Are you looking for a way to give back to your community, upskill and make new friends?
Join Hobart City Mission’s volunteer family and be rewarded with new experiences, new friends and the knowledge that you are making a difference to people doing it tough.
Hobart City Mission has a variety of volunteering opportunities available, no matter your age, ability, or availability. Every volunteer at Hobart City Mission makes a real difference. Below are just some of the ways that you can join us.
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Schools & Corporate
Volunteer with your school or work or as part of a work experience placement. Opportunities include in our Sorting Warehouse, or talk to us about tailored experiences.
Volunteer at important events such as our Christmas Assistance Program, or public events to raise important funds and awareness for our programs.
Can’t commit to a regular gig? We have lots of options to help out with admin, phone calls, odd jobs from time-to-time, or be on-call for our
We have lots of regular shifts at our Op Shops and often need support in our Small Steps & DIY Dads programs. Anything from half a day a week to three times a week.
Current Volunteer Vacancies
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We have an exciting new opportunity available to join our volunteer family!
City Mission Op Shops is seeking dedicated, passionate, kind-hearted volunteers to join our team at a new store location (to be announced soon!)
A great opportunity to make life-long friends, learn new skills and give back to your local community.
We have a number of roles and shifts available, and you can commit anywhere from couple of hours, to a couple of days a week . Come join us in our newest venture.
Register your interest below!
Volunteer Live-In After-Hours Attendant (Small Steps Program): Hobart City Mission
Ø Wonderful opportunity for live in volunteer role – working with young mums and bubs
Ø Make a real difference to these young mums’ lives
Ø Supportive and professional management team
Hobart City Mission’s vision is to create compassionate, resilient and connected local communities. We bring together people who want to give to and support those most in need in our local community, through the provision of client focused, holistic and innovative programs and services. To enable us to do that well, we are proud that we attract passionate employees and volunteers who want to be part of our historical and iconic local charity.
We have a wonderful opportunity for a live-in volunteer to join our Small Steps program (based in Hobart). Small Steps is a live-in parenting and life skills program where Mums and their babies grow together and explore being a family, in a safe and nurturing environment. You will have one free weekend per month. We will also be recruiting a second volunteer to cover one weekend per month.
You will be supported by experienced senior staff in a unique residential setting providing support to enable young mums to grow. As an after-hours attendant, will be responsible for responding to issues that may arise after-hours, and assisting mums with emotional support to take care of themselves or their babies/child after hours.
Our successful volunteer will bring the following to our small steps program:
- A passion for caring and supporting others
- Ability to develop and foster trusted relationships to influence the young mums to take responsibility for their own development and life decisions
- Relevant experience in parenting/child care skills/knowledge and/or qualifications
- Excellent active listening and communication skills
Your dedication and passion will be
- Accommodation will be provided (including all utilities)
- One free weekend per month
- A supportive work environment
- A fantastic opportunity to participate and contribute to an innovative program and positively impact the lives our young mums
Applications should include a detailed cover letter to showcase why you would be suitable for this position (1 Page) and your updated resume. The Position Description is available on Hobart City Mission’s website. Applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and clearly marked Live-In After-Hours Attendant (Small Steps). Please DO NOT APPLY VIA SEEK.
The successful applicant must have a National Police Certificate (no older than 12 months) and a current Working with Vulnerable People Registration (Volunteer category). You will be required to attend a pre employment medical appointment.
Applications close 29th
October 2020 at 10am
We are currently seeking expressions of interest for volunteers to help out with the City Mission Op Shops online Instagram store.
There a number of roles available including:
- photographing clothes, shoes and small homewares in the current style of the Instagram page
- editing photos using mobile phone editing tools and saving to Dropbox
- researching, pricing and writing descriptions for items and matching items
- packaging items up for delivery
We’re hoping to work with a small team of volunteers who can do any or all of the above. You will need to have good computer skills in a range of programs and a passion for second-hand fashion.
If this sounds like you, please register your details below.
Tuesdays: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Thursdays: 1.00pm – 5.00pm
Please keep in mind unless you have your own transport such as a car or live in the local area, the Huonville store may not be suitable, as there is limited public transport to get you there on time for your shift.
Mondays: 1.00pm to 5.00pm
Tuesdays: 1.00pm – 5.00pm
Wednesdays: 1.00pm – 5.00pm
Thursdays: 1.00pm – 5.00pm
Fridays 1.00pm – 5.00pm
Please keep in mind unless you have your own transport such as a car or live in the local area, the Sorell store may not be suitable. As there is limited public transport to get you there on time for your shift.
Fridays: 8.30am – 4.30pm
Duties may include but not limited to:
Collection of stock from the Sorting Warehouse for delivery to City Mission Op Shops as directed by the Sorting Warehouse Supervisor
Collection and delivery of goods to and from a variety of locations in the Hobart vicinity
Furniture Pick-up and Delivery
Tip Run – Rubbish Removal from City Mission Op shop locations
Skills and Experience
Skills or experience in a transport industry is preferred or a willingness to gain the relevant skills and experience. Familiarity with identifying geographical areas in the Hobart vicinity would be an advantage.
