Volunteer with us
Powered by volunteers, our organisation depends on people in the community who want to make a contribution.
More than 1200 people donate their time, skills, knowledge and passion towards our aim of building an Australia free of poverty. Their voluntary efforts make a real difference to the lives of people experiencing disadvantage – and helps ensure the Brotherhood of St Laurence remains a dynamic community organisation.
The Brotherhood has always been shaped by the community – ordinary people who recognise the need for social change, gathered together to help make that change happen from the ground up. That is our tradition and it remains our goal.
Today, our volunteers include retired people with a lifetime of knowledge and experience, skilled professionals including employees of our corporate partners, migrants wanting to contribute to their new country, school students and other young people seeking work experience.
Volunteers at the Brotherhood of St Laurence can contribute in many ways. They work in our community stores, provide mentoring to refugees, asylum seekers and young people, work as tutors and in programs such as our Breakfast Club and offer other supports to children and families. They also assist people looking for work and contribute to research and advocacy, along with other activities.