Volunteering with Jesuit Social Services
Welcome to the opportunity to help build a just society. We recognise that volunteers have a lot to offer through their skills, experience and commitment to get involved to make a real difference in the lives of others. Jesuit Social Services offers volunteers the opportunity to make that difference to people in our community while learning and growing their skills and with in themselves.
About Jesuit Social Services volunteers
Jesuit Social Services has a long and proud tradition of working collaboratively with volunteers. Volunteers play a vital role in our commitment towards Building a Just Society. At Jesuit Social Services, we work with volunteers by building effective, professional and respectful working relationships with people who are committed to the mission, vision and values of Jesuit Social Services.
Jesuit Social Services provides a range of opportunities for volunteers to apply their professional, trade, administrative, personal and social skills, whatever their background, qualifications and experience. Our volunteers work in a variety of capacities from working in our programs, in administrative roles, on committees, in reception, providing consultation and assisting us with our fundraising initiatives.
African Visitation and Mentoring Program – Recruiting for November training start
The African Visitation and Mentoring Program (AVAMP) is an initiative that delivers mentoring support to people from African background who have been imprisoned in Victoria – both before and after their release. To enable good outcomes, mentors are provided with culturally sensitive training and ongoing support. AVAMP will match participants with mentors on the basis of skills and shared interests. Mentors will be required to participate in a training program in preparation for their role. Mentors will be required to make routine visits to prisons and provide pre- and post-release mentoring support to men and women from an African background who have been incarcerated in prisons around Victoria. Mentors will support participants to successfully transition from custody back into the community.
The mentor role requires a minimum 12 month commitment and regular fortnightly or monthly visits with the participant. This commitment is imperative to the success of the mentoring relationship and outcomes. Participants will receive emotional support and practical advice that will assist a smooth transition out of custody and into the community.
English Language Program
African Homework Club
L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program - Brosnan Youth Services
Where are we
Jesuit Social Services programs are located in a number of regions in metropolitan Melbourne and in Western Sydney.
What makes us unique?
Jesuit Social Services works to build a just society by advocating for social change and promoting the health and wellbeing of disadvantaged young people, families and communities.
In all our services our goal is to enable people to connect with others so they can take an active part in the community. Only when people form relationships can they come to trust again. When they trust, they may imagine new possibilities and pursue them.
What we are looking for?
We are looking for people who feel connected to our mission and values as an organisation. We would like to work with people who can see that to make things better for others we need to come together and assist those in need and be part of our community.
Standing in solidarity with those in need
Expressing a faith that promotes justice
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What we give you
Please contact our volunteer coordinator to discuss any current volunteering opportunitites.
Please contact the Jesuit Social Services volunteer coordinator on 03 9421 7610.