There are opportunities for people in the community to volunteer with ECHO Youth and Family Services. As a mentor for children at the Hills Community Strengthening Initiative (HCSI) (New mentors are needed in February each year). We also have volunteers assisting people at The Food Store, or preparing meals for our 2XL mentoring program and helping out at Jitterbugs Playgroups or Kmotion After School Program as part of HCSI in Cockatoo. Finally if you have an interest in financial support, we also have volunteers assisting our NILs staff in processing no interest loans.

Why volunteer? Here is a great explanation from one of our long-term volunteers:

“Most of us already provide all sorts of help to family members. But, despite these being the most important people in our lives, it doesn’t always give the sense of direction and purpose that our inner selves demand. Directly helping disadvantaged people is often beyond our personal resources but helping them as a volunteer for a welfare agency like ECHO can be the answer. I have been a volunteer for 18 years now and I can truly say that, from a personal sense of self-worth, it is the best thing that I could have done.”

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please email our office at [email protected] and tell us a little about yourself and which program(s) you are wanting to volunteer with. ECHO is committed to the safety of children in our programs, so all staff and volunteers must agree to abide by our Child Safe Policy.

If you have already been accepted as a volunteer, please click here to complete the registration form.