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Volunteer Homeless Support Worker - Tweed Heads

  • Location: Tweed Heads NSW
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Homeless
  • Time Required

    You will ideally be able to commit to 3 days per week between the hours of: 9.00am to 2.00pm Monday to Friday.

  • Type of work
    • Companionship & Social Support
  • Training

    In-house training and coaching is provided to ensure a high standard of assistance for clients.

  • Requirements
    • National Police Certificate *
    • Working with Children Check *

    * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

Vinnies Fred's Place

Fred’s Place is a day-time homeless service providing immediate assistance to people experiencing Homelessness. We assist by providing the following services: • Food, tea and coffee • Shower and Toilet Facilities • Laundry Facilities • A referral service to other agencies • Case management support and advocacy.

As a Volunteer Homeless Support Worker, you will play a central role in the operations of the centre, making a significant and valuable contribution to the St Vincent de Paul Society NSW.

The Volunteer Role

The Volunteer Dining Room Companion will perform a variety of tasks including:

  • Welcoming service users to Fred’s Place;
  • Assisting with provision of shower and laundry services;
  • Providing tea and coffee and toasted sandwiches;
  • Providing assistance with any other help required by the service users; and
  • Being there with a listening ear or a friendly chat.

The volunteers we are seeking will ideally be:

  • A people person – welcoming, encouraging, positive and respectful;
  • Willing to work within the ethos of the St Vincent de Paul Society and promote public understanding of the work of Vinnies NSW;
  • Flexible, friendly, reliable and sensitive to those experiencing homelessness; and
  • Be approachable and trustworthy.

No experience needed as in-house coaching and training is provided. We welcome those with previous social services backgrounds to share their skills with their fellow volunteers.

Why join Vinnies as a volunteer

Volunteering is a great way to interact with like-minded people and build friendships.

Your contribution as a volunteer will bring you a feeling of satisfaction knowing you are working for an organisation that makes a difference for those in need. It will provide an opportunity for those who would like to gain training and experience and an avenue for you to share your expertise and talents.

Our volunteers are an integral part of the ongoing success of our Vinnies services and in achieving the goals outline in the St Vincent de Paul NSW’s Strategic Plan.

If you are interested in becoming a much-valued Vinnies volunteer, please hit the APPLY button below.


The St Vincent de Paul Society (Vinnies) assists people experiencing poverty and inequality and works to shape a more just and compassionate society. We assist in offering “a hand up” to people in need. We do this by respecting their dignity, sharing our hope, and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny.

The St Vincent de Paul Society NSW is committed to being a Child Safe Organisation. Vinnies has developed a clear, accountable and transparent Policy and Procedures to ensure that it complies with relevant legislation and that all children and young people who come into contact with Vinnies are kept safe and are supported to the best of our capacity.

St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) is an Equal Opportunity host and is committed to engaging a diverse workforce. Vinnies strongly encourages applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature aged applicants.