We would like you to join our team.

 

Interested in becoming a local change maker?  Apply Now!

 

For more information contact with Mary or Fiona on 03 9689 3515 or email volunteers@unitingvictas.org.au 

 

  • Location
  • Footscray VIC

Type of work

Community Development

Suitable for

Centrelink Volunteers, People Learning English, Skilled Volunteers

Commitment

Regular - more than 6 months

Training

 Orientation, induction and access to ongoing training

Time required

Flexible -  4 hour shifts. .

Requirements

  • National Police Certificate
  • Working with Children Check
  • COVID-19 Vaccination 

 

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Community Wellbeing - Prahran and St Kilda

Every day, our services support individuals, families and communities across Victoria and Tasmania.

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

Find out more about our programs at unitingvictas.org.au


 

 

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Hartley's Meals - Prahran

A warm welcome when someone needs it .

Hartley’s Meals located in Prahran has been serving weekday lunches for more than thirty years with volunteers serving thousands of meals a year. Hartley’s is operated by experienced chefs, volunteers, and participants from our services.

Hartley’s aims to provide:

  • a supportive and welcoming environment to all, but particularly those in the community who may be living with complex needs including mental illness, economic disadvantage, social isolation, loneliness or disadvantage
  • nutritious, low cost meals.

 

“I've never worked at an organisation with such compassionate and hard-working individuals.” – a meals volunteer

 

With the doors open during the week, volunteering with is flexible and rewarding. If you have 4 hours a month to spare and a passion to make an impact in the lives of people we support, by creating a place for people to feel safe, to belong, and to connect. We would like you to join our dedicated team

 

A typical lunch menu has soup, two choices of main meal (with vegetarian options always available) plus a dessert. Free bread and salad is provided – when possible – with the purchase of a main meal. The menu changes every day, and main meals cost $4.00. Holders of a valid and current Centrelink concession card are entitled to three free main meals a month*.

 

Opening hours Monday to Friday, serving lunch from 11.00am to 2.00pm

 

Hartley's is located at 211 Chapel Street, Prahran

 

Interested in becoming a local change maker?  Apply Now!

 

For more information contact with Sara on (03) 9051 6851 or email volunteers@unitingvictas.org.au 

 

  • Location
  • Prahran VIC

Type of work

Community Development

Suitable for

Centrelink Volunteers, People Learning English, Skilled Volunteers

Commitment

Regular - more than 6 months

Training

 Orientation, induction and access to ongoing training

Time required

Flexible -  4 hour shifts. .

Requirements

  • National Police Certificate
  • Working with Children Check
  • COVID-19 Vaccination 

 

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.

Winter Breakfast - Prahran

A Warm breakfast on a dreary winter’s day is a small luxury, but it means the world to many. 

Hartley’s Meals located in Prahran has been serving weekday lunches and free Breakfasts during winter for more than thirty years with volunteers serving thousands of meals a year. Hartley’s is operated by experienced chefs, volunteers, and participants from our services.

The program provides a free hot meal to those most in need and runs from June to August.

“I've never worked at an organisation with such compassionate and hard-working individuals.” – a meals volunteer

 

With the doors open early during the winter months, volunteering with the winter breakfast programis flexible and rewarding. If you have 4 hours a month to spare and a passion to make an impact in the lives of people we support, by creating a place for people to feel safe, to belong, and to connect. We would like you to join our dedicated team. Shifts start at 7.30am on weekdays during the inter months. 

 

Interested in becoming a local change maker?  Apply Now!

 

For more information contact with Sara on (03) 9051 6851 or email volunteers@unitingvictas.org.au 

 

  • Location
  • Prahran VIC

Type of work

Community Development

Suitable for

Centrelink Volunteers, People Learning English, Skilled Volunteers

Commitment

Regular - more than 6 months

Training

 Orientation, induction and access to ongoing training

Time required

Flexible -  4 hour shifts. .

Requirements

  • National Police Certificate
  • Working with Children Check
  • COVID-19 Vaccination 

 

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.

Community Meals - St Kilda

A warm welcome when someone needs it .

The St Kilda Engagement Hub offers a unique community service for adults with severe and enduring mental health issues.

The hub operates as a ‘drop in’ centre. Focusing on encouraging individual strengths and abilities.

People accessing the hub can access 

  • Daily meals including breakfast and lunch on weekdays.
  • Laundry facilities and showers
  • Group outings
  • Workshops and activities – including art, drama, gardening, meditation, yoga, music, women’s programs, writing and trivia

“I've never worked at an organisation with such compassionate and hard-working individuals.” – a meals volunteer

 

With the doors open during the week, volunteering with is flexible and rewarding. If you have 4 hours a month to spare and a passion to make an impact in the lives of people we support, by creating a place for people to feel safe, to belong, and to connect. We would like you to join our dedicated team

 

Interested in becoming a local change maker?  Apply Now!

 

For more information email volunteers@unitingvictas.org.au 

 

  • Location
  • St Kilda VIC

Type of work

Community Development

Suitable for

Centrelink Volunteers, People Learning English, Skilled Volunteers

Commitment

Regular - more than 6 months

Training

 Orientation, induction and access to ongoing training

Time required

Flexible -  4 hour shifts. .

Requirements

  • National Police Certificate
  • Working with Children Check
  • COVID-19 Vaccination 

 

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.

Engagement Hub - St Kilda

Helping people get by with a little help from some friends.

The St Kilda Engagement Hub offers a unique community service for adults with severe and enduring mental health issues.

The hub operates as a ‘drop in’ centre. Focusing on encouraging individual strengths and abilities.

People accessing the hub can access 

  • Daily meals including breakfast and lunch on weekdays.
  • Laundry facilities and showers
  • Group outings
  • Workshops and activities – including art, drama, gardening, meditation, yoga, music, women’s programs, writing and trivia

“I've never worked at an organisation with such compassionate and hard-working individuals.” – a meals volunteer

 

If you have hidden talent such as painting classes or yoga that we could add to our activities list and would like to share through volunteering we can support a flexible and rewarding experience. If you have 4 hours a month to spare and a passion to make an impact in the lives of people we support, by creating a place for people to feel safe, to belong, and to connect. We would like you to join our dedicated team

 

Interested in becoming a local change maker?  Apply Now!

 

For more information email volunteers@unitingvictas.org.au 

 

  • Location
  • St Kilda VIC

Type of work

Mental Health

Suitable for

Centrelink Volunteers, People Learning English, Skilled Volunteers

Commitment

Regular - more than 6 months

Training

 Orientation, induction and access to ongoing training

Time required

Flexible -  4 hour shifts. .

Requirements

  • National Police Certificate
  • Working with Children Check
  • COVID-19 Vaccination 

 

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.

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