Chelsea Community Support Service

Chelsea Community Support Services Inc. (ChelCSS) is a not for profit incorporated association that was established to provide emergency relief and social support services to the residents of Chelsea and surrounding suburbs. The agency is governed by a community-based Committee of Management, managed by a paid part-time manager and staffed by a large number of trained volunteers, two part-time employees and a number of visiting professionals.

The services provided by ChelCSS include:

  • Emergency relief

  • Community Information

  • Practical support (assistance with reading and typing letters and forms)

  • Individual support provided by a caseworker

  • Counselling

  • Tax Help (July to October)

  • Justice of the Peace

Visiting or co-located agencies providing outreach services include:

  • Peninsula Community Legal Centre

  • Australian Hearing

  • Taskforce

  • Better Place Australia

ChelCSS is a member of Community Information and Support Victoria (CISVic) which is the peak body for the community information and support sector. We also enjoy a close relationship with other welfare and support agencies in the local community and belong to a number of networks including: The Victorian Council of Social Service, Foodbank Victoria, Westernport Regional Association of Community Information Centres and the Southern Emergency Relief Network.

We currently have 17 volunteers who assist with various roles including, administration assistants and emergency relief interviewers for the everyday running of the organisation. We also have volunteers on our committee of management who meet bi-monthly and it’s a great experience especially for your resume.

Interested in volunteering?

If you would like to know more about volunteering with Chelsea Community Support Services please get in touch with the Impact Volunteering Team.


T: 9770 6492