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Volunteers

Our volunteer team is a critical part of WIRE’s Women’s Support Line. At any one time, over 60 women donate their time, skills and experience to run our Women’s Support Line; this represents well over $150,000 to $200,000 worth of work each year.

By training and working with volunteers, we

  • Stay in touch with issues affecting the community of women we serve
  • Remain approachable and accessible to women
  • Recognise and celebrate volunteering as an important pathway to paid work

Our support volunteers say working at WIRE is an immensely satisfying, stimulating and enriching experience. Many also find that their experience with us leads them to employment and sought-after places in higher education courses.

The excellence of WIRE’s volunteering experience was formally recognised on 5 October 2007 when WIRE won $10,000 as Victorian Volunteer Organisation of the Year in the small to medium category of the National Australia Bank Volunteer Awards. This is a tribute to our support staff and all the wonderful women who volunteer for WIRE. Twenty-three volunteers attended the ASIST suicide training course paid for by the $10,000.

” Thank you for opening up my eyes and allowing me the experience to learn and grow.”

Besides our support volunteers, program volunteers and student placements also assist us in the  Information Centre and the office. Others offer their professional expertise in areas such as communication, photography or IT (on a project or ongoing basis).

Interested in becoming a support volunteer?

Interested in volunteering and training at WIRE as a support volunteer? Simply call 1300 134 130 to register your interest and to attend our next training orientation session. We run three training programs a year in February, May and October. Read more

Or prefer to volunteer in the office or in our women’s programs as…

  • Office volunteer
  • Computer tutor
  • Job Coach
  • AMICA  Club volunteer

Simply download and fill in this Expression of Interest Admin Volunteer Form,  attach your CV (as a Word document or PDF file) and email it to inforequests@wire.org.au for our review. You will be contacted when a vacancy arises.

In the meantime, do subscribe to our fortnightly e-bulletin which will alert you of any such volunteer vacancies in the future. You can also support WIRE by becoming a member or making a donation!

Thank you!

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This page was last updated on Thursday, April 14, 2016.
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