Become a volunteer with The Mai-Wel Group.

There are a range of volunteering opportunities available with The Mai-Wel Group, from face-to-face support of participants, admin support and event assistance. 
In 2018/19, Mai-Wel’s volunteers collectively donated 12,196 hours of their time.

Just some of the benefits for Mai-Wel volunteer:

  • social connection and friendships,             
  • training opportunities (click here to read about Mai-Wel's ClubGrants funding for volunteer first aid training)
  • flexibility
  • endless opportunities to make a difference to the lives of Mai-Wel participants and jobseekers          

The Mai-Wel Group’s Frank Higgs Volunteer of the Year Award

 In celebration of National Volunteer Week, Mai-Wel awards one dedicated volunteer with the annul Frank Higgs Volunteer of the Year award. The award honours Frank Higgs, a dedicated volunteer and Mai-Wel’s longest serving Board member of more than 22 years. Frank’s association with Mai-Wel began in the 1960’s when his daughter, Ruth, attended the Mai-Wel School at South Street, Telarah. In 1998, Frank and his wife Betty were granted life membership with The Mai-Wel Group for their loyalty and support of the organisation throughout the years. The award has been named after Frank due to his long-standing support of Mai-Wel and advocacy for people with a disability in the Hunter.

Click here to read about our 2019 Frank Higgs Volunteer of the Year, Anne Duncan. 


To register your interest and learn about volunteering opportunities with The Mai-Wel Group, please complete the Volunteer Application Form and forward your application to Corrine Frost, Coordinator of Volunteers at corinne.frost@maiwel.com.au.

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The Mai-Wel Group is one of the larger Disability Service Providers in the Lower Hunter Region, providing services and programs to more than 800 clients across nine Local Government Areas.

The Mai-Wel Group employs more than 170 local support and administrative staff in addition to 110 local supported employees. The ethos of The Mai-Wel Group carries throughout the organisation from management and staff, and on to clients.

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Phone 02 4057 2900


Head Office:
Unit 4/555 High Street, Maitland NSW 2320
Postal Address:
PO Box 835, Maitland NSW 2320
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