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Who can be a Marymead volunteer?

Anyone can make a great volunteer - single or married people, people with or without children, those out of work, affected by disability, even retirees.

If you are available, compassionate, community-minded and flexible, we would love to speak to you.

Helping Hand Volunteering

Helping Hand volunteers participate in a specific program or contribute to other regular projects across Marymead. These may or may not be on an ongoing basis.

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Corporate and Skills-Based Volunteering (ACT)

Are you a consultant or in a local business wanting to contribute to the community?  Are you interested in providing one-off advice, consulting, undertaking a project, or providing ongoing services? We rely on organisations with social values to help us with our important work with vulnerable families.

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Versatile Volunteering

Can’t commit to long-term volunteering but still want to contribute? Perhaps volunteering in a variety of areas appeals to you? Marymead needs a pool of volunteers that can assist with a variety of one-off or short-term tasks based on organisational needs or at short notice. Depending on the nature the requirement, these roles may or may not involve working directly with our clients. We’re interested in a variety of backgrounds, skills and ages.

Versatile volunteers

Our two main fundraising arms,  the Marymead Auxiliary and NEXGEN,  help raise much needed funds and spread awareness about the wonderful work we do! As a fundraising volunteer, you would not be expected to undertake on any specific activities directly with clients. All aspects of the Marymead Auxiliary and NEXGEN are managed independently of Marymead.

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The Marymead Auxiliary (ACT)

The Marymead Auxiliary (the Auxiliary) has provided valuable fundraising support since 1966 with events such as Garage & Plant Sales, Cards & Games Days, Monster Garage Sales and the Government House Spring Morning Tea. 

The Marymead Auxiliary currently meets with Marymead staff at the Narrabundah site on the first Thursday of every month (except January) from 10:00am – 11:30am. As an Auxiliary member, you can attend as many meetings as you are able to.  Event related meetings are held as required. Dates and times for these meetings are arranged out of main meeting sessions.

If you’ve left the workforce, are interested in fundraising and want to meet new people, consider joining the Auxiliary. You’ll be glad you did! You can contact current Auxiliary President Ruth on 0421 838 852. 

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Marymead's NEXGEN (ACT)

Do you want to be a part of a young and fun team that makes a real contribution to Marymead? Marymead’s NEXGEN raises valuable funds and awareness of our services within our younger community with events such as High Teas and Cocktails for a Cause. If you’re interested in events, fundraising and developing new friendships whatever your background, skills or schedule we want to talk to you. If you or someone you know is interested, contact us today!

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Current volunteer roles available

Ongoing roles

How to apply

Download our forms here:

Submit your application and police check application forms to the Student Placement and Volunteer Coordinator or for further information about our current opportunities contact 1800 427 920 or via email on

Please note that successful volunteer offers are also dependent upon satisfactory National Police and Working with Vulnerable People checks.