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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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Community Wellbeing - Prahran and South Melbourne

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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Business and social enterprises

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Community Wellbeing - Western Victoria

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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Community Wellbeing and Op Shops - Gippsland

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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Where we need support

Business and social enterprises

Community Wellbeing and Capacity Building

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Home Based Care - Gippsland

Foster care is sometimes challenging, but our carers say the rewards far outweigh the tough times. 

 

A stable and caring home is the crucial first step for many young people as they recover from the effects of trauma, abuse and neglect. Evidence suggests that when young people are in a stable and caring home, they begin their journey to heal. 

 

At Uniting, our Foster Care Program provides carers with the training and advice they need to support vulnerable children and young people in our community. 

 

With over 100 years of experience bringing carers and children together, we'll support you in your journey to becoming a foster carer. 

 

We welcome all types of carers. If you think you can support a child or young person, we would love to hear from you. 

Provide the best possible care to a child or young person

Become a foster carer

Become a foster carer

Foster care is sometimes challenging, but our carers say the rewards far outweigh the tough times. 

Evidence suggests that when young people are in a stable and caring home, they begin their journey to heal. 

At Uniting, our Foster Care Program provides carers with the training and advice to support the care of vulnerable children and young people in our community. 

With over 100 years of experience bringing carers and children together, we'll support you in your journey to becoming a foster carer. 

We are always looking for more carers. If you think you can support a child or young person, we would love to hear from you. 

 
 

Training and support 

We provide specialised training and ongoing assistance so you can best support the children and young people in your care.

This support includes: 

 

Comprehensive training on parenting approaches to support healing and skill development
Ongoing support, supervision and practical assistance from a designated case worker
Access to dedicated care team
After hours on-call service 
Access to respite care for your foster child when you need some extra support

How do I become a foster carer? 

Get in touch

Register your interest and we'll give you a call about becoming a foster carer.

Attend an information session

Learn about becoming a foster carer and receive information to help you make an informed decision.

Complete accreditation

To ensure the safety of children in care, part of the assessment will include Health Checks, National Police Check, Working with Children's Check and a Home and Environment Check. 

Attend Shared Lives Victoria training

Receive information about fostering children and child safety as well as a range of comprehensive resources to support you throughout your foster care journey.

Home visits and assessment 

This involves interviews with you and everyone who lives in your home. A detailed assessment report is submitted to an approval panel for review. Once accredited, we will match you with a child or young person and provide you with ongoing support.

 

"The reward is seeing the children blossom, get on with their lives and smiles on their faces" - Maree


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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Lifeline Ballarat

Making a difference to people who are experiencing crisis.
 
Help save lives and volunteer as a Lifeline Ballarat Crisis Supporter.
 

Lifeline Ballarat - serving the people of Ballarat, the Grampians region and Australia.

Lifeline Ballarat is one of 40 centres across Australia, being part of a trusted national charity that has been saving lives and supporting Australians in need for more than 50 years.

Lifeline Ballarat delivers crisis support and suicide prevention services through the national 13 11 14 help line. The service provides confidential 24/7 telephone crisis support and referral services to Australians in need. Currently more than 3000 calls are answered each day, which is one call answered every 30 seconds.

 

We are seeking people who:

  • Have a desire to make a difference to people in crisis.
  • Understand empathy and have the ability to respond in a non-judgmental manner.
  • Have excellent communication and active listening skills.
  • Are willing to undertake a nationally recognised training program – Crisis Supporter Workplace Training. This training has a co-contribution fee
  • Are over 18 years of age.
  • Are flexible and willing to commit to the role for a minimum of two years.

 

We offer you:

  • Nationally recognised comprehensive training.
  • Continuous support from an experienced, passionate, committed team.
  • Personal growth and professional development.

 

If you are considering applying for this course, please read the following pre-enrolment course information booklet carefully prior to submitting your application, as it will answer many questions regarding the training

 

Lifeline is a Registered Training Organisation.  Upon completion of the Lifeline Crisis Supporter Workplace Training (CSWT) course you will obtain a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment in the following Units of Competence: 

  • CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
  • CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations
  • CHCCCS028 Provide client-centred support to people in crisis.

 

All prospective volunteers are strongly encouraged to attend an online (Zoom) Information Session (new dates coming soon). 

 

For more information please get in touch

Phone: 0466 852 016 or 9051 7471

Email: lifeline.ballarat@vt.uniting.org

Accredited CHCSS00113 - Crisis Support Skill Set Training which includes a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment of 3 Units of Competency.
 
The accredited crisis support training is delivered on behalf of Lifeline Australia RTO 88036 by the local Lifeline Centres

In the case of an emergency or if life is in danger, please call 000.

For crisis support, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

If you are interested in volunteering at Lifeline Melbourne please click here

 

General Interests

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Lifeline Melbourne

 

Volunteering with Lifeline Melbourne

  • Are you passionate about mental health?
  • Can you provide a non-judgemental, respectful and safe space for individuals in crisis to talk?
  • Are you looking for a volunteer role that is meaningful?

 

Come and join the Lifeline Melbourne and provide a human connection to help people get through their darkest moments.

 

We are seeking people who:

  • Have a desire to make a difference to people in crisis.
  • Understand empathy and have the ability to respond in a non-judgmental manner.
  • Have excellent communication and active listening skills.
  • Are willing to undertake a nationally recognised training program – Crisis Supporter Workplace Training. This training has a co-contribution fee
  • Are over 18 years of age.
  • Are flexible and willing to commit to the role for a minimum of two years.

 

Our Crisis Supporters come from diverse backgrounds and ages. Our volunteers may be studying, employed, or retired; however, all bring a wealth of experience to their role.

 

It’s not necessary to have counselling experience or skills to be selected for training.  We are looking for volunteers who have empathy, a mature outlook, and can listen and respond compassionately to the concerns of others.

 

Being a Crisis Supporter requires a minimum 12-month commitment for initial training, with ongoing volunteering as part of the Melbourne Lifeline Team once you are accredited.

 

If you are considering applying for this course, please read the following pre-enrolment course information booklet carefully prior to submitting your application, as it will answer many questions regarding the training

Lifeline is a Registered Training Organisation.  Upon completion of the Lifeline Crisis Supporter Workplace Training (CSWT) course you will obtain a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment in the following Units of Competence: 

  • CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
  • CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations
  • CHCCCS028 Provide client-centred support to people in crisis.

 

Please note, Lifeline does not accept any volunteers or students (for placement) unless they have undergone the appropriate CSW Training.  The course fee is $950.00 and payment is required prior to commencing training - more information will be provided if you are successful in your application.  To apply, you must be an Australian Permanent resident or Australian Citizen.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email lifelinetraining@vt.uniting.org

 

We thank you for your patience and considering Lifeline Melbourne as your chosen place to volunteer with and we look forward to receiving your application.

 

How to apply

Step 1 - Apply online


Complete your application by clicking the fill in an application button at the bottom of the page.  

 

You will be asked to create a username, provide an email address and create a password before proceeding to the application form. 

 

Step 2 - Interview

We’ll then process your application and inform you if we require any further information or would like you to attend an interview. 

 

Step 3 - Training 

Once your application has been completed you will be invited to commence training as a Crisis Supporter.

 

 

Accredited CHCSS00113 - Crisis Support Skill Set Training which includes a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment of 3 Units of Competency.
 
The accredited crisis support training is delivered on behalf of Lifeline Australia RTO 88036 by the local Lifeline Centres

 

If you are interested in volunteering at Lifeline Ballarat please click here

 

 


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.

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Op Shops

Putting people first.


Social enterprises are businesses with a social purpose. Their proceeds generate additional income for our services in local communities.

Our social enterprises include:

  • Op shops - selling second hand clothing and goods

Giving back to local communities
Supporting social enterprises can be a great way to give back to your local community.

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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Social Enterprises and Employment Services

 

Employment Services 

We provide employment pathways, training, vocational opportunities and community building links for people of all ages and abilities. We match job seekers and employers with fair, meaningful employment solutions so that individuals can contribute, grow and thrive.  We specialise in working with people who may have a permanent medical condition, mental health, injury or disability requiring employment aligned to their abilities. 

 

Disability

Accessing the right supports is about being empowered through choice. We work alongside people to be independent and achieve their goals. We are a registered provider of disability services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and take a person-centred approach to all our services. Our focus is to help people be independent, get involved with their local community, and achieve their goals.

Programs supported by Volunteers

Fire and clay

Fire & Clay provides employment for more than 30 adults with disability in a supported environment.

Based in Lilydale, the team produces distinctive, functional and decorative pottery pieces, which are distributed and sold locally.

There’s a very real sense of family on the factory floor, with many craftspeople having worked there for ten years or more – over 25 years, in some cases!

Pathways 2 Employment Supporter - Disability Employment Services

Pathways 2 Employment Supporter/Volunteer

Pathways to Employment Supporters and Volunteers will assist our team to support young adults with disability to build their job readiness skills and confidence.

We are looking for passionate and motivated volunteers who have a genuine interest and commitment to supporting young people with disability to reach their employment goals.

We are looking for people who have patience, flexibility, resourcefulness, resilience and creativity; to work within our collaborative team.

If you have experience in the following fields: Teaching, Learning Support/Integration Aide, Youth Work, Career Development, Employment Services, Disability Services or Community Services and you're looking to share your skills we would like to hear from you.

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.


Locations: Broadmeadows VIC, Cranbourne VIC, Dandenong VIC, Footscray VIC, Heidelberg Heights VIC, Melton VIC, Pakenham VIC, Parkdale VIC, Sunbury VIC, Werribee VIC


Time Required

Regular - more than 6 months

Various flexible shifts available


Type of work

  • Tutoring & Coaching in a training setting (Group and individual)
  • Disability Support 
  • Individual support in a work experience setting

 

Training Induction and orientation along with continuous professional learning opportunities.


Reimbursement Pre-Approved role related expenses.


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 Working With Children Check (in Victoria), NDIS Workers Check and/or Working With Vulnerable People Check (in Tasmania) 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.

 

 

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Southern & Eastern Melbourne

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


Hear the real story


 

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Uniting Early Learning

We know that children learn best while they're playing, so we're passionate about making learning exciting. We create imaginative, caring and playful learning experiences that inspire children to build positive relationships and skills for life.

Programs supported by Volunteers

Kindergarten

Nurturing confident and creative learners

Kindergarten should be a joyous experience filled with laughter, learning and exciting discoveries while preparing 3 and 4 year olds for their first year at school.

Your child will explore their sense of self and creativity in environments that are rich in art, music, numbers, and language.

Our structured learning environments pave the path to school by encouraging children to engage with their surroundings, respect other cultures, express themselves and connect with others.

Contact your local service to find out more - https://earlylearning.unitingvictas.org.au/find-a-service/ 

 

 


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.

 

 

Child care

Positive, supportive early learning environments lay strong foundations for children to blossom later in life.


Your child's self-confidence and resilience will grow as they explore their creativity and express their individuality while they learn, play, and have adventures with friends in our nurturing environment.

Contact your local service to find out more - https://earlylearning.unitingvictas.org.au/find-a-service/ 

 

 


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.

 

 

Fill in an application