Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are considered an extremely valuable resource and an essential component to the success of Youth Off The Streets. It’s a terrific way to become more involved in your community and help young people in need to transform their lives.

Our main objective is to ensure our volunteers achieve personal satisfaction through learning new skills, meeting new people, increasing their self-confidence and esteem whilst at the same time provide a valuable contribution to Youth Off The Street’s variety of services.

Youth Off The Streets continues to comply with the national standards for volunteering and is a member of the Centre for Volunteering. The process for the recruitment of new volunteers and the matching of volunteering opportunities with the right candidate is as below:

  • Recruitment - vacancies are advertised on this website, on Seek Volunteer and Go Volunteer. Application packs are accessible online.
  • Screening Process - volunteers complete an application form and sign a Code of Conduct and other relevant policies including Criminal Record checks and Working With Children checks, which are conducted prior to commencement.
  • Learning and Development - Mandatory inductions are conducted for most programs, including the Food Van and Street Walk.
  • Workplace Health and Safety - The safety of our volunteers is critical. Safety and risk are discussed during inductions, incident report forms are distributed with all induction packs and volunteers are encouraged to report incidents and near misses to enable us to manage risk appropriately.

Click here to view our Volunteer video which provides more information on volunteering at Youth Off The Streets.

The following opportunities are available in volunteering. Please complete the forms at the end of each of the advertisements. All volunteer opportunities are advertised here so please check back regularly for an opportunity that suits you.

For further information please contact us on 02 9330 3515 or volunteer@youthoffthestreets.com.au.

We have the following exciting regular Volunteer opportunities available (click the below titles to skip to a descriptions of the roles): 

Kitchen and Lunch Assistance – Koch Centre For Youth
Description: We are looking for volunteers to assist our youth workers at our Koch Centre For Youth, Macquarie Fields with making lunch for the Students of EDEN College on a weekly basis. We are looking for a reliable, self motivated individual to work as part of a team. You will be required to assist one day per week.
Number of Volunteers required: 1 – 2 volunteers  
Days 11am to 2pm
Skills required: Reliable, enthusiastic, good communication skills with basic to intermediate cooking and food preparation skills
Minimum Age: 21 years.
Application Closing Date: We are looking for Volunteers to start ASAP. The applications will stay open until all vacancies have been filled by suitable candidates on a first come first served basis. You may need to be available for an informal interview following your application being received.

If you are interested in applying for the above opportunity, please fill in the Application Form.

Literacy and Remedial Teacher Assistance - Koch Centre For Youth
Description: We are looking for an experienced professional with qualifications and or previous experience in Education to assist our team with literacy and remedial tutoring to our students of EDEN College, Macquarie Fields
Number of Volunteers required: 1volunteer
Days: Day Time (Weekly)
Skills required: Reliable, enthusiastic, good communication skills with experience or qualification in Education
Minimum Age: 21 years.
Application Closing Date: We are looking for Volunteers to start ASAP. The applications will stay open until all vacancies have been filled by suitable candidates on a first come first served basis. You may need to be available for an informal interview following your application being received.

If you are interested in applying for the above opportunity, please fill in the Application Form. 

General Gardening & Maintenance – Various Locations
Description: The up keep of our services is imperative in sustaining a positive environment for our young people. We are in need of experienced volunteers to assist our Operations team with maintaining multiple grounds by performing tasks such as; Lawn mowing, watering, planting, and weeding. Volunteers with a Trade background are welcomed to assist with more complex tasks. Locations include; Merrylands, Cordeaux Heights and Macquarie Fields.
Number of Volunteers required: 2 – 4 volunteers  
Days required: Weekdays
Time: Day Time (Flexible)
Skills required: Trade background is preferred. Must be reliable, enthusiastic, have good communication skills with previous experience in general gardening or maintenance.   
Minimum Age: 21 years.
Application Closing Date: We are looking for Volunteers to start ASAP. The applications will stay open until all vacancies have been filled by suitable candidates on a first come first served basis. You may need to be available for an informal interview following your application being received.

If you are interested in applying for the above opportunity, please fill in the Application Form.

Op Shop Volunteers

Description: We're looking for motivated volunteers to help us with our Op Shops at various locations. Tasks will include sorting through donations, arranging the presentation and display of merchandise, selling merchandise and light cleaning.
Number of volunteers required: We are looking for a range of volunteers to commit to at least on regular full shift per fortnight.
Locations: Maitland, Singleton, Bowral or Maitland
Days required: Monday to Saturday.
Time: Fixed shift times are 9.00am - 4.00pm Monday to Friday and 9.00am - 1.00pm on Saturday.
Skills required: Reliable, organised and patient with good sales skills. You will also need the ability to work well within a team environment.
Commitment: Once a fortnight - there may be flexibility to change the day of the week throughout the year if neccessary.
Minimum age: 21 years.
Application closing date: We are looking for Volunteers to start ASAP. The applications will stay open until all shifts have been filled by suitable candidates on a first come first served basis. You may need to be available for an informal interview following your application being received. 

If you are interested in applying for the above opportunity, please fill in the Application Form.