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Schools volunteering

Star of the Sea students in the Dining Hall with Chef Robyn ready for a volunteer shift

Sacred Heart Mission welcomes student groups and teenagers aged 15 years and above to volunteer at our Meals Program and op shops.

By engaging young volunteers, we also strengthen their social awareness around the issues affecting people who are experiencing homelessness and disadvantage.

Please note: Our Dining Hall remains closed for sit-down dining until further notice to keep our community covid-safe. In the meantime, we will continue to offer daily takeaway meals.

Together, we provide so much more than just a meal

Watch our video and learn from our Meals Program team and our volunteers why a meal at our Dining Hall is just the beginning:

Join our Schools Volunteering Program

Our lunch shift is 9am-2pm and we can cater for a maximum of four students per shift (plus one teacher).

For safety reasons, the Meals Program is only open to volunteering teens and students who are 15 years and over, who must be accompanied by a suitable supervisor.

For further information about schools and youth volunteering please contact our volunteer office by phone: 0400 497 139 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

0136,596Meals served through our meals program over the last year
069,269Hours contributed by our volunteers over the last year
05,740Responses at our Women’s House over the last year
Sacred Heart Mission acknowledges the traditional Aboriginal owners of country throughout Victoria and pays respects to them, their culture and their elders past, present and emerging.


Sacred Heart Mission has always aimed to be a place that embraces a sexuality and gender diverse community; everyone is welcome at our table and we believe a diverse community is good for everyone.