Notre Dame Volunteer Network (NDVN) - Upcoming Events

Here are some volunteering opportunities coming up which might be of interest to you! To register for any of these opportunities, please contact

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Attention NDVN Volunteers Please note a change of date for the NDVN Thank You event.
RSVP essential for attendance.

“Have you volunteered for NDVN in 2017”?
Please join NDVN and the Not For Profit organisations that we have supported to acknowledge your volunteering efforts in 2017

MSWA Ocean Ride - Sunday, 26 November

MSWA is a non-government and not-for-profit organisation. The money raised through fundraising efforts goes directly to providing a range of support and services to people living with MS and other neurological conditions.

This event suits everyone with different roles from setting up and packing down, registering participants, marshaling riders along the course and helping out at the finish line handing out medals & fruit to participants.

With over 100km of road to cover,an army of marshals on the day to direct participants along the various routes is required. Marshals are our eyes and ears on the ground and assist with keeping the course clear of debris, obstacles and spectators when cyclists are approaching.

Ongoing Opportunities

In Search of Safety

In Search of Safety is an interactive education program for schools and community groups.

The workshops are delivered by trained Red Cross staff and volunteers. Participants are presented with the facts about asylum seekers and refugees though thought-provoking presentations, engaging group activities and enlightening stories told by speakers who have first-hand experience of seeking and being granted protection in Australia.

The In Search of Safety Community Education was developed by Red Cross in WA to help build awareness and understanding of the real situations facing people who come to Australia seeking asylum. The program delivers sessions in schools, workplaces and community groups regarding the situation and vulnerabilities of migrants.

  1. Primary Schools – Year 6 (11 yr old) The program is an interactive educational experience for students
  2. Secondary Schools – Years 7– 10 (12 -15 yr old) In Search of Safety offers the Pathways to Protection program
  3. In Search of Safety: Conversations in the Community Conversations in the Community aims to improve public understanding of asylum seekers

The sessions run between 1 hour and 2 hours in schools on week days; community sessions run between 15 minutes and 2 hours at any time, any day of the week.


Lady Lawley College

Lady Lawley Cottage has supported children living with disadvantage, illness or disability in Western Australia for over 100 years.

Today we support children with disabilities and their families. Focusing on individual needs, we provide day programs and overnight residential accommodation at our beautiful historic premises.

Volunteers are needed to:

  • Help organise and facilitate on site activities, including setting up and packing away materials. Attend excursions and provide assistance to our support teams whilst off site.
  • Promote independence and encourage decision making from our young people. Ensure that our young people are safe whilst taking part in activities through compliance of Red Cross policy & procedure
  • Participation and completion of ongoing training and development as required for all volunteers.

When: Monday to Friday 8.45am - 1.15pm on a roster basis
Where: Canning Vale

Vinnies Call Centre is currently searching for volunteers to answer calls from those in need. The role includes answering calls and recording their requests into a data base. Computer skills & customer service experience required. Suitable for anyone who has a day or afternoon free.

Volunteer Programme for Patients with Dementia and Delirium

Royal Perth Hospital - Become a trained volunteer to support patients

Volunteers are asked to commit to one shift a week or fortnight. There are two shifts available: the morning shift (8am - 12pm) and the afternoon shift (3pm - 7pm). However, we are flexible depending on your availability.

Contact NDVN for the information sheet and application pack

Check Out These On-Going Opportunities

When: Term 1

  • Reading – flexible with times
  • Sport – Thursday afternoons, 1pm-2.30pm
  • Homework centre support – Tuesday or Wednesday afternoons, 3.15-4.15

Where: Aranmore Catholic College, 41 Franklin Street Leederville

Volunteering commitment:

  • Reading 2 hrs/session
  • Sport 1.5 hrs/session.
  • Homework support 1 hr/session

Requirements: Working with Children check

"When I first started to read at school, my reading was very horrible. One of the teachers wanted all the Grade 4s to read and I was only up to Level 1. Now I've practiced more and I'm up to Level 19. The Smith Family's Learning Club helped me a lot. I feel a lot more confident with reading and a whole lot more confident to be with somebody I don't know."

As Australia's largest national education-oriented charity, we support disadvantaged Australian children to participate fully in their education, giving them the best change at breaking the cycle. Our learning support and mentoring programs help children in need to fit in at school, keep up with their peers, and build aspirations for a better future for themselves.

Learning Club information

Children cannot choose their circumstances.

Oaktree is Australia's largest youth-run aid and development organisation. We believe that extreme poverty is unacceptable and that young people have a powerful role to play in the movement to end poverty. We run fundraising campaigns like Live Below the Line and awareness raising initiatives like Community Leaders across the state. We're looking for volunteers to join our WA Branch, we have team member roles as well as team manager roles if you're up for more of a challenge. We're looking for someone who is passionate about helping end extreme poverty through innovative and exciting campaigns. Our time commitment ranges between 10 to 15 hours a week depending on the role. We value will over skill, determination over degrees and passion over years of experience.

To Contact oaktree email Zoe the WA Assistant State Director at for more information on volunteer opportunities in WA.
We would absolutely love to hear from you, so get in touch!

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St Vincent de Paul Society - Volunteering

Kids Camps
Vinnies runs camps for children aged 8-12 years from families experiencing hardship.
Belmont Call Centre
The call centre is open 9am-1pm Monday to Friday, and volunteers are required to attend 8:45am-1:15pm at least one day per week.
No experience is necessary and full training and on the job support is provided by Vinnies staff and volunteers.
Members assist people in a number of ways including providing people with referral information, advocacy, food or food vouchers, clothing, furniture, budget support, assistance with utility bills or back to school costs.


Teach Learn Grow

TLG trains University students and sends them to disadvantaged primary schools all over rural Western Australia.

On these week-long, all-expenses-paid trips (including food, travel and accommodation) you will get to do your bit to fight educational disparity through tutoring and mentoring. No education background needed!

Learn more and sign up right here!


Alzheimer's Australia

Dementia Aware Friend is a volunteer who spreads the message to friends, family and members of their community about dementia, how it affects people's lives and how they can make a positive difference to people living with dementia in their community. Dementia Aware Friends attend a free one day training course, receive ongoing support and resources and are part of a network of people spreading understanding and raising awareness of dementia to the community through informal talk, community events, shows and exhibitions.


Link to conservation

Volunteers participate as part of a team on practical conservation projects and are given induction and training on all conservation tasks undertaken, come and do something good for the environment.

New Merchandise

NDVN has new merchandise! All volunteers will receive a hat and water bottle at your next volunteering event.