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Volunteering is a great way to get involved with CatholicCare and to support and empower vulnerable and disadvantaged families and communities. 

CatholicCare volunteers run sewing groups, homework clubs and English conversation classes for newly arrived refugees. They provide academic support and encouragement for disadvantaged adults who are enrolled in our Clemente Fitzroy program. They provide administrative support at a number of our offices and help out at our events. They offer pastoral support in prisons and hospitals.

We are grateful for the many wonderful people who give their time, skills and experience to help us respond to an ever-increasing demand for our services. By volunteering, they contribute to making our community a better place.

Volunteering is rewarding in other ways. Giving their time for a good cause can help volunteers to:

  • build skills and experience
  • stay active
  • make new friends
  • gain a sense of personal achievement


CatholicCare welcomes volunteers from all backgrounds, life stages and with a broad range of skills. Volunteers under 18 years of age must have written consent from a parent or legal guardian.

How do I register to become a volunteer?

Volunteer opportunities are advertised when available and are based on program and client needs.

All volunteers are required to submit an Expression of Interest Form and current resumé when applying for a position. Volunteers who are shortlisted are required to attend an interview with the Volunteer Coordinator and the Program Coordinator.

Once selected for a position, all volunteers are required to:

  • complete a Registration Form,
  • read and sign a Confidentiality Agreement and Volunteer Declaration, and 
  • undergo a Police Record Check and a Working with Children Check (CatholicCare will reimburse the cost of this when you commence voluntary work).


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Current opportunites

Volunteer Clerical and Administration Support | East Melbourne

If you would like to support CatholicCare's programs through helping with basic clerical assistance, we would love to hear from you. 

Tasks may include: filing, collating, data entry, copying, mail-outs and compiling information packs.

Times and commitment are flexible and we can work around your schedule. This could mean one day every fortnight, a few hours here and there, and during busy times we might even see you once a week. You may even like to volunteer with a friend! 

If you have some spare time and would like to join our volunteer team and support our programs, please let us know.

Application details:
Volunteer Homework Group Tutor | Dandenong

CatholicCare’s Integrated Family Services provide casework and in-home support to vulnerable families experiencing multiple difficulties. By providing family support services that increase parenting confidence and capacity, family relationships are strengthened leading to better opportunities and outcomes for children.

Our Integrated Family Services (IFS) are delivered through the Child FIRST Initiative.

The Homework Support Group aims to provide primary and secondary participants with an environment to help them remain engaged in school and support their safety, stability and development. Our volunteers will support the students (from years 5 to 9) with various subjects such as, but not limited to, Maths, Science and English.

Positions Available:

  • Homework Tutors (Thursdays: 4.30pm-6.30pm)
  • Homework Tutor and Set-Up Assistance (Thursdays: 3.30pm - 6.00pm)
  • Homework Tutors - with training/experience working with special needs children (Thursdays: 4.30pm-6.30pm)**

**Some of the participants require extra attention and assistance with their school work, so we are also seeking some volunteers who have training and experience with special needs children.

Application details:

June Appeal 2017

"When you leave everything behind, life is full of fear and home is lonely. CatholicCare made me feel strong again. The community group was like a family.” ~ Rana