You can make a real difference as a Gateways volunteer.    Gateways Support Services on average provides over 4500 hours of volunteering annually.

Volunteering can be a great way to:

  •          Assist young people with a disability / additional needs to feel valued, included and supported
  •          Learn new skills
  •          Explore career opportunities
  •          Learn something new about yourself
  •          Meet new people

Who can volunteer?

  • Willing and positive attitude
  • A sense of humour
  • Be over the age of 16 years
  • No formal qualifications or experience required

What you will need

As Gateways is a Child Safe organisation you will need:

  • A working with Children Check Card (if you are over the age of 18)
  • A Criminal Records check will be conducted by Gateways
  • A Disability Workers Exclusion Scheme check will be conducted by Gateways-
  • Provision of the names of 2 referees
  • An informal interview and attendance at a 3-hour Orientation Training Session


 Volunteer Opportunities

There are many opportunities to work as a Gateways volunteer, as a Recreation volunteer, an Interchange Host volunteer or helping out at a fundraising event.

To apply to become a volunteer, please complete the following form for a Recreation volunteer – Volunteer- Student Application FormInterchange Volunteer Information Form or contact Gateways.

Volunteer Experiences

Gateways values the amazing contribution of our volunteers. We wouldn’t be able to run as many programs and support children and adults with disabilities if it wasn’t for them. Our volunteers give a lot, they also receive so much in return. Click here to hear their experiences or read their stories below. We have been...

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Interchange Program Host (Buddy Program)

This program matches volunteers with a young person with a disability and arranges regular times to meet and have fun together.  This may be done individually or you may wish to involve your whole family.   Interchange Program hosts/volunteers are everyday people with no special qualifications. Volunteers can be a couple, with or without children,...

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Recreation Volunteer

Gateways run various group programs for children and young adults with a disability (from Primary school through to adults) Volunteers encourage & support the children & adults to actively participate in the recreation programs. Some examples of the different activities you might participate in as a Recreation Volunteer include, a trip to a wildlife park,...

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