volunteer
Our aim is to make each and every woman’s stay with us as pleasant as possible.

Volunteering of any kind is very much appreciated will make a huge difference to the women staying with us.

  • Friends’ of the House
  • Events
  • Groups and Services

  • Sausage Sizzles
  • Donation Transport
  • Donations Organisers

Friends of the House

On any given day, our Friends of the House provide practical and emotional support to our residents

  • Organise donations
  • Taking a woman to appointments
  • Cleaning
  • Cooking
  • Shopping trips
  • A listening ear

  • Morning tea
  • Gardening
  • Grocery shopping
  • A simple tea or coffee and a chat
  • Day trips and outings

Requirements:
Women only, blue card, police check, confidentiality agreement.

Sausage Sizzles

sausage-sizzleWe need people willing to cook, serve, chat, be friendly and run our sizzle operations on the day.

We do one-two sizzles per month and you can volunteer from two hours up to the full day. Be ready to cook and serve, have a friendly chat and raise funds!

Everything is provided on the day, you just need to arrive, set up, serve and clear away. We need helpers able to handle food and money, be organised, reliable, friendly and polite.

Requirements:
As you are representing My Friends’ Place, volunteers will need to be punctual, presentable, have tied back hair and wear closed in shoes.

Events

When we participate in, or host, fundraising events we need volunteers to be able to help us. Tasks can range from planning and organisation and speaking to the public about what we do; selling raffle tickets and taking photos, face painting and encouraging others to help out.

Requirements:
As you are representing My Friends’ Place, volunteers will need to be punctual, presentable, efficient, friendly and be willing to jump right in!

Donation Transport

transportAt times, we’re offered large donations, for example furniture.

Our Donations Coordinator will contact you and provide you with the contact details of the donor for you to call and arrange a suitable time to collect the item and then deliver it to us.

When/for how long:
Donation offers fluctuate, however, it will get busier when we are opening a new refuge.

Requirements:
Current drivers license, suitable transport, reliability, safe driving history, a lifting buddy, friendly.

Groups and Services

Do you offer a service that may be of benefit to the women in our care?

  • Self esteem and confidence groups
  • Domestic violence information sessions
  • Employment assistance
  • Cooking lessons
  • Fitness
  • Beauty

  • Public speaking
  • Counselling
  • Resume creation
  • Hobbies: knitting, gardening, sewing, drawing, craft, baking
  • Hairdressing
  • Repairs and maintenance for the refuges

If you’re able to assist, we would love you on our register so that we can call on you if necessary.

Donations Organiser

This position directly assists our Donations Coordinator.  We are fortunate that we receive many donations and these need to be sorted through and efficiently organised. Donations Organisers will also need to coordinate refuge requirements and source giving networks for when specific items are required ie. A personal item for a women, gifts for birthdays, Christmas and Easter, raffle prize etc.

Requirements:
Women and men (men will not be permitted to enter the refuges), blue card, warm and friendly disposition, initiative, police check, confidentiality agreement, reliability, organisational skills.