Volunteering at CNLC

Volunteers are essential to what we do, and we love our volunteers! 

Join CNLC as a volunteer to support the work we do; we welcome both skilled and unskilled volunteers. Whether you are looking to gain new skills, contribute to your community or seeking experience to further your job prospects, CNLC may have a role, project or task to suit your ability and needs.

We care a lot about the community with whom we work, and so all volunteers are required to pass through a screening and interview process.

All enquiries re the Volunteer Program at CNLC should be directed to info@cnlc.org.au

Would you like to volunteer with CNLC?

  • The first thing you need to do is get in touch with an email to let us know what you are interested in doing with a completed Volunteer Expression of Interest Form.
  • If there is a match between your interests and our needs, we will then send you through a Volunteer Application form and set up an interview.
  • If at this point in time we are unable to utilise your skills, we will place you on a waiting list and/or refer you on to other organisations in our community who may be able to host you.

Volunteer opportunities at CNLC

We have a variety of volunteer roles at CNLC. Generally people commit between ½ a day to 2+ days a week. Current opportunities include volunteering for:

  • The Committee of Governance
  • Help in the garden/compost hub
  • Help with the chickens
  • Help in the office
  • Help with CNLC’s events
  • Help with community development programs
  • Become an English tutor (see below)

Volunteer Tutor Training Program 

Are you interested in tutoring an adult who would like to improve their reading and writing skills and digital literacy skills? Are you able to commit to 1 - 2 hours per week working with a student at our centre or online?

Volunteer tutors undertake a 3 week training course. Course content includes adult literacy/numeracy theory and practice, adult learning principles, computers, and working with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Upon successful completion of the course, tutors are matched with students. Our volunteer tutor coordinator supports tutors and students with teaching and learning materials on an ongoing basis; with course content for basic intermediate and vocational learners. 

Volunteer tutors are also provided with post training follow up and ongoing support with teaching and learning materials after commencing with a student. 

Volunteer Tutor Training Courses dates for Term 1 2021:

Time: 3pm - 5pm 

Day: Wednesday

Date: 24 February, 3 & 10 March 

Cost: Free

Info: email info@cnlc.org.au to register or call us on (03) 9347 2739 to enquire. 

Resources for Volunteer Tutors

The Resource Hub is an invaluable tool for volunteer reading and writing tutors at CNLC and other community organisations to use with their learners.

Follow this link: http://www.cnlchub.org.au 

What our volunteers have to say

 Nick Sorenson

Nick Sorenson: Volunteer Head Gardener and Kitchen Support since 2005

"I love working at CNLC. I come every week to work in the garden in the morning, and to help in the kitchen in the afternoon. All the people here are very nice, and I just love working here."

 Angkana fashion show min

 Angkana Turner: Volunteer Office and Kitchen Support

"I started here as a student in 2014, and started volunteering in the kitchen a few years later. I love to volunteer and talk to people, everyone here is very happy. I feel more confident and since working here my life has changed!"

Click here to download the Volunteers form. Fill it out and return to info@cnlc.org.au or drop it into the office 

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