Current Volunteering Opportunities

View our latest Skilled Volunteering Weekly Opportunities here (as at December 5, 2016)

To volunteer for any of opportunities listed in above or below, you can either:
i) Call our volunteer referral service on 02 9261 3600 and quote the job number that you’re interested in
OR
ii) Click to express your interest in a position online.
Unless otherwise advised.

Please note that opportunities are in Sydney, Australia unless stated otherwise.

If you’re interested in helping out on one-off, community events – find out more about volunteering at these events!

Position Role Description  Location Job Number (incl. application)
 Volunteer Liaison  Work with a dedicated team at a community radio station with the rostering of on-air volunteers. You’ll need excellent English/ communication, clerical, computer and admin skills. Shifts are flexible, with Mondays and Tuesdays the current priorities; opportunities also exist for weekend shifts. Training & support will be provided  Glebe  #S9162
 Ethics Teacher  Teach Ethics as a secular alternative to Scripture classes at a large public school. Classes are held in Meadowbank on Tuesday mornings from 9.30am – 10.00am for ten weeks during school terms. There are other opportunities at other schools at various days/times. Preparation time for each class is likely to be about the same time period as the class itself, plus another few hours every month to review a new topic. Meadowbank  #S8351
 Grant Writer  Assist the grants team of a not for profit with finding funding opportunities, preparing funding applications, reports, and maintenance of records with workflow software. You will have good writing skills and experience with MS Office and online search programs. Minimum commitment one day per week for 3 months is sought; times can be organised to work in with school drop-off times.  Mascot  #S9274
 Workshop Supervisor  Supervise training of young people on the use of tools and on how to refurbish recycled furniture for sale, helping them develop their woodworking skills. You will have a good knowledge of the use of tools and machines including saws and lathes, and ability to provide instruction and guidance.  Blacktown  #S9292
 Recreation Officer  Help arrange recreational activities for individuals and groups who are blind or have low vision. Identify opportunities available in the local community and facilitate clients to make connections and join recreational activities. Some grant writing may be required. You will have good English skills, and grant writing and advocacy skills.  Enfield  #S9162
 Community Parent  Provide support to young families experiencing issues with social isolation or physical challenges. You’ll be empathetic, have good communication & spoken English skills; next free training session for one day over 5 weeks in January & February 2017  Canterbury, Burwood, Ashfield  #S7776
 Clinical Trials  If you’ve been diagnosed with asthma, emphysema or other chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases help this 1-3 week studies into better treatment and management options for this medical research organisation. Receive specialist care and education about your condition; there may be benefits in the trial of a new medication. Out of pocket expenses reimbursed. Minimum age is 18 years  Glebe  #S6220
 Student Mentors  Work with refugee students in primary and secondary schools for 3 hours a week across Sydney’s Greater West. Assist with development of literacy, numeracy and learning skills and build their self-esteem and independence. Suits ex-teachers or people with experience working in schools.  Sydney west For Outer West: #S7317;
For Sydney West:#S7318
Nutrition Care  Help improve patient satisfaction with the quality and appropriateness of hospital meals and better understand patient preferences. Ideally, you’ll live in Western Sydney and be able to attend quarterly committee meetings. Bring your perspective on the quality of hospital food and service delivery and patient nutrition in light of a culturally diverse Westmead; Auburn #S9289
 Events Coordinator  Keen to get into events management? Work with an organisation producing events for up to 25,000 people, including street festivals. If you’re an events student or enthusiast, you’ll be mentored and actively involved in event organisation. This role is for around 5 hours a week, with days and times flexible.  Meadowbank #S9293
 Musician/ entertainer  Can you play an instrument or entertain small groups in aged care? Is your repertoire inclusive of songs from 1940s to 1960s? Perform on any day of the week at venues to be organised by the staff. A bus service runs from Turramurra station. help this volunteer team provide support to this aged care organisation.  North Turramurra #S8238
Management Committee  An established NFP specialising in services to children, youth and families in Botany/ Randwick are recruiting new members for its board. Skills in financial management, web design, desktop publishing, marketing and promotion are sought. Meetings are at 4pm on first Monday each month.  Botany #S8560
