Volunteer

Volunteer with Avalon

The Volunteers are the foundation of the Avalon Centre. Their dedication, commitment and support ensures that the mission of meeting unmet needs is fulfilled.

Volunteer your time and skills

There are many roles undertaken by volunteers; sorting clothes, office administration, marketing, driving the bus, social interaction at the Drop-in, distributing clothes to the homeless, gardening, maintenance and much more.

Volunteers range from 3 years to 92 years. Volunteers may attend 1h hour a month to 3-4 days a week.

Any amount of time contributed is valued.

Below is what a week at Avalon generally looks like depending on the need. Reach out to us if you want to get involved in any way.

Weekly Schedule

MONDAYThe Avalon Drop-In (Weekly 9am-4pm)
Clothing & Bedding Distribution * (Monthly 6pm-10pm)
TUESDAYDay Trip with Avalon (Weekly 9am-4pm)
WEDNESDAYClothing & Bedding Distribution * (Fortnightly 6pm-10pm)
THURSDAYClothes Sorting & Packing of Van (Weekly 9.30am–4pm)
FRIDAYClothing & Bedding Distribution * (Weekly 6pm-10pm)
SATURDAYClothing & Bedding Distribution * (Monthly 6pm-10pm)
SUNDAYClothing & Bedding Distribution * (Fortnightly 6pm-10pm)

* Dates and events subject to change. Please contact us and call on (03) 9569 2240 for further information.

Express your interest in Volunteering

To indicate which areas you are interested in please fill out form below.

Support in other ways

Anything you can do to help, no matter how small will make such a big difference

Join the Avalon Community and Spread the word

Know an interested sponsor? 

If you know any businesses who like to sponsor us with a donation or goods or services, please contact them or connect us with their contact details.

 

Follow us on social media

Share with your family and friends so we build up a community. Talk about the unique things we do to friends and family, contacts you have in the media, with your kids and the teachers of your children.

 

Fundraising

Every dollar raised brings us closer to helping those in need and providing more Avalon Homes for the Homeless. Fundraising events are a great way to obtain donations in a fun way. A number of people have held morning teas, sold soup at lunchtime and had fundraisers at schools. or

Keen to do something to help but needs some Fundraising ideas: 

  • Host a dinner and ask people to pay what they would pay if they ate out
  • Morning Tea, Afternoon Tea
  • Take soup, cakes or scones etc to work and ask for a donation
  • Organise a bike ride with your friends and “charge” a donation entry fee
  • School age kids – ask the teacher if the Avalon Centre can be one of the social responsibility organisations or ask if you talk about homelessness at the school assembly and put something in the school news
  • School age kids – Bad Hair, Weird Hair Day 
  • Casual dress days or Fancy dress days
  • Challenges 
  • Seek donations and hold a raffle of the donated items
  • BBQ or Cake stall 
  • Sports events with a donation entry fee
  • Ask people to give you something they no longer need and sell it on Facebook Marketplace or eBay
  • An event – a speaker event, a debate, a comedy show
  • Collect 5 cent pieces

Please contact us if you require any marketing material to conduct a Fundraiser to raise money for the Avalon Centre and our various programmes.

Once you have planned your Fundraiser, please send an email to info@avaloncentre.org.au to indicate what the Fundraiser is and the date it will be held. Please remember to take some photos of your fundraiser and tag Avalon if you post on Facebook or send us the photos via email.

Get involved

Donating to Avalon means you are supporting a small charity that is run solely by volunteers and donations. Your support will help keep our buses on the road, provide warmth to the homeless, and offer opportunities to people with disabilities. In short, you will be making a difference to people’s lives and providing hope and happiness to many.