Volunteer Podiatrist

The Wellness Place – 99A Grey Street, St Kilda

About the position

Volunteer with our Wellness Place and help provide podiatric care to those experiencing homelessness.

What we are looking for

We are looking for an experienced volunteer podiatrist to provide individual treatment to SHM clients who are referred through the Wellness Place.

As you will be working with clients you should have an understanding of the issues involved in poverty and homelessness and the capacity to work respectfully with a diverse range of clients, the ability to work with minimal supervision and to maintain clear boundaries with clients and has excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a friendly, non-judgmental approach to their work.

Prior volunteer experience and experience providing podiatry treatment to people experiencing homelessness and/or disadvantage is desirable.

Qualifications and licenses:

  • Tertiary Qualification in Podiatry
  • Registration with the Australian Podiatry Association (APODA)
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance

An interview will need to be conducted in order to assess individuals suitability to the role.

About Sacred Heart Mission

Every day of the year, Sacred Heart Mission assists hundreds of people who are experiencing homelessness or disadvantage to find shelter, food, care and support. Through our wide-ranging homelessness services, research and innovation we strongly advocate for an inclusive, fair and compassionate community where people can overcome disadvantage and trauma.

Everyone is welcome at our table

We are committed to providing volunteering opportunities for all people regardless of age, gender, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation. We recognise the strength and value in diversity, and actively foster an inclusive community. People who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander are strongly encouraged to apply.

About the Wellness Place

The Wellness Place provides support to at least 150 clients each month through a range of allied health therapies and skills development activities. Clients have histories of homelessness and disadvantage. Many have a range of complex needs resulting from negative life experiences including exposure to trauma and social isolation.

A team of volunteer practitioners and facilitators provide allied health and complementary therapies including but not limited to:

  • Physiotherapy, podiatry, optometry and nutrition
  • Osteopathy student clinic
  • Therapeutic groups, workshops and other wellbeing activities


• Provide individual podiatry treatment to SHM clients who are referred through the Wellness Place
• Provide and maintain secure storage of confidential client case notes
• Report any client complaints or issues of concern to WP Coordinator


We are looking for someone to commit to a half day, once a month, preferably on Tuesday or Friday afternoons, though there is some flexibility (Wellness Place is open 9am-3.30pm).

To apply

Apply online via the link below, make sure to select ‘Wellness Place – Podiatrist [Health & Wellbeing\Various]’ in the ‘Areas of Interest’ – ‘Assignment Preference’ section of the form.

We will then conduct an in person interview and if successful you need to willing undergo a police check and a Working with Children Check.