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

Leeuwin Ocean Adventure will be hosting the Inaugural Maritime Ball 

The Leeuwin team is ooking for a volunteer to work directly with the Business Development Manager until the end of June 2018. 

To take responsibility for sourcing the donation/acquisition of goods and services for sale at silent auction and live auction to raise money for Leeuwin Ocean Adventure.
The auctions will be part of the the fundraising event on Saturday, 30 June 2018.

Ability to take control of the project from start to finish.
Positive communication approach.
Sales experience – face to face, telephone and/or email.
Excellent organisational ability (including records management to record contacts, donations etc)
Social media experience would be an advantage.

Breakfast in the Garden

Saint Mary MacKillop was a courageous woman of action. Born in 1842, she showed compassion for anyone in need regardless of race or faith. Mary believed in the power of education for all and set up schools across Australia to make sure those disadvantaged by poverty and distance received an education.  In honour of her life of faith, service and love for all, Mary was canonised on 17 October 2010 making her Australia’s first saint.
"Breakfast in the Garden" is an annual fundraiser event organised by Mary MacKillop Foundation.  In partnership with Notre Dame Volunteer Network, we are looking for volunteers for this event.

Pre-Event: Friday 9 March (9.30am - 11am) Volunteers needed to help to put up tents and gazebos. Some heavy lifting will be required.

Event: Saturday 10 March (7am - 12pm) Assist with the BBQ Breakfast - Setting up, helping with hospitality and pack down.

Where:  GARDEN VENUE - at the Mary MacKillop Centre 16 York Street, South Perth (St Joseph’s Convent)

For more information or to register for this event, contact: or call 9433 0658

Volunteers needed
Are you interested in women’s health?
Would like to gain experience working with people from other cultures?

Ishar Multicultural Women’s Health Centre is based in Mirrabooka providing free, low cost medical health services to women from migrant and refugee backgrounds.

They are moving from a paper based medical system to using Best Practice Software and require volunteers to:

  1. Sort out paper based files
  2. Set up clients on Best Practice Medical Software
  3. Scan data into patient online files
  4. Prepare paper files for archiving

You can volunteer individually or come with a friend or two.

This is a huge task so any spare time you have would be really appreciated. Come for an hour or a day whatever time you can spare (8am – 5pm week days)>

This opportunity will be available until June 2018

Working at Ishar will provide you:

  • The opportunity to work in a multicultural environment
  • Learn about some of the issues faced by newly arrived migrants & refugees when they settle in Australia
  • Experience in using Best Practice, a popular medical software

All volunteers will receive a Certificate of our Appreciation.

Mercy Connect engages volunteer tutor/mentors who are willing to go to a school for three hours once per week to support a child or a small group of children from refugee backgrounds. The role of the volunteer is to offer academic support and also to be a mentor for a child who can often feel anxious and isolated in a school setting. While formal teaching qualifications are not required, it is necessary that a volunteer has had some experience in a child or youth-related role and is comfortable going into a school and a classroom. The most important attributes a volunteer brings to the role is that of warmth, friendliness, patience and consistency.

Volunteers are also required for the "Parents Club" program who either have the experience and qualifications to plan and teach an adult English language class or volunteers that would like to assist the Club. The Clubs operate one morning per week for two hours during the school term.

The completion of an Application Dossier is required, followed by an interview, a Working with Children Check, and attendance at a 2-day training session. The 2-day training will be held on Tuesday 20 February and Wednesday 21 February 2018. Volunteering at schools will be in early to mid-March. A second intake will be organised for June/July 2018.

Most of the schools we are supporting are situated in the north-eastern suburbs of Perth, south-eastern suburbs and also in Leederville, Kardinya and Beaconsfield. Volunteers are placed at a school in their area of preference.


Lady Lawley College

For 115 years, Lady Lawley Cottage and the Australian Red Cross has supported children and young people with a disability in Western Australia. Providing an array of flexible and personalised services such as: Short Stays Respite, Emergency Respite, Hospital to Home and Transitional Care, Parent / Carer Training, Early Intervention, Positive Behaviour Support Planning, Co-ordination of NDIS Services and Shared Management.
We require volunteers to work alongside the children and young people, staff, families and other volunteers to develop a personalised program, to give the children and young people at Lady Lawley Cottage the skills, environment and confidence and make them agents of their own change. We provide assistance to some of the most vulnerable people in the community and are committed to providing a holistic service that is personalised and goal orientated.
Volunteers with particular skills such as social justice, occupational therapy, special needs and health sector knowledge would be amazing. But we are also looking for volunteers who can provide skills including, but not limited to, administrative assistance, graphic design, creative writing, activity planning and of course engaging with the children and young people. 
Your volunteering commitment can be flexible depending on the role that you are doing. You might be coming to our beautiful ocean-side cottage to work, or you might find it easier to work from home or your favourite café. This also goes for the volunteering hours that you can give.  If you want to be a part of this amazing place, make new friends and gain invaluable working experience from the world’s leading humanitarian organisation, get in touch with us today!

Ongoing Opportunities

Want to be a Youth Leader Assistant for an amazing group of young people? Do you have great leadership skills and excellent communication skills?

Vacancies are available for the following positions for the social groups which run during school terms:
·         Step Into Social 
·         YES Groups
·         Awesome Groups


  • Fun! Confident with an interest in empowering young people.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Working with children check
  • Police Clearance
  • Senior First aid
  • This role would suit all types and is particularly valuable to those studying  in youth work, teaching, health/community related discipline interested in autism

Autism West provides an induction and asks volunteers to commit to a term at the minimum.  We very much welcome volunteers who have autism.

Cana is a non-government funded, volunteer based charity focused around building relationships, offering support, hospitality, a sense of belonging and a safe environment for those living on the margins of mainstream society, and at their most vulnerable.  At Cana, they seek to build community and relationships with the lonely, homeless, former prison inmates, or those suffering from mental illness, addiction and other factors that alienate them from mainstream society.

They are looking for volunteers who are interested in spending time with these men and women offering hospitality, socialisation and connection to the wider community by sharing a meal.

Mondays 12pm - 2pm at St Luke's Community Garden in Mosman Park; 
Wednesdays at Emmaus House in Fremantle 
Thursday night - dinner with the residents in their home.

Aboriginal Catholic Ministry is currently seeking Volunteers to support the work of the Ministry in helping us grow in faith and culture. Volunteering at the Ministry provides volunteers with valuable skills and knowledge you can take wherever your life path takes. These skills include; pastoral and spiritual care, events management, administration skills, computing skills, maintenance skills and many more. You can volunteer for a few hours a week/fortnight up to two days a week. .

Roles include:

  • Pastoral Care Support
  • Events Planning
  • Administration Volunteer
  • Maintenance Roles
  • Small Group leaders
  • Children & Youth Programs
  • Communication & Data Base Volunteer
  • History and Archiving Coordinator

Join the volunteer team and bring your strengths and skills to contribute to the reconciliation journey

RWA is committed to a better tomorrow for First Australians and the wider WA community by empowering all Western Australians to be a part of the reconciliation journey. From working in our office to doing projects and events in the community, volunteers are at the forefront and the face of reconciliation. We are currently recruiting for various roles ranging from one-off event to more substantive time commitment roles (3-8 hours a week) coordinating reconciliation events, reconciliation projects and social media projects

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.

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.

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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!