Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.
H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Volunteering Opportunities

Please scroll to the bottom of this page to complete a Volunteer Application Form.

Kids Programs

We often need adult volunteers to help facilitate our kids’ programs.  While the programs are run by experienced tutors, having volunteer helpers is a great asset.  Volunteers enable more one-on-attention for the children and gives the tutor valuable logistical support.

Police Check and Working With Children Check required.  

English Language Tutoring for Adults

English Language tutors work one-on-one with adults from non English speaking backgrounds living in the local community to help them improve their English language skills in a relaxed environment at Railway House. This might be conversational English or more structured help with reading and writing.

No teaching experience necessary but good English language ability and good people skills are essential. 

Police check required. 

Garden Guardians

Garden Guardians are passionate gardeners with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and help coordinate our gardening groups.  Our Garden Guardians serve as valuable links between the Garden Coordinator, office staff, and our gardeners.

You can see a detailed position description here.

Have a special skill to share?

People with particular expertise or knowledge, such as sewing and cooking, are also welcome to get in touch to discuss running a program.

Volunteers will need to obtain a Police Check (and a Working with Children Check if the role involves working with children) which Railway House can help with.

If you are interested in volunteering with us please complete the Volunteer Application Form below, and one of our staff members will be in touch with you.

    Volunteer Details

    First Name (required)
    Last Name (required)
    Address (required)
    Email (required)
    Phone (required)
    Occupation (required)

    Volunteer Role (required)


    What skills and experience can you bring to this role? (required)
    Day(s) and time(s) available (required)

    All volunteers over the age of 18 who will be working directly with children and / or vulnerable people are required to have a current Police Check and/or Working with Children Check. Do you have a:

    Current Police Check?
    Current Working with Children Check? (WWCC)

    If you have either of these documents, please provide a copy for our records, or bring the original(s) to the office so that we can sight and photocopy. If you don't have either, office staff will advise how to obtain them. Both checks are free of charge.

    Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Railway House!