Why volunteer?

Volunteering with us is a meaningful way to be involved in your community. Sharing your time, talents and networks can make a positive difference in the lives of vulnerable Australians and also give you a great sense of satisfaction. 

Read how volunteering with the Brotherhood can help others and give you satisfaction

By becoming a volunteer you can:

  • utilise your skills and expertise in a rewarding way
  • develop new skills
  • experience new opportunities
  • discover employment pathways
  • develop connections and friendships
  • make a positive difference to your health and wellbeing
  • bring out your best. 

We match your skills, interest and availability to suitable volunteer opportunities at the Brotherhood.

You can support us by:

  • volunteering in our community stores
  • supporting young people, children and families
  • contributing to the lives of elderly or people with additional needs
  • working with refuges and others from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • assisting those looking for employment
  • working in the area of organisational improvement
  • engaging in research, policy and advocacy
  • corporate volunteering
  • students undertaking work placements.

How to volunteer

Please feel free to browse our current volunteer vacancies and apply directly for any roles advertised. 

You may express an interest in volunteering by contacting us: 

Phone Volunteer Services: (03) 9483 1390

Or email us with a resume and cover letter to volunteer(at)bsl.org.au

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.