Our latest Skilled Volunteering opportunities

To volunteer for any of the opportunities listed below or in our weekly newsletter, you can call our volunteer referral service on (02) 9261 3600 and quote the job number that you’re interested in, or you could express interest in these roles directly on the volunteering portal.

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

If you’re interested in helping out at one-off community events – visit our special events page.

PositionRole DescriptionLocationJob number (incl application)
Graphic DesignerA graphic designer/student is sought to help design and edit marketing material across this organisation, which assists charitable organisations providing services to youth at risk. Skills required: intermediate/advanced Adobe Creative Cloud skills - (Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, etc); intermediate Microsoft Office Skills; attention to detail; can do attitude and able to take direction and advanced English.Sydney CBD#9644
Palliative Care Family SupportThis volunteer position will involve you being matched with a family who has a child with a life-limiting illness and is receiving Palliative Care from the Children's Hospital at Westmead. You would need to commit up to 4 hours per week visiting a family in their home and provide support by playing with an unwell child and/or their siblings, helping with light housework or assisting with an outing to the shops or park. Must have own car. A commitment of 12 months is required. Comprehensive training provided.Western Sydney#8527
CRM Data Support AssistantThis not-for-profit organisation has recently invested in a new customer relationship management system (Raiser’s Edge) to engage its donors. Key responsibilities include updating and inputting client details into Raiser’s Edge database and speaking with donors to check their details. The volunteer will also need to assist with general duties in the office and at organised events. The volunteer must be methodical with excellent communication and computer skills. 8 – 16 hours per week, flexible days.Sydney CBD#9582
Logistics ManagerThis role involves planning and organising care packs and toys to be sent to Indigenous preschools & schools across NSW. Liaison with donors and keeping them informed of outcomes of their donations is very important, as is providing content for promotional materials/social network communications. Strong communication skills and previous managerial or related work experience in a non-profit or charitable organisation is desirable. 8 – 16 hours a week on Monday and Thursday.Rozelle#9131
TranslatorThis well respected not-for-profit organisation is seeking to reach the wider community, by making their information available in other languages to ensure that more pet owners can access this knowledge. This role suits volunteer translators to assist from home or another desired location to translate various documents and materials in any of the following languages: Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Italian, Spanish, Greek, Filipino/Tagalog, Hindi and Korean. Each translation task will take approximately 2 hours to complete.
Work from home#9638
Job MentorMentors will work one-on-one with a job seeker, providing essential support to African migrants, primarily women who are former refugees from South Sudan. They come from difficult circumstances and disadvantage and have low levels of literacy and few computer skills. They seek long-term employment in Australia, then ongoing support. Volunteers must have patience, flexibility and willingness to develop an understanding of the challenges faced by participants in their past and in Australia. Tuesday mornings.Homebush#9637
TutorSPARK’s Bright Spark Tutor program pairs newly arrived migrant and refugee children in year 5 and 6 with a skilled volunteer Tutor who assists in the delivery of an individualised learning plan. Volunteers should have a formal qualification in Education or equivalent experience teaching children. This is a well-supported volunteer program which is rewarding and fulfilling. Contact hours are within school time, and are negotiable and agreed in advance. Fairfield#9272
Experienced GardenerThis vibrant community organisation is looking for an individual who can assist once or twice a month in gardening activities at the community garden. Knowledge of food plants is important as well as a desire to engage with the many different groups that make up the municipality. It is hoped that the successful applicant is keen on educating others on different food plants in terms of their uses in cooking, and optimal growing and harvesting conditions.Lane Cove#9227
Exhibition VolunteerReflections of Asia will document the fascination of the West with Asia and explore the way in which western technology and manufacturing has been influenced by Asian practice. Volunteers will lead exhibition tours, engage visitors in conversations about the exhibition, and encourage hands-on learning. Volunteers selected for this role will be thoroughly trained on all exhibition themes and objects. Flexible days. This role is for six months.Ultimo#9635
