Individual volunteering

Wayside is blessed with over 800 volunteers who cover over 250 shifts each and every week. Without the commitment of our volunteers, we could not open our doors and welcome the community in. Our volunteers are the first to greet all visitors at our front desk, to serve customers in our Op Shop and make a hot cuppa for those in need who visit our Café.

Our volunteers are incredibly important to us and provide the horsepower for the program areas. Volunteers are worth over $1 million each year in terms of the time they give to us and our visitors.

Volunteers have the opportunity to contribute in the following areas:

• Community Services Centre
• Wayside Youth
• Aboriginal Project
• Wayside Cafe
• Twilight Team
• Congregation
• Op Shop
• Administration & Support
• Building Services & Facilities
• Marketing & Fundraising

Your journey as a Wayside volunteer begins by attending our Volunteer Induction Session. At this session you will gain an understanding of Wayside’s mission, programs and the huge range of opportunities to be involved in our community as a volunteer.

Click here to create a profile in our volunteer portal, so that you can sign up for a Volunteer Induction.

Our upcoming Volunteer Inductions are:

Sunday 7 February 2016, 1pm – 3pm
Sunday 20 March 2016, 1pm – 3pm
Sunday 15 May 2016, 1pm – 3pm
Sunday 24 July 2016, 1pm – 3pm
Sunday 11 September 2016, 1pm – 3pm
Sunday 13 November 2016, 1pm – 3pm

For further information about volunteering at Wayside, please contact Matthew Robertson at waysidevollies@thewaysidechapel.com.

If you're already a volunteer and wish to login to the volunteer portal you can do so here.


Christmas Volunteering

Wayside is overwhelmed with offers of help at Christmas time, so to ensure everyone has a chance to get involved, we allocate all shifts via our volunteer portal, with Wayside volunteers getting first pick over the general public.

You will need to create a profile in our volunteer portal here to be able to sign up for a shift. Creating your profile ahead of time will mean you have a better chance of signing up for a shift you want, once all shifts go live. All Christmas Eve and Christmas Day volunteer shifts will go live in our portal for current Wayside volunteers from Monday 16 November, and for the general public from 9am on Tuesday 1 December. If you miss out on a shift, we would love to invite you to take part in the day as a guest.

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