Once you have reviewed the positions, please register your interest via the Expression of Interest Form below.
Drop-In Centre Volunteer
The Drop In Volunteer is the first point of contact for clients, welcomes them to the centre, assists with sign in, conducts intake assessments and provides assistance as required whilst the client is accessing the centre.
The volunteer coordinates the stocking and distribution of food for the House of Welcome’s Foodbank. Clients accessing the foodbank may have no other source of income, and as a result may be without basic food and household items. The Drop In Volunteer plays a crucial role in making clients feel welcome when collecting from the Foodbank.
Community Kitchen Volunteer
The Community Kitchen provides a safe and welcoming space for clients at the House of Welcome to come together, relax and make connections with volunteers, staff and other clients. The Community Kitchen volunteer supports the chefs (clients at the House of Welcome) to prepare lunches for about 20-30 people each week, including setting up the kitchen, helping with serving, tidying the space and assisting with the pack-up.
Social Activities Volunteer
The House of Welcome provides social activities across the year to provide a respite for House of Welcome families and individuals to relax, meet new people and to experience parts of Sydney they may not be familiar with. The Social Activities Assistant assists with the planning and logistics of the activities and then participating in their delivery on the day.
Housing Support Volunteer
The House of Welcome is the largest provider of transitional housing in Sydney. With a portfolio of 24 properties the Housing Support Volunteer will assist with the administrative requirements to maintain the properties and occupancies. The Housing Support Volunteer will also be required provide face-to-face support for clients with practical components of their occupancy and to assist clients transitioning out of the premises with locating new accommodation and the application requirements to do so.
Visa Application Form Filling Volunteer (RACS)
The House of Welcome works alongside the Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS) to assist clients to complete their Application for Protection TPV or SHEV form. The application forms are lengthy and require the provision of detailed information from clients. Volunteers work with clients (often with the use of interpreters) to ensure that all information is collected and entered on the form to avoid delays in submitting applications.
Volunteer Expression of Interest
Please register your interest for volunteering through the form below and our Community Development Coordinator, Suma Pillai, will get back to you soon!