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The Huddle: Volunteer Program

Take a look at how our volunteering program at The Huddle runs, what opportunities are available, and more.

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Volunteers play a huge role in our work here at The Huddle.

In 2020, despite the challenges we faced, 88 volunteers donated nearly 1,500 hours of their time to support young people in achieving their goals. 

When volunteering at The Huddle, you play a key role in fostering a safe and inclusive environment for all young people to learn, grow, and belong. 

For your chance to create meaningful change in your community and positively impact the lives of young people in our Study Squad, Game Changers and Huddle Up programs, please apply below.

Volunteer Application Form

Find out more about volunteering at our Study Squad, Game Changers and Huddle Up! programs, running in both North Melbourne and Wyndham.

Frequently asked questions

How do I become a volunteer for The Huddle?

Apply using the application form. Prospective volunteers will need to meet the requirements outlined in the specific role descriptions and have a current Working with Children’s Check or Victorian Institute of Teaching card. 

Applicants will require face-to-face interviews and reference checks. Induction and training is provided to ensure you are ready to carry out your important role with us. 

I want to volunteer in a one-off or short-term capacity. Is this possible?

At the moment, we are looking for volunteers to assist with our weekly programs for a minimum of six months. We do occasionally offer one-off or short-term volunteer opportunities, which we will promote on our website. 

How many hours a week does volunteering require?

Depending on the program, usually between 1.5-3 hours per week. Our programs are all held in the afternoons, so it is possible to work full-time and volunteer. 

How long does the recruitment and selection process take?

The process usually takes a couple of weeks. However, all volunteers must attend a training and induction session before they begin volunteering with us. These are held once every three months. 

Where are the volunteer roles based?

Volunteer roles are based in both North Melbourne and Werribee and their surrounding suburbs.  Specific locations can be found in the volunteer position descriptions. 

Do I need a Working with Children Check?

All volunteers must have a Working with Children Check. We can provide you with instructions on how to apply for one if you do not have one.

Who volunteers at The Huddle?

We have all kinds of volunteers, from uni students to retirees. We welcome people of all ages, backgrounds (and AFL affiliations!) who fit the criteria and are passionate about engaging and empowering young people. 

More questions? Send us an email at huddlevolunteers@nmfc.com.au