Be A Volunteer

We need you.

Volunteer with Big Group Hug!

By volunteering with Big Group Hug, you will be doing your bit, helping us to assist children and families who are struggling with the basic necessities to do with raising children. In sharing your time, skills, knowledge and networks you can make a positive change, helping the people we support to overcome disadvantage and empowering them to build better futures for themselves.

It is estimated that in Melbourne, 1 in 4 people do some kind of volunteer work. Big Group Hug believes that everyone has something to offer, whether you have a specialised skill, qualification, are interested in corporate volunteering or you just want to make a difference, we will do our best to match your interests with our activities, aiming to make your experience as a volunteer a satisfying one.

Who can volunteer?

Anyone over 18 can volunteer with us. We have a formal process in place for those who wish to volunteer with us. Simply get in touch and we’ll discuss with you what opportunities may be available and the procedures for doing so.

What type of volunteer opportunities do we have?

We have a wide variety of volunteer requirements. From one-off volunteer roles to on-going, continuous positions, we have something for everyone. Below is a list of some of the volunteer roles we have available

  • Warehouse Volunteers – sorting and packing much needed donations ready to send out to families in needs
  • Night Sorting session: Participate in our regular night sorting sessions
  • Weekend working bees
  • Drivers/Couriers – Help us deliver donations to services across Melbourne supporting vulnerable people in the community
  • Become a Big Group Hug donation collection point
  • Help launder donations making them pristine before we send them out from the comfort of your home
  • Repairs and Maintenance – Repairing and safety checking prams, cots, highchairs, car restraints etc
  • Special events / projects
  • Other specialist skills you may have (e.g. Auditing, Board positions, HR, IT)
  • Plus lots more

Big Group Hug can facilitate some small group volunteering activities for community or corporate organisations by request.  

How to Volunteer

If you are interested to volunteer with Big Group Hug, please complete this form (click to access form) and we will be in touch shortly.

Show your support by sharing...

We pride ourselves on being a responsive organisation and being able to source the things that families need quickly. Social media is our primary method of communication.  We regularly put our calls for assistance or for specific items to be donated that are needed by families. Our online community help us spread the word, and our social media messages and responses are able to deliver some extraordinary results.  The easiest way to support Big Group Hug and to make a difference, is by sharing or retweeting some of our social media messages.

Become a fan and folllower of Big Group Hug on Facebook and Twitter today!