Partner With Us

Over the last few years, the program has been delivered at several sites around Sydney, at schools and organisations such as Integricare, CatholicCare and Schools as Community Centres including:

  • Dalwood Spilstead Service, Seaforth
  • Punchbowl Public School, Punchbowl
  • Integricare Early Learning Centre, Rockdale
  • Belmore Boys High School, Belmore
  • Wiley Park Public School, Wiley Park
  • Lakemba Public School, Lakemba
  • CatholicCare Naremburn Family Centre, Naremburn

These organisations partner with SIW by hosting our program, referring participants, managing bookings, coordinating childcare and providing course venues. 

The program is run during school terms over 5 consecutive weeks, in 2.5 hour sessions.

In recognition of the positive impact on the lives of participants, SIW courses have been running at some locations for several years, with many women securing employment, commencing training or volunteering as first steps in their return-to-work plan.

‘the outcomes have been consistently positive, with some 50% of participants engaged in either paid or voluntary work within 12 months of completing the program.’

Partner organisations often find that programs are run most successfully when offered alongside other opportunities for development of parents and families. Members of the SIW team would be delighted to discuss the practical aspects of hosting programs, as well as provide information to P&C meetings.

Volunteer with us

The strength of Step into Work (SIW) rests with the facilitators and if you are interested in assisting us, we would be delighted to hear from you. SIW volunteers come from a range of backgrounds, typically with expertise in human resources, recruitment, training, coaching, management, work/health balance or stress management.

Good communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with others are essential. Experience in facilitating or delivering training programs is not essential but highly valued. Time management and flexibility are important for ensuring programs run efficiently.

Participants come from a wide variety of demographic and cultural backgrounds; accordingly, volunteers must possess empathy and cultural sensitivity and be able to interact in a patient and supportive way.

We work as a caring, collaborative team and enjoy working together!

Partner Organisations

Punchbowl Public School

Asenati Penia Faatafa Mareko – Schools as Community Centre Facilitator

Punchbowl Public School, Rossmore Avenue, Punchbowl, 2196 

M: 0439 487 865  |  P: (02) 9750 5055 



Binita Dhungel Ghimire                                                                                      

Integricare Parenting And Family Service Manager

89 Cameron Street, Rockdale, NSW 2216


 P: (02) 95997821

Dalwood Spilstead Service

Kerry Gwynne

Service Manager

Dalwood Spilstead Service

P: 02 9551 03266 | m: 0422 002 232


Belmore Boys High Schools as Community Centre

Manal Elmir, Coordinator, Belmore Boys High Schools as Community Centre

P: 02 9758 2800; 02 9740 5441



Moir Group

Recruitment agency Moir Group is a Step into Work partner, generously providing pro bono interview practice sessions via zoom.