STARS Volunteer Opportunities

STARS assists people to find voluntary positions which meet their skills, interests and availability.

We offer

  • Information about Volunteering
  • Referrals to volunteer vacancies with registered not for profit service providers
  • Training for volunteers
  • Events which bring volunteers together

We maintain up to date information about Volunteer vacancies in the Inner West. The types of volunteer positions available include

  • Delivering meals for a frail aged person or someone with a disability
  • Being a companion for someone with a mental illness
  • Assisting families with young children
  • Tutoring assistance in Home Work help programs
  • Home visiting and social support for an aged person
  • Working as part of a team to convert gardens to low maintenance and making them easier to manage for the frail aged and people with disabilities
  • Teaching english or providing settlement support for a migrant or refugee
  • Helping to rescue or care for animals
  • Driving a mini bus for seniors outings
  • Providing social support in small or large group settings for frail aged people
  • Working with the Emergency services
  • Office or reception work with a Community Organisation
  • Environmental or conservation work
  • Delivering meals or assisting in their preparation for Day Centre or Meals on Wheels Services for frail aged residents
  • Assisting a frail aged person with their shopping

Interested in Volunteering and want to find out more?

Contact the STARS Recruitment Officer on 9750 9344 to make an appointment to discuss current volunteer vacancies. Appointments can be made at our Office at Lakemba, our Outreach sites at Marrickville Library and Leichhardt Library or at a time or venue that fits in with your schedule, for example in a coffee shop, community centre or other public space.

At the appointment you will be asked to complete the Registration Form and we will provide information about volunteering such as your rights and responsibilities, insurance, reimbursement for out of pocket expenses, training available, confidentiality and legal requirements such as Police Checks.

STARS will then refer you to a suitable Volunteer position based on information you provide about your availability; your skills, interests and abilities; your reasons for volunteering; preferences around indoor or outdoor work, access to transport and your general health requirements. Arrangements will then be made for an interview with the Organisation where the Volunteer position is held. At this interview you will learn more about the role, any requirements and about the Organisation you will be volunteering with.

STARS can assist in referring to other volunteer positions if needed and can also keep you up to date with training opportunities.

Do you work in a not for profit Organisation that needs Volunteers?

STARS can help you to recruit and support your Volunteers. We provide regular opportunities for Learning and Development for local volunteers on our bi-annual Calendar or can work with you to develop a training course specific to your requirements. We also host regular forums where Volunteer Co ordinators can meet to discuss current issues.

If you would like to receive Volunteer referrals from STARS complete the Agency Registration form and Position Description form and contact the STARS team on 9750 9344 or to discuss your requirements.

STARS is funded by the Australian Government under the Commonwealth Home Support Program and by the NSW Department of Family and Community Services to provide assistance to not for profit Organisations in the Inner West to recruit and train volunteers. We also receive support from the Councils of Canterbury, Marrickville and Leichhardt.