Programs - SVT Volunteers

Service to temple is service to God. Many local groups and individuals serve the temple in various volunteering ways. You can do whatever, that suits your time, skill or capacity. Just ring or register Online.

SVT Front Desk - Manager/Volunteer

SVT attracts devotees from all sections of Hindu society from all over Sydney, Wollongong, Canberra, rest of Australia & overseas. Several distinguished Swamijis, artists and leaders visit our temple as part of their trip to Australia. It is recognised as a major tourist attraction. During regular weekends and holidays the temple attracts upto 2000-4000 people each day.

It is highly rewarding work to manage the Front Desk to serve the devotees with their pooja, archana or other needs. We have a well established front desk that is also computerised. We invite volunteers (husband/wife team) to manage the Front Desk, mostly during weekends & holidays. If you are interested, please contact or email:

Canteen - Manager/Volunteer

SVT Canteen operates on weekends and holidays from 10am to 4pm. Our Volunteer cooks make famous masaala dosas, iddlies, vadas, pulav rice, poories and other dishes served with yummy accompaniments such as fresh coconut chutneys, sambar etc. The canteen also serves bhujia mixture (south indian style), laddoos, mysore pak & other sweets. Of course, tea, coffee and soft drinks are available. The canteen is very popular because it offers the best dosas, prepared '' in front of you and other snacks at a very reasonable price, in an outdoor environment, where you can enjoy the meal with family and friends. is fun to be a canteen manager, meeting people and cooking with Chef!

The volunteer-manager is expected to manage the canteen front office, while cooks manage the back office!! Simply, you'll have to collect monies from customers, serve foods and generally present happy and friendly service! Of course, at the end of the shift, simply handover the collection monies to front desk, take a receipt & handover to Canteen Manager. Choose any Saturday, Sunday or Holiday 10am-4pm. Join with Friends or Family to make a is fun!

Of course, the Perks! You do get to enjoy a lovely dosa or two for free!!

Just call 1300 626 663 or Email:

Register: SVT Canteen Volunteer Form

PS: Temple has increasing demand for Canteen Service during major functions or long weekends, so we need you, even if you can spare 2 hrs..why not visit & enjoy the Temple Function & stay back to Serve 2-3 hrs at the Canteen..Duities are light, besides collections, simple light cooking, cleaning, peeling, chopping & packing, generally as assistant for the Chef!!

Community Kitchen, Annadhanam & special Prasadams for Festivals

SVT festivities attract community groups that create wonderful culinary delights to serve thousands of devotees as Annadhanam or Prasadam or special events. On major events like Ganesh Visarjan, their efficient kitchen under tent creates hundreds of hot dosas, poories & other Indian delicacies. Why don't you join them or bring together your own group to help cook at the next event at SVT?
Contact Canteen manager: 1300 626 663 or email:

Flower / Garland making

No.of dedicated ladies have been making flower arrangement and garlands every THURSDAY morning for the deities. They also serve the Wedding groups & special occasions. This is a unique art. If you've the talent, why don't you help out?
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SVT Clean Up on 3rd Saturdays

Groups of people undertake clean up of inside of the temple on the Saturdays of every month. It is a team effort, nothing too heavy. Why not organise a small team and help the temple. Email:

SVT Youth Group

The Sri Venkateswara Temple launched its youth group on 27 January 2002 based on the inspiration of the Hindu TRAC conference 2002. The objectives of this group are:

  • To highlight "The relevance of Hindu temples in modern day life"
  • To make visits to Sri Venkateswara Temple a unique and worthwhile experience
  • To assist in the upkeep of the Temple
  • To participate in the youth activities of all Temples in Sydney

The youth group would like to invite members of the Sri Venkateswara Temple to express their interest in becoming involved in activities over the next twelve months. These include:

  • Religious festivals taking place at the temple
  • Regular tours of the Temple
  • Monthly newsletter informing members of events taking place at the temple
  • Maintenance and cleanup activities
  • Gardening at temple
  • Organising major cultural events to fund rise.
  • Gita/Upanishad Classes at the Temple

For further details on SVT Youth Group, Call Seetha Raman 0433 118 811

SVT Committee

SVT Committee is elected annually from SVT Patrons and Life members. We are all volunteers who serve in different capacities. If you have any special skills in contributing to the management of this amazing temple, we invite you to join us. Contact Seetha Raman on 0433 118 811.

Thought of the week | Being maddened with pride, people think that they are doing everything and do not depend upon Him. - Sri Sarada Devi