Volunteer with WA Mums Cottage

Volunteer with WA Mums Cottage

Welcome to WA Mums Cottage, a compassionate community dedicated to supporting women and their children. Our mission is to provide essential services in a nurturing environment, including social support, day respite, mentoring, counselling, advocacy and emergency relief.


About Us

At WA Mums Cottage we believe in the power of a supportive community to uplift and empower individuals. Our welcoming space, separate from the WA Mums Cottage Cafe/Op Shop, ensures the safety and security of all our guests and volunteers.


Volunteer Opportunities

Join us in making a difference in the lives of women and children in need. We offer a variety of volunteer roles tailored to your skills, interests and availability:

Social Support: Engage with guests in meaningful conversations and provide emotional support.

Mentoring: Share your knowledge and experiences to support women in setting and achieving their goals.

Retail and/or Café Assistant: Your experience in retail and hospitality would be greatly valued in our welcoming Op Shop and Café.


Benefits of Volunteering

Volunteering with WA Mums Cottage is not only an opportunity to give back but also a chance to:

Make a Difference: Impact the lives of women and children by providing crucial support services.

Gain Experience: Develop valuable skills in communication, empathy and community engagement.

Join a Community: Become part of a caring community dedicated to making a positive impact.


How to Get Involved

Ready to volunteer with WA Mums Cottage? Here’s how to take the next step:



Please complete our volunteer enquiry form online or contact us directly for more information.


Contact Us

Have questions or need more information about volunteering with WA Mums Cottage? Feel free to reach out to us at admin@wamumscottage.org.au. We’re here to help you get involved and make a meaningful impact.

Important Volunteer Information for WA Mums Cottage:


First Name

Last Name

Date of Birth (DD/MM/YYYY)



Phone Number

Working With Children Check

Reasons for applying

Professional experiences and/or interests

Availability Please select the following day(s) based on your availability. (Varying rosters are available)

Any additional comments you would like to add to support your application.

Volunteers FAQs

Q: How do I apply to volunteer at WA Mums Cottage?

To apply to volunteer at WA Mums Cottage, simply visit our website and fill out the online volunteer application form. Our team will review your application and get in touch with you regarding next steps.

Q: What are the requirements to volunteer at WA Mums Cottage?

Volunteers at WA Mums Cottage must be at least 18 years old and undergo a background check. Some roles may have additional requirements, such as specific skills or certifications. A Working With Children Card is required for all volunteers.

Q: What is a Working With Children Check, why is it necessary, and what are the associated costs?

At WA Mums Cottage, a Working With Children Check (WWCC) is essential for anyone involved in assisting women and children affected by domestic violence. This card ensures that individuals have undergone background checks, promoting a safe environment for vulnerable individuals.

“As at 2024, fees for a Working With Children Check (WWCC) in Western Australia are:

  • $87.00 for employees and self-employed individuals
  • $11.00 for volunteers, unpaid individuals, students on unpaid placement, and for a replacement card.
Q: What is the time commitment for volunteering at WA Mums Cottage?

The time commitment varies depending on the volunteer role and your availability. We offer flexible scheduling options to accommodate volunteers’ needs, whether you’re looking for a one-time opportunity or a regular commitment.

Q: Is training provided for volunteers?

Yes, we provide comprehensive training for all volunteers to ensure they are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to fulfil their roles effectively. Training may include orientation sessions, specialised workshops, or online resources.

Q: Can I Volunteer through Centrelink?

Yes, WA Mums Cottage is registered with Centrelink.