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Volunteering & Committees

Lighthouse volunteers share their skills, passion and experience.

Be a Volunteer

Lighthouse volunteers share their skills, passion and experience. They send our kids a powerful message, that they are worthy of someone else’s time. We are always looking for volunteers who can offer their time and expertise to support our vital work with children, young people and families – both directly and indirectly. Without their time, effort and commitment, our vision for ‘a safe home and community for homeless kids to belong, heal and thrive’ would be much harder to deliver.

What’s involved?

Volunteers support our programs in a variety of ways – helping to upkeep our residential homes, fundraising and assisting at events, completing various tasks at our Youth Resource and Administration Centre and supporting our carers and young people through our community committees.

Corporate volunteering opportunities

There are exclusive opportunities to volunteer at one of our Lighthouse homes across Melbourne or in our Youth Resource and Administration Centre in Cremorne, alongside our carers and young people. Opportunities are limited to corporate partners and long-term friends of the Foundation.

Join a Volunteer Community Committee

If you’re ready to step up and make a regular, ongoing commitment, then a community committee might be right for you. Our committees are a crucial element of our specialist model of care, providing real, tangible support to our homes, carers and young people. Made up of dedicated volunteers, each committee ensures that their local Lighthouse home remains open by supporting the basic needs of the home, carers and young people. Committee members meet monthly and are supported by a Lighthouse staff member.

Mandatory volunteer checks

  • Working with children check
  • CrimCheck
  • Privacy and confidentiality statement
  • Volunteers with direct contact with the children or young people are also required to undertake a psycho-social screen with one of our Lighthouse psychologists.

You don’t need to be an expert in child care practices to volunteer with us because we have so many practical ways you can get involved.

Volunteering & Committees

Lighthouse volunteers share their skills, passion and experience.

To enquire about volunteering or becoming a community committee member, please complete the enquiry form and see how you can get involved today!

You don’t need to be an expert in child care practices to volunteer with us because we have so many practical ways you can get involved.

Enquire here

Volunteering & Committees

Lighthouse volunteers share their skills, passion and experience.

To enquire about volunteering or becoming a community committee member, please complete the enquiry form and see how you can get involved today!

You don’t need to be an expert in child care practices to volunteer with us because we have so many practical ways you can get involved.

“This floor, this warm carpet, this room that has a door I can close ... is all I need,” Asan told the carers. “This is the best I have ever known. You can put another person in that bed.”

Asan

“learning to live with structure and allowing someone else to care for me was hard”, but for the first time, in a long time, she was safe.

Bianca and baby Kaylan's story

Lighthouse has given Dylan a ‘safe place’ – somewhere to call home. He has developed strong bonds with members of our Care team and prefers to hang out with his Carers and other Lighthouse community members rather than being involved with negative influences.

Dylan's Story

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