The Pyjama Foundation has trained more than 5000 Pyjama Angels since 2004, who provide literacy, numeracy, life-skills and mentoring support to children in out-of-home care.

If you would like to help a foster child achieve their dreams, we would love to hear from you!


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Your regional co-ordinator will be in contact with you to arrange an interview.


Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.

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Postal Address Information

Do you identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander?


Do you identify as being from a CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) background?


Highest level achieved

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Do you have a Blue Card (QLD) or Working With Children Check (NSW/VIC)?


Do you currently have contact with children?


Please provide details (e.g. Do you have a young children, grandchildren you spend time with or coach a sports team?)


Is this the first time you have volunteered?


Please provide details of the volunteering roles and organisations you’ve been involved in.


Have you or any one you live with been charged/convicted of a crime?


Please provide details


Have you ever been reported to the Child Safety Department?


Reason for Child Safety Department report


Have you ever had a domestic violence order made against you?


Please provide details of domestic violence order


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Please provide the contact details of two referees – one professional and one personal referee.


(They need to have known you longer than 2 years and preferably have seen you interacting with children. Please note relatives and partners are not appropriate referees. If you are having any problems please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss.)


Professional Referee’s current position and how they relate to you.



Personal Referee’s current position and how they relate to you.


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By selecting “Yes” in the below box, you acknowledge and agree to the following:

  1. I agree that the information I have provided is true and correct to the best of my knowledge.

  2. I understand that The Pyjama Foundation requires me to, once placed, to volunteer for a minimum of 12 months.

  3. I understand that placement is subject to availability and location of children. The Pyjama Foundation can not guarantee a placement.

  4. I have read and understood the conditions of volunteering stated below.


Conditions of becoming a volunteer for The Pyjama Foundation.


A volunteer must:


  • Have basic English language, literacy and numeracy skills

  • Posses a love of learning and ability to create a fun filled environment

  • Complete the required application forms

  • Be willing to acquire and maintain a valid Working with Children Check

  • Have the ability to use initiative, take direction and work with limited supervision

  • Interact positively with children, carers, staff and families

  • Display traits of resilience, including; the capacity to make realistic plans; have a positive view of yourself and confidence in your strengths and abilities; have skills in communication and problem solving

  • Maintain professional boundaries with regard to physical contact with children and young people

  • Enjoy working with children and/or young people, have a sense of fun and patience

  • Be a positive role model

  • Have the ability to fit into the cultural values of the Foundation as evident in our Statement of Commitment

  • Independently comprehend and adhere to the Foundation’s policies and procedures

  • Independently complete assessments

  • Independently identify potential safety risks and work within Health and Safety guidelines

  • Understand and respect confidentiality

  • Be at least 18 years of age

  • Have own transport (not completely necessary, but will determine ability to be placed with a child)

  • Visit the allocated child

  • Notify the organisation and carer as soon as possible of absences

  • Give notice to The Pyjama Foundation and carer before you discontinue volunteering