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Volunteering Opportunities

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Current Volunteer positions

Weekend Volunteers Needed: At Highett, Hampton, and Black Rock Op Shops.
We are looking for new volunteers to help at our fabulous Op shops selling homewares, great fashion and more!
If you have a few hours to spare and would like to learn new skills, make new friends, gain confidence to improve career prospects then come and join us at the Op Shop.
Requirements:
  • 5 hours a week, Saturday/Sunday
  • Retail Experience preferred but not essential
  • Training will be provided. Enthusiastic and team player
  • Good communication skills
  • Police check and Working with Children Check ( free to volunteers)
Make a difference and support your local community!

To make an application

Do you love shopping and chatting to customers? We are looking for friendly, enthusiastic volunteers at our busy Highett Op Shop to engage with the community. If you have a few hours to spare and would like to learn new skills, make new friends, gain confidence to improve career prospects, then come and join us. Make a positive difference and support your local community.4 hours per week, days to suit.

  • 4 hours per week, days to suit
  • Retail experience preferred, but not necessary.
  • Training will be provided
  • Enthusiastic and team player
  • Good communication skills
  • Working with Children Check required*
  • National Police Check required*
  • *May be arranged via the organisation. Details to be provided upon expression of interest.
    Reimbursement: Tea / coffee & biscuits, and a great time!
  • 12-14 Railway Pde, Highett VIC 3190

To make an application

Love fashion? Know your brands? We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers at our fabulous Chelsea Op Shop to help sort the fab from the drab!. If you have a few hours to spare and would like to learn new skills, make new friends, gain confidence to improve career prospects, then come and join us. Make a positive difference and support your local community.

    • 4 hours per week, days to suit
    • Fashion experience preferred, but not necessary.
    • Training will be provided
    • Enthusiastic and team player
    • Good communication skills
    • Working with Children Check required*
    • National Police Check required*
    • *May be arranged via the organisation. Details to be provided upon expression of interest.
    • Reimbursement: Tea / coffee & biscuits, and a great time!
    435 Nepean Hwy, Chelsea VIC 3196

To make an application

We are looking for new volunteers to help us run this fabulous op shop selling homewares great fashion and more! If you have a few hours to spare and would like to learn new skills, make new friends, gain confidence to improve your career prospects then come and join us at the Op shop. Make a positive difference and support your local community.

    • 4 hours per week, days to suit
    • Retail experience preferred but not necessary
    • Training will be provided
    • Enthusiastic and team player
    • Good communication skills
    • Working with Children Check required *
    • National Police Check required*
    • * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
    • Reimbursement: Tea/coffee Biscuits, and a great time!
    41 Bluff Rd, Black Rock VIC 3193

To make an application

Our Hampton Op Shop is about to have its first birthday! We are looking for new volunteers to help us run this busy retail shop of homewares, brick a brack and great fashion. If you have a few hours to spare and would like to learn new skills, make new friends, gain confidence to improve your career prospects then come and join us at the Op Shop.

    • Companionship & Social Support
    • Marketing, Media, & Communications
    • Retail & Sales
    • Suitable for
    • Centrelink Volunteers
    • People Learning English
    • Commitment
    • Regular – more than 6 months
    • Time Required
    • 4 hour shifts/ Morning and Afternoon.
    • Requirements
    • National Police Certificate *
    • Working with Children Check *
    • Retail experience preferred but not necessary, team player, fit and enthusiastic, reliable and positive.
    • * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
    • Reimbursement
    Morning Afternoon Tea.

To make an application

Family Life are looking for volunteers with some experience to support families with infants and young children. The volunteer will work closely with the Family Worker to support the family to connect to Community Services and promote well being.

    • Location: Cheltenham VIC
    • Category: Community Services
    • Type of work: Childcare, Companionship & Social Support, Driving & Transportation
    • Suitable for: Skilled Volunteers,
    • Commitment: Regular – more than 6 months
    • Time Required: During Business Hours – Monday to Friday.
    • Training: Required
    • Requirements:
    • Driver’s Licence (C)
    • National Police Certificate *
    • Working with Children Check *
    • Interest in interacting with infants and pre school children, some background experience with supporting families.
    • Need to be reliable and a genuine interest in helping others
    • * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
    • Reimbursement
    Available

To make an application

Family Life are looking for a volunteer to run Community Events including craft groups, book clubs etc and organising Community involvement and opportunities to design events to attract people to our new Cheltenham opportunity shop. The op shop has a large space set aside for groups to participate in interesting and exciting ideas. Family Life will provide resources and support to a pro active volunteer who would be interested in this role.

    • Location: Cheltenham VIC
    • Category: Community Services
    • Type of work: Arts, Craft, & Photography, Companionship & Social Support
    • Suitable for: Centrelink Volunteers
    • Commitment: Regular – more than 6 months
    • Time Required: Business Hours: Mon-Fri & Weekends.
    • Training: Offered.
    • Requirements:
    • National Police Certificate *
    • Working with Children Check *
    • Interest in arts and craft, organising events, good communications skills, fun loving and enjoys meeting new people.
    • Need to be reliable, have an interest in arts, crafts and organising events.
    • * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
    • Reimbursement
    Yes

To make an application

Family Life are recruiting volunteers to assist with deliveries, pick ups and support for our Bayside Op Shops. Join a team of friendly, happy volunteers working out of our action packed Warehouse in Moorabbin. Every day is different and full of exciting adventures.

    • Location: Moorabbin VIC
    • Type of work:
    • Driving & Transportation
    • Trades & Maintenance
    • Suitable for:
    • Centrelink Volunteers
    • People Learning English
    • Skilled Volunteers
    • Wheelchair Access
    • Commitment: Regular – more than 6 months
    • Time Required: 4-5 Hours weekly
    • Training: Training Offered
    • Requirements:
    • Driver’s Licence (C)
    • National Police Certificate *>
    • Working with Children Check *
    • – Able to work in a team
    • – Flexible can do attitude
    • – Able to lift furniture and physically fit
    • – Enjoy varied tasks
    • – Have fun with others
    • – Handyman skills desired but not neccessary
    • * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
    • Reimbursement
    Tea & Coffee

To make an application

Do you have a few spare hours to spare during the week? Do you want to have fun and explore the amazing surprises people donate to charity? Are you interested in recycled fashion and home wares? Are you interested in stock management and logistics? Volunteers are required at our busy, informal Warehouse to sort and prepare donations for our Op shops. Join our happy, action packed Warehouse Team. Family Life welcomes new volunteers.

    • Location: Moorabbin VIC
    • Type of work: Fundraising & Events, Library Services, Retail & Sales
    • Suitable for:
    • Skilled Volunteers
    • Wheelchair AccessCommitment:
    • Regular – more than 6 months
    • Time Required:
    • 10.00am – 1.00pm Monday to Thursday
    • Training: Training offered

Requirements:
Driver’s Licence (C)
National Police Certificate *
Working with Children Check *
– Good Communication skills
– Team player
– Good organisation skills
– Flexible attitude
* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Reimbursement
Coffee/Tea/Biscuits

To make an application

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