Volunteer With Us

Volunteer with older lady

We Welcome Volunteers

As a volunteer at AMCS, you can make a difference to the lives of so many in the community. We value our volunteers and thank you for your interest in supporting multicultural communities – our volunteers are the backbone of AMCS!

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, contribute to the community, help others and gain experience. At AMCS we rely on volunteers who are ready to offer their expertise, resources and time to help us deliver our much-needed services. From board members and professionals, to students, graduates, new migrants and anyone else who may be interested, we welcome you to join our team.

Looking for paid work or to improve your skills? We can support you in finding work and offer pre-accredited courses in a number of areas. 

Ready to join our team of volunteers?

Current Vacancies

Do you speak a second language? AMCS welcomes all volunteers, but is especially searching for bilingual and multilingual people who would like to volunteer in their local communities. We’re currently looking for people who speak the community languages in the following regions:

Barwon South-West / Geelong:

  • Scottish
  • Dutch
  • German
  • Italian
  • Croatian
  • Arabic
  • Spanish
  • Hungarian

Northern Metro:

  • Greek
  • Italian

Western Metro:

  • Polish
  • Greek
  • Croatian
  • Italian

Southern and Eastern Metro:

  • Greek
  • Italian

Volunteering Options

Companionship

Our companionship volunteers are active in their communities. They visit seniors in their homes or aged care facilities. Many of our seniors speak languages other than English, so please let us know if you are bilingual or multilingual and we can match you appropriately.

Commitment:

  • Weekly or fortnightly visits.
  • Our clients value stable and ongoing visiting arrangements, so we ask volunteers for a minimum commitment of 6 months.

Activities include:

  • A cup of tea and chat
  • Sharing stories and experiences
  • Discussing hobbies and interests
  • Watching TV or listening to the radio together
  • Reading books or newspapers
  • Going for walks or outings

General Assistance

Our general assistance volunteers can be involved in a range of activities. If you’ve got the skills or interest, we can find the task for you!

Commitment:

  • Flexible arrangements.
  • As we spend time training our volunteers, we ask you advise us of the length of time you plan to spend with AMCS.

Activities could include:

  • Collecting food from Foodbank Victoria
  • Proofreading and formatting documents
  • Data entry and administration
  • Group activities
  • Assistance for events, including event photography
  • Helping with large direct mail outs
  • Any other tasks you have skills in
Volunteer as a marketing assistant at AMCS

Marketing Assistance

As a marketing volunteer, you’ll be assisting us promote AMCS across a variety of platforms. You’ll need a can-do approach and a bit of previous experience with marketing, journalism or content creation.

Areas of previous experience and potential activities include:

  • Using programs like Microsoft Office, Adobe CC and CMS
  • Writing and research
  • Managing social media (Facebook for business, Twitter)
  • Running promotional campaigns, including EDMs through Mailchimp
  • Graphic design
  • Photography and video production
  • Data entry or mail merge

Commitment:

  • As we spend time training our volunteers, we ask you advise us of the length of time you plan to spend with AMCS
Volunteer writing

Submission Writing

Are you an experienced grant writer? Would you like to improve your skills in this area?

Our submission writing volunteers help us with the application process for funding. Funding is an essential for us to implement programs within CALD communities. We apply to a variety of sources, including government departments, corporations, foundations and trusts.

Commitment:

  • Dependent on submission deadlines

See something you'd like to do?

Volunteers making a difference

Australian Multicultural Community Services (AMCS) provide a number of volunteer programs that are beneficial to seniors.

Luigi & Danuta

Luigi & Danuta

The main purpose of Community Visitors Scheme Expansion is to match socially isolated seniors with AMCS volunteers who speak the same language, share hobbies and interests and like to have a chat over a cuppa.

Danuta Zdanis (87) lives in her own home in Bentleigh. Her case manager referred her to AMCS for Visiting Program in October 2014. Since 2014 Danuta has had two female Polish volunteers that she truly connected with, as they have similar backgrounds and upbringing. She was then offered a male visitor. At first, Danuta was reluctant to have a male volunteer as she didn’t think they will have much to talk about. After a few conversations with a volunteer coordinator, she agreed to meet the volunteer that was male, named Luigi. He started volunteering for AMCS with the hope of helping an Italian, French, Portuguese or Spanish resident in Australia.

It has been three months since their first meeting and both of them enjoy every minute of their time together. Luigi visits Danuta every fortnight and they always have something in common to talk about.

Danuta offered this comment, “Luigi’s visits are something that I always looked forward to very much.”

Danuta is always happy when she has visitors that she can chat with.

“With Luigi, I can chat for hours as he is not boring and we always can talk about anything and everything,” she said.

Danuta likes going back to her memories from the past and share her traveling stories with Luigi. Luigi looks forward to each visit with Danuta as “he feels that he is needed and his role as a volunteer is much appreciated.”

Luigi and Danuta share the same views in many aspects of life, therefore each visit is unique.

Volunteer with AMCS

To register your interest please complete the form below. A member of the volunteer team will be in touch with you shortly.
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