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
  • Help in the office
  • Help with CNLC’s events
  • Help with community development programs
  • Become a tutor

English as Additional Language (EAL), and Adult Literacy Tutoring

We work with students on a one to one basis who want to improve their reading, writing and speaking skills.   Students can be native speakers or born overseas.

Requirement: You are required to attend the free volunteer tutor training program, have a current police check (we can help you with this), and be able to commit 1-2 hours a week for a minimum of 1 term.

Volunteer tutors undertake a 3 x 2 hour training program with post training follow up and support with teaching and learning materials after commencing with a student. Course content includes adult literacy/numeracy theory and practice, adult learning principles, digital literacy, and working with an EAL student. 
Upon successful completion of the course, tutors are matched with students. Our volunteer tutor co-ordinator supports the tutors and students with an ongoing basis.

Volunteer Tutor Training Courses held each term
Next course: Dates to be confirmed.

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


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. ‘

 Panta Greige


Panta Griege: Office and Student Support Volunteer since 2012

‘I enjoy volunteering at CNLC. I like the people here and I like to learn new things. Working here is helping me to learn and improve my English. Everything, everywhere is my favourite thing at this school: working in the kitchen, in the garden, in the office.’


Click here to download the Volunteers form.

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