Geelong Mums was established in April 2013 by a group of five local mums led by Kate Betts. For the first 12 months they operated entirely as a volunteer group from a small shed and from our own homes. they helped more than 300 families.
With the impact growing, in August 2014 Geelong Mums appointed their first employee, General Manager Kate Kent, and moved into a large premises in South Geelong, significantly expanding our operations. In 2017, with the tremendous support of the community we rented the neighbouring building.
Geelong Mum's has always been dependent on volunteers and remain so.
Geelong Mums volunteers work during whatever free time they have, often juggling paid work and their own family requirements. From the many volunteers who help out the premises, to the individuals and groups who knit, and the groups that participate in workplace volunteering program - they rely on our volunteers to provide this valuable service.
It’s critically important we recognise Geelong Mums is founded on the generosity of volunteers and will continue to grow with their ideas, help and support. To find out how you can help whether that be as an organisation or as an individual please click the link below and find out how