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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 

 

 

Ballarat - Emergency Relief

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 5 hours a week 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 Shelley on 0466 592 505 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 

 

 

Werribee - Emergency Relief

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 Shelley on 0466 592 505 or email volunteers@unitingvictas.org.au 

 

  • Location
  • Wyndham 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 

 

 

Grovedale - Emergency Relief

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 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 

 

 

Norlane - Emergency Relief

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 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 

 

 

Foster Care - Wimmera

Help provide a safe, supportive and loving home for a child or young person in need.


The role of a foster carer is crucial in ensuring that Victoria’s youths are provided with the support they need to develop in a safe and nurturing environment. A kind and empathetic foster carer can offer a sense of stability and security that can change a young person’s life.

Types of care we need:

  • Weekend respite, looking after children and young people living with a foster care family for occasional or regularly scheduled weekends.
  • Short-term care, which ranges from a few days to a few months, depending on the child or young person's needs.
  • Long-term care, when the child or young person is not expected to return to their family.
  • If you’re interested in making a meaningful difference in the lives of Victoria’s young people, consider becoming a foster carer. Our program provides extensive training and support to ensure that you’re fully prepared to offer the best possible care to your foster child.

The first step is getting in touch. We can answer all your questions and help you make an informed decision about taking the next step.

 

For more information on becoming a accredited foster carer please visit https://www.unitingvictas.org.au/services/family-services/foster-care/ 

 

Foster Care - Western Victoria

Help provide a safe, supportive and loving home for a child or young person in need.


The role of a foster carer is crucial in ensuring that Victoria’s youths are provided with the support they need to develop in a safe and nurturing environment. A kind and empathetic foster carer can offer a sense of stability and security that can change a young person’s life.

Types of care we need:

  • Weekend respite, looking after children and young people living with a foster care family for occasional or regularly scheduled weekends.
  • Short-term care, which ranges from a few days to a few months, depending on the child or young person's needs.
  • Long-term care, when the child or young person is not expected to return to their family.
  • If you’re interested in making a meaningful difference in the lives of Victoria’s young people, consider becoming a foster carer. Our program provides extensive training and support to ensure that you’re fully prepared to offer the best possible care to your foster child.

The first step is getting in touch. We can answer all your questions and help you make an informed decision about taking the next step.

 

For more information on becoming a accredited foster carer please visit https://www.unitingvictas.org.au/services/family-services/foster-care/ 

 

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