Volunteer with us, use your skills and expertise in a rewarding way, and make a difference in your community.

By becoming a volunteer you can:

  • Develop new skills
  • Experience new opportunities
  • Discover employment pathways
  • Develop connections and friendships
  • Make a positive difference to your health and wellbeing
  • Bring out your best!

You can support us by:

  • Working with refugees and others from culturally diverse backgrounds at our community centres
  • Assisting those looking for employment
  • Working in the area of organisational improvement
  • Engaging in research, policy and advocacy
  • Corporate volunteering
  • Undertaking work placements

Find out more.


"I was keen to become involved in my new community and came across the Yarra Community Friends program on the internet. I emailed an expression of interest and was contacted by Mona, the Project Manager. This conversation kick-started a very professional and orderly process that resulted in my happy participation in the program. I was interviewed, trained and assigned a mentee over a period of two months. I feel valued and supported which, I believe, is the key to the success of the program."

Judy, Yarra Community Friends volunteer mentor