When you volunteer with Marist180, you are creating positive change in our community.
Marist180 has 94 volunteers.
In 2016, our volunteers spent 1,700 hours supporting others.
Our volunteers helped 250 clients in 2016.
As a volunteer with Marist180, you can make a real, transformational impact in someone’s life.
Our volunteer roles include social support, assisting development of life skills such as driving lessons, tutoring, being a friend to a family in the community.
Marist180 is continuously growing the way in which volunteers can engage with our community to be part of creating positive change. If you would like to devote your time and skills to empowering people in the community you can join our volunteer family.
Every volunteer is provided with comprehensive training, induction and support to enable them to feel confident in undertaking their volunteer role. Marist180 volunteers and staff participate in feedback sessions and events where we come together to connect with and learn from each other.
Share your passion for food in our client-led cooking workshops. As chef, you can help others learn to cook your favourite dishes and even experiment with delicious fusion food. This is a fun, creative environment for you to interact with clients and know that you are encouraging a vital life skill.
Social support and companionship
A lot of important conversations have been had over a cup of tea. By spending time with some of our socially isolated clients, you can help build their social confidence, provide guidance and discuss goals they’d like to achieve. Getting out of the house to do something enjoyable is also a great way for our clients to feel supported and connected to the community.
Marist180 runs a wide range of skills development programs. Whatever your unique skills, we can help you share them with our clients. For example, Andrew, a woodworker, teaches our clients once a week about how to refurbish old furniture for resale as part of our Reclaim Program.