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Volunteering with Good Shepherd

The vision of Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand is a world where all women, girls and families are safe, well, strong and connected.

Our financial and wellbeing programs address the social issues that affect the disadvantaged and vulnerable in our community.

Join us in making an impact in your community by volunteering with Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand.

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By becoming a volunteer you can:

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Give back and make a difference within your community

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Develop and enhance your skills

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Experience new opportunities

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Discover employment pathways

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Develop connections and friendships

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Develop connections and friendships

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Volunteer Opportunities:

Building Blocks  Play group

Building Blocks is a supported playgroup for young or first time parents (15-25 years) to connect, make new friends, have fun and learn about parenting in a relaxed place.

Building Blocks gives you:

  • a weekly social and support group run by qualified workers
  • fun excursions for you and your children
  • the opportunity for personal and family counselling if needed
  • parenting information sessions

Delivered in partnership with The Smith Family.

Volunteer needed to assist in the delivery of the Building blocks play group. Location is currently unknown, but will be within the Brimbank local area.

Times required: Weekly on Tuesdays from 9.30 to 1.30  – Group runs from 10.30 to 12.30 but need time to set up and clean/pack up (note BB playgroup doesn’t run during school holidays)

Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to)

  • Morning tea prep (Cut up fruit and put on to platters, bread and dip, plates, cups etc)
  • Room set up and pack up (eg move tables and chairs, set out and pack up art supplies and toys)
  • Help parents and children with activities
  • Facilitator will check in with volunteer and see if any debriefing is needed after each session.
  • Some understanding on child development would be helpful
  • Needing someone able to physically lift and move furniture, get up and down to support childrens needs etc. (facilitator notes that it can be quite a physical job)
  • Needing someone to be non judgemental and understanding of pressures on young parents etc.

How to apply:

To apply please submit a short covering letter outlining your relevant skills and experience along with your CV to recruitment@goodshep.org.au. Personal data held by Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand relating to employment applications will be used in accordance with our Privacy Statement, which is available on our website.