Volunteers are vital to the work we do!
Our organisation was established in Wangaratta in 1989 and today we have about 140 passionate staff and more than 60 volunteers helping people in need.
To see current paid positions vacant, click here.
Volunteers are vital to the work we do across north-east Victoria and some of our volunteer team have been with us for more than six years.
Hear what Pam Roth, who was named Wodonga 2017 Volunteer of the Year, has to say about being a volunteer L2P driving mentor with us:
Our volunteers work primarily in the following areas:
Lead Tenant - Required to live at the property
Volunteer lead tenants provide day-to-day guidance and positive role modelling for young people.
Our lead tenants live rent-free in properties around north-east Victoria and receive an honorarium payment.
The lead tenant works collaboratively with our staff in monitoring and responding to the wellbeing of young people.
L2P Driving Program
The L2P Program is a community-based initiative developed to assist young learner drivers, who do not have access to a supervising driver or a vehicle because of financial, personal, or family circumstances to obtain their Victorian Probationary Car Licence. Volunteer mentor drivers are matches with a young person and they supervise them for the mandatory 120 hours and guide their development as a safe driver. Volunteers undergo a Police Check and are also required to apply for a Working With Children Check, Driver History Check and complete 10 hours of VicRoads’ training. The program operates in conjunction with Vic Roads across two local shires; Wodonga and Towong.
To find out more about L2P, click on the links below or please phone our office on 02 6043 7400.
Leaving Care Mentors
Volunteer Leaving Care Mentors give young people who have been unable to live at home with their families and have been in out of home care the chance to develop their independent living skills, positive relationships within the community and build personal relationships and skills that prevent social isolation. Mentors help young people through support, advice and guidance and by helping in practical ways during this transitional period of the young person’s life. Leaving care volunteers must undergo a Police Check, a Working with Children Check, Driver History Report and complete training delivered by the Leaving Care Mentoring Coordinator.
To find out more about becoming a leaving care mentor, please phone us on 02 6043 7400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org