Current Volunteering Opportunities

Social Programs

Communities‍@‍Work’s Social Programs serve the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in Canberra and the surrounding region, including low income families and individuals, the homeless, women and children fleeing domestic violence and at-risk young people.

By providing food, clothing, essential services and skills training, Communities‍@‍Work empowers people to create better futures and helps foster independence, resilience and social connection.

Best Dressed Store & Clothing Program

Communities‍@‍Work’s Best Dressed Store stocks excess pre-loved, donated clothing and all funds raised through the store will go to supporting our Social Programs. For many disadvantaged men and women who are unemployed, on low incomes or who have experienced a life changing event, it can be a real struggle to meet the cost of suitable clothing for the next job interview or to commence new employment. Communities‍@‍Work’s Social Programs Clothing Program provides those in need with free clothing, shoes and accessories for job interviews, work experience or other special events. The program is staffed by friendly and helpful volunteers who are committed to providing a respectful and efficient service to all clients.

Position Descriptions
Best Dressed Store Assistant
Clothing Program Volunteer
Clothing Sorting Volunteer

Community Pantry

The Community Pantry program provides food and important services to individuals and families experiencing hardship in the Canberra region. The objective of the program is to help people in need make life changing choices in terms of nutrition, budgeting and household practices. With a pantry full of healthy food, hampers and essential items (available either for free or for a nominal charge), our clients can ‘shop’ in a safe, secure, dignified setting.

Position Descriptions
Community Pantry Storeroom Assistant
Community Pantry Team Member
Community Cooking Assistant

Lifestyle Services

Community Visitors Scheme

The Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) is a Commonwealth program, funded by the Department of Social Services with service delivery provided by Communities‍@‍Work. Through the program, volunteers are matched with elderly clients who they visit in their own homes on a regular basis in order to provide companionship. The goal of the scheme is to improve the quality of life for clients who may be socially isolated or lonely.

Position Description
Community Visitor

Seniors Program Activity Assistant

The Centre4Seniors is a welcoming place for members to meet and make friends, experience great activities and have fun.

The Gungahlin Men’s Group welcomes men of all ages, cultures and backgrounds. The group gives men the opportunity to meet in a friendly social environment and work on meaningful projects of their choosing. The members, with the support of Communities‍@‍Work staff, and volunteers organise social outings, guest speakers, projects and discussion groups

Position Description
Seniors Activity Assistant

Tuggeranong Singalong Activities Assistant

The Tuggeranong Singalong takes place fortnightly on Mondays from 12 pm – 3pm at Tuggeranong Canberra Southern Cross Club. The Tuggeranong Singalong Group is a great opportunity for seniors to socialise and enjoy an afternoon of entertainment and bingo. Each fortnight the group enjoys a variety of performances such as belly dancing and musical numbers by Sing Australia.

Position Description
Tuggeranong Singalong Activities Assistant

Disability Program

Communities‍@‍Work runs various activity based programs both South and North of Canberra for clients with a mild to moderate disability. The group’s members are warm and welcoming individuals, and all members are self-sufficient. Those who do require extra assistance are accompanied by their carers.

Position Description
Disability Program Assistant

Children’s Services

Communities‍@‍Work provides a safe, stimulating environment for the nurture and education of young people through the provision of high quality child care via our education centres, family day care and in-home care services, and our-of-school hours care.

Paint ‘n’ Play

Communities‍@‍Work Paint ‘n’ Play is an energetic, educational and social outdoor playgroup. The group provides a variety of exciting and interactive activities for children from birth to the age of five and their mums, dads and carers. Paint ‘n’ Play gives families the opportunity to engage socially in the community, access information on services and support which are available in the Canberra region as well as access mobile health outreach.

Position Description
Playgroup Paint ‘n’ Play

Family Day Care Playgroups

Our Family Day Care (FDC) playgroups provide an opportunity for children and educators within our FDC scheme to come together socially and enjoy activities that are facilitated by a playgroup leader. The group provides a variety of exciting and interactive activities for children from birth to five. Family Daycare Playgroups run from various sites both North and South of Canberra from 9:30 am – 11:30 am (school term only).

Position Description
Family Day Care Playgroups

Special Programs, Events and Organisation Support

Events

Communities‍@‍Work regularly holds or participates in events including fundraisers, awareness-raises, community celebrations and events, expos and functions. The success of these events is often dependent on volunteers and may involve opportunities to volunteer during business hours, evenings or weekends.

Organisation Support

There may be opportunities to volunteer ‘behind the scenes’ within the Communities‍@‍Work organisational support teams. These teams include Finance, HR, Assets & Infrastructure, ICT, Corporate Affairs and the Volunteer Program. Whilst volunteer administration roles are usually in high demand we can offer a range of other volunteering opportunities including maintenance projects, research, photography and special projects.

Position Descriptions
Mail Run Volunteer

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