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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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Emergency Relief - Sale

 

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,”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 Tamara on 03 5144 7777 or email volunteers@unitingvictas.org.au 

 

  • Location
  • Gippsland Region 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 

 

Emergency Relief - East Bairnsdale

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,”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 Lisa on (03) 5152 9626 or email volunteers@unitingvictas.org.au 

 

  • Location
  • Gippsland Region 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 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.

 

Community Care - La Trobe

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.
  • Packing and delivery of meals

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 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 Helen on 0466 233 344 or email haccgippsland@vt.uniting.org

 

  • 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.

 

Community Care - Baw Baw

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.
  • Packing and delivery of meals

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 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 Helen on 0466 233 344 or email haccgippsland@vt.uniting.org

 

  • 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.

 

East Bairnsdale Community Hub

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 Lisa on (03) 5152 9626 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.

 

Foster Care - Gippsland

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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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

Sale 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 the local store at 407 Raymond Street Sale or call 03 5144 2433

 


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