Interested in volunteering with us?

We are a small organisation with limited resources and volunteers play a critical role in enabling Down Syndrome Victoria to empower individuals with Down syndrome for a lifetime of meaningful inclusion in the community. The organisation, which began in 1978, was actually started by volunteers.

Volunteering is a way to connect with the local community as well as provide a pathway to personal and skills development. Volunteering is open to people of all ages and individuals with a disability are encouraged to apply.

As a small organisation our volunteer opportunities are limited. Please see more information below.


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Major events

Volunteers are integral to the success of our annual events, helping with set up/pack up, running kids activities, face painting and just being there to give encouragement and support to Down Syndrome Victoria and families and individuals. We have two major annual events.

Family Fun Day

March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day and to celebrate this we hold the Family Fun Day event annually on the closest Sunday.

StepUP! for Down syndrome

StepUP for Down syndrome is held in October in Melbourne and regional cities Geelong, Bendigo, Wodonga and Horsham. 

Becoming a volunteer

Complete the application form (below) and email it to our Volunteer Coordinator.

Apply to become a volunteer
(Adobe PDF File)

Volunteer information sessions are run twice a year prior to our major events in March and October.

Next induction session

contact our Volunteer Coordinator 

Working with Children Check

All volunteers are required to obtain a Working with Children Check. Click HERE for more information.

Please note that codes specific to volunteering with Down Syndrome Victoria are (10) and (74)


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