Governance and Risk OfficerThis not-for-profit organisation designs unique, innovative and transformational programs to empower young Aboriginal parents with children aged 0 - 5 to break the life cycle of suffering caused by loss of country, community, culture and family. The primary purpose of this position is to support the Clinical Practice Manager in delivering services and initiatives to fulfil Governance, Risk and Compliance requirements. Tuesday and/or Thursday and some work can be done from home.Rozelle#9634
Court SupportProvide information and support services to defendants, victims of crime, witnesses and other users of the Court system; make appropriate referrals to legal and welfare services; assist to find appropriate court services. Role would suit a retired person with a few hours to spare each week. Attend a two hour induction in Chippendale; dates to be advised. Ongoing training provided. Good English requiredBankstown#6916
Management CommitteeJoin the committee of an organisation providing community transport for disadvantaged, frail aged or younger people with disabilities. This position is suited to someone seeking to make a positive contribution by helping the organisation to support older people in engaging and connecting with their community. Meetings are held on the 4th Monday each month during the morning.Northmead#8972
Grant writerThis organisation is seeking a skilled volunteer to assist in research to identify and follow-up on funding opportunities to support existing and planned environmental sustainability programs. You will be responsible for creating proposals and will work closely with small but dedicated team. Welcome attributes include experience in grant writing, excellent communication skills, and the ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and work independently with staff at all levels. This role is for three months, with the opportunity to continue long term.Sydney CBD#9631
Care supportCaring women are sought to support other women who are affected by the criminal justice system and domestic violence. The aim of the program is to build pathways outside of the criminal justice system, offering a safe, female only space, where women can drop-in, relax, form social connections and become involved in a range of activities. You will assist with programs, make lunches, help with art and beauty packs and be a part of pampering days in a warm and welcoming community. Intermediate level English required. National Police check and Working with Children Check will be undertaken.Chippendale#9632
Maintenance officerWe require an agile person to maintain our facility, including the bread handling and packaging areas and a high-volume industrial bread slicing machine. The successful applicant must be able to use appropriate equipment and commercial cleaning products to ensure that all machinery and work areas are clean, hygienic and safe. This is a flexible position available any weekday for two hours per week. Ability to take direction and work with a minimum of supervision is desirable. Minimum age is 18. Marrickville#9422
Habitat RestorationGuriwal Trail project involves the rejuvenation of a bush tucker garden and cultural space which was originally developed with assistance by trainees from the Guriwal Aboriginal Corporation in 1998 to interpret the flora and fauna. Volunteers are needed to assist in the removal of weeds, planting, seed collection and watering from selected areas in Centennial Park. The volunteer must have an adequate level of fitness required for outdoor work.Centennial Park#9571
Joey Scout leaderErmington Joey Mob is looking for volunteers who like working with children to become Joey Scout Leaders. Joey Scouts are boys and girls aged 6 to 8. A typical Joey meeting involves some play acting, songs, craft activity and games. You would prepare the program in advance of the meeting. A minimum commitment of three years is required. An interest in outdoor activities and a strong community spirit is important. Experience in scouting is welcome. Volunteers will need to have a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.Ermington#6483
PR and media assistantAn established not-for-profit is seeking an experienced and confident PR and media assistant to assist with their online platform designed for Australian businesses to distribute their excess goods to charities nationally.  An 8-16 hour a week commitment is sought any days between Monday – Thursday.Mascot#8659
Research Participants – Standing TallVolunteers are required to take part in a study on the feasibility and effectiveness of an online program to reduce concerns about falling. The program will take you about 30 minutes per week at home for 6 weeks. Volunteers must be over 65 years of age, independent in activities of daily life and able to walk for 10 meters either with or without the use of a walking aid.Randwickstandingtall@neura.edu.au.
