Become a Volunteer!

Volunteer With Us

PPCG works with a number of wonderful people who volunteer their time to support our programs including social meals, administration and support services and community engagement initiatives. We aim to provide a diverse range of opportunities for volunteers and appreciate the skills, experiences, talents, ideas and energy that volunteers bring in support of our mission and purpose.

PPCG requires all volunteers to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check, and to provide their COVID-19 vaccination certificate prior to welcoming them to our team.

To apply for any volunteer position, please complete the expression of interest form and email it to

available positions


The Chatty Cafe Facilitator Volunteer supports Chatty Cafe sessions, aiding with setup, clean up, drink preparation, welcoming attendees and facilitating conversation. The weekly gatherings promote social connection among diverse community members, enhancing wellbeing and community vibrancy.  Chatty Cafe runs on Fridays from 10am – 12pm (volunteer shifts begin at 9:30am).

To apply, please complete the expression of interest form and email it to


Digital Literacy Mentors will assist students of our Digital Essentials class to learn how to better use digital technology. Students will have beginner digital literacy skills and will require assistance with tasks such as setting up an email account, learning how to use video chat, connecting to social media and more. Volunteers will be required to assist in person during the class, which currently runs every Wednesday from 1pm – 3pm at Alma Road Community House, 200 Alma Rd, St Kilda East. Volunteers would need an intermediate understanding of digital technology and have good communication skills. Volunteers will be supported by the Digital Essentials educator.

To apply, please complete the expression of interest form and email it to


Front desk volunteers  work closely with the Service Access and Administration Support team and play an important part in welcoming and supporting members of the community, groups, service providers and key partners. They also support with administrative duties to help ensure smooth operations and accurate record-keeping. It’s a busy and at times challenging role that has lots of scope for learning and supporting this wonderful and dynamic community.

To apply, please complete the expression of interest form and email it to


The ARCH Communication Support Volunteer role works closely with the Service Access and Administration Support team and plays an important part in promoting ARCH within the community. This is an opportunity to utilise your skills in digital promotion in a small community setting where fresh ideas and enthusiasm are highly valued, and success means making a positive and worthwhile contribution to the local community. The position also supports with occasional administrative tasks to help ensure smooth operations and accurate record-keeping.

To apply, please complete the expression of interest form and email it to


About PPCG


Our Volunteers Will Have

The Port Phillip Community Group (PPCG) provides a range of centre-based and outreach programs and services that include:
• Information, referral, support, emergency relief and material aid
• Financial counselling, tax help, and no interest loans
• Community development, and social, recreational and wellbeing groups
• Skills development and pathways to education and employment
• Advocacy to reduce inequity, social exclusion and poverty

We operate across the City of Port Phillip. Our key groups are individuals and communities, often with complex and several issues, who primarily are:
• On low income, often with significant disabilities
• In crisis, and/or presenting with social and financial issues
• Socially isolated and/or marginalised

  • Good people skills
  • Strong administration skills
  • The ability to engage with people from diverse backgrounds
  • A willingness to share their skills and knowledge
  • A commitment to social justice and equity.
  • Some examples of program Areas

    Gardening group

    Community Engagement Support

    Supporting Port Phillip Community Group through in building relationships that will support ongoing social, recreational and wellbeing programs for individuals on low incomes who are often socially isolated, marginalised or disadvantaged.

    Front Desk

    Front desk support

    Contribute to improved outcomes for our service users in times of crisis and/or need. As well as front desk concierge duties the role includes general administration.


    Social Meals support

    Interact with a broad range of people living in community accommodation to build confidence and social connections. Help prepare and then share a meal.



    Alma Road Community House (ARCH)

    ARCH hosts playgroups, education and well-being programs. It includes a community garden and playground, and is an ideal location for children’s parties and gatherings. Work with us to help develop its potential as a vibrant neighbourhood hub.

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