Volunteer  - Support women recovering from family violence

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Work with us

Positions vacant

DAWN Angel – volunteer position

Are you interested in providing practical and emotional support to a woman recovering from the impacts of family violence? The Doncare Angels for Women Network (DAWN) is a mentoring program that links trained volunteers to women to ease their social isolation, build their confidence and improve their sense of wellbeing.  This volunteer position requires a commitment of 1 – 2 hours per week for a period of upto 12 months with an opportunity to extend.  Professional training and monthly meetings occur at Doncare’s head office in Doncaster. Work with the client will occur at various locations to be determined between the Angel and the client.  For more information on DAWN click here or call and speak to the DAWN Coordinator on 9856 1500.

Download the position description here

iMatter Leaders – volunteer position

Are you passionate about preventing family violence and building a community based on respect? If you are, join the iMatter volunteers. You’ll have the opportunity to be trained in this field and join our highly motivated and passionate team. Become a young leader empowering young people to navigate their relationships safely. 

The iMatter Program aims to empower young people to promote healthy relationships and recognise and respond to the signs of abuse in a relationship. The program trains leaders aged 18-26 years to run workshops in secondary schools, community organisations and sporting clubs to empower young people to build their self-esteem, respect and resilience.

The program aims to raise awareness and create change around societal pressures and social attitudes in regards to gender and relationships, learn the warning signs of an unhealthy relationship, understand the dynamics in a healthy relationship and learn how to support others and play an active role in the community to assist prevention of family violence. 


Check out the position description here

Please email your application to katrina.dickinson@doncare.org.au

If you have any questions, please contact Katrina on 9856 1500.

Have you considered volunteering in our Op Shops program?

Doncare is currently recruiting volunteers for our op shops in North Blackburn, Bulleen Plaza and Jackson Court. Call 9856 1500.

Opportunity Shops 

Doncare has six opportunity shops located within the municipalities of Manningham and Whitehorse.  Morning or afternoon shifts are available during the week and also shifts on Saturdays. Volunteer duties include: 

  • Assisting customers with selecting goods
  • Selling merchandise
  • Tidying clothes racks and shelves
  • Sorting of donations 
  • Displaying goods 
  • Keeping the shop presentation clean.

Skills and abilities required:

  • Punctuality and reliability
  • Good communication skills
  • Self motivated
  • Friendly manner 
  • Enjoy being part of a team.

Volunteers are encouraged to bring their skills and knowledge to enhance the current team of volunteers.  If you are interested in volunteering at any of the shops, please complete the application form here and return it to Doncare, to one of our shops or by e-mail.