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Be a program volunteer

Our program volunteers contribute in a variety of ways, including as computer tutors,  job coaches or with administration assistance in our Women’s Information Centre or AMICA Lunch and Activities club.

Please note: WIRE program volunteer roles are all currently filled, and WIRE is not currently taking applications.

Program volunteers are:

  • passionate about supporting and empowering women.
  • at least 21, open-minded, with great communication skills.
  • available to volunteer four hours a week during business hours, for a year or longer.

Volunteers also offer their professional expertise in areas such as communication, photography or IT (on a project or ongoing basis).

Our volunteers are a critical part of the WIRE support service. At any one time, more than 60 women donate their time, skills and experience as program or support line volunteers; this represents well over $150,000 to $200,000 worth of work each year.

Police record checks

WIRE is required by the DHHS to perform a National Police Record Check on all volunteers; if you have lived outside of Australia for more than 12 months in the last 10 years, you will be required to get an International Police Record Check at your own cost. However, having a police record does not automatically exclude you from volunteering with us.

Working With Children Check

You will also be required to get a Working With Children Check. This Check is free and WIRE will provide you with information on how to obtain it.

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Student Placements 

Please note: WIRE is currently not taking any new student placements. 

WIRE supports student placements as a valuable learning experience for students and WIRE. We believe that the placement should be of benefit to both the student and WIRE, and we make every effort to offer placements that are rewarding and enable students to get practical on-the-ground learning. However, given that we are a small organisation, our capacity to properly supervise and support students limits the number of placements we are able to accommodate annually.

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