Notre Dame Volunteer Network (NDVN) - Upcoming Events

Here are some volunteering opportunities coming up which might be of interest to you! To register for any of these opportunities, please contact

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Anne Frank
Anne Frank – Travelling Exhibition
13 Sept - 31 Oct 2017

Seeking friendly Volunteers
for Front of House

The Anne Frank travelling Exhibition will be in Fremantle for 6 weeks and they would like to offer Notre Dame University Students the opportunity to be involved in volunteering for the Front of House role.

The role entails opening and preparing exhibition rooms each morning, ticket collection, sales, engaging with visitors, providing maps, general information about access and facilities in Fremantle, tidy and lock up at the end of the day.

Tours may be included if volunteers are interested.

Times required are in two shifts: Monday - Saturday 9am -1pm OR 12pm - 4.30pm
Daily shifts are also available if preferred. Sunday shifts are 11am - 4.30pm

Exhibition venue: Fremantle Woolstores, 28 Cantonment Street, Fremantle.

To read more about the exhibition see

The Wilderness Day is an absolutely magical day for volunteers. You will be spending the day with students between 7 and 9 years from Thornlie Intensive Langauge School. These students have recently arrived in Australia after living in refugee camps from all over the world, or having been released from detention centres. Through free play, cubby building and exploring out in the bush, wonderful stories are shared between volunteers and students.

Three vacancies available only; register by COB Thursday, 24 August

August 25, 8.30am – 3.30pm (transport provided from ND)
Serpentine Retreat Centre – 48 Lewis Road, Serpentine
Food is provided for the day

Volunteers are required to have a Working With Children Check

Volunteers Needed!
Perth Royal Show 25-29 September

SMP lifeskills2work support people needing assistance with their everyday lives due to disability. Volunteers play a vital role in helping people living with disability experience meaningful and fulfilling lives.

Volunteers are needed to accompany clients and their support workers to the Perth Royal Show. As a volunteer, your primary role will be to assist the support workers and ensure the clients have a memorable, fun experience.

Your day may involve:

  • Encouraging clients to participate and be involved in the activities on the day
  • Accompany clients on rides
  • Assisting clients with their mobility, getting lunch, purchases and money handling.

New Merchandise

NDVN has new merchandise! All volunteers will receive a hat and water bottle at your next volunteering event.

When: Monday to Friday 8.45am - 1.15pm on a roster basis
Where: Canning Vale

Vinnies Call Centre is currently searching for volunteers to answer calls from those in need. The role includes answering calls and recording their requests into a data base. Computer skills & customer service experience required. Suitable for anyone who has a day or afternoon free.

Volunteer Programme for Patients with Dementia and Delirium

Royal Perth Hospital - Become a trained volunteer to support patients

Volunteers are asked to commit to one shift a week or fortnight. There are two shifts available: the morning shift (8am - 12pm) and the afternoon shift (3pm - 7pm). However, we are flexible depending on your availability.

Contact NDVN for the information sheet and application pack

Check Out These On-Going Opportunities

When: Term 1

  • Reading – flexible with times
  • Sport – Thursday afternoons, 1pm-2.30pm
  • Homework centre support – Tuesday or Wednesday afternoons, 3.15-4.15

Where: Aranmore Catholic College, 41 Franklin Street Leederville

Volunteering commitment:

  • Reading 2 hrs/session
  • Sport 1.5 hrs/session.
  • Homework support 1 hr/session

Requirements: Working with Children check

"When I first started to read at school, my reading was very horrible. One of the teachers wanted all the Grade 4s to read and I was only up to Level 1. Now I've practiced more and I'm up to Level 19. The Smith Family's Learning Club helped me a lot. I feel a lot more confident with reading and a whole lot more confident to be with somebody I don't know."

As Australia's largest national education-oriented charity, we support disadvantaged Australian children to participate fully in their education, giving them the best change at breaking the cycle. Our learning support and mentoring programs help children in need to fit in at school, keep up with their peers, and build aspirations for a better future for themselves.

Learning Club information

Children cannot choose their circumstances.

Oaktree is Australia's largest youth-run aid and development organisation. We believe that extreme poverty is unacceptable and that young people have a powerful role to play in the movement to end poverty. We run fundraising campaigns like Live Below the Line and awareness raising initiatives like Community Leaders across the state. We're looking for volunteers to join our WA Branch, we have team member roles as well as team manager roles if you're up for more of a challenge. We're looking for someone who is passionate about helping end extreme poverty through innovative and exciting campaigns. Our time commitment ranges between 10 to 15 hours a week depending on the role. We value will over skill, determination over degrees and passion over years of experience.

To Contact oaktree email Zoe the WA Assistant State Director at for more information on volunteer opportunities in WA.
We would absolutely love to hear from you, so get in touch!

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St Vincent de Paul Society - Volunteering

Kids Camps
Vinnies runs camps for children aged 8-12 years from families experiencing hardship.
Belmont Call Centre
The call centre is open 9am-1pm Monday to Friday, and volunteers are required to attend 8:45am-1:15pm at least one day per week.
No experience is necessary and full training and on the job support is provided by Vinnies staff and volunteers.
Members assist people in a number of ways including providing people with referral information, advocacy, food or food vouchers, clothing, furniture, budget support, assistance with utility bills or back to school costs.


Teach Learn Grow

TLG trains University students and sends them to disadvantaged primary schools all over rural Western Australia.

On these week-long, all-expenses-paid trips (including food, travel and accommodation) you will get to do your bit to fight educational disparity through tutoring and mentoring. No education background needed!

Learn more and sign up right here!


Alzheimer's Australia

Dementia Aware Friend is a volunteer who spreads the message to friends, family and members of their community about dementia, how it affects people's lives and how they can make a positive difference to people living with dementia in their community. Dementia Aware Friends attend a free one day training course, receive ongoing support and resources and are part of a network of people spreading understanding and raising awareness of dementia to the community through informal talk, community events, shows and exhibitions.


Link to conservation

Volunteers participate as part of a team on practical conservation projects and are given induction and training on all conservation tasks undertaken, come and do something good for the environment.