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

Children’s Programs

Volunteering in our children’s programs is very rewarding as you’ll be making a real difference to the lives of local children.  Currently we are seeking volunteers for our Monday afternoon Learning Club and our Passion Project program.

Learning Club (Mondays 3:45 – 5:00)

Learning Club volunteers work with a small group of children aged 5 – 9 years, supporting them with literacy and numeracy through fun games and activities.  Ideally, volunteers work one-on-one with children or work with a small group.  You will receive support from staff and our more experienced volunteers and we have numerous resources that will assist you in working with the children.

Police Check and Working With Children Check required.  

Passion Project (After school or weekends)

This innovative new program provides funding for local children to attend a weekly activity of their choice, such as sport or dance classes, that they would otherwise be unable to participate in.  Volunteers are matched with a child and provide transportation as well as guidance and support.

Police Check, Working With Children Check and current Driver’s License required.

For information about any of the Children’s Program roles, please contact Alison at [email protected] / 9380 6654 or to apply, please complete the Volunteer Application Form at the bottom of this page.  

Community Food & Cooking

Community Cooks

In this volunteer role, you will demonstrate and cook a delicious, nutritious dish of your choice for a group of about 10 – 15 participants.

The dish you choose will need to be able to:

• be scaled to large quantities and cooked in a group of around 10-15 people, with enough food preparation jobs to go around – and tailored to different abilities
• be cooked making best use of our small kitchen and portable stovetops
• demonstrate some use of seasonal and affordable ingredients, drawing on produce from the Railway Garden where possible

Community guest cooks will be reimbursed for the cost of ingredients.

Community Food Stall

If you are passionate about food, sustainability and community connection, this role may be for you.  It involves coordination of our small community food stall for a few hours on Wednesday mornings at Railway House, and also occasionally on-site at the Princes Hill housing estate.

Several roles are available, but one would require access to a car for food pick-up from two neighbouring suburbs.  Other tasks include set-up and pack-up of the stall, and engaging with community members who may pass by.  Good interpersonal skills are a must!

Community Barista

If you know how to use a coffee machine or are willing to learn, we need volunteers 1 – 2 mornings per week to help run our community coffee cart.  This would also suit someone who enjoys engaging with people and connection with our diverse community.

For information about any of the Community Food & Cooking roles, please contact Lisa at [email protected] / 9380 6654 or to apply, please complete the Volunteer Application Form at the bottom of this page.  

Have a special skill to share?

People with particular skills or knowledge are also welcome to get in touch to discuss running a program.

Some volunteers will need to obtain a Police Check (and a Working with Children Check if the role involves working with children).  Staff will advise if this applies to you.

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)
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    What skills and experience can you bring to this role? (required)
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    Some volunteers will need to obtain a Police Check and / or a Working with Children Check. Staff will advise this applies to you. Do you currently 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!