Volunteer

Be the Difference.

Help build inclusive communities.

You can make a difference in the community by volunteering with genU. You will be part of an enthusiastic team of volunteers and engage with young people through to seniors who need your support to reach their full potential.

Volunteer with genU and experience the reward of giving back to your community.

View our current opportunities

You will be taken to the Volunteer portal where you can browse available roles and submit an application.

Our volunteer program supports people from all ages, backgrounds and abilities including people with disability and mental health conditions, people who are socially isolated and seniors in aged care.

We support our team of 300+ volunteers in more than 100 activities every week.

Our volunteers visit people at home or in aged care to provide connection and companionship. Some like to get active and help to provide leisure and social activities for young people with disability. Some help with transport. There are so many options!

We’ll match you to a volunteer role that is based on your passion, skills and local area.

Types of roles include:

  • Administration and Operational Support
  • Animal Therapy and Pet Companionship
  • Classroom Mentoring
  • Companionship and Social Support
  • Driving and Transportation
  • Gentle Exercise Class Aid
  • Music and Performing Arts
  • Nursery and Plant Care
  • Outdoor Fitness
  • Event Support

genU is also part of the Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme (ACVVS) funded by the Australian Government

The hours or frequency can be flexible to suit your schedule. We are here to support you to maintain a good life balance. We appreciate a six month commitment for continuity of our clients.

Volunteering is more than giving back to your community.

  • Become a highly valued members of the genU family.
  • Create new connections in your community.
  • Receive dedicated support throughout your journey.

Interested in the Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme? Click here for more information.

Volunteering at genU can be virtual or delivered in person at one of the following locations.

Victoria

  • Barwon South West
  • Grampians
  • Metropolitan Melbourne
  • Mornington

Tasmania

  • Northern Tasmania
  • Southern Tasmania
How to apply

Applying to volunteer at genU is easy.

Fill in an application
Fill in an application You can apply online by creating a profile and answering a few questions to support us to match you to a role or you can contact us on 03 5282 0038 or volunteers@genu.org.au
Have a chat
Have a chat One of our team members will arrange to discuss your application and match you to a role that is suitable for you and your schedule.
Complete any background checks and training
Complete any background checks and training Your dedicated Volunteer Coordinator will support you to complete applicable background checks and induction training.
Begin volunteering!
Begin volunteering! You’ll be welcomed to the genU family and supported to make a difference to the client experience.
Want to join?

Apply online

or call 03 5282 0038 and one of our team members will chat to you about your application.

You will be taken to the Volunteer portal where you can browse available roles and submit an application.

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