Volunteer

Volunteers at Samaritans Christmas Lunch

Everyone has something to offer – volunteering at Samaritans could be just what you’re looking for! Become a part of the Samaritans Community.

Our Mission

We seek to provide unconditional support to people in need and to promote social and economic policies that alleviate human suffering.

Our Vision

For communities where there is love, peace, justice, reconciliation and dignity for all people, where there is care for the vulnerable and their environment and where each individual has the opportunity to contribute and participate fully in community life.

Our Philosophy

The Samaritans Foundation believes that people presently experiencing disadvantage have the right, equally with others, to fully participate in and contribute to community life. Samaritans seeks to express God’s care to all people through promoting acceptance, justice, reconciliation, peace and dignity for all.

Are You Ready to Embark on a Rewarding and Fulfilling Experience?

People engage in volunteering for many different reasons. The reasons you want to volunteer may vary depending on your age, experience, employment status, availability, location, commitment to an interest or cause, just to name a few. Knowing why you want to volunteer is important in ensuring that a reciprocal volunteer agreement can be fulfilled – in other words, so that your needs as a volunteer are being met as well as the needs of the organisation and community. Most of us know that Volunteering has a meaningful, positive impact on our community. But volunteering can also have many benefits for you the volunteer, as well! Here are some reasons to volunteer:

Employment Skills

To improve career options, volunteering on a resume looks good. Volunteering is also a great way to gain experience in a new career path, particularly while undertaking relevant study.

Skills Development

To learn or develop a new skill or build on confidence.

Social Participation

Volunteering is a great way to meet interesting and diverse people, make new friends, and gain new experiences. It may also lead to new hobbies or interests.

Improve Community Life

Volunteering helps in making a contribution to the local community, you can help to make a real difference.

Improve Quality of Life

Volunteering is great for your health and wellbeing. It helps to feel a part of something, increase motivation and creates a sense of achievement.

 

Our volunteer programs

Just a sample of some of the volunteer programs available:

  • Community Welfare Worker role in Emergency Relief
  • Retail Store Assistant
  • Disaster Recovery team member
  • Administration Assistant
  • Assist men exiting correctional facilities
  • Support Grandparents caring for their grandchildren
  • Support people living with a mental health issue
  • Assist with events and fundraising
  • Delivery and pick up of donations (clothes, food, gifts)
  • Assist the people we support living with a disability

How to become a Volunteer

Take a look at our Volunteer Brochure in the resources below. You can apply to volunteer by filling out the Volunteer- Expression of Interest Form online. Please download and read the resources before you apply. 

You can also register to be a volunteer through Job Match on the Current Vacancies page for opportunities as they arise.

Contact the Volunteer Coordinator

Ashleigh Rayner

P 02 4960 7152
E arayner@samaritans.org.au

Email Ashleigh and become a volunteer today.