Hosting Work for the Dole

Register your interest as a Work for the Dole host organisation

Work for the Dole (WfD) is a government initiative that provides job seekers with the opportunity to gain skills, experience and confidence required to move from unemployment to paid work, while making a positive contribution to their local community.

Job seekers are required to undertake a WfD activity for six continuous months each year while they remain unemployed. Some job seekers will have to participate for 25 hours a week, while others have a 15 hour a week requirement. Some will undertake a combination of approved activities concurrently to achieve their required hours each week.

Offers to host WfD placements within not-for-profit or government organisations are gratefully received.

Becoming a Work for the Dole host organisation

Hosting a WfD placement at your organisation comes with many benefits:

  • Assistance with the expansion or commencement of community programs
  • Funding for projects or programs
  • Additional people power to progress important works
  • Additional support for existing or new community services/programs
  • The knowledge you’re helping to change people’s lives for the better
  • The chance to review available job seekers for paid positions in your organisation.

Hosts receive funding which is based on the nature and size of the activity provided.

What does a host organisation do?

A host organisation provides ‘work-like’ activities for job seekers, by offering either an individual placement within their organisation or a project that can be delivered by a group of participants.

Which organisations can act as hosts?

WfD activities can be hosted by not-for-profit organisations/charities, or local, state, territory or Commonwealth Government organisations. For-profit organisations are not eligible.

WfD activities can take all sorts of forms, including:

  • Retail
  • Hospitality
  • Gardening and landscaping
  • Horticulture
  • Building, carpentry and maintenance
  • Reception and customer service
  • Office administration
  • Warehousing
  • Community arts
  • IT support

Register your interest as a WfD host organisation

Are you a not-for-profit or government organisation interested in hosting WfD participants? Simply register your details below and we’ll be in touch with you within 24 hours.


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Confidential Information

The Salvation Army Employment Plus (EPlus) may collect confidential information that we believe is reasonably necessary to provide you with the service under the Employment Services Work for the Dole Program, PaTH Program and any National Work Experience Programs that we offer.

Part of continuous improvement of our services, EPlus conducts surveys of employers to assess our service delivery effectiveness. In order to improve our services you consent to EPlus collecting personal information about you.

EPlus will protect you as an Host Organisation and the information you disclose, that is not publicly available, as part of our service obligations.  Click here to read The Salvation Army EPlus Host Organisation Privacy Notice

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