Loving hearts, helping hands

Our volunteers invest their time, their heart, and their hands into a purpose that they believe in. Their small acts of kindness add up to the life-changing program that has touched the lives of thousands of young Australian women. With a volunteer base of up to 70 volunteers, we are constantly seeing new expressions of interest from people that are committed to making a difference.

What kind of people usually volunteer at the Esther Foundation?

Our volunteers come from different backgrounds, careers, and communities. The diversity in our volunteer base creates a place where creativity, community and productivity is encouraged.

The skills and experience of our current volunteers support the purpose and vision of the Foundation. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Counsellors
  • Hospitality Staff
  • Marketing/Public Relations Consultants
  • Knitting and Sewing
  • Art Therapists
  • Doctors
  • Physical Trainers
  • Psychologists
  • Environmental Engineers and more! 

We are always on the lookout for volunteers that are willing to serve in general purpose areas. If you would like to explore our available opportunities, please continue below.

What kind of people are we seeking at the moment?

  • Handymen
  • Plumbers
  • Electricians
  • Groundskeepers

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
— Mahatma Gandhi

Volunteer in Focus

Local Community Church - November 2020

In November 2020, the Local Community Church led by Derek Gerrard, came to give the Foundation a helping hand. The transformation was amazing and the participants in our program were given the opportunity to see love in motion.

Would you or your organization like to create a Community Engagement experience with life-changing impact?

Click here or call us on (08) 6298 0223 to discuss opportunities.

Volunteer Roles currently available

Please note:

These are Volunteer roles, not paid positions, at the Esther Foundation.

What do Volunteers receive:

  1. Opportunities to offer their skills and expertise to fulfil our Organisational vision, mission and purpose
  2. Reference letters outlining their Roles & Responsibilities and a summary of their performance (on request)
  3. The real reward of knowing the difference they make (VIP invitations to Participant Graduation Nights)

Want to get involved?

If you would like to explore opportunities to offer your skills in adding value to this Organisation we would love to hear from you—so please apply.



CAFE CREW | Experienced cafe crew members needed (CAFE)

Volunteer Role | Cafe crew member

You are skilled in making people feel valued, special and most of all, appreciated. You are an expert listener, able to remember details through keen observation and focused attention. Everyone you come across leaves with a smile and an unforgettable experience. Your contribution will see our girls learning key skills to becoming great service leaders in our community.


  • Effectively communicate and engage with customers and team members to deliver a memorable cafe experience
  • Attentive to details and pro-actively provide customers with value-added services
  • Maintain a safe and clean workplace
  • Clear tables and run drink and food orders accurately
  • Support the Barista and Kitchen Supervisor with ad-hoc tasks
  • Lead the way for our Program Participants who are eager to learn the skills you have

Preferences: Availability on the weekends from 8am-2pm

Competencies for your reference:

  • Effective Communication
  • Effective Customer Service
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Resilience under pressure



GROUNDSPERSON | Handyman/Handywoman (PROPERTY)

GROUNDSPERSON | Handyman/woman role (available)​

We are seeking a hands-on person who enjoys working in the great outdoors. Our property in Kalamunda has extensive grounds and we need someone/s to help us maintain and improve them.

There’s the never-ending mowing, pruning, trimming and weeding for starters.  And, if you have the skills and the desire, there are also all those handyman jobs—fixing anything that breaks eg; doors, furniture, flat tyres, storm water drains, reticulation and the list goes on.

If you can spare a day or two on a regular basis, we would love to talk to you.


THERAPEUTIC SERVICES | Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapist, Art Therapists (THERAPIES)

THERAPEUTIC SERVICES | Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapist, Art Therapists (THERAPIES)

The therapeutic services team sits within the Programs & Services department in the Foundation. You will have the opportunity to work with some of the most vulnerable women in Australia with a range of wellbeing challenges including but not limited to:

  • deep seated traumas
  • anxieties
  • post-traumatic stress
  • sexual abuse
  • disassociation disorder
  • and other mental health issues

The therapy provided by practitioners complement the programs run by the Programs and Services department. This offers the program participants a comprehensive range of holistic services to support their recovery. Areas of interest identified in the following roles include but are not limited to the list provided. The team operates interactively to serve participants at their point of need. If you have specific interest in working with teenagers, this is also another area of need.

Counsellors/Psychotherapists – Licensed Professionals who can support the values and ethos of the Organization are invited to consider volunteering to join our team. Areas of interest include, Trauma Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Narrative Therapy, both individual and group Therapy.

Psychologist - Licensed Professionals who can support the values and ethos of the Organization are invited to consider volunteering to join our team. Medicare rebate but not the gap fee, is available to reimburse for services. Areas of interest include, Trauma Therapy, EMDR Therapy, PTSD

Art Therapist - This position includes working two days a week in a volunteer capacity. You will be working with a current therapist who will support you as we increase in participant numbers. Both individual and group work apply. A key task of this position includes facilitating our yearly fundraising ‘Silent Auction of Art Works’ of our participants. The Art Works are created over several months during workshops and external artists contribute to the project.

Practicum students – Esther Foundations offers the opportunity for counselors and or social workers. To complete no less than 200 hours of practicum with 50 hours of supervision.

Mentoring Roles – we are looking for mentors and life coaches to support women and girls in the journey towards recovery. Experience mentoring/working with trauma affected individuals is highly desirable but not a pre-requisite


Follow us on social media for more opportunities to volunteer!

As our Organisation evolves, so do the opportunities for volunteering.

So, if there's nothing currently listed that appeals to you, please check back often because new opportunities always pop up. You can also keep in touch by joining our Facebook and Instagram communities so you get news of new roles as they arise.


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