Volunteering with Kids First Australia
Here what our amazing volunteer coordinator had to say about all of those who give their time and skills to help make us a better place to be
At Kids first we HEART our volunteers. It is the time, experience and enthusiasm that our volunteers provide that enables us to continue to provide our programs and services and look to the future to extend our reach to help more children and families across Victoria.
Why chose us as your volunteer partner?
All of our volunteers are agents of change, working alongside our staff. Our volunteers get to see the impact they make to their community in real time. Partnering with Kids First provides a range of benefits for mental and health and wellbeing through creating happier and healthier lives of the people in your community.
Not only does volunteering make you a champion of your community, it can also help you to develop new skills, keep you mentally stimulated and it is a great way to meet new people!
All of our volunteers display enthusiasm, reliability, excellent communication skills and a willingness to learn. In return we offer a detailed position description, volunteer agreement, induction, orientation, training, support, mentoring, opportunities to develop additional skills and opportunities resulting in a mutually beneficial partnership.
I enjoy volunteering at the Op Shop as it gives me a sense of connecting with fellow workers and helping to raise funds for a very worthy cause. I also like to see anything of interest in the shop for myself to purchase. Always something!"
Op Shop Volunteer
Our Op Shops are always on the look out for enthusiastic, friendly and reliable volunteers to join our growing retail team. All profits from our Op Shops support our child and family programs. It's shopping with purpose!
Early Years education volunteer opportunities exist to provide administrative support and educator assistance at our Early Years Learning Centres.
The Mentoring Mums program pairs experienced mothers with new mums facing social isolation or vulnerability.
A volunteer program that pairs Mentors with Mums, to give them additional support with their parenting goals while simultaneously using other services of Kids First.
How to become a volunteer?
To become a volunteer you must undergo a Working with Children and police check. Kids First Australia is an inclusive and respectful environment.
We look forward to hearing from you, if you have any questions you can email us at [email protected] or call (03) 9474 4819.