Volunteer engagement supports Orygen’s vision and mission by finding meaningful opportunities for members of the public, from students to retirees, to engage in the most practical way possible with our values and our work. 

If you would like to get involved, view our volunteer initiative below, Orygen Assist. You can register your interest to volunteer and receive updates when the program is recruiting new volunteers.  


Orygen Assist is our volunteer-run program that provides access to essential items for young people and their families including non-perishable food, clothing, and hygiene products. This is made possible by our charity partners Foodbank Victoria, Thread Together and Pinchapoo who supply these items.  

Our volunteers operate a drop-in shop at our Parkville site on Mondays, Wednesdays (1pm-4pm) and Fridays (10am-1pm), as well as an online ordering and deliveries service across the Orygen sites for clinicians and staff on behalf of their young people and families.   

Some things to know if you wish to start volunteering at Orygen Assist:  

  • Requirements for volunteering include the right to live and work in Australia, current national police check, current Working with Childrens Check and at least 3 covid 19 vaccinations.  

  • Volunteer roles include onsite support, admin support and delivery drivers.  

  • Shifts and availability can be flexible, however we do ask for a minimum 3-month commitment. 

Register now

Once you've registered, one of our team members will be in touch.