View Current Volunteer Opportunities
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
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).
Volunteer Computer Tutor | Werribee
CatholicCare has a well-established Refugee Settlement and Support service across the Western corridor of Melbourne.
We are looking for a volunteer who can provide tutoring in basic computer skills, who will facilitate a small class of participants from Refugee and non-English speaking backgrounds. Tutoring topics will include internet searches, use of email, introduction to word processing & spreadsheets, and online job search skills.
These sessions will be held weekly on Friday mornings from 10am-12pm during school terms.
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).
Learning Partner | ACU Fitzroy
Are you looking for a rewarding opportunity to volunteer with CatholicCare at Australian Catholic University? People with degree qualifications or higher are needed to help tutor and support adult students from disadvantaged backgrounds who wish to access and study at university.
The Clemente Fitzroy program (run by ACU in partnership with CatholicCare) provides a pathway into tertiary education, allowing adult students the opportunity to engage with study, to realise possibilities and achieve their potential.
The Learning Partner will be matched with an adult student to provide tutoring support, direction and encouragement at weekly sessions on Thursday evenings, from 5:30 – 7:00pm over 13 weeks starting from March 2019. The subject of study for the semester is Ethics.
Volunteer Cooking Group Facilitator | Werribee
We are looking for someone with cooking skills who can facilitate and lead the Refugee Parents Cooking Group at Wyndham Park Community Centre.
At the cooking group refugees learn to cook new and nutritious meals for their family. The group runs every Friday during school term from 3-5pm, where the meals prepared are then shared by the participants and the children from the Homework Group.