Order of Malta care for people in need. Order of Malta Volunteers work both in local regions and nationally with members of the Association on existing projects, creating their own projects as well as involvement in activities to share and develop their Catholic faith.

This winter, Order of Malta volunteers in Melbourne will roll out their ‘Coats for the Homeless’ distribution. Funds and donations have been gathered by the order and are ready to be taken out into community.

Volunteers are required to assist with meeting people experiencing homelessness and hardship alongside the St Vincent De Paul City Soup van at Melbourne City locations.

You may choose just one or a series of dates to volunteer in this Coats for Homeless program.




Individual or a group of 2x people per date listed.


If you are participating in this opportunity under community engagement time release, then you are covered by ACU's insurances. If you are accessing this opportunity as a volunteer outside of ACU, then you are NOT covered by ACU's insurance policies. If accessing this opportunity as a volunteer we strongly recommend you confirm with the organisation that they have appropriate insurance for volunteers.


  • Warm clothes for yourself during winter nightly volunteering
  • More information available from Volunteer Coordinator


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Volunteer pick up at ACU Fitzroy campus 6.30pm (typically 2x seats available for volunteers per date)

2 stops – Dog Park Corner of Macaulay and Boundary Road: North Melbourne 7:00pm sharp, Finders St-Banana Alley: Melbourne city finishing approx. 8.30pm.

This opportunity qualifies for community engagement time release (CETR)

As an ACU staff member, you can apply for up to five days each year to participate in approved community engagement activities that contribute to the common good, address social justice issues in the community, and help those experiencing disadvantage or marginalisation.

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This policy has been developed to support staff to participate in community engagement activities and outlines time release arrangements during normal working hours.

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