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Volunteer

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.

Current opportunities

Clemente Learning Partners | ACU, Fitzroy

Our Clemente Fitzroy program offers supported tertiary education to adults who have experienced significant disadvantage in their life. The people that participate in this program may have experienced mental health illness, addiction, homelessness and/or imprisonment - all of which have been a barrier to accessing higher education.

CatholicCare is looking for Learning Partners to provide support with study and homework, and to give encouragement to the student they are paired with. Learning Partners will be required to support a student every Thursday night from 5:30pm-7:00pm across 13 weeks, starting from mid August 2019.

If you are interested in this amazing opportunity, please contact Matt Walton (below) for more details.

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: 

  • Contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Matt Walton at volunteer@ccam.org.au for more information or to apply for this role.

What services do volunteers support at CatholicCare?

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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