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Community Wellbeing - 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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Community Care - Sale

Support to help people stay connected.

We want to help people make the most of their day - every day. Let's work together to build a better life for people.

Volunteers assist us to facilitate of our social support programs.

With our programs, you can support people to:

  • Develop daily living skills at home and in the community
  • Discover and enjoy by trying new hobbies
  • Connect with local community through local events and activities
  • Make new friends and build your social networks.

Do you have a hidden talent, you would like to share?

  • Cooking classes
  • Gardening
  • Arts and crafts
  • Computing classes
  • Sports or excercise
  • Social groups

If you have hidden talent 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 contact with Tamara on 03 5144 7777 or email volunteers@unitingvictas.org.au 

 

  • Location
  • Gippsland 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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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 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 

 

The Settlement Hub - Shepparton

The Settlement Hub building connections, reducing isolation and providing a positive future for our community. 

The Settlement Hub in Shepparton provides ongoing support for individuals and families who have been in Australia for less than five years. The Hub offers programs and services to make the settlement process easier and to gain independence. It focuses on fostering social participation, economic and personal wellbeing and community connections.

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 the team on 03 5831 6157 or email volunteers@unitingvictas.org.au 

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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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Emergency Relief - Prahran

 

Share your time to transform lives.

 

Emergency Relief volunteers are non-judgmental in their approach and the ability to respond with empathy to people in crisis.

 

Uniting's Emergency Relief program for people experiencing hardship. The program provides an opportunity for vulnerable members of the community to access a range of supports, including donated food items, vouchers, material goods and referrals to services.

 

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

 

“I was looking to support an organisation that matched my interests and values,” - Ballarat Emergency Relief, Volunteer.

 

If this sounds like you 4 hours a fortnight 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 access support. We would like you to join our team.

 

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 

 

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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Community Wellbeing - 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


 

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Chinese Family Playgroup - City of Monash

Discover friends and fun.

 

A positive place to learn and play. Help facilitate our Chinese-speaking playgroups

 

Do you speak Chinese? Are you interested in joining in the fun at our Chinese Family playgroup? 

Our Chinese Family Program delivers weekly playgroup sessions for Chinese speaking families living or working in the City of Monash.

You’ll discover activities specific designed to break down isolation due to language and cultural barriers.

Volunteers lead activities such as:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Games
  • Storytelling
  • Singing.

Playgroup sessions run:

  • Monday Playgroup  – Every Monday 10.30am-11.30am
  • Wednesday Playgroup – Every Friday 10.30am-11.30am
  • Saturday Dad’s Playgroup  – Every second Saturday 10.30am-11.30am

 

If you have hidden talent 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 contact with Joseph on 03 8792 8999 or email volunteers@unitingvictas.org.au 

 

  • Location
  • City of Monash 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 

 

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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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Breezeway Community Meals - Ballarat

Be part of the action!

Become a BreezeWay volunteer and take action to end homelessness in Ballarat.

 

Every lunchtime since January 1, 1998, a dedicated crew of volunteers has been behind the stove working to provide hot meals and sandwich packs for those in need across Ballarat.

 

During this time, volunteers have served up more than 500,000 meals and put a smile on the face of the many thousands of people who have come through their doors.

 

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

 

With the doors open 365 days of the year, volunteering with Breezeway 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 contact with Jen on 0428 778 431 or email volunteers@unitingvictas.org.au 

 

  • Location
  • Ballarat VIC

Type of work

Community Development

Suitable for

Centrelink VolunteersPeople Learning EnglishSkilled 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 

 

 

No Interest Loans - Barwon

A fair go for everyone to access interest-free loans.

Volunteers assist people to access fair, safe and equitable credit through the No Interest Loans Scheme (NILS). NILS are interest-free loans intended to provide individuals and families in need with money for essential items and services to make life easier.

