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Employment & Volunteering

We have no current employment vacancies, however we are always seeking volunteers

Why work with us?

PCA Families is a child-centred values-based organisation. We attract staff who share our commitment to supporting strong, happy and healthy permanent care, adoptive and kinship care families.

We have a collaborative work culture and aim to attract and retain high-calibre staff through a range of employee benefits.

  • We are a family-friendly organisation.
  • We offer flexible work arrangements including working from home options.
  • We offer attractive salary packaging benefits.
  • We offer professional development and training opportunities.

PCA Families is a Child Safe organisation with zero tolerance of child abuse. You will need a current working with children to work with us and be willing to undergo police checks. See our About PCA Families page to read our statement of commitment to child safety.

People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage are strongly encouraged to apply.

As a representative body of the permanent care and adoptive community, we also strongly encourage applicants with lived experience of permanent care, adoption and/or out-of-home care.


PCA Families has a long history of volunteer involvement. We started in 2002 when a group of parents, carers and professionals started meeting with a view to establishing a support service which was independent of placement agencies and which provided training and support to those involved in permanent care, adoption, kinship care and foster care. The organisation was incorporated in 2003 as Post Placement Support Service. It was largely run by volunteers, with only a small amount of paid staff time until 2010.

PCA Families continues to value the role of volunteers as an integral part of a peer-informed approach incorporating learning from lived experience.

Current Volunteer Positions

PCA Families has the following opportunities for volunteers within the organisation:

  • Communications Officer
  • Peer Support Mentors/Facilitators
  • General Administration Support
  • Events/Fundraising Assistant

Occasionally, there will also be the opportunities for volunteers to support us in one-off event-based opportunities and short-term project-based roles.

To apply to volunteer with PCA Families, submit your application to .

If you need help with making an application, or would like to discuss volunteer opportunities further, please contact Membership Engagement and Office Manager, Deborah Hunt on 03 9020 1833.