Get Involved

UnitingCare Bendigo is a not-for-profit community agency providing a range of integrated services to children, families and individuals across the local and greater Bendigo region of Victoria. We are always in need of assistance and if you would like to get involved and help make a positive change across our community there are a number of ways to do so:

Donate

Financial contributions enable us to assist our clients in Bendigo through our Emergency Relief Assistance Centres. All donations over $2.00 are tax deductible. Donations can be deposited into our Donation Account, sent via mail or made via telephone.

Donation Account Details:

Account Name: Bendigo Uniting Care Outreach – Donation Account
BSB:       633-000
Account Number: 147 366 72B

Mailing Address
Finance UnitingCare Bendigo
49 Forest St, Bendigo VIC 3550

Contact Details
P:5442 3444
E: info@unitingcarebendigo.org.au

If you would like to donate, please download and complete the Bendigo Donation Slip. Thank you kindly for your support.

Support

There are numerous other ways you can share your support without making a financial contribution.

We are always accepting of materials, food, goods, vouchers, toys and clothes that we can redistribute to support people in hardship. We are also continually looking for donations of goods to our Op Shops, where all proceeds of sales are then used locally to carry out our Emergency Relief Assistance and Case Management Services.

Donated goods may be left in one of our charity bins, taken to our shops, or pickup can arranged via our donation co-ordination contact below.

P: 0457 824 667
E: opshopdonations@unitingcarebendigo.org.au

Charity Bin locations:

25 Forest St, Bendigo
California Gully – 324 Eaglehawk Rd
Golden Square – Cnr Panton & Laurel Streets
White Hills – 506 Napier St
Strath Haven

Partner

We aim to create long-term valuable partnerships that deliver clear benefits to our partners while raising significant funds to support some of the most vulnerable members of the community, providing support and access to resources that are critical for sound health, wellbeing and participation in local communities.   At UnitingCare Bendigo, we tailor partnerships so they are mutually beneficial. We understand the importance of balancing the needs of our partners’ staff, customers and stakeholders with their desire to contribute in a meaningful way.

If your business would like to know more about partnering with UnitingCare Bendigo, please contact Corporate Partnerships Manger, Jeff Jones on (03) 9351 3600 or email info@unitingcarebendigo.org.au

Volunteer

Volunteering is an excellent way of making a difference in your local community. UnitingCare offers you a range of opportunities to participate in a broad range of programs, events and activities supporting people across greater Bendigo. 

We match your skills and experience and your areas of interest with available roles. During your volunteer experience you will meet some great people and have a lot of fun while making a difference to the community.

Throughout our history, we have been extremely fortunate having the support of a generous, enthusiastic and dedicated volunteer base. Without the skills, interests and energy of our volunteers, we could not provide our community programs and continue to expand our work to help disadvantaged communities.

Why volunteer with us?

People volunteer for a wide variety of reasons, especially wanting to help others or to gain additional skills and knowledge.

By volunteering with us, you will be helping us to make a real difference in people’s lives. In donating your time, skills, knowledge and networks you can assist to make a positive change enabling people overcome disadvantage and empower them to build better futures.

Who can volunteer?

UnitingCare has over 150 volunteers and encourages people of all ages, who have a broad range of life and work experiences, represent a diverse cross section of our multicultural community and have some time available, to become a volunteer.  

What we look for in a volunteer
 
• Enthusiasm to assist people
• Reliability, honesty and commitment
• Represent UnitingCare’s  guiding values of Integrity, Collaboration, Respect and Compassion
• Dedication and flexibility
• Have good communication skills
• Be willing to undergo a Police check and
• have a volunteer Working with Children’s card

 In return we offer our volunteers   
• A detailed position description and volunteer agreement;
• Support and mentoring;
• Induction, orientation and training;
• A respectful, polite and honest non-discriminatory environment;
• Work in a safe environment
• Ability to develop additional skills and knowledge.

 What type of volunteer opportunities do we have?

Our aim is to build a strong community – one that can accommodate and benefit from the diversity and strengths that exist in and around the Greater Bendigo region and to provide support for the vulnerable, disadvantaged or socially isolated.

Lentara UnitingCare has worked with the local community for over 40 years and provides a broad range of support services including:

• Emergency Relief
• Community Lunches
• Opportunity Shops

How do I apply? 
You can view our current Volunteer vacancies or complete an expression of interest application online by clicking the link below.

Online application link


For more information regarding volunteering please contact us by phone on 5442 3444 or email volunteer@unitingcarebendigo.org.au