Thanks for your interest in volunteering with StartOut!

This is the full process for applying to volunteer with us:

  1. Fill out the volunteer application form (below).
  2. Complete an initial screening with one of the StartOut wranglers (this may be phone or at one of our information sessions).
  3. Complete a Working with Children Check.
  4. Attend a Mentor Training Day.*
  5. StartOut will check references and complete a National Criminal History Check.
  6. Application Approved
  7. Complete your online profile and be matched with a mentee.*

To get things moving we need some information from you, please fill out the form below. It may seem like a lot of information, but we want to ensure we recruit the right people to support young DSG people.

If you’re not quite ready to commit yet, you can come along to an information session first to learn more about us. You can register for one of our sessions here.

* Non-mentor volunteers do not undertake these steps.

Volunteering Application Form


Please acknowledge the following terms before submitting your application to StartOut

  • I agree to abide by the StartOut Australia Code of Conduct
  • I understand I will be required to attend StartOut Training Programs
  • I agree to maintain the confidentiality of StartOut information
  • I give consent for StartOut to undertake background checks on me
  • I acknowledge that I am applying as a volunteer for StartOut Australia

* These fields are required.