Volunteering, work experience and employment can assist people at all stages of life to become involved in local communities, and improve quality of life.



Volunteering is a great way to contribute to your community. Volunteering can help you get job ready, make new friends and become more involved in your community. Being a volunteer can be inspiring and uplifting.


If one of your New Year resolutions involves continuing your education or even just getting out of the house more, the Clemente Program might be a great opportunity for you!

Clemente is a university program delivered at NO COST to the student. It is open to anyone over the age of 18 who has encountered trauma or setback in their lives. Participants engage in a two year Humanities course (four subjects over four semesters) and on completion obtain a Certificate in Liberal Arts from Australian Catholic University.

The Clemente program currently operates in Brisbane at Hope Street. Enrolments for Semester 2, 2017, close 31st July 2017.

Semester start date: Thursday 10th August
Day and time: Thursdays, 10am – 2pm
Location: Brisbane Common Ground Building, Hope Street, South Brisbane

To enrol or for more information, please contact:
Brooke Laidlaw, Community Education Coordinator, St Vincent de Paul Society at clemente.brisbane@svdpqld.org.au or phone: 3010 1000


For the majority of BHC tenancies, your rent does not increase as your income increases. These means if you are able to earn additional income, it doesn’t result in higher rent.

Many people receiving Centrelink can undertake work and still be eligible for payments. Income limits will apply and Centrelink can assist you in navigating this.

Below is a selection of links to access Volunteer and Employment services: