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Volunteers play a critical role in the delivery of CatholicCare services - in fact, around 10% of the services we provide to people in need would not be possible without the support of our volunteers.

CatholicCare volunteers run and support a range of services including:

  • sewing groups
  • homework clubs
  • English conversation classes for newly arrived refugees
  • academic support and encouragement for disadvantaged adults who are enrolled in our Clemente Fitzroy program
  • administrative support at a number of our offices
  • event help and organisation
  • 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

Eligibility

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 opportunities

Volunteer Homework Tutor | Wyndham Vale

CatholicCare’s Homework Group in Wyndham provides refugee students with a supportive environment to enhance their academic achievement and build social connections with their peers.

We are looking for a volunteer tutor to support a group of high school students (Years 8, 9 and 10) from Burmese refugee backgrounds, with their schooling, including help with their homework, assignments and revision.

The Homework Group sessions are conducted weekly on Fridays, 3:30-5:00pm during school terms, in Werribee.

All volunteers are required to undergo a Police Record Check (PRC) and a Working with Children Check (WWCC) prior to commencing any voluntary work with CatholicCare (NOTE: CatholicCare will facilitate the PRC at no cost to the volunteer).

Application details:

Matt's Story

Matt was a typical teenager, with dreams to be an AFL star. Until his Dad left and everything started falling apart. Together we can help Matt get his dreams back on track.