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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.

Computer Tutor | Brunswick

About the Opportunity
This is a fantastic opportunity for people to join our passionate team of volunteers to provide informal computer tutoring to our clients learning new computer skills. Team Members are required for 4 hours per week to provide individualised support to people seeking asylum who have different levels of computer literacy.

About you
We're looking for motivated people who are committed to supporting and improving the lives of people seeking asylum in Australia. If you are passionate about social and human rights issues, have sound IT knowledge and skills, have the ability to commit to 4 hours per week, matched by your 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: 

Mondays | 12pm - 2pm

Position Description     Apply Online

Team Member - Retail | Yarraville Bargain Centre

About the Opportunity
This is a fantastic opportunity for people to join our passionate team of volunteers who work in our retail stores to support our community programs. The Team Member would assist with store operations by assisting with sales, merchandising and general cleanliness of the store on Saturday afternoons. Our store is located at 9 Anderson Street Yarraville Victoria 3013.

About you
We're looking for motivated people committed to supporting people with disadvantages in the community. If you are good communicator who is flexible and has a 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: 

Saturdays | 2pm - 5pm

Position Description      Apply Online

Team Members - Foodbank and Material Aid Support | Brunswick

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 and Second Bite in Heidelberg, 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: 

2 hours every Tuesday & 4 + hours every second Wednesday (8 hours per fortnight)

Position Description     Apply Online

Team Members - Community Garden - Second Seed | 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 week 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 - 4 hours | Weekly (flexible) 

Position Description      Apply Online

Team Members – Warehouse Truck Jockey

About the Opportunity
This is a fantastic opportunity for people to join our passionate team of volunteers to support Uniting Lentara Bargain Centres, Community Wardrobes and Emergency Relief services through the collection of donated goods, clothing and furniture.

About you
If you are reliable, physically fit, love being on the road and have a positive can-do attitude, we would like to hear from you.

Days & hours required: 

Monday to Friday | 6am – 2pm or 7am – 3pm (rostered)

Position Description     Apply Online

Team Members – Warehouse Sorter | Dallas

About the Opportunity
This is a fantastic opportunity for people to join our passionate team of volunteers to support Uniting Lentara Bargain Centres, Community Wardrobes and Emergency Relief services through the provision of sorting, storage and preparation of donated goods, clothing and furniture in readiness for transportation which are distributed or recycled.

About you
If you are reliable, physically fit and have a positive can-do attitude, we would like to hear from you.

Days & hours required: 

Monday to Friday | 9am to 2pm (rostered)

Position Description     Apply Online

Team Members - Garden Project | Brunswick

About the Opportunity
This is a fantastic opportunity for people to join our passionate team of volunteers to work on a project which aims to develop a weekly schedule for interested Asylum Seeker Welcome Centre (ASWC) clients to contribute to the design, planting and maintenance of the garden, thereby providing an opportunity for people seeking asylum to engage in a meaningful activity. Team Members are required for 2 - 3 hours per week to assist other volunteers and staff in developing and sustaining the garden project at the ASWC. Our garden is located at 212 Sydney Road Brunswick VIC 3056.

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: 

Wednesdays| 2 - 3 hours

Position Description     Apply Online

Team Members - Emergency Relief   | St Albans (3 positions)

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 eligibility 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: 

Tuesdays | 9.30am - 1pm

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 from Monday to Saturday. 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 a 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:
Monday to Saturday | Various shifts

Position Description     Apply Online

Team Members - Retail | Northcote

About the Opportunity
This is a fantastic opportunity for people to join our passionate team of volunteers who 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 Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays. 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 a 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:
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays | 4 hours per shift

Position Description Apply Online

Team Members - Retail | Glenroy

About the Opportunity
This is a fantastic opportunity for people to join our passionate team of volunteers who 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 Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays. Our Bargain Centre is located on Wheatsheaf Road in Glenroy.

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:
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays | 4 hours per shift

Position Description     Apply Online

Need more information
Call Sajjini Mathew on (03) 9351 3600 or email BUC.Volunteers@vt.uniting.org
   

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