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Corporate volunteering

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A group of four people, in two pairs, standing in our St Kilda op shop holding goods for sale

We are extremely grateful to our growing team of volunteers who come from many different walks of life to offer their time, skills and expertise. More than 1,100 volunteers from companies and community groups contributed a total of 4,800 hours to Sacred Heart Mission in the financial year 2019-2020.

Corporate volunteers contribute significantly to Sacred Heart Mission's work and are a vital part of our volunteer program. Companies who regularly volunteer with us include;

  • NAB,
  • Energy Australia,
  • RACV,
  • CPA Australia and many more.

Opportunities for corporate volunteering

Volunteers assist in a range of capacities across our various services and programs such as;

  • Food preparation and meal service in our St Kilda Dining Hall,
  • Customer service and stock management in our 12 op shops, and
  • Provision of pro bono professional services through skilled volunteering.

Please note: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are not booking any new Dining Hall shifts until further notice. 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.

Corporate volunteering is a rewarding way for businesses to contribute to the community and enhance their corporate social responsibility.

The opportunity provides an enjoyable team building activity and a chance to better understand the issues relating to homelessness and disadvantage. Our corporate volunteers rate the experience as rich and rewarding and leave feeling they have made a meaningful contribution to the community and those in need.

Your contribution 

Sacred Heart Mission relies on fundraising and social enterprise to fund 70 per cent of our volunteer program costs and 15 per cent of our service delivery.

To support us in continuing to deliver our volunteer program, we ask our corporate partners to make a contribution to the cost of running it when they are part of the experience.

Corporate volunteering testimonials

"NAB employees have been volunteering with Sacred Heart Mission since 2007 and in this time have undertaken over 21,000 hours volunteering. Sacred Heart Mission is an amazing organisation that provides a meaningful volunteering experience to our employees. The activities are professionally run and our employees are always very positive about their experience and many will volunteer again to keep supporting the Mission’s important work in the community."
- Matt from National Australia Bank

“An incredibly inspiring place where the workplace culture was magnificently created by the hands-on CEO. [...] Volunteers are treated fantastically. Totally loved the experience.”
- a staff member from the University of Melbourne

Join our corporate volunteering program

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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 believes that the diversity of abilities, genders, sexualities, relationship identities, bodies and cultures in our community enriches us all and should be celebrated. Everyone is welcome at our table.