Heritage Fleet ManagerAn all-volunteer working museum with an invaluable collection of historic buss is seeking a fleet manager to oversee the maintenance of the fleet to ensure vehicles are available for community events and open days. You will have relevant managerial skills, a background in heavy mechanical operations and an understanding of current WH&S requirements. Time commitment is up to one day a week; days are flexible.Leichhardt#9611
Refugee Student SupportAssist primary school children of refugee background with homework and English skills and help run creative and recreation activities after school; 1.5 hours a week for 8 weeks each term. Students are newly arrived with limited English skills and possible behavioural issues, so patience and understanding are needed. Formal qualifications or experience are not essential. For more information go to www.vinnies.org.au/spark.Guildford, Liverpool, Fairfield #6007
Media & PR Coordinator
The SciFi Film Festival in Sydney in October celebrates fantastical science fiction, fantasy and horror genre stories and seeks a volunteer to join the media and PR team. You will work with the team to source media contacts, create contact lists, edit and write copy for media releases, newsletters etc, monitor social media, and assist in promotional campaigns. You will have good writing skills and knowledge of social media channels. From home
Court SupportAssist victims and witnesses of crime subpoenaed to attend court, prepare them for the experience of testifying, explain their role as witnesses, attend court and assist with providing information; liaise with the police officer in charge and police prosecutors. You will be able to attend court one day a week and have basic computer skills for emails and a mobile phone. An initial week long induction and training program is in August 2018, and ongoing training and support will be provided. Newcastle#9593
Marketing CoordinatorThe SciFi Film Festival is an annual event in Sydney in October, dedicated to celebrating and promoting fantastical science fiction, fantasy and horror genre stories, and is seeking a marketing coordinator to join itsr development team to raise awareness, attract interest and increase our attendance. You will assist to develop marketing collateral, set goals and deadlines with measurable objectives, review the marketing plan and explore ways to evaluate the event. You will have excellent writing skills and copy writing experience would be a plus. The Festival also needs volunteers for other roles including grant writer, media/PR coordinator, social media coordinator, writer/blogger and sponsorship coordinator.From home#9613
Graphic DesignerThis six month role is to assist a not-for-profit one to two days a week (Wednesday/ Thursday) with the design and layout of a range of materials including posters, brochures, invitations and newsletters. You will have experience with AdobeCS6, print and online material, infographics and business graphics. Illustration skills would be useful but not essential. You can make a real contribution to an organisation dedicated to improving the lives of the poor by providing them with a "hand up", rather than a "handout". Crows Nest/ from home#9608
Camp LeadersKookaburra Kids weekend camps are run in various NSW locations throughout the year for kids aged 8 to 18, supporting them to engage in education programs to learn about mental illness, coping skills and building resilience. Camp leaders aged over 21 are sought to support and supervise groups from Friday evenings until Sunday afternoons. You will be energetic and able to relate to kids in a fun and safe environment. Sydney, South Coast, Newcastle#9604
Marketing AssistantThis organisation is seeking a reliable marketing assistant volunteer one day per week (Wednesday), minimum commitment of three months This position requires an organised person with excellent communication, proficient in Mac, and the ability to work independently to deadlines. The role includes supporting the marketing manager in the communications, fundraising and events of the organisation. Strong tech and social media skills required. Ultimo#9313
Graphic DesignerUse the InDesign program to help design artwork to encourage new membership for Australia’s leading conservation and heritage organisation. Working with a small friendly team, you will have the ability to create a sense of connection through your artwork highlighting the great experiences members can gain. You will have relevant skills and experience; commitment is half a day per week or one day a fortnight. Millers Point#2014
Event CoordinatorsAssist a major conservation organisation to foster closer relationships with its members, volunteers and supporters. You will meet and greet event attendees and create a sense of connection and community and also assist with event administration and planning prior to each event, working with a small friendly membership team. You will be able to commit to at least two events over the next three months. Training will be provided. Observatory Hill#9596
Classroom Support TutorsProvide classroom support for teachers at a school for students from years 9 to 12 who cannot thrive in the mainstream. Students have the opportunity to obtain a Record of Achievement and to progress on to the HSC year 12. You may be retired teacher or someone with teaching or tutoring experience, however patient and interested volunteers are more than welcome. Assistance is required Mondays to Fridays 9.15am to 3.15 pm in school terms. Marrickville#9034
Newsletter EditorEdit and print a 16 page quarterly community newsletter for a local organisation which provides information and referral services, counselling, recreational classes and day care for seniors. You will have excellent English, and this role provides an opportunity to gain further work experience and to make a contribution to the local community. Time commitment is 1-2 days a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays. Plenty of unlimited parking and bus stop nearby. Earlwood/from home#9186