Volunteer with Us

Volunteers are essential to our services and programs. More than 300 people of all ages and backgrounds work alongside our staff in a variety of roles and we welcome new volunteers. If you are interested in becoming an active member of our team we would love to hear from you.

 

If you’d like to make an appointment please call us on 9401 6666 and ask for the Volunteer Resource ​Coordinator or you can also fill in this form to register.

Community Information Volunteers

Our community information service is a core program designed to connect people to the services and supports they need. Trained volunteers help navigate services and point people in the right direction.

With more than 800 pamphlets on display we’re bound to find what you’re looking for. Volunteers can also assist with basic forms. Simply telephone us 9401 6666 or come into our centre between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

Solicitors and Para-legal Volunteers

Whittlesea Community Connections Community Legal Service provides free legal help to people who live, work or study in the City of Whittlesea and surrounding communities.

Our legal team provides advice on many areas of the law and is available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

Our work falls into four main categories: legal information and referrals, legal advice and case work, community legal information and law reform and advocacy.

Our aim is to make people more aware of the law so that they can make more informed decisions.  Legal education sessions are an important way in which this can be achieved and we are able to organise and provide sessions which outline rights and responsibilities in various areas of the law.   These sessions can be provided to groups on request, though we actively seek out these opportunities and are happy to discuss ideas that you might have.

We can provide legal help in relation to a range of legal issues, and if we cannot assist, we can provide legal information or a referral to the appropriate service to assist you.  Our Epping office contains a wide range of legal brochures and pamphlets that are available to the public for free.  To contact us please call our legal reception desk on 9401 6655 during business hours or alternatively call into WCC offices, Shop 111 at Pacific Epping.

Outreach locations (Currently CLOSED)
In order to ensure that as many  people as possible  are able to access our services, we  outreach to a number of locations within the City of Whittlesea.

If you live close to one of these locations and find it difficult to get to our Epping  office ,  contact  the legal service  to  book an appointment  on (03) 9401 6655.

Mill Park – (Mill Park Community House)
68 Mill Park Drive,   Mill Park VIC 3082

Epping – (Kildonan Uniting Care)
188 McDonalds Road  , Epping VIC 3076

Doreen – (Laurimar Community Activity Centre)
110 Hazel Glen Drive, Laurimar VIC 3754

Whittlesea – (Whittlesea Library)
57-61 Laurel St, Whittlesea VIC 3757

Settlement Support Volunteers

Our Settlement Team provides individual casework and group activities  to assist new arrivals  develop the confidence and skills to participate more fully in the broader community.  Though services are designed to help  in the early stages  of arriving in Australia,  we recognise that settlement can sometimes be a long-term process and we are flexible in meeting the needs of migrant and refugee communities living in Whittlesea.

Friendly Connections Program Volunteers

Help people feel like someone cares. Help people feel less lonely. Help address isolation in your community.

Connect with others to provide a friendship on the phone. Be a part of a team of volunteers who are caring, good listeners and want to help. All you need is a police check which we pay for and a positive attitude. Full training provided.

To be a part of our volunteer team please contact Michelle on 9401 6666 on Monday or Tuesday or email: mnewton@whittleseacc.org.au

Community Visitors Scheme Volunteers

Help an older person feel less isolated. Visit them face-to-face (when permitted) to develop a friendship.

Become a friend to an older person in your local community, share stories, lend an ear, be there to care. We are seeking volunteers who have an interest in being connected to an older person to address isolation and make a real difference for our most vulnerable.

To be a part of our volunteer team please contact Michelle on 9401 6666 on Monday or Tuesday or email: mnewton@whittleseacc.org.au

Support and supervision is provided for all volunteers and training is available for  many of these roles.