BECOME A VOLUNTEER
Our dedicated volunteers are essential to the ongoing operations of The Darling Home for Kids. Our volunteers are vital members of our team, enhancing the services provided by our staff, thus allowing us to provide the best programs and services possible to our children and families. We recruit, screen, orient and train qualified and caring individuals from our community.
Volunteers lend their expertise on boards or committees, assisting with fundraising, share their passion for cooking or gardening, support our administrative team, provide companionship to our children, and so much more.
We also open our doors to corporations and service clubs looking to give back as a group providing volunteer engagement to employees and members. These days are scheduled throughout the year through our Volunteer Engagement Officer. For more information on this program please see our Group Volunteer Initiative page.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please complete the online application. Once the application is received, candidates may be contacted by email to discuss suitability and make an appointment for a volunteer interview. If successful, applicants may be required to submit references, a police check with vulnerable sector and attend training and orientation sessions.
Please contact our Volunteer Engagement Officer for more information about how you can donate your time to help our children and families.
I was able to develop my skills with kids, in particular kids with special needs. This helped me to get a job as a special needs worker in my town, which I am grateful for. Through this experience I was also able to learn that I have a passion for working with kids and this is something I would like to pursue in my career. I cannot express how thankful I am to have had this once in a lifetime experience.
Agatha Park (Peer Frontline Volunteer)
I believe that volunteering is one of the best ways to give back to the community. Sharing my dog with these kids who may not have a dog to love at home…the smiles and giggles we get are nothing like other facilities we visit. All these things cannot be replicated in my day to day life
Christine (Pet Therapy Award)