Sacred Heart Mission is well-respected and loved by the community. Nowhere is this more apparent than in our volunteers, who come from across Melbourne to volunteer in St Kilda, Fitzroy and surrounding suburbs. Without this support, we simply could not afford to provide some of our vital services. We truly value their contribution and thank them all for their ongoing support.
One of the best places to volunteer in St Kilda and surrounds, Sacred Heart Mission offers a wide variety of opportunities for volunteering. Volunteers assist in many of our client-service program areas but also provide support to our op shops, fundraising, finance and administration. Find out more about the different volunteering opportunities here
Volunteer training & skills development
Sacred Heart Mission is committed to providing volunteers with comprehensive training to help them acquire new knowledge and skills and develop existing ones.
Our volunteers have free access to the Mission's extensive training and development program. Volunteers can choose to attend training sessions on site and engage with other staff and volunteers. Alternatively, they can undertake training from the comfort of their home or even a cafe - on their computer, ipad or smartphone.
Volunteers - at a glance
A snapshot of our volunteers’ contribution in a typical year
|Meals Program||35,776 hours|
|Op Shops||32,298 hours|
|Hands on Health Clinic||4,984 hours|
|Women’s House||2,069 hours|
|Community Visitors Scheme||402 hours|
|Wellbeing and Activities Program||61 hours|
|Main Reception||1,627 hours|
|Aged Care Hostels||173 hours|