Wesley volunteers are an incredible group of people. Not only do they give their precious time to help deliver our services, they’re often at the frontline sharing experiences and giving support to those most in need. Every year, over 1,500 volunteers contribute over 850,000 hours to help Wesley assist more than 52,000 people in need. We rely on their support – and we’re always on the lookout for more enthusiastic people. Anyone 16 years and over can volunteer in a range of areas across our organisation. Why volunteer with us?
- Help others and make a difference in your community
- Develop your skills through experience and training
- Build new social and professional networks
- Do something you’re passionate about!
Read on for our current volunteer opportunities. You can also fill out our online enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch with you soon.
From helping out at recreational weekend camps for children to providing companionship to an adult with disability, supporting creative art activities or assisting with administration tasks, we have a wide variety of great volunteer roles available now across our Disability Services programs. No matter how much or how little time you have to spare, we’d love your help to involve clients in their local community and learn new skills!Read more
By volunteering your time and skills to Lifeline’s Melbourne Centre you can help people in crisis. We’re looking for people from all walks of life who would like to make a commitment to regular volunteer work and who are willing to learn new skills, support others and work within our vision and values. Every Lifeline volunteer crisis supporter must complete extensive training to ensure you’re confident, skilled and able to provide support to callers in their time of need.Read more
Find enjoyment and fulfilment by actively connecting with older people in your community. Our volunteers provide companionship and interaction, and help our older clients participate in the local community. We have a great range of volunteer opportunities from social support to assisting with planned group activities. You can even provide live-in support as a homesharer in return for accommodation. However you’d like to get involved, we have lots of opportunities to suit you.Read more
We need regular volunteers across our two crisis centres in Ringwood and Footscray to help sort, restock and shelve food donations. This activity peaks in November and December, during our annual Food for Families appeal, and we welcome your expressions of interest all year round to assist us in the weeks leading up to Christmas. You can also make a real difference in the lives of individuals and families needing assistance by supporting us in administrative or driving roles.Read more