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Volunteer Opportunities

Please see our current volunteer opportunities listed below. Opportunities change regularly, so please check this page on a regular basis for all upcoming positions. All volunteers will be required to complete a National Criminal History check and hold a valid Working with Children’s Check.

Team Members - Community Garden | Broadmeadows

About the Opportunity

This is a fantastic opportunity for people to join our passionate team of volunteers to work in our garden to support our community programs. Team Members are required for 3-4 hours per fortnight to assist other volunteers and staff in developing and sustaining the Garden to tend to the garden. Our garden is located at 413 Camp Road Broadmeadows VIC 3047

About you

We're looking for motivated people who understand the principles of gardening and have a passion for gardening. If you love working outside and love taking care of plants, we would like to hear from you.

Days & hours required:

3 – 5 hours per shift, flexible | Monday to Friday

Position Description     Apply Online

Team Members - Emergency Relief   | Broadmeadows

About the Opportunity

This is a fantastic opportunity for people to join our passionate team of volunteers to assist vulnerable clients through our Emergency Relief program. Emergency Relief Team Members assist with the packing and distribution of food, initial edibility interviews, entry of client data, general operations of the program and maintaining the work environment.

About you

We're looking for motivated people committed to supporting and improving the lives of vulnerable people in the community. If you are good communicator with good interpersonal skills and have regular ongoing availability and has a positive can-do attitude, we would like to hear from you. An understanding of empathy, the ability to build rapport and being a team player are critical in this role.

Knowledge and understanding of the factors impacting on the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities and experience working with families from diverse cultural backgrounds is highly valued.

Days & hours required:

3 – 5 hours per shift, rostered | Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays.

Position Description     Apply Online

Team Members - Thursday & Saturday Lunch Program  | Asylum Seeker Welcome Centre

This is a fantastic opportunity for people to join our passionate team of volunteers to prepare a delicious meal for people seeking asylum in Australia through our recreational Saturday Program. Saturday Lunch Team Members will assist clients with menus and shopping lists; receive and sort donated food items; prepare the Saturday lunch; shop for additional food supplies and ensure that the kitchen is kept tidy.

About you

We're looking for motivated people committed to supporting and improving the lives of people seeking asylum in Australia. If you have an interest in food and cooking, have regular ongoing availability and has a positive can-do attitude, we would like to hear from you. An understanding of empathy, the ability to build rapport and being a team player are critical in this role.

Knowledge and understanding of the factors impacting on the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities and experience working with families from diverse cultural backgrounds is highly valued.

Days & hours required:

4-6 hours per shift, rostered |Thursday &  Saturdays

Position Description - Saturday  Position Description - Thursday    Apply Online

English Conversation Class Facilitators  | Asylum Seeker Welcome Centre

About the opportunity

This is a fantastic opportunity for people to join our passionate team of volunteers to work with people seeking asylum in Australia. English Conversation Classes aim to provide English conversation practice for people learning English as a second language. English Conversation Class Facilitators work with clients and other volunteers in the running of English conversation classes.

About you

We're looking for motivated people committed to supporting and improving the lives of people seeking asylum. If you are good communicator with a passion for teaching, have regular ongoing availability and has a positive can-do attitude, we would like to hear from you. An understanding of empathy, the ability to build rapport and being a team player are critical in this role.

Knowledge and understanding of the factors impacting on the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities and experience working with families from diverse cultural backgrounds is highly valued.

Days & hours required:

2 – 3 hours per shift, rostered | Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays

Position Description     Apply Online

Team Members - Material Aid & Foodbank | Asylum Seeker Program

About the Opportunity

This is a fantastic opportunity for people to join our passionate team of volunteers to work with people seeking asylum. Team Members assist in picking up deliveries from Foodbank Victoria in Yarraville, ensuring all food and material aid items are appropriately stored and displayed and arranging pick up of donations if required.

About you

We're looking for motivated people committed to supporting and improving the lives of people seeking asylum. If you are good communicator who has regular ongoing availability and has a positive can-do attitude, we would like to hear from you. An understanding of empathy, the ability to build rapport and being a team player are critical in this role.

Knowledge and understanding of the factors impacting on the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities and experience working with families from diverse cultural backgrounds is highly valued.

Days & hours required: 4 + hours every second Wednesday

Position Description     Apply Online

Team Members - Retail, Moonee Ponds

About the Opportunity
This is a fantastic opportunity for people to join our passionate team of volunteers who to work in our retail stores to support our community programs. Team Members assist with store operations by assisting with sales, merchandising and general cleanliness of the store. Our store is located at 133 Puckle Street Moonee Ponds.

About you
We're looking for motivated people commitment to supporting people with disadvantages in the community. If you are good communicator who is flexible and has positive can-do attitude we would like to hear from you. The ability to build rapport and being a team player are critical in this role.

Days & hours required:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Morning and Afternoon Shifts

Position Description     Apply Online

Team Members - Retail, Yarraville (2-4 Positions)

About the Opportunity
This is a fantastic opportunity for people to join our passionate team of volunteers who to work in our retail stores to support our community programs. Team Members assist with store operations by assisting with sales, merchandising and general cleanliness of the store on Saturdays and Sundays. Our store is located at 9 Anderson Street Yarraville.

About you
We're looking for motivated people commitment to supporting people with disadvantages in the community. If you are good communicator who is flexible and has positive can-do attitude we would like to hear from you. The ability to build rapport and being a team player are critical in this role. 

Days and hours required:
Various shifts Saturday & Sunday

Position Description Apply Online

Team Members - Retail, Northcote (10-14 Positions)

Brand New Community Wardrobe Now Open!

About the Opportunity
This is a fantastic opportunity for people to join our passionate team of volunteers who to work in our retail stores to support our community programs. Team Members assist with store operations by assisting with sales, merchandising and general cleanliness of the store on Monday to Saturday. Our store is located at 266 High Street, Northcote.

About you
We're looking for motivated people commitment to supporting people with disadvantages in the community. If you are good communicator who is flexible and has positive can-do attitude we would like to hear from you. The ability to build rapport and being a team player are critical in this role.

Days and hours required:
Various shifts Monday - Sunday

Position Description Apply Online

Student Placements
Students who would like to undertake their placement with Lentara, please refer to the Student Placement information page.

Need more information
 
Call Bradley or Sajjini on (03) 9351 3600 or email volunteers@lentarauc.org.au