Working around the building


At Carinya Society we empower and nurture all who we support and work alongside. We want our team to be the best they can be and provide them with the tools to grow and develop their careers.

Our culture is underpinned by our values:

  1. Respect
  2. Accountability
  3. Transparency
  4. Continuous Improvement
  5. Quality

We are always looking for likeminded people to join us as volunteers. Whether you can give a couple of hours, or set aside some time weekly, we have plenty of great opportunities and would love to hear from you. You can definitely make an impact here at Carinya.

Some of our volunteers try new skills for the first time, others help us in through their chosen field of work.

Smiling and gardening

If you would like to volunteer

Please fill in the form:

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Introducing Vincenza:

Over 4 years ago, local resident Vincenza saw an advertisement in the Leader asking for Volunteers. With no association to Carinya or the people there, fast forward 4 years and Vincenza is now an integral part of the team. Vincenza’s help is critical to the instructors in the art program. “Wow, Vincenza does so much in the art room. She supports the guys with anything they want to do. Whether that be framing the artworks, tacking together fabric paintings, cleaning anything. I really appreciate her help and support” says Ann the Friday Art Instructor.

Vincenza with participant Penny


Vincenza says “I don’t know why I decided to volunteer. I think I just wanted to know what it felt like, so I tried it. I now can’t imagine what I would do if I didn’t volunteer at Carinya. I love all the people so much; it is what keeps me going.” Vincenza says her highlight for the year was when all the artworks made it to the Whittlesea Show. “I can learn so much from all the participants, even though I have no background in art, even if I just sit with them I know I can make a difference.

Volunteers gardening
Volunteer Gardening
Wheelbarrow and gardening waste