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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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Hartley's Meals - Prahran

A warm welcome when someone needs it .

Hartley’s Meals located in Prahran has been serving weekday lunches for more than thirty years with volunteers serving thousands of meals a year. Hartley’s is operated by experienced chefs, volunteers, and participants from our services.

Hartley’s aims to provide:

  • a supportive and welcoming environment to all, but particularly those in the community who may be living with complex needs including mental illness, economic disadvantage, social isolation, loneliness or disadvantage
  • nutritious, low cost meals.

 

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

 

With the doors open during the week, volunteering with 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

 

A typical lunch menu has soup, two choices of main meal (with vegetarian options always available) plus a dessert. Free bread and salad is provided – when possible – with the purchase of a main meal. The menu changes every day, and main meals cost $4.00. Holders of a valid and current Centrelink concession card are entitled to three free main meals a month*.

 

Opening hours Monday to Friday, serving lunch from 11.00am to 2.00pm

 

Hartley's is located at 211 Chapel Street, Prahran

 

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 

 

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.

Winter Breakfast - Prahran

A Warm breakfast on a dreary winter’s day is a small luxury, but it means the world to many. 

Hartley’s Meals located in Prahran has been serving weekday lunches and free Breakfasts during winter for more than thirty years with volunteers serving thousands of meals a year. Hartley’s is operated by experienced chefs, volunteers, and participants from our services.

The program provides a free hot meal to those most in need and runs from June to August.

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

 

With the doors open early during the winter months, volunteering with the winter breakfast programis 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. Shifts start at 7.30am on weekdays during the inter months. 

 

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 

 

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 Meals - St Kilda

A warm welcome when someone needs it .

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

 

With the doors open during the week, volunteering with 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 email volunteers@unitingvictas.org.au 

 

  • Location
  • St Kilda 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 

 

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.

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 

 

Emergency Relief - South Melbourne

 

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
  • Wyndham 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 

 

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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L2P Mentor Drivers - Ringwood

Sometimes independence starts with P.


Our L2P Program matches learner drivers with a mentor to help get them on the road.  Getting a drivers licence is an important milestone in a young person’s life. It opens up opportunities for employment, increases confidence, a sense of responsibility and independence.

Our L2P Program matches learners with a fully-licenced volunteer driver and vehicle to help them gain driving experience.

 

Become a mentor.

Volunteer mentors are an integral and highly valued part of the TAC L2P Program and we always welcome enquiries and applications. To be considered as a volunteer mentor you need to meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be over 21 years of age
  • Hold current full Australian driver's licence
  • Have satisfactory driver license history report
  • Be medically fit to drive (we may discuss this further through the application process)

 

If this sounds like you and have some time 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. We would like you to join our team.

 

Interested in becoming a local change maker?  Apply Now!

 

For more information contact with Fleur on 03 8870 4000 or email volunteers@unitingvictas.org.au 

 

  • Location
  • Ringwood 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 

 

Foster Care

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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Home and Community Care

Let's work together to build the life people want.


We get to know people and their goals. Our volunteer team help build confidence, develop skills and support people to get out and about in their local community.

We’re flexible, so let us know how you’d like to support people achieve their goals.


General Interests

Home and Community Care

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 Marnie on 1300 583 145 or email volunteers@unitingvictas.org.au 

 

  • Location
  • Various 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 

 

 

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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

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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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