Volunteering is a great way to contribute to our local community. We often have projects around grant writing, multimedia, event management, empowering community resilience, volunteer coordination and leading project activities.
We also welcome work experience placements for tertiary students undertaking courses relevant to working in the community.If you have time and skills to offer over an extended period you may be able to lead in the creation of a new community project or activity.
For any further information , please call us on (03) 9386 7128 or email email@example.com.
Below are our current volunteer opportunities.
The Chairperson has a strategic role to play in representing the vision and purpose of the organisation. The Chairperson ensures that the management committee functions properly, that there is full participation at meetings, all relevant matters are discussed and that effective decisions are made and carried out.
The CoM provides RSNH with community “governance”, which includes developing strategic plans, policies, permanent staff appointment, monitoring finances and overseeing delivery of legal and contractual obligations. The CoM acts as the voice of our membership in line with the aims and objectives detailed in our Constitution. The Committee is required to meet a minimum of six times per year, but currently meets monthly on a Tuesday evening between 5.30pm and 7pm.
Time Commitment:The role of Chair requires an estimated commitment of 5 hours/month
The Treasurer maintains a watching brief on the monthly accounts ensuring appropriate procedures are in place to keep things running smoothly. The Treasurer is supported by a Finance Committee and provides a link between the staff and the Committee of Management (CoM) on financial matters. The CoM provides RSNH with community “governance”, which includes developing strategic plans, policies, permanent staff appointment, monitoring finances and overseeing delivery of legal and contractual obligations. The CoM acts as the voice of our membership in line with the aims and objectives detailed in our Constitution.
The Committee is required to meet a minimum of six times per year, but currently meets monthly on a Tuesday evening between 5.30pm and 7pm. The Finance Committee meets monthly on a Thursday.
RSNH is currently seeking a Community Lunch Assistant to help with our monthly community lunch event. This is a collaboration with Open Table, a local organisation focused on preventing food waste by redistributing salvaged surplus foods to communities. This is a project aimed at providing the community with a nutritious meal in a social and safe environment whilst promoting sustainability. The role will take place every second Friday during school terms from 10am – 2pm and may consist of preparing the meal, assisting in the kitchen, cleaning, set up and pack down of equipment. The role will require an ability to work without continuous and close supervision, but also within a team environment. There must be a willingness to engage and interact with a broad range of people in a respectful manner.
Seeking baristas to operate our portable Coffee Cart at RSNH. The role focuses on making quality coffees to visitors of the neighbourhood house, providing friendly and hospitable service, as well as making sure the coffee cart is clean, organised and well-stocked at all times. Experience desired but not necessary as free training can be provided for volunteers.
Must be available at least one morning a week from 9am – 12:30pm.
We are currently seeking a creative and enthusiastic person who can facilitate our Menders and Makers Group. The role involves supporting others in the group with individual or shared projects. Sewing or crafting skills are ideal and an ability to work inclusively with a diverse range of people . The Makers and Menders program connects individuals within the wider community to share their passion for making and creating and community building. Upcoming ventures may also include the creation of products for sale to further fund future projects in areas of social inclusion.
The Makers & Menders group is currently inviting people who love to make and create, sew or craft or are keen on picking up the skills. The role is a fantastic way to connect with emerging local community initiatives in the northern suburbs.
The Menders and Makers program connects individuals within the wider community to share their passion for sewing and community building. Upcoming ventures may also include the creation of products for sale to further fund future projects in areas of social inclusion. For the costs of materials and equipment maintenance, a weekly gold coin donation is greatly appreciated.
The role of the Playgroup Assistant is to support the Playgroup Coordinator in facilitating the Community Playgroups currently operating at Reynard Street Neighbourhood House (RSNH). You will be assisting in preparing and supporting play based activities for children during play sessions.
RSNH playgroups run on a unique model supported by a practical facilitator, providing activities and equipment, as well as organising group time with singing and story time. In doing this we aim to provide an enriched environment for your children to explore while developing new skills. RSNH playgroups are also an opportunity for parents to connect with each other and develop lasting, supportive friendships as children develop and grow.
This role will involve hands-on work within a small team of volunteers focusing on developing and maintaining a newly constructed Sensory Garden and Community Garden at Reynard Street Neighbourhood House. This role is a great way to become involved with a meaningful project, while meeting new people, and staying active and involved in your community. RSNH also welcomes suggestions for improvements and new ideas for the garden.
This role will involve hands on work maintaining outdoor areas at Reynard Street Neighbourhood House (RSNH). It will involve working safely to complete general maintenance tasks using hand tools and may include some basic maintenance auditing work. The grounds at RSNH have maintenance support from Moreland City Council however there are some general repair and maintenance tasks to be completed by RSNH volunteers.