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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 - Tasmania

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 - 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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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


 

Search below to find an opportunity to join in the fun! 

 

Where we need support

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