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Banyule Men's Shed and Buna Reserve Community Garden

Available volunteer roles

Shed Assistant

Banyule Men's Shed  - Shed Assistant

Volunteering with the Banyule Men’s Shed is a great way to share your skills, help community members with projects, meet new friends and support other men of all ages who might be isolated or looking for a new activity.

If you have some free time on weekdays, we would love your help!

Shed Assistant volunteers help to open and close the shed, work on a variety of community projects, and have a cuppa and chat with the men who pop in. They may also:

  • Help local people fix broken items and make things like furniture or toys
  • Support men with a disability to engage in creative projects of their own
  • Do a run to the hardware store for supplies
  • Teach handy skills to young men in the local community, who may not have access to tools or advice
  • Sit to play games or chat with men who pop in
  • Help with the garden
  • Help to make the Shed an inviting 'home away from home'


“I enjoy the social aspect of the shed, there’s always someone to help out with a project or to chat to.’’

You don't need to have specific skills as we need men with a variety of experience.

Can you help?

 We are looking for people who:

  • Can volunteer once a week or fortnight
  • Are happy to chat and socialise with others
  • Can share skills with others, or want to learn new skills
  • Are willing to complete training
  • Can commit for at least one year
  • Are willing to obtain a police check (we pay).

For more information about the role, please call Melissa on 9450 2000, or click on 'Apply here' to send us an application.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Information about times and location:

  • When

    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday between 10.30am - 3:30pm

  • Where

    Corner of St Hillier & Edwin Streets, Heidelberg Heights

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Gambler's Help Lived Experience Programs

Gambler’s Help Lived Experience Program roles

ReSPIN Gambling Harm Community Educator


Who are ReSPIN Gambling Harm Community Educator volunteers? 

ReSPIN Gambling Harm Community Educators have a lived experienced of gambling harm, either from their own gambling or from the impacts of another person's gambling. 

They share their story of gambling harm and recovery with community and corporate groups, health care services and the media, with the aim of educating, influencing change and decreasing stigma in the community.

Interested in becoming a ReSPIN volunteer?

We are looking for people who:

  • Are willing to share their lived experience story of gambling harm to help others (either at face to face events or online)
  • Are in stable recovery (either from their own gambling or form the impacts of another person's gambling) and feel willing and able to share their story with the community.
  • Are willing to complete the ReSPIN training
  • Live across Victoria - ReSPIN is a statewide program and we recruit volunteers from all across Victoria

What you will get:

  • Training and ongoing professional development
  • Support from staff and our strong group of volunteer community educators
  • The opportunity to use your lived experience to help the community

Click here for more information about the program. 

For more information about the role, please call us on 0456 542 124 for a chat or click on 'Apply here'.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Himilo - Homework Club

Available volunteer roles

Homework Club tutors to help Australian-Somali students shine - we will train you how to tutor!

What does a Homework Club volunteer do?

Our program works in partnership with schools and community to improve educational and employment outcomes for Australian-Somali young people. 

We teach our Homework Club Tutors to work with individual or small groups of students from 5 to 18 years of age to provide academic support and enrichment in a range of subject areas at primary or secondary level, including:

  • Maths
  • Science
  • English
  • Humanities

Just by being there and freely offering their time and support, tutors also help increase young people's:

  • engagement in their own education
  • confidence and motivation
  • career pathway success (for secondary students)

The benefits are far reaching, and our tutors make a huge difference to the lives of the young people they support.

Duration: One to two hours per week is required, during term time.

Location: West Heidelberg Vic, or sometimes online

What to expect:  Attending once a week, an afternoon or after school session, where tutors act as an academic coach and positive role model to primary and secondary school aged students. Tutors are to guide and facilitate learning by encouraging and imparting higher order thinking and study skills.

Who can volunteer?

Homework Club Tutors come from a wide range of backgrounds and include:

  • Parent with WWCC
  • People who are interested in making a difference in someone's life
  • Retired teachers
  • Professionals with spare time once a week
  • Secondary students 15 and over (to tutor primary school ages)
  • Tertiary students
  • Anyone who has a knowledge of Math, English, science or humanities and wants to help young people who may be experiencing disadvantage
  • We welcome people from all backgrounds and also love to see people from the Somali-Australian community helping local young people.

Skills and experience

What we need you to have is:

Demonstrated experience or ability to provide sound academic learning support

  • Identification with the values of our program and experience or interest in working with young people
  • Strong interpersonal, organisation and communication skills
  • A willingness to undergo a National Police check (we pay)
  • Apply for and provide a Working With Children Check
  • Melbourne Additional information Applicants must be willing to: • Participate in a Tutor Training seminar • Adhere to Child Safety
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West Heidelberg Community Legal Service

Available roles

Volunteer Law Clerk

Community Legal Centre - Volunteer Law Clerk

Are you a later-years legal student seeking experience and to support disadvantaged communities? 

Become a part of our passionate and committed team who work together to provide access to justice to the people who really need it most!

You will gain an understanding of the work undertaken by a community legal centre, and will have exposure to a wide range of legal areas including criminal law, family law, tenancy, and fines.

  • Assist with client intake and assessment
  • Be the first point of contact for all enquiries
  • Provide administrative and paralegal support to the team of lawyers and administrative staff

Time commitmentOne shift per week 9am-4.30pm for a minimum of twelve months

Training: On-the-job training provided.

Commences: ASAP or by negotiation for ideal candidate(s) for when suits - so enquire now!

Experience: must have completed 3 years of a law degree OR have previous work experience in the legal sector

Screening checks: A current Police Check (less than 6 months old) • Proof of ability to legally work in Australia

Note: This is a voluntary role so no payment is offered.

Website: https://bchs.org.au/services/whclegal/

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