Volunteering - Centacare Brisbane



Become a Hope Giver


Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Centacare. By volunteering it helps us to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people.

The benefits of volunteering with Centacare are:

  • give back to the community by helping to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people.
  • allows you to connect with others, meet new people and build friendships.
  • if you are recently retired or no longer working it’s a great way to fill in some of your newly found spare time.
  • expands your skills and experience and increases your employability.
  • if you are considering undertaking further education (university or similar) volunteering could be a great way to put your chosen career into context and give you some on the job experience.

Some of the ways you could volunteer include:

  • deliver services to seafarers on-board and on land. Initial training and ongoing mentoring is provided
  • providing court support and assistance to released prisoners through Catholic Prison Ministry. Click here to learn more about court support volunteers.
  • hospital pastoral carers/chaplains – many lay volunteers are trained through an accredited course to serve. Centacare funds a limited number of part-time remunerated pastoral care/chaplaincy positions as well as a volunteers’ reimbursement scheme
  • work as pastoral carers with Catholic Psychiatric Pastoral Care (CPPC) – extensive training is offered to volunteers
  • volunteers may be required to visit the sick, aged or disabled; provide emergency home help; or transport people who have difficulty using public transport as part of our Care and Concern program
  • assist with recreational activities, including art and craft, drama, music, games and outings; administration support; personal companionship; and gardening as part of our day respite centres
  • volunteers assist with the Transport Services, Home Safety Programs, Administration Support, Indigenous Supports, Disability Programs and Aged Care Services
  • support clients to attend outings, providing assistance in our transport service, assisting at reception or helping with repairs and maintenance to ensure our clients can live independently in their own homes.