Gateway Health values the support and ongoing commitment of our many volunteers who donate their time to our services and the members of their communities.
Our volunteering program helps volunteers improve their wellbeing, develop their skills, and achieve their goals whilst also supporting our vision of people living well in our community.
We demonstrate our values in the way that we interact, connect and work with our volunteers.
The benefits of volunteering
Volunteering is a great way to make a difference in your community.
As well as providing caring acts of kindness, you will make new and valuable friendships, expand your social network, boost your confidence and share your skills.
Become a volunteer
Becoming a volunteer is easy. Just call or come in for a chat with our Volunteer Coordinator to tell us about yourself, your interests, and your skills. We can then help you with finding your best fit and starting off your volunteering journey.
To be eligible to become a volunteer at Gateway Health you must:
be 16 years or older – anyone under 18 must have permission from a parent or guardian
undergo a National Police Check
provide a Victorian Working with Children Check (you may also need to provide a NSW WWC check depending on the location you volunteer at)
complete relevant orientation and training
complete a Gateway Health Volunteer Agreement
sign and agree to our Confidentiality Agreement and Code of Conduct
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.
We are always on the lookout for volunteers and have a range of volunteering roles available. Some roles are ongoing and some are short-term, designed for specific initiatives or events.
Check out the opportunities listed below to see if any catch your eye.
Our group programs encourage and support active ageing, social inclusion, meaningful relationships, and mental health and wellbeing.
Plan and deliver youth wellness events and help young people learn new ways to handle tough times.
Group members can choose to participate in specific or all areas of interest:
Planning and development – Organise and run youth-specific programs and events that promote ways to maintain or build good mental health.
Community engagement activities – Promote headspace at local events and/or assist with community and school information presentations.
Consultation and feedback – Provide us with information and guidance through focus groups, online surveys, and via email and social media platforms. This consultation will assist us to respond to young people’s concerns and needs and provide positive outcomes.
Community education activities – Speak at public functions or at local schools, health forums and conferences.
The Family & Friends Reference Group is a group of up to 10 people who have had a family member or friend access headspace services. They consult with their local headspace centre on a variety of topics and issues and are involved in a number of local and national projects.
The reference group aims to give family members and friends the opportunity to provide input into the strategic direction of their local headspace centre, headspace programs, mental health, AOD, general health and wellbeing, and work, school and study services nationally.