We celebrated the generous support of volunteers during National Volunteer Week, which ran from 9–13 May 2016.

National Volunteer Week is an opportunity recognise the collective effort of our volunteers, who help us deliver a range of services across communities.

During 2014-15, more than 200 volunteers gave a combined estimated 10,436 hours of time and effort in support of over 16 programs.

An afternoon tea for Jesuit Social Services volunteers was held on Wednesday 11th May in Richmond, to acknowledge their valuable contribution across a range of programs.

Our volunteers go into prisons, visiting as mentors. They help out as tutors in programs for people seeking asylum, including our Homework Club and English Language Support Program.

Some volunteers allow staff to focus on core work by assisting with administration duties, and advocacy and research projects. Others use their creative skills to build positive relationships with young people, or assist with workshop facilitator support.

All of these roles are valuable, and every Jesuit Social Services volunteer plays a vital role in helping us stand in solidarity with some of the most marginalised members of society.

Our volunteers have a genuine interest in making a difference to others – they are an integral part of the way in which we build communities of justice.

We thank our volunteers for their wonderful contribution, which is appreciated deeply by us and by the people we work with.


If you’re passionate about building a just society, visit our Volunteer page to find out how you can apply your skills and experience as a Jesuit Social Services volunteer.