Volunteer with Us Edit2018-10-15T15:41:56+00:00

Volunteer with Us

Volunteering to an important cause can bring you a tremendous sense of satisfaction. It gives you an opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives and helps to build a strong and vibrant community.

The Family Centre delivers a range of services for children, young people and families across the Byron, Ballina and Tweed shires that build and enhance relationships and parenting skills, see  what we do for details of our services.

We know our community has many skilled and experienced people who can help The Family Centre to make change achievable.

We are looking for volunteers who share our vision and values and want to be a part of a trusted local organisation with a focus on creating strong connections with our community and driving progressive social change.

Volunteering for TFC is a great way to use your skills and experience for social good!  And, It’s also good for you – you’ll meet interesting people, make new friends, learn new skills, advance your career and even improve your health!

Ways to Get Involved

Our volunteers help to contribute to our organisation in a number of ways, depending on their skills, availability and personal interests.

Some of the volunteer roles available include:

  • promoting our services or running activities at local community events
  • fundraising  such as our annual Christmas gift wrapping
  • assisting one of our services such as play group or REALskills
  • assisting our business services team in one of our office locations.

You can be involved in just one, or many, activities. We can also work with you to create new ways to utilise your skills and expertise for the benefit of people who use our services and the community.

How to Apply

PLEASE NOTE: WE HAVE BEEN EXPERIENCING A HIGH DEMAND FOR VOLUNTEER PLACEMENTS, AND CAN ONLY ACCEPT EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR CURRENTLY VACANT VOLUNTEER POSITIONS. UNFORTUNATELY WE ARE NOT ABLE TO ACCEPT GENERAL VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS AT THIS TIME.

Applying for current vacant volunteer positions:

To view and apply for currently vacant volunteer positions please see VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES  and select the role you are interested in. You will then be able to fill out an application form for volunteering and express your interest in that position. When your application is received we will contact you to make an appointment time and discuss suitability and compatibility for the role.

Once you are accepted as a volunteer you will receive email updates about new volunteering opportunities.

You might also like to subscribe to our newsletter for information about upcoming events and opportunities.

Please don’t hesitate to contact the Volunteer Coordinator at The Family Centre 07 5524 8711 or email volunteers@thefamilycentre.org.au if you would like any further information.

All prospective volunteers will be required to undergo a Working with Children Check and a National Police Check:

You can start the process immediately for a Working with Children Check by completing the form through the following link:  Working with Children Check. Please remember to take your application number and ID to your nearest Road Transport Authority to verify your ID, and then take your application number to your appointment at The Family Centre.

We will also require a National Police Check. We can obtain this on your behalf with your permission and 100 points of ID before commencement in a volunteer role.