Required Full Manual Licence
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City Mission Op Shops
City Mission Op Shops generate funds through the sale of second-hand goods which are donated by the local community. These funds help people in Southern Tasmania who are facing and hardship and homelessness through HCM’s vital programs and services.
Volunteers who work in our Op Shops make a real difference by creating a sense of community in each shop.
There are many volunteer roles available in our nine Op Shops, which involve:
- Customer Service
- Product processing and handling
- Money handling
- Transport driving and offsiding
- Lifting of furniture
- Answering phone calls
- Pricing products
“The best part about volunteering is getting out in the truck meeting people” – Brian
Hobart City Mission runs events throughout the year to raise funds for various community programs, create awareness of the organisation and connect with the local community. We value the help of volunteers to make these events a success. Volunteering for events is on an on-call/casual basis – we will contact you when opportunities arise.
Events that HCM runs/participates in that require the assistance of volunteers, include:
Festival of Voices (July)
Christmas Assistance Program (December)
Community Group Events (throughout the year)
Sausage Sizzles (throughout the year)
These roles may involve the following responsibilities:
Supervision of stalls
Distribution of donations
Cooking of sausage sizzles
“Everyone has been so welcoming and friendly, it’s been a positive experience for me – thank you!” – Jacqui
“I volunteer with Small Steps and appreciate what a great program this is for young mums. I am pleased to be able to help in a small way to make it happen” – Mary
Small Steps is a live-in parenting and life-skills program that supports young mums and their infants. Small Steps aims to provide safe and secure accommodation, as well as parenting support while the young mums work towards their goals. Residents are able to stay for up to two years, with support to transition into the community.
Volunteers can assist in providing support and guidance to the mums.
There are many roles available for volunteers at Small Steps, including:
Click here to find out more about Small Steps.
Frequently Asked Questions about Volunteering
This is really up to you! You can get involved with anything from a once-off event, a half day every month, to a full day once or twice a week - it’s up to you! Whatever you can give we will appreciate. Volunteers can help out with a project for a few days in an ad-hoc way or a regular commitment each week.
Volunteering is unpaid time willingly given to help someone else. HCM is supported by hundreds of passionate volunteers who generously donate their time, energy and expertise to help us deliver our programs and services that offer essential help to people in need in our wider community.
Once you are placed in a volunteering role, you will meet your supervisor who will be your support and mentor. They will explain how things work, what they need you to do, and will be available to answer your questions. Your supervisor and volunteer engagement coordinator will support you throughout the time you are volunteering.
Some volunteer roles need a lot of training or formal training and some just need the basics or on-the-job training. Your supervisor will be able to make sure you are given what you need so you can perform your tasks correctly.
Volunteers are a reflection of the diversity of our community. The skills, qualities and experience you have will all be taken into consideration when placing you into a volunteering role.
You may not realise it, but you already have a lot you could contribute, even if you have no previous volunteering experience. Many of our opportunities simply require a friendly attitude and a little bit of time.
Think about why you would like to try volunteering, discuss it with us and come and try it out. You might prefer to help out at a once-off event first to see if it’s the right fit for you.
You are under no obligation to keep volunteering if you don’t like it, but please talk to your supervisor before stopping so you can discuss with them why you feel unhappy and what you feel would improve your time as a volunteer.
Any volunteers who do not have permanent residency in Australia need to ensure they are keeping within the law and abiding to their visa restriction. Generally, if you have the right to work in Australia you also have the right to volunteer.
Yes, we love corporate volunteers and aim to customise a program of volunteering roles to compliment the interests and skills of your organisation. Please contact us today by emailing email@example.com to discuss.
Yes, the vast majority of volunteering roles involve working with other volunteers as well as community members and staff.
We offer volunteering support and social events throughout the year. You will receive invitations to attend these events.
Yes, we require all our staff and volunteers to have a police check. We will accept previous polic checks if they are no older than 6 months. HCM will arrange and pay for your police check and details will be mailed out to you.
HCM can assist with some travel expenses and HCM will pay for the cost to obtain a police check before you volunteer.
You can be any age to volunteer- but many opportunities have age restriction. Our Insurance policy indicates our Op Shops volunteers can be of 16 years old and above. Other school and community-based projects are slightly different and worth contacting us about.
Yes, you can. There are less opportunities for group volunteering but larger style events and fundraising projects are ideal.
We put you in our database and we will send you weekly updates on vacancies as they come up. It is first-in-best-dressed in most cases so best to stay connected with us.
Volunteering is proven to have a positive effect on mental, physical and social wellbeing. It can alleviate stress and depression, combat loneliness and even increase life expectancy. The opportunity to “give back” provides volunteers with increased self-esteem, connection to community and is a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Volunteering can be a way to learn new skills and even act as a potential pathway to employment.
All volunteers at Hobart City Mission can expect to experience these benefits, regardless of their background, experience or situation.