What are the benefits of being a volunteer?

By becoming a volunteer and supporting McAuley Community Services for Women, you will become part of a team working to help women and children have safer, brighter lives, while also gaining a unique and valuable personal experience.

There are so many benefits for you as a volunteer. You can expect to:

  • gain satisfaction from contributing in a meaningful way
  • use your skills and interests to support women and their children
  • be a member of a team with shared values and goals
  • be valued and appreciated by those you work with
  • learn more about McAuley Community Services for Women and the issues faced by women experiencing homelessness
  • gain a current reference for future study or employment applications
  • add work experience to build your resume
  • a  social environment
  • fun! 

Current opportunities 

We have exciting opportunities for Volunteer Tutors. The positions are for 2-3 hours per week with our team who provide support for women and children escaping family violence.

Ideally applicants will be able to demonstrate:

  • Qualifications and/or experience in teaching or tutoring
  • Ability to adapt to the needs of young people and encourage their engagement in education.
  • High level interpersonal communication skills.
  • Reliability and availability to commit to a regular shift during school terms, after school hours.
  • Experience of working with children and women who have experienced trauma, and people from diverse backgrounds.

A National police check and a Working with Children Check are required prior to commencement. A current driver’s license is desirable.

For an Application Form please email kstrassnick@mcauleycsw.org.au

Applications close Friday 16th August 2019.


Could you help us by volunteering as a driver?


We need people who can volunteer for three  to six hours on an ad hoc basis. We also need a person who can make a regular weekly collection from the Food Bank and deliver to McAuley House.

You may also be able to assist women and children to move to secure accommodation, or to attend appointments. Another task may be to assist with assembly of flatpack furniture.

Ideally you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Current Victorian Driver’s Licence and willing to drive beyond the local area
  • Flexibility to be available at short notice (two to ten days)
  • Willing to be ‘on-call’ for two to three days a week
  • Ability to walk easily up and down stairs, good balance
  • High level interpersonal communication skills.
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to work independently as appropriate, and following instructions.

Current opportunities - kitchen

We are looking for volunteer kitchen hands to support the Food For My Life program. This will involve four hours per week from 10.00 am to 2.00pm.

Ideally you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience as a kitchen hand in a commercial kitchen
  • Ability to work independently without constant supervision
  • Knowledge of safe food handling and OHS issues as they relate to a commercial kitchen
  • High level interpersonal communication skills.


We are also looking for people who can volunteer in these areas:

  • assist Residential Care Workers.
  • hairdressing.                              

Find out more about volunteering

To learn more about volunteer roles and the recruitment process: