Volunteering

Volunteering at CNLC

Volunteers are essential to what we do, and we love our volunteers! 

Given the role of volunteers in our organisation, we place premium value on their contributions, and are committed to appropriately recruiting, managing and utilising their time and skills.

We also care a lot about the community with whom we work, and so all volunteers are required to pass through a screening and interview process.

All enquiries re the Volunteer Program at CNLC should be directed to info@cnlc.org.au

Would you like to volunteer with CNLC?

  • The first thing you need to do is get in touch with an email to let us know what you are interested in doing and fill out a Volunteer Expression of Interest Form.
  • If there is a match between your interests and our needs, we will then send you through a Volunteer Application form and set up an interview.
  • If at this point in time we are unable to utilise your skills, we will place you on a waiting list and/or refer you on to other organisations in our community who may be able to host you.

Volunteer opportunities at CNLC

We have a variety of volunteer roles at CNLC. Generally people commit between ½ a day to 2+ days a week. Current opportunities include volunteering for:

  • The Committee of Governance
  • Help in the garden/compost hub
  • Help with the chickens
  • Help in the office
  • Help with CNLC’s events
  • Help with community development programs
  • Become a tutor

Volunteer Tutor Training Program 

Our volunteer tutors work with students on a one to one basis who want to improve their reading, writing and speaking skills.

Requirements: In order to become a volunteer tutor, you are required to undertake a 3 x 2 hour training program (over 3 weeks), which includes content on adult literacy/numeracy theory and practice, adult learning principles, digital literacy, and working with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. In addition, all tutors must hold a current police check (we can help with this), and be able to commit to at least 1-2 hours per week per term. 

Volunteer tutors are also provided with post training follow up and ongoing support with teaching and learning materials after commencing with a student. 

Volunteer Tutor Training Courses dates for Term 1:

Time: 3pm - 5pm 

Day: Wednesday

Date: 19 February, 26 February, 4 March

Cost: Free

Info: email info@cnlc.org.au to register or call us on 03 9347 2739 to enquire. 

Resources for Volunteer Tutors

The Resource Hub is an invaluable tool for volunteer reading and writing tutors at CNLC and other community organisations to use with their learners.

Follow this link: http://www.cnlchub.org.au 

What our volunteers have to say

 Nick Sorenson

Nick Sorenson: Volunteer Head Gardener and Kitchen Support since 2005

"I love working at CNLC. I come every week to work in the garden in the morning, and to help in the kitchen in the afternoon. All the people here are very nice, and I just love working here."

 Angkana fashion show min

 Angkana Turner: Volunteer Office and Kitchen Support

"I started here as a student in 2014, and started volunteering in the kitchen a few years later. I love to volunteer and talk to people, everyone here is very happy. I feel more confident and since working here my life has changed!"

Click here to download the Volunteers form. Fill it out and return to info@cnlc.org.au or drop it into the office