Current Volunteering Opportunities

View our latest Skilled Volunteering Weekly Opportunities here (as at March 6 , 2017)

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
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!

Marketing AssistantAssist a well regarded not for profit addressing Indigenous literacy rates in remote Australia. 1-2 days a week in the Sydney office supporting the marketing coordinator managing community fundraisers, writing copy for social media and newsletters, event organization and telemarketing to schools. You will be highly organised, have great communication, Mac computer skills and preferred (not essential) experience using Salesforce CRM. Minimum 3 months commitment.Ultimo #S9313

PositionRole DescriptionLocationJob number (incl application)
Creative arts teacherTeach a creative arts class on Monday afternoons at a centre providing secondary school education for students in years 9 and 10 who are not achieving in the mainstream setting. This role would suit a patient person with experience or a keen interest in creative arts. You will be offered flexibility of content and access to a variety of resources. A good level of English is required. Close to regular bus routes on Oxford St.Paddington#S9353
Research participantsNeuroscience Research Australia’s research is helping improve older people’s balance and reduce the risk of falls. It needs volunteers aged 70 and over who are independent and able to walk inside their home without a walking aid. The assessment will take around 2 hours and parking is available. Volunteers will receive a full balance assessment report and recommendations or referrals if appropriate.Randwick#S9168
VideographerVideo people’s experiences and insights into accessing health services as a patient or carer in Western Sydney. Times and locations are negotiable with the Western Sydney Local Health District. You will have video skills and experience and reasonable English. Getting patients and carers to share their stories and health care experiences can be a powerful tool and can influence health outcomes.Western Sydney#S9352
Retail supervisorsBecome part of a volunteer team at a new Op Shop, looking after day to day operations and reporting to the State retail operations manager. This role is for 1-2 days per week Monday to Sunday. Also assist with orientation and training of new volunteers and rosters. You will be a self-starter with relevant experience in retail, leadership or customer service, and with the ability to coach, develop and support new volunteers. West Ryde#S9349
Share your health storyPatients and carers sharing their stories and experiences with health care is a powerful tool and it influences health outcomes. Western Sydney Local Health District is seeking people from the diverse community who would be happy to share their health care experiences. You will have had experience with the Western Sydney Local Health District and will be happy to have your story distributed. Sharing your story will be at Cumberland Hospital or other location at a time convenient to you. You will be at least 18 years of age.Western Sydney#S9351
MS Walk & Fun RunThis event on 30 April will help raise vital funds for MS and needs volunteers for a variety of roles: course marshals, rest site assistants, start/ finish assistants, equipment/ stage crew. Pre-event assistants are also needed in the three weeks before the event. Minimum age is 14. Most roles involve a shift of 4 to 7 hours and an early morning start. You will receive pre-event briefing, hat and T shirt etc and support from team leaders on the day. PyrmontMS Fun Run
Graphic DesignerCan you help us promote our annual volunteering conference? A great opportunity for a designer to design a logo; take a brief from concept to implementation, develop a logo to be use across all digital media, on our website and as part of our digital sign off. This role would suit either a final year student who is looking for a practical showcase for their skills or a creative who would like to work on a meaningful project – promoting volunteering into the future. We are a small not for profit that values the work that you perform. The Rocks, Sydney#S9347
Choir LeaderLove working with and supporting the development of children's confidence through voice and singing? This role is for a passionate choir leader to work with wonderful kids, mostly aged 5-8, in a new choir. The diverse and vibrant Glebe community members believe in the healing power of music and song and look forward to welcoming the right person into the community. You will be at least 20 years old with reasonable English. Glebe#S9348
Memory Walk & JogThis event on 12 March at Tench Reserve will raise awareness and much needed funds to support people living with dementia and to advance research. Volunteer roles include course marshal, registration of participants, parking attendant, selling raffle tickets and information desk. Have fun and be involved in a wonderful community event supporting the fight against dementia. Minimum age is 18 unless with an adult.PenrithEmail Lauren Waring
Italian TeacherPresent a systematic series of hour long daytime classes each week to beginners and advanced intermediate students aged over 55. Times are negotiable to suit you, Monday to Saturday. Gain satisfaction seeing adult learners gain language competence and confidence. $5 is paid to help defray travel expenses.Little Bay#S8570
Simulated PatientsUNSW’s Volunteer Simulated Patient Program helps develop junior medical students into leading doctors of the future. You will work with junior medical students in the purpose built clinical skills centre to help develop communication skills. In March the sessions with year 2 students will involve exam practice for the respiratory system, allowing students to examine real people. Minimum age is 18. You can register online at
Policy WriterA 4-6 month role to review and update policies and develop new policies for a small not-for-profit organisation. Research, draft and edit policies in consultation with the executive director. You will have great writing skills, good Microsoft Word skills and be able to work independently. Relevant policy development and updating experience is required, and ideally you will have experience with or understand the development environment. After the initial orientation, most work can be done from home. Lewisham/ from home#S9340
Telephone SupportA family drug support organisation is recruiting volunteers to take calls on a national helpline; one shift every three weeks. You will receive training on basic drug and alcohol information, listening and interviewing skills, therapy etc, