Update: COVID-19 and volunteering

Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering with us.

Volunteers are an important part of the fabric of McAuley.  Each volunteer brings skills and experiences that add value to the range of supports and programs that McAuley provides.

Volunteers are drawn to us by a strong desire to give their time to support women and children experiencing homelessness and family violence.

Due to the ever-changing situation with COVID-19 McAuley has decided to temporarily place volunteer recruitment activities on hold.  This decision has been made to keep clients, volunteers and employees safe and to minimise the risk of spreading the virus in our community.

We encourage you to continue to check our website for future openings. If you would like any information about volunteering with McAuley please contact 

We are looking forward to inviting all volunteers back on site and welcoming new volunteers to McAuley.

In the meantime, you can complete the Expression of Interest form below.

This will ensure that you receive information as soon as we are able to recruit volunteers and invite them into our programs.  The process for becoming a volunteer has a few requirements that we can work through when the time arrives.

We will still be looking for volunteers to fill the roles highlighted below, as well as potentially additional roles.

Please email  if you would like further information.

Thank you for reaching out to us and offering your time and experience to support women and children in our community.

About our volunteering program

Our volunteers are an essential part of our organisation. In 2018/2019 100 volunteers worked across every part of our organisation. We really couldn’t manage without their support.

Volunteers help women and children move towards safer, better lives, while also gaining a unique and valuable personal experience. We have a wide range of opportunities for people who can spare three to four hours a week or fortnightly.

We can accommodate business or school hours, weekends, and after hours. There are so many ways to get involved!

Examples of volunteer roles

  • tutors to help children whose education has been interrupted by family violence – find out more about this program
  • qualified driving instructors to support women as they practise their driving skills and build up their hours. The ideal candidate will be flexible in their availability and have a vehicle for the sessions.
  • people who are passionate about inventory, order and spreadsheets! You’ll need a drivers’ licence, be fit and able to transport donated items between sites, and have superior interpersonal skills.  We need you to be reliably available for a weekly shift.

Fill in the form below if you think you’re a good fit with one of these roles or if you have other skills where you could help us and make a real difference.

Benefits of volunteering

You can expect to:

  • gain satisfaction from contributing in a meaningful way
  • use your skills and interests to support women and their children
  • be a member of a team with shared values and goals
  • be valued and appreciated by those you work with
  • learn more about McAuley Community Services for Women and the issues faced by women experiencing homelessness
  • gain a current reference for future study or employment applications
  • add work experience to build your resume.

What’s more, it’s a social environment and while helping others you’re sure to still have fun!


If you believe you could support the work of McAuley Community Services for Women as a volunteer, please register your interest by submitting a volunteer enquiry form below.

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When Catherine Noonan was asked whether she’d be interested in being part of McAuley’s new tutoring program for children, she leapt at the opportunity.

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