Have you been described as someone who has a strong sense of justice and empathy?
Become part of our Volunteer teams who lend a helping hand to over 300,000 Victorians each year!
Our Volunteers assist individuals in taking control of their destiny, through advocacy, support and friendship. We contribute to creating more connected and inclusive communities. You will be working with a respected not-for-profit organisation with like-minded individuals toward a common purpose.
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What our Volunteers are saying:
“I have been very fortunate in my life, in my upbringing, professionally and financially. Being a volunteer with the St Vincent de Paul Society is my small contribution and gratitude to society. I enjoy the interaction with our clientele, the camaraderie and vibrance of my fellow volunteers and I am very appreciative of their efforts they contribute. Sunday nights on the food van is a very big part of my life now, I wouldn't know what to do if I wasn't on the van.” – Paul
“I just love it – we are family and everyone gets on so well. It’s not just about making money – we’re here to help people who really need it. Every day holds so much variety and there are plenty of laughs along the way.” – Geraldine
“The moment I drive into the school and get a big smile and hello from the kids and their parents, I can’t help but smile myself and I remember why I love to volunteer. These children are our future and knowing that I can use my skills and knowledge to positively impact another human – even if it’s simply getting a particularly shy or withdrawn child to smile at, and speak with, another student – is a true blessing. This sense of purpose and grounding is the reason I volunteer and will continue to volunteer for many more years.” - Rachael
Are you ready to contribute positively to your local community?
If making a difference is important to you, we can’t wait to hear from you! We have many Volunteering opportunities across the state for you to engage in. To find your match please complete the form below to tell us a little more about you and why you would like to volunteer for the Society.
Please note that prior to formally engaging in any Volunteer activity with the St Vincent de Paul Society some checks are required. These will include a National Criminal History Check and current Working with Children Check. It may also include reference checking and a medical (applicable to Driver and Jockey roles only).
St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria is proactive in supporting child safety.