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Family Life was founded in 1970 by volunteers, and it is the ‘volunteering spirit’ that has helped Family Life to grow and become the vibrant and hugely successful organisation that it is today.

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Expression of Interest in Volunteering

Family Life is looking for new volunteers. Whether it’s a few hours a week or a larger commitment, it all makes a difference!

We rely on dedicated and compassionate volunteers to assist with many aspects of our operations, without which we simply could not support the families and communities who need our help.

Family Life was founded by volunteers more than 50 years ago and they continue to play a vital role in supporting our community today.

Volunteer Retail Assistant

Family Life has multiple Community Opportunity Shops located across the Bayside region of Melbourne. These community-hubs are vibrant spaces, each shop playing an important role in the lives of the community of which they are a part.

Volunteer Retail Assistants help with the day-to-day operations of stores.

Volunteer Distribution Centre Assistant

Distribution Centre volunteers support the operations of the Community Opportunity Shops by working at our warehouse. Tasks include storing goods, moving and rearranging stock in the opportunity shops, organising donation collections and delivery of goods.

Volunteer Delivery Driver and Jockey

The Delivery Driver and Jockeys assist the Community Opportunity Shop operations by driving the Family Life vehicles to deliver stock to Opportunity Shops and between the shops, collecting donations from the public and to deliver purchased goods to customers.

Register your interest

Do you have a free morning or afternoon each week or fortnight? Do you want to learn new skills or use your expertise to help others? Are you interested in meeting new people and giving back to your community?

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or would like further information about volunteering at Family Life, please register your interest by completing the form below.

Once you have completed and submitted the form below, you will receive an acknowledgement email. One of our Volunteer Coordinators will contact you to discuss your volunteering aspirations, your skills and the opportunities available at Family Life.

Please note the minimum age for volunteering at Family Life is 15 years old.