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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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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 

 

 

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 

 

 

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Op Shops

Discover. Donate. Volunteer.

Giving back to local communities

Looking for a fun and rewarding job that allows you to indulge in your passion for fashion and pre-loved goods, while giving back to the community? If your answer is yes, then we would love to hear from you. 

Uniting Op Shops are currently looking for volunteers and paid staff members to join the team. You’ll enjoy a vibrant and supportive workplace with a great team culture. We work toward a common goal of making a difference in our local communities and have lots of fun along the way.

 

Your local unique volunteering role awaits

Geelong West Shop

Whether you're volunteering, making a purchase or donating goods, op shops provide a great opportunity to give back to local communities.

Our op shops raise funds for vital programs and services in local communities. Uniting Emergency Relief and Community Meals Services are supported through our local Op Shops.

Op Shop Team Members support in various ways. These may include:

  • Sorting donated items
  • Customer service and sales
  • Pricing donated items for sale
  • Creating displays / merchandising.

What is it like to work in the Op Shop?

“Each day is different — I could be hanging and tagging donated items, working on the register, sorting items or clearing shelves that need to be dusted. Lunchtime is always busy, so while we potter about, we focus on greeting people as they walk in to the shop. What I like most about helping out here is the variety — both in the people who visit the shop and those who work here, as well as the amazing range of items that are donated to us. There is never a dull moment and I’m grateful we all get along really well — even when we’re under the pump. We all support each other to deal with some of our more challenging customers — we know that working together is the best way to get through the day and no-one is expected to do anything they are uncomfortable with.” – Op Shop Team Member

Want to know more ?

Pop into or call a local store

- 23 Pakington Street, Geelong West - 03 5202 4848
- 8 Porter Avenue, Highton - 03 5202 4846
- 2/83 Point Lonsdale Road, Point Lonsdale - 03 5297 3056

 

  • Location
  • Barwon Region VIC

Type of work

Retail & Sales

Suitable for

Centrelink VolunteersPeople Learning English, People with a Disability 

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

     


    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.

     

Highton Shop

A hidden Geelong gem.

From must have fashion, to vintage homewares and great books our Op Shop is a destination for local area. Uniting Op Shops provide affordable clothing and homeware items in a welcoming and inclusive environment, while providing an essential role in funding Uniting’s program delivery. 

Our aim is to delight customers in a meaningful and memorable way in a contemporary retail environment that is positive, creative, inclusive and fun! From creating a vibrant and dynamic space using imaginative displays of quality donations, to serving and assisting customers, working behind the scenes with sorting and tagging new stock, the friendly opshop is at the heart of the Highton community. Why not add your talents to tour Op Shop team.

Volunteers are at the heart of our organisation and a crucial part of our retail shops. We are flexible and work to accommodate busy volunteers, ideally you would be available 1 – 3 days per week for full day or half day shifts. If you like people, customer service, merchandising, fashion, have an interest in the environment and learning new skills - any or all the above! – then this opportunity is for you. We look forward to getting to know you and welcoming you to our team!

 

What is it like to work in the Op Shop?

“Each day is different — I could be hanging and tagging donated items, working on the register, sorting items or clearing shelves that need to be dusted. Lunchtime is always busy, so while we potter about, we focus on greeting people as they walk in to the shop. What I like most about helping out here is the variety — both in the people who visit the shop and those who work here, as well as the amazing range of items that are donated to us. There is never a dull moment and I’m grateful we all get along really well — even when we’re under the pump. We all support each other to deal with some of our more challenging customers — we know that working together is the best way to get through the day and no-one is expected to do anything they are uncomfortable with.” – Op Shop Team Member

All activities are Centrelink approved.

Want to know more ?

Pop into or call a local store

- 23 Pakington Street, Geelong West - 03 5202 4848
- 8 Porter Avenue, Highton - 03 5202 4846
- 2/83 Point Lonsdale Road, Point Lonsdale - 03 5297 3056

 

  • Location
  • Highton VIC

Type of work

Retail & Sales

Suitable for

Centrelink VolunteersPeople Learning English, People with a Disability 

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

     


    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.

     

Point Lonsdale Shop

A small shop with a big heart.

From beachy holidaywear to essential homewares and books our Op Shop is full of gems. Uniting Op Shops provide affordable clothing and homeware items in a welcoming and inclusive environment, while providing an essential role in funding program delivery. 

Our aim is to delight customers in a meaningful and memorable way in a contemporary retail environment that is positive, creative, inclusive and fun! From creating a vibrant and dynamic space using imaginative displays of quality donations, to serving and assisting customers, working behind the scenes with sorting and tagging new stock , the 'Lonny' op shop is unique and unlike any other Uniting location. Why not add your talents to our Op Shop team.

Volunteers are at the heart of our organisation and a crucial part of our retail shops. We are flexible and work to accommodate busy volunteers, ideally you would be available 1 – 3 days per week for full day or half day shifts. If you like people, customer service, merchandising, fashion, have an interest in the environment and learning new skills - any or all the above! – then this opportunity is for you. We look forward to getting to know you and welcoming you to our team!

What is it like to work in the Op Shop?

“Each day is different — I could be hanging and tagging donated items, working on the register, sorting items or clearing shelves that need to be dusted. Lunchtime is always busy, so while we potter about, we focus on greeting people as they walk in to the shop. What I like most about helping out here is the variety — both in the people who visit the shop and those who work here, as well as the amazing range of items that are donated to us. There is never a dull moment and I’m grateful we all get along really well — even when we’re under the pump. We all support each other to deal with some of our more challenging customers — we know that working together is the best way to get through the day and no-one is expected to do anything they are uncomfortable with.” – Op Shop Team Member

 

All activities are Centrelink approved.

 

Want to know more ?

Pop into or call a local store

- 23 Pakington Street, Geelong West - 03 5202 4848
- 8 Porter Avenue, Highton - 03 5202 4846
- 2/83 Point Lonsdale Road, Point Lonsdale - 03 5297 3056

 

  • Location
  • Point Lonsdale VIC

Type of work

Retail & Sales

Suitable for

Centrelink VolunteersPeople Learning English, People with a Disability 

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

     


    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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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