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Barwon Child, Youth & Family delivers care and support to vulnerable children, young people and families.

Volunteers make an important contribution to the programs offered by Barwon Child, Youth & Family. Training is provided to support you in your role as a volunteer.

We will match your skills and interests with the needs of families to create new exciting opportunities.

Volunteers can work directly with families and individuals assessing Barwon Child, Youth & Family's services which include:

Out of Home Care

This program provides short or long term foster care or residential care for children and young people who cannot live safely at home with their families.

Volunteers can assist with homework, supporting social skill development and create positive friendships.

Foster Care - Click here to volunteer

Family & Community Services

These programs assist and support families and individuals to develop strategies to manage problems impacting on their day to day life.

Volunteers can assist with practical living skills, role modelling positive interactions, support to refugee families and providing a link within the Geelong community.

Enquiries email: volunteers@bcyf.org.au

Early Years

This program focuses on parent engagement and attachment. The program creates a positive and developmentally appropriate learning environment for children aged between 0-6 years.

Volunteers can assist with supported playgroups and mentoring parents through home visits.

Enquiries email: volunteers@bcyf.org.au