- Are you passionate about supporting and empowering Victorian women?
- Are you open minded with great communication skills?
- Do you have a spare four hours per week during business hours?
- Are you at least 21 years old?
If you’ve answered YES to all the above, call 1300 134 130 to train and volunteer with us as a WIRE support worker!
Volunteering at WIRE
Our volunteer team is a critical part of the WIRE support service. 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 women 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 the WIRE volunteering experience was formally recognized 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 workers, other volunteers and student placements assist us in the Information Centre and the office. Some volunteers also offer their professional expertise in areas such as communication, photography or IT (on a project or ongoing basis).
Interested in volunteering and training at WIRE as a support worker? 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 interested in volunteering as a computer tutor or a Job Coach in our Women’s Information Centre? Simply download and fill in this WIRE Admin WIC Volunteer Form attach your CV (as a Word document or PDF file) and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org for our review. You will be contacted when a vacancy arises.