People of all ages and from all walks of life volunteer at Lighthouse - and for a range of reasons. Volunteers not only enjoy the 'feel good' feeling of helping out, but they enjoy being part of the Lighthouse 'family' and working shoulder to shoulder with others, learning new skills and hearing how their work is helping the young people.
Without the valuable work of our volunteers Lighthouse simply would not be able to provide the level and quality of support required for the young people in our care. Keep up to date with regular volunteering opportunities via our Facebook page also.
To register your interest in joining our passionate and dynamic team of volunteers please download the below application form and send it to:
Fundraising and Volunteer Coordinator
13 Adolph St
Richmond VIC 3121
(03) 9093 7530
Join your local committee who support a Lighthouse home by raising awareness and funds towards the operating costs of the home, support the primary carer in the operation of the home, create the all important connection with the wider community and help by getting involved in organised working bees.
Corporate volunteer opportunities enable us to live out our vision to end youth homelessness together. Without the support and commitment of our corporate and community volunteers Lighthouse would be unable to provide the level of service required for the young people seeking our support. Most corporate volunteer opportunities are based at one of our ten homes, often in the form of working bees in the house or garden and making up of packs for Lighthouse homes.
Occasionally there maybe corporate volunteer opportunities in the office or at a fundraising event. We strive to offer mutually beneficial corporate volunteer opportunities which benefit the corporation, the individual volunteer, the carers and young people at Lighthouse as well as the Lighthouse Foundation overall.
We have a capacity for up to 10-15 volunteers at any one time.
Fundraising and Event Management
People wishing to conduct their own fundraising events or campaigns on behalf of Lighthouse are needed. Successful third party fundraisers by Lighthouse supporters have included:
Volunteer fundraisers will need to refer to Lighthouse for regulations surrounding their fundraising.
Home and Garden maintenance
Lighthouse carers always welcome people who have a special interest in maintenance and gardening upkeep and upgrades. We welcome the assistance of volunteers skilled in these areas:
# Please note that vacancies may differ from time to time.
Lighthouse carries the commitment to protect the wellbeing of vulnerable young people throughout all areas of our work. All volunteers are required to complete a free (volunteer):
1.A Working with Children Check
# Volunteers who will have direct contact with the young people residing in a Lighthouse home are required to participate in a psychometric social screen with one of the Lighthouse psychologists.
Lighthouse respects the rights and responsibilities of our volunteers. For more information see:
ABN: 12 101 549 508