2018 Christmas volunteer opportunities

Want to volunteer this Christmas?

Melbourne charities are always on the lookout for willing volunteers, generous enough to give their time to make Christmas Day a special one for those less fortunate.

Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of the community and your interest to volunteer this festive season, Melbourne City Mission has compiled a list of organisations who may require volunteers on Christmas Day. .

2018 Christmas meal services for people experiencing homelessness

Information listed below comprises of some organisations offering meal services throughout Melbourne on Christmas Day. The information is for those who wish to attend the meal service. Please feel free to contact these organisations to see if they require any volunteer support. More information will be added as it becomes available.


Prior to Christmas

Bayside Community Christmas Eve Lunch 2018
Where: Bayside Church, 99-101 Argus Street, Cheltenham, VIC 3192
When: 11:45 am – 2:00 pm
More info on the Eventbrite page


Northern Metro

Diamond Valley Uniting Church 
Where: Uniting Church Hall, Cnr Main Hurstbridge Rd and Wensley St, Diamond Creek
When: from 12 noon 
More info: No charge. All welcome. Assistance with transport may be available. For more information call Graham 0419 361 487.

Uniting Prahran & the City of Stonnington
When: 11:00am – 2.30pm 
Where: Malvern Town Hall, Corner of Glenferrie Road & High Street, Malvern 
RSVP: RSVP: via Try Booking or contact Jenelle Morton: 03 9692 9500 or cdl@prahranmission.org.au

Southern Metro

Unity Place – Hampton Park Uniting Church 
When: Doors open at 11:30
Where: 1 Coral Drive, Hampton Park
RSVP: 14th December (places are limited) 03 9799 7994 or email narrehamptonparkuc@bigpond.com

St Anthonys Parish
Where: St Anthony’s Parish Hall, Cnr Grange & Neerim Rds, Glenhuntly
When: from 12 noon 
Bookings Essential by 19 Dec 2018.  Ph: 03 9569 2099 or email: stanthony.christmasdinner@gmail.com

Sacred Heart Mission
Where: Sacred Heart Mission Dining Hall, 87 Grey Street, St Kilda, VIC  3182
When: 11.45am-1.15pm 
More info: We provide hearty, nutritious meals 365 days of the year; everyone is welcome at our table. Find out more

Eastern Metro

Foothills Community Care Ferntree Gully
Time: From 12pm 
Location: St John the Baptist Parish Hall, 19 Forest Rd
Ferntree Gully
Assistance with transport is available
Book early to avoid missing out (places are limited) : 03 8711 8677 or email: enquiries@foothillscare.org.au

Northern Metro

Hope Cafe
Date: Thursday 20 December
Time: 6 – 8pm
Location: St Marks Church, 9 Lee St Fawkner
More info

Infinity Church (South Morang)
Where: 5/9 Danaher Drive, South Morang
When: 11:30 am – 2:30pm,

People are also invited to help put together Christmas hampers during the week before Christmas. Those who wish to receive a hamper or Christmas gifts can contact Alex Fabiani. 0409 354 633 to arrange a pick-up time

Diamond Valley Uniting Church 
Where: Uniting Church Hall Cnr Main Hurstbridge Rd and Wensley St, Diamond Creek
When: from 12 noon 
More info: all welcome. Assistance with transport may be available. For more information call Diane 9718 2035. 

Sunbury Baptist, Sunbury
Time: 12 – 2pm
Location: Sunbury Baptist Church 207 Gap Road Sunbury
Bookings: 03 97407683

Other volunteering opportunities

The below organisations are actively seeking Christmas volunteers. Please visit their websites to find out further information and to apply.

The Smith Family
The Salvation Army
Exodus Foundation
Vision Australia
St Vincent de Paul

Should you wish for Melbourne City Mission to promote any other Christmas Day volunteering opportunities, please email info@mcm.org.au.

*This is a list we’ve pulled together from online research – Melbourne City Mission has no affiliation with any organisation in this list and it may not be up to date. We suggest you make your own enquiries as to whether these organisations are right for you.