Opportunities for young adults to serve and gain life enhancing experiences

The Cardoner Network is a not-for-profit, Young Adult-focused hub for volunteering, founded in 2010. We seek to engage Young Adults in a conscientious community with shared values, where genuine friendships are made. The Pillars of the Project provide opportunities to come together to grow, learn to question, and contribute in different ways. We seek to embed in Young Adults an understanding and respect for all and provide opportunities of service both locally and abroad.

VAT with students

The Cardoner Network’s Two Wolves Abroad programmes offer young adults opportunities to commit to  short and long-term volunteer placements with our partner communities beyond their familiar territory.

These include our Nepal immersions and long-term in-community CVC placements to Nepal, the Northern Territory, Thailand, Micronesia and more.

BH around the table

Bellarmine House is our community residence for young adults, usually school leavers pursuing tertiary studies. The House is ideally located at Broadway; next to USyd, UTS and Notre Dame.  

The House promotes an environment where residents can explore their faith and spirituality and the essential issues in today’s world. 


Michael Lorenzo and Michelle

The Cardoner Network’s local volunteering programmes provide opportunities to contribute to efforts that support the communities on our doorstep.

These include our Sunday Outreach program, preparing and delivering meals to a local housing estate and assisting with co-curricular activities at Redfern Jarjum College.

How can you get involved?

If you are interested in any of the opportunities The Cardoner Network has to offer, from domestic placements to immersions, to other volunteer opportunities, please fill in this form and we will contact you with further information.

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Applications Close 15 April


Located in Chippendale, next to USYD, UTS and Notre Dame, Bellarmine House is a residence for young adults, usually school leavers pursuing tertiary studies. The House is an intentional community where we live like a family – sharing our stories, growth – and the chores! 

To apply, and for more information, click below.