Meet our volunteers

You can read our volunteer profiles and learn about how they choose to generously give their time and where they're contributing to the work of the Brotherhood.

A young girl stacks books in store at Hoppers Crossing

Jenny Norvick

Long-time Brotherhood of St Laurence volunteer, Jenny Norvick understands the challenges faced by newly arrived refugees and migrants in finding employment. During her own career with the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, Jenny learned a lot about migrant and refugee settlement and the barriers that hinder those from different cultural  backgrounds and with limited English from participating in working life. 

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A letter from volunteer Jayne Malone

A couple of weeks ago I received a lovely Letter of Invitation from the Brotherhood of St Laurence. It was an invite to attend a Morning Tea being given during Volunteers Week, as a mark of appreciation for the work that is done by Brotherhood volunteers.

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Andrew Lauva

After semi retiring, Andrew found himself missing the buzz and people activity in his office environment. 'I'd spent over 40 years in state government, specialising in human resources and people management. My life was a daily barrage of meetings, emails, phone calls, strategic thinking and managing complex projects,' Andrew said.

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Helen Wong

Helen Wong has gone from volunteer, to staffer, to corporate volunteer. Read about what made her decide to become a volunteer in the first place, and how she has since come full circle to come back to the Brotherhood in an entirely different volunteer role.

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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
Brotherhood Books
Brotherhood of St Laurence Communtiy Stores
Hippy Australia
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.