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bestchance relies on the work of volunteers in order to continue to provide quality services and programs for families and children.

Each year, thousands of volunteer hours are contributed across programs at bestchance in a variety of areas including:

  • family and parenting support
  • community support
  • fundraising and marketing
  • emergency relief
  • administration
  • maintenance and gardening
  • childcare and kindergarten

Benefits to Volunteers

  • Providing valued support to others
  • Gaining fulfilment and satisfaction in helping
  • Learning new skills
  • Creating new life/work opportunities
  • Meeting new friends
  • Sharing your unique talents and knowledge
  • Participating in volunteer recognition events

Benefits to bestchance

  • Provision of a variety of high quality programs and services for children and families
  • Effective utilisation of valuable resources
  • Mutual exchange of skills and expertise

bestchance endeavours to ensure that your volunteer experience is satisfying and enjoyable, matches your interests, skills and needs, and rewards and recognises your contribution.

Whether you have a couple of hours to spare or a couple of days to spare, every contribution will make a difference in the lives of others.

Newsletters and Volunteer Stories

Interested in Volunteering?

To see our latest Volunteer Opportunities please click here.

To view our vacant volunteer position descriptions:

For general enquiries about our volunteer programs or to register your interest, please contact Alison Normanton our Volunteers’ Coordinator on 8562 5131 or by using the contact form below.

Submitting your Application Form

Please download and complete the Application form below.

Volunteer Application Form

You can submit your completed form using one of the options below:

Email: attach signed and scanned documents to
Australia Post:
bestchance Volunteer Program
583 Ferntree Gully Rd,
Glen Waverley VIC 3150


  • “….well qualified and highly motivated volunteers which have been a tremendous support to bestchance and our program.”

  • “It’s a positive experience for all involved at our kinder- the children, the staff and the volunteers all see the benefits and are happy with the program. Thank you!”

  • “I hope it continues to thrive… supporting early childhood settings and people interested in gaining experience.”

  • “We have had various volunteers working in our office and 1 in particular has gained employment, she is the most wonderful lady and we are so lucky to have her within the organisation.”

  • “Bestchance provides a happy and comfortable work environment which fosters a sense of belonging.”

  • “I cannot thank her enough for choosing our kinder and team to work with and for the time she has given us unselfishly to support our program and children.”

  • “Our volunteers are a pivotal link between vulnerable families and the community. They mentor parents, provide emotional support and coach parents in parenting skills and interact with babies and children.”

  • “Without Volunteers the bestchance maintenance team would not be a team, and be absolutely and utterly lost without them.”

  • “Having such dedicated volunteers supporting our program has allowed our quality to remain our highest priority.”

  • “Having volunteers in my room has led me to meet some very generous and kind people and supported my growth as an educator…”

  • “A volunteer is an extra pair of hands and eyes, for the children it is an extra person to support and nurture. It enables staff to work one on one with all children and provides support for a child with special needs to integrate and feel successful.”

  • “With the help of the volunteer, the Playgroup is able to provide parents of children with special needs the opportunity to mingle and network with other parents to develop valuable social support networks.”