General Information

If you are interested in volunteering at the Yarra Valley Winter Shelter, here is some information you may find useful:

  • Shifts: 5.30-11.00 pm, 11.00 pm-6.00 am, 6.00-9.00 am.
  • Requirements: Volunteers will need to be 18 years or older, have a Working With Children Check, as well as provide a referee if they have not volunteered before and attend a compulsory training session.
  • Roles: Shift Workers, Shift Leaders, Minibus Drivers, Trailer Drivers, Cooks
  • Training: Saturday 20 April 9.00 am-12 noon, or Wednesday 1 May 7.00-9.30 pm
  • Venues: Lilydale Baptist Church (Mon-Tues), Outer East Lutheran Church Lilydale (Wed-Thurs), Wandin Baptist Church (Fri-Sat)


General Volunteer

Breakfast Shift (6.00-9.00 am) – set-out breakfast items, interact with guests, clean-up and packup trailer (if moving to next venue)

Evening – (5.30 pm-11.00 pm) - Set-up venue, greet and orient guests, assist with meal serving and clean-up, eat dinner with guests and socialise.

Overnight (11.00 pm-6.00 am) - Supervise and maintain a safe environment overnight for guests to enable them to sleep. Socialise with those who are awake as needed. Note: Two volunteers on shift to remain awake.

Minibus Driver

Drivers must be aged 25 years, hold a full licence (no special licence required) and be able to drive a manual transmission. Drivers are needed for the following times:

5.45 pm Daily - pick up from Lilydale to drive to Church

8.30 am Daily - pick up from Church and drop off in Lilydale

Trailer Driver

Move trailer from venue to venue after 9 am and before 5.30 pm

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