Be a Volunteer

Grow skills, friendships and support young people in need

When Lighthouse volunteers share their skills, passion and experience, they send our kids a powerful message that they are worthy of someone else’s time. We are always looking for volunteers who can offer their time and expertise to support our vital work with children, young people and families – both directly and indirectly. Without the commitment of our dedicated volunteers, our vision for ‘a safe home and community for homeless kids to belong, heal and thrive’ would be so much harder to deliver.
You don’t need to be an expert in child care practices to volunteer with us. That’s because we have so many practical ways you can get involved.

What’s involved?

Volunteers support our programs in a variety of ways. Including helping to up-keep our residential homes, fundraising and assisting at events, completing various tasks at our Youth Resource and Administration Centre as well as supporting our carers and young people through our community committees.

Corporate volunteering opportunities

Lighthouse creates mutually beneficial partnerships with organisations that share in our values and mission. We couldn’t provide the necessary care and programs that we do at Lighthouse without the support and donations of our corporate partners. Their contributions allow us to continue to support our children and young people who have been impacted by abuse, trauma and neglect. We offer support to our corporate partnerships through a number of ways, such as employee engagement and we actively drive business opportunities. Above all else, employee volunteering  is a great way to feel more to embrace team connections, and be part of a meaningful, local cause. For further details visit here.

Join a Volunteer Community Committee

If you’re ready to step up and make a regular, ongoing commitment, then a community committee might be right for you. Our committees are a crucial element of our specialist model of care, providing real, tangible support to our homes, carers and young people. Made up of dedicated volunteers, each committee ensures that their local Lighthouse home remains open by supporting the basic needs of the home, carers and young people. Committee members meet monthly and are supported by a Lighthouse staff member.

Mandatory volunteer checks

  • Working with children check
  • CrimCheck
  • Privacy and confidentiality statement
  • Volunteers with direct contact with the children or young people are also required to undertake a psycho-social screen with one of our Lighthouse psychologists.

 

To enquire about volunteering or becoming a community committee member, please fill out the enquiry form below.