Become a volunteer in your own community

Volunteering is a wonderful thing you can do for your community and a rewarding experience for yourself.

Volunteering can be an incredibly rewarding experience, especially when it comes to helping those in need. If you’ve got some time to spare and would like to volunteer for Yehulum, we would love to hear from you.

What are some reasons to volunteer?

  • It allows you to use your skills to help others especially if you have specialized skills and knowledge that can benefit a wide array of people
  • It gives you a great sense of self while making a positive impact on the community as a whole
  • It provides you with the chance to look beyond your own circumstances and appreciate what others are experiencing. The difference that you’ll make in someone else’s life will make an even bigger difference in yours
  • It provides an opportunity for all to increase their social engagement as well as their brainpower
  • It can open the door to new learning opportunities that you may have not previously considered or thought you were capable of doing. Regardless of your age or situation, you can also have a positive influence in someone’s life. The simple act of visiting someone just to say hi, holding their hand or offering a listening ear may seem like a small thing, but is quite powerful because that simple act of caring brings them immeasurable comfort, joy and encouragement.


We need volunteers to assist with:

  • Running our senior community members program
  • Running our educational services including our program providing after hours tutorial support to student community members
  • Running our program that introduces new and recently arrived Ethiopians to various government services, and to the city of Melbourne
  • Running this website and finding stories to share

If you are able to volunteer in any of the above areas, please contact us and let us know about it.