Funds can be used for:

  • Household items like fridges, washing machines, stoves, dryers, freezers and furniture
  • Some medical and dental services
  • Education essentials such as computers and textbooks
  • Car-related expenses including registration and repairs
  • Essential vehicles including cars, motorcycles, and mobility scooters (credit check required)
  • Mobile phones. 

 

“I was looking to support an organisation that matched my interests and values” - Emergency Relief, Volunteer.

 

If support people with their finances sounds like you, and you 4 hours a fortnight 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 access support. We would like you to join our team.

 

Interested in becoming a local change maker?  Apply Now!

 

For more information contact with Elizabeth on 03 4210 1113 or email volunteers@unitingvictas.org.au 

 

  • Location
  • Barwon Region VIC

Type of work

Community Development

Suitable for

Centrelink VolunteersPeople Learning EnglishSkilled 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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Lifeline Melbourne

 

Offer hope to those in crisis.​
Become a Lifeline telephone Crisis Supporter and help us provide Australians experiencing emotional distress with access to 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

At Uniting, we are committed to ensuring a safe environment for all.

We’ll ensure you are supported throughout your training, and beyond. We recognise both the reward and challenge of this role and have practices in place to keep you safe. Debriefing with experienced crisis supporter workers is a constructive and essential part of the way we operate. Our caring and dynamic team will help you make the impact you seek.

 

 


 

 

 

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The Nationally recognised training is delivered on behalf of Lifeline Australia- Lifeline RTO #88036 Course code: CHC5500113 Crisis Support Skill Set.

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.

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.

Become a crisis supporter today

Lifeline Melbourne

 

What does a Lifeline Crisis Supporter look like?

  • Compassionate and empathetic​
  • With excellent communication and active listening skills
  • Able to respond without judgement
  • Aged 18 years or older
  • Committed to a 12-month training program
  • Passed a Criminal Record Check
  • Holds a Working with Children/Working with Vulnerable People Check
  • Has a desire to make a difference to people in crisis

 

"For ordinary people, they might have this assumption you need extraordinary skills to be able to be a volunteer.
But it is ordinary people callers want to talk to."

Uniting Lifeline Crisis Supporter Volunteer

 


How do I become a Lifeline Crisis Supporter?

Helping people in crisis and suicide prevention is an important and challenging job. 

We are dedicated to keeping both our Crisis Supporters, and our callers, safe and supported. Our comprehensive training prepares our volunteers to navigate the calls successfully and empathetically whilst making the role valuable and rewarding.

Information session

We encourage you to attend an info session to explore the detail and the commitment
required, and meet experienced people who can answer your questions. 

Download the Pre-Enrolment Booklet


Application and interview

Once you decide you are ready to join our team of crisis supporters, you'll need to complete
an application. On meeting the initial criteria, you'll be invited for an interview. Successful
candidates will be accepted to begin training at the next opportunity.

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


Start your training

Over a twelve-week period you’ll attend a mix of E-learning modules and group sessions.,

Download the RTO Compliance Information 


Practical placement

16 hours of practical experience, completed across 8 weeks. Through a combination of observation and supervised shifts on the phone, you’ll continue to learn. We’ll provide ongoing constructive feedback and you’ll have the opportunity to share experiences and challenges with other students in a group setting.


Internship

56 hours of logged calls completed across the remainder of your first 12 months with us. You’ll have continued supervision with ongoing support whilst you put your learnings into practice and build your experience.


Accreditation and volunteering

  • You will now have completed the Lifeline Crisis Supporter Workplace Training (CSWT) course and will officially be an accredited Volunteer Crisis Supporter. 
  • To maintain your accreditation, you will complete 8 hours of logged calls per month and ongoing professional development module

 

 

Accredited Crisis Supporter Training

Accredited Crisis Support Skill Set Training (CHCSS00113) is delivered on behalf of Lifeline Australia RTO 88036, by Uniting Vic.Tas.

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.

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.

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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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.

 

 

Fill in an application