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There are many opportunities for you to consider. The roles described below are the most common, although occasionally we recruit for specialist positions such as administrative support with data entry, research, marketing etc.  There is something for everyone, regardless of background, experience or qualifications. To learn more about the different volunteering roles available click on the links below.


Volunteer Roles

Perhaps you are a student and looking for a meaningful way to spend your weekends or evenings & gain a real world experience alongside your studies? Or maybe you are retired and are now completely flexible with your time?  You might have been out of the workforce for some time and looking to gain some new skills or reuse some old ones.  Regardless of your motivation and your age or backgrounds there are plenty of options for volunteering with Inclusion Melbourne with training and support provided.

The main roles that we recruit for are listed below. We look forward to your participation in promoting community inclusion!

Leisure Buddy

You are matched to a buddy taking into account where you both live and your shared interests.
Buddies usually catch up regularly for a few hours, mainly on the weekends.

The municipalities where we target our recruitment for Leisure Buddy matches are Glen Eira, Stonnington, Port Phillip, Boroondara, Yarra, Bayside, Monash, Whitehorse, Kingston, City of Melbourne, Brimbank, Melton and Maribyrnong

  • Availability: Evening and Weekends
  • Minimum Commitment: 12 Months
  • Additional Requirements: Use of own car preferable
  • Limited Vacancies Available
Friendly Visitor (For the Elderly)

You provide friendship to older people experiencing loneliness and isolation. Friendly
visitors are matched based on interests, needs and locality. Friendly visitors spend
approximately 2 hours a week with an older person, doing an enjoyable activity together,
in their home or local community.

Prospective volunteers must be be willing to have an influenza injection, and provide evidence of this at interview stage.

  • Availability: Weekdays and Weekends
  • Minimum Commitment: 12 Months
  • Current Vacancies Available

You would assist students in a class, supported by qualified teachers. Classes are held
in Malvern East and Sunshine. Volunteer for one day each week.

  • Availability: Weekdays during term times (Mon to Fri)
  • Minimum Commitment: 12 Months
  • Additional Requirements: Desire to ‌tutor students (no formal qualifications
  • No Current Vacancies: 
Project Work

You would volunteer in our office, assisting with administrative tasks
or with current specific projects

  • Availability: Weekdays
  • Minimum Commitment: 3 – 6 Months
  • Additional Requirements: Preference for experienced, qualified and skilled volunteers
  • No Current Vacancies  

  • Availability: To be advised
  • Minimum Commitment: 12 Months
  • Additional Requirements: Counselling qualifications
  • No Current Vacancies     

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