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Support vulnerable children, young people and families!

If you have a big heart and want to give back to the community. If you have time, skills and a passion for making a difference in someone’s life – no doubt you will have a rewarding experience as a valued volunteer with MacKillop.

We will provide you with adequate training, learning opportunities, regular supervision, and chances to expand your social circle. You will get to meet like minded people and put your valuable time to good use by supporting families in need.

For all our volunteer positions you will need the following:

  • commitment to MacKillop’s policies, procedures and values;
  • to undergo compliance checks, like a Police Check, a Working with Children Check, NDIS Screening (if required), Carer Register Check, copy of valid driver’s licence, proof of three Covid-19 vaccines (or exemption).

Current volunteer opportunities


Live-in youth mentor

Live-in youth mentors (also known as Lead Tenants) provide a safe and caring environment for young people who can’t live at home.

  • Location: metropolitan Melbourne and western Sydney, Barwon, Tweed Heads and Lismore

Live in foster care

Live in foster carers provide foster care to vulnerable young people unable to live safely in their own home.

  • Location: metropolitan Melbourne north and east, central Victoria and Western Sydney

Family support volunteer

Family support volunteers provide support, guidance, and companionship to individuals, parents, and families.

  • Location: Western Melbourne
  • Time commitment: 1 hour per week

Family Mentor

Volunteer Family Mentors support families by spending time and supporting vulnerable young people and families in need.

  • Location: Melton
  • Time commitment: 3 hour per fortnight

Bike Shed Volunteer

Bike Shed Volunteers will support young people in the assembly, recycling and building bicycles from donated and new parts.

  • Location: Geelong
  • Time commitment: 3 hour per week

Social Connections Volunteer

Social Connection Volunteers support people who feel isolated in building connections within the local community.

  • Location: Melton
  • Time commitment: 3 hour per fortnight

Gardening and Maintenance Volunteer

Gardening and Maintenance Volunteers support families by lending a hand in creating a safe home environment for children

  • Location: Melton
  • Time commitment: 3 hour per fortnight

Home Based Care Volunteer

Home Based Care Volunteers support our Foster Care Team by lending them a hand with their daily tasks.

  • Location: Forest Hill
  • Time commitment: 8 hour per fortnight

Not sure which volunteer role would suit you?


Enquire for more information or to speak to our volunteer team. We would love to hear from you!

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Looking for student placements?

MacKillop is committed to supporting student placements, to provide practical experience to equip students with a range of knowledge and skills relevant to community and human services practice. We can accommodate various disciplines from Certificate IV through to Masters and PhD students. This does not apply to secondary school work experience placements.

We operate a centralised intake process for Student Placements. If you are interested in a student placement with us, please speak with your Education Provider to see if we have an established partnership and can accommodate your placement. Individual requests for student placements will not be considered.

For further enquiries, Education Providers can contact studentplacements@mackillop.org.au.