Due to and overwhelming reponse, volunteering positions for The Big Give 2016 are now closed. Please contact govolunteer.com.au for other opportunities for volunteering on Christmas day and throughout the year.

You can make a big difference, especially when your support is combined with the efforts of other individuals. So please help us make this the best Big Give ever! Here’s three ways to help.


Do you want to volunteer on Christmas Day? We have a job for you on the day, regardless of your skills there is always something for you to do! Please download the form below and email it to thebiggive@smhow.org.au by the late November. You will be required to attend a volunteer briefing session. If your application is successful, you will also be required to attend an orientation session at St Mary’s House of Welcome, 165 – 169 Brunswick Street Fitzroy. Sessions start at 7pm. At the orientation session you will be taken through the safety aspects of the event, be given role specific information and get to meet the other volunteers.

Download the volunteer application form here


No matter how big or small your donation, we’d be very grateful. Every dollar counts towards covering the costs of putting on The Big Give. Naturally, donations are tax deductible.


We also welcome items we can use at The Big Give, like decorations and food for the Christmas lunch. Toiletry packs for teenagers such as Lynx for the boys or Impluse for the girls would be a great help, not to forget the 300 gift vouchers that are needed so all our guests can have a Merry Christmas. So if you have something you think might help, please do not hesitate to contact us, any assistance with such items would be fantastic.

For more information or to discuss how you can help The Big Give, please contact us at thebiggive@smhow.org.au  or contact Lee-Ann on 9417 6497.