Current Volunteer Vacancies

The Brotherhood’s many and varied community programs and retail stores rely on one thing to keep them going – volunteers.

Without the tremendous contribution from people willing to give their time and skills, our work for an Australia free of poverty would be greatly diminished.

A young girl stacks books in store at Hoppers Crossing

Please browse our volunteering vacancies via category below, or view a list of vacancies A–Z »

Recently added: Retail Assistant Fitzroy Hunter Gatherer » Administration Support Assistant

Featured vacancies: Education First Youth Foyer Mentor


Support young people, children and families

Investment in children, youth and families is critical to ending the cycle of poverty. Our programs and services help parents prepare their children for school, support young people in their education journey and builds sustainable communities . You can help them thrive and flourish.

EARLY YEARS PROGRAM ASSISTANT
Location: Craigieburn
Hours: 12 hours per week. Mon 12 -3, Tue 10 – 1, Thurs 9 – 12 and Fri 9 – 12

EDUCATION FIRST YOUTH FOYERS MENTOR
Location: Broadmeadows and Glen Waverly
Hours: Up to 3-4 hours a month outside of the induction and follow up training sessions

URBAN CAMP TEAM MEMBER
Location: Fitzroy and surrounding suburbs
Hours: Different sessions available
Days: Flexible (at least 3 months commitment)


Contribute to the lives of the elderly, or people with additional needs

Make a positive difference in the lives of older people or people with additional needs by volunteering in our support and residential services.

COMMUNITY GARDEN WORKER FRANKSTON
Location: 12 Inglis Ave, Frankston
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9.30am – 2.30pm

DRIVER BANKSIA
Location: Banksia Centre, Frankston
Hours: Mondays or Fridays, 8.30–10am and 2.30–4pm

DRIVER BANKSIA CARRUM DOWNS
Location: 65 Williams Road, Carrum Downs
Hours: Wednesday to Friday, 8.30–10.30am and 2.30–4.00pm

FOOD PREPARATION ASSISTANT
Location: Fitzroy
Hours: 2 - 3 days a week, flexible, occurs 15 weeks of the year

TRANSPORT ASSISTANT CARRUM DOWNS
Location: Carrum Downs
Hours: Mondays and Fridays, 8.30–10am and 2.30–4pm

TRANSPORT ASSISTANT FRANKSTON
Location: Frankston 
Hours: Mondays and Fridays, 8.30–10am and 2.30–4pm

KITCHEN HAND
Location: Frankston
Hours: Wednesdays 8.30–4pm

KITCHEN HAND ASSISTANT BANKSIA CARRUM DOWNS
Location: 65 Williams Road, Carrum Downs
Hours: Wednesdays and Fridays, 9.00am–2.30pm

PIANIST
Location: Frankston
Hours: 1–2 hours per week


Work with refugees and cultural diversity

Refugees and new arrivals face greater challenges in settling in Australia. You can play a part in assisting them to participate in community life and work.

ENGLISH TUTOR
Location: Craigieburn
Hours: 2–4 hours per week

YOUTH SUPPORT MENTOR, RESOURCE YOUTH PROGRAM
Location: Hume or Whittlesea
Hours: 2–4 hours per fortnight, 6–12 month commitment


Volunteer in our offices, stores and warehouse

Do you love to op shop? Are you interested in retail and customer service? By volunteering in our warehouse or in one of our 20 stores across greater Melbourne you can make a positive difference in our communities. 

ADMINISTRATION SUPPORT ASSISTANT
Location: Brotherhood Community Care, Frankston
Hours: Between Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5pm (flexible days/hours can be negotiable)

BROTHERHOOD BOOKS TEAM MEMBERS
Location: Brotherhood Warehouse, Sunshine
Hours: flexible, during business hours

DONATION SORTERS
Location: Kilsyth, Brunswick, Bentleigh
Hours: Monday to Sunday, flexible hours

FURNITURE MOVERS
Locations: Brunswick store and Moonee Ponds store
Hours: Various

GENERAL HAND, ELECTRICAL
Location: Sunshine and various locations in Melbourne
Hours: various days, business hours

RETAIL ASSISTANT BRUNSWICK
Location: 109 Brunswick Rd, Brunswick
Hours: 9.30am to 5pm Mon - Fri, except Thurs 9.30am - 7pm & Sun 10am - 5pm

RETAIL ASSISTANT FITZROY HUNTER GATHERER
Location: 274 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, VIC 3065
Hours: at least 4 hours per day, Sunday

RETAIL ASSISTANT HOPPERS CROSSING
Location: 19 Elm Park Drive, Hoppers Crossing, VIC 3029
Hours: at least 4 per day – Fri, Sat & Sun

RETAIL ASSISTANT GREENSBOROUGH
Location: Rear Shop 6, 106 Main Street, Greensborough VIC 3088
Hours: Mon – Sat

RETAIL ASSISTANT KNOX
Location: 425 Burwood Hwy, Wantirna
Hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Wed, 9am-7pm Thur & Fri, 9am-5pm Sat and 11am-5pm Sun 

RETAIL ASSISTANT MOONEE PONDS
Location: 24 Margaret Street, Moonee Ponds, VIC 3039
Hours: Half to full day shifts available Monday to Sunday

RETAIL ASSISTANT NORTHCOTE
Location: All Saints Parish Hall, 12a High Street, Northcote, VIC 3070
Hours: Wed, Fri & Sat afternoons

RETAIL ASSISTANT SEAFORD
Location: Shop 1, 1–3 Station Street, Seaford, VIC 3198
Hours: 09.30am until 4.30pm: Monday to Saturday

SEAMSTRESS
Location: Brotherhood warehouse, Sunshine
Hours: flexible, Monday to Friday


Pro bono work

Corporate volunteering or pro bono support provides companies and individuals with the opportunity to connect with communities, develop staff skills and build teams.

CORPORATE VOLUNTEERING
Location: Australia-wide
Hours: flexible


Before you apply

  • read the position description
  • read the what to expect section of our website that outlines what to expect when you volunteer; your rights and responsibilities; and what's involved in a formal application.

How to apply

  • applicants are required to submit a resume and complete the screening questionnaire
  • applicants who do not complete the screening questionnaire will not be considered for shortlisting
  • email written applications to: volunteer(at)bsl.org.au.

 Please note:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply
  • The Brotherhood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you would like more information about our recruitment process or require assistance with your application then please contact our volunteer services team at volunteer(at)bsl.org.au or contact us on (03) 9483 1390.

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The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse. Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

Find out more about the work of the Brotherhood
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Given the Chance

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.