Become a Chatty Volunteer and help make a difference

Volunteer with Chatty Café Australia and get back a whole lot more than you give. Meet new people and help strengthen social connections within your community. Help a local venue offer a friendly space for anyone in your neighbourhood to come and have a chat!

“I was thrilled to be invited to be a volunteer for Chatty Café. To be able to meet someone who I don’t know in a friendly café environment and have a chat over a coffee at a dedicated table. What I have learnt is how important we are to each other. That need to be connected to a community.  It is a privilege to be part of this start up right here in Bayside. Can’t wait to be sitting opposite someone new to me and share a chat. Let’s begin… it ticks all the boxes for being human.”

Cecilia, a Chatty Volunteer in Bayside

How to get involved

We highly value our Chatty Volunteers because you will be representing Chatty Café Australia and we offer a short induction training and on-going support.

The role of a Chatty Volunteer is to help start conversations at designated ‘Have a Chat’ table in venues that are part of the scheme.

The requirement would be to commit between 1-2 hours each week to sit at the table. You would be asked to wear a ‘Have a Chat’ name tag so customers can clearly identify the table and come and have a chat, should they wish to.

This would be perfect for someone looking for a relaxed volunteering role. No skills required, just the ability to enjoy having a chat! We would endeavour to match each volunteer with their closest venue, to minimise the amount of travel required. We will provide the information/training you need to be sure you are comfortable in the role.

Additionally, Chatty Cafe Australia also offers volunteering roles which include making one to one phone calls and running online chat meetings (e.g. Zoom, Facetime, Messenger), for people who would like to have a chat. These roles would be great for anyone who prefers to volunteer from home.

If any of these volunteer opportunities might be of interest to you, please please use the form below to get in touch.

Submit a Volunteer expression of interest

Volunteer expression of interest
If you speak any languages other than English fluently, please specify them here

Alternatively, sign up to Volunteer on our Facebook page at or contact our Australian Volunteer Manager, Helen Boulton at +61 (0) 432 331  234 or at