Why volunteer?

We recognize the contribution of our volunteers with events, services awards and exclusive stories and updates from inside the Brotherhood. Watch the video and see what volunteers say about their involvement with us.


Morning Tea in the Hood

Every year during national volunteer week we hold Morning Tea in the Hood to celebrate volunteer contribution. Last year we consumed 66 square meters of cake across more than 30 Brotherhood sites! That’s got to be a reason to join our volunteer team.

The Insider:

The Insider contains exclusive stories, updates and volunteer contributions for Brotherhood volunteers.
Read our latest issue.

Service Awards:

We send our volunteers a personal thank you when they reach significant volunteer anniversaries with us.

Volunteer Lunch 2017

The Volunteer Lunch is a biennial event to celebrate volunteer contributions to the Brotherhood


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.

The Brotherhood recognises the harm that family violence causes and that freedom from violence is a basic human right.
We will support our staff, volunteers, clients and the community if they experience violence.

Find out more about the work of the Brotherhood
Australian Aboriginal flag, a yellow circle on two horizontal black and red stripes

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.

Torres Strait Islander flag, an icon of a traditional headdress on blue, black and green stripes