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.

We know our community has many skilled and experienced people who can help The Family Centre to make change achievable and bring about what we all want for our community:

happy and safe children • capable and resilient young people
caring and respectful relationships • 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”.

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!

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.

Want 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 examples include:

  • assisting with promoting our services or running activities at local community events such as NAIDOC week
  • assisting with fundraising opportunities such as our annual Christmas gift wrapping
  • volunteering regularly in one of our programs such as play group or REALskills (building resilience and safety of young people in schools)
  • assisting our business services team in one of our office locations.

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

The Family Centre also has an active Volunteer Leadership Group, which meets monthly to support volunteers and discuss ways in which volunteers can innovatively build capacity in our organisation and the community.

Please don’t hesitate to contact The Family Centre 07 5524 8711 if you would like any further information or assistance with the application process. Upon receipt of your application our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to make a suitable appointment time and meet with you to discuss how we can find the best fit for you and The Family Centre.

If you are interested in joining our volunteer team please complete the application form here.

What’s next?

WE CURRENTLY HAVE A WAITING LIST, PLEASE NOTE IT MAY TAKE UP TO A MONTH TO PROCESS YOUR VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

All prospective volunteers will be required to undergo reference checks, a Working with Children Check and a National Police Check.

You can apply for a Working with Children Check immediately by completing the form through the following link:

https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/working-with-children/working-with-children-check/apply

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.

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Current Volunteer Opportunities

If you are not yet a TFC volunteer and are  interested in joining our volunteer team please complete the application form here prior to selecting opportunities.

To find out what volunteering opportunities are available click here.