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3081 Angels

Roles currently available

Equipment Safety Checker

Vehicle Safety Inspection | Safety Inspection Shop Near Me | The Mufflerman

The volunteers in this team assess donated second-hand baby and children's items for safety, function, compliance with standards and wear. This includes prams/strollers, cots, high chairs, safety gates and car seats.

Our vision is that no child in West Heidelberg and surrounding areas will be without basic material needs. 

We understand the pressures of social and financial hardship and that there are a range of reasons why parents sometimes need help to access the goods their child needs. We know we all need some extra support sometimes and that there are people in the community that want to help others who are having a hard time. 

Can you help?

 We are looking for people who:

  • Can volunteer for a few hours a week or fortnight
  • Want to learn new skills
  • Are willing to complete training
  • Are willing to obtain a police check (we pay) and Working With Children check.

Key tasks of this role:

  • Inspect items against safety checklist based on current government standards and regulations.
  • Maintain an up-to-date inventory of equipment and its suitability for distribution.
  • Understand the assembly and disassembly of items for transport to clients or for storage.
  • Carry out or arrange for feasible repairs and/or replacements to bring items to an acceptable standard.
  • Ensure all necessary assembly hardware (particularly cots) is included with items to be distributed.
  • Where possible, provide manuals (can often be sourced from the Internet).
  • Follow the Code of Conduct and relevant policy and procedures as specified by Banyule Community Health Service

For more information about the role, please email 3081angels@bchs.org.au. To apply to volunteer, click on 'Apply here'.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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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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Community Wellbeing and Support Programs

Community Wellbeing and Support program roles

Food Share Team - packing food bags

Our Food Share program helps deliver fresh fruit and veggies to families in need.

Usually we offer a place for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to get together to catch up, cook some food and share fruit and vegetables to take home.

This changed during COVID, and we could use your help to allow us to pack and deliver fresh produce to local families in need. 

If you have some free time on Friday mornings, can stand and lift, we would love to hear from you!

Masks are encouraged when at the health centre.

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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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