 Drivers  Join a small team of volunteer drivers dedicated to the safe, reliable and efficient transportation of families between Bankstown Airport and Westmead Children’s Hospital or Sydney Children’s Hospital in Randwick. Drivers work on a roster basis, 7 days a week usually between 9am and 5pm.  Bankstown or Randwick #S8899
Board Members Do you have skills in marketing, business, law, accounting or journalism? Help develop the partnerships and facilities of a youth centre providing social, educational, recreational and counselling services for young people aged 12-24. You’ll be required to attend meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, at 6pm. Lidcombe #S9071
 Music/ Entertainment  Help aged care residents by elevating mood and morale through music. If you feel you’ll relate to the aged/ disabled and have musical skills you can assist. Help form and manage a choir, play music or sing to residents.  This role is for 1-2 hours a week between 10am and 4.30pm. Padstow Heights #S8476
Admin Assistant  An organisation providing dementia and palliative care, rehabilitation, and other health services for older people needs a volunteer up to six hours a week (between 9am and 2pm). You’ll be answering the phone telephone, filing, mail and other office duties. You will enjoy working as part of a team, have advanced English and good clerical/ admin skills.  Mona Vale  #S9259
 Telephone Support  If you are empathetic, have a willingness to respond in an accepting and non-judgemental manner, and are 21 or over; make a difference & become a Telephone Crisis Support Worker. Excellent communication and listening skills are required. You’ll learn practical counselling and relationship skills at the next nationally recognised training course is in Feb-17; a course fee of $600 applies. Gordon  #S6226
 Home Visitors  Are you a good listener and keen to support to parents with young children? Provide practical assistance for two hours a week, helping to increase confidence, self-esteem and parenting skills. You will be at least 25 years old, have good spoken English and prepared to commit to the program for 12 months. Four-week initial training is provided at Rosebery, one day per week commences in October.  City east and inner west  #S8750
 Driving Instructor  Help supervise young asylum seekers while they complete the hours required to obtain their driver’s licence and help equip these young people to function independently in Australia. You’ll be required during after school hours on weekdays. Minimum age 21 with mandatory 3 hour face to face training; ongoing industry specific training and First Aid training provided. Car is provided.  Blacktown #S6847
Homework Tutors Assistance is urgently needed to tutor two young people who are new to the country and without their parents. Help them with homework, conversational and written English and numeracy. You will have advanced English and be able to commit some time during school hours or weekends.  Greenacre  #S9235
Refugee Student Support  Provide educational, social and cultural support to newly arrived refugee primary school aged children and their families during school terms. Commitment is 3.00 – 4.30pm one day per week for eight weeks in a term at a primary school located in Fairfield. Training will be provided.  Fairfield For more

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PR/ Media Assistant Assist the marketing and communications team of an organisation that distributes excess goods to charities with various tasks including media, publications, internal communications, blogging and social media. Role would suit an experienced person who is between roles or on maternity leave. Commitment is 1-2 days a week, initially for 3 months Mascot #S8659
Gardeners Assistance is urgently needed to tutor two young people in a youth care organisations’ residential house. They are new to the country and without their parents and need help with homework, conversational and written English and numeracy. You will have advanced English and be able to commit to some time on a regular basis. Your time commitment is flexible for after school hours or weekends. Greenacre #S9227
Newsletter Editor Edit and print a 16-page quarterly community newsletter which provides information about referral services, counselling, recreational classes and day care for seniors. This role provides an opportunity to gain further work experience and to make a contribution to the local community. You’ll be required for 1-2 days a week. Close to public transport (via bus) and parking. Earlwood/ from home #S9186
Logistics Coordinator Liaise with over 40 rural pre-schools in NSW regarding the care packs and toys to be delivered to them. Organise packing and labelling and liaise with the transport company on delivery arrangements. This role is with a community organisation which brings together highly committed Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal professionals in a variety of fields including psychiatry, psychology and social work. Minimum age is 21. Rozelle #S9131