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.
We offer volunteer positions ranging from retail and community work, to connecting with older people, younger people and new arrivals, as well as some specialised roles. Read more »
By volunteering your time, talents and networks you can make a meaningful difference to the lives of people who need your support so they can build a better life for themselves. Read more »
Our volunteers are our partners, and we offer them a safe and inclusive environment to contribute in. Learn about our application process and how volunteering works. Read more »
Are you a volunteer with us? Our Volunteer Guidelines Handbook provides you with an overview of our organisation and our obligations to each other as partners. Read more »
Your organisation can partner with us in a number of ways to support your corporate social responsibility programs while helping us achieve our goals. Read more »
We could not be the type of organisation we aspire to be without the support of our volunteers. Meet some of the people who so generously give of their time, talents and networks. Read more »
Volunteer ServicesBrotherhood of St Laurence67 Brunswick StreetFitzroy, Victoria 3065Phone: (03) 9483 1390Email: volunteer(at)bsl.org.au
Study from UK on extra financial burden of being a poor person: twitter.com/claire_ainsley…
Acknowledgement of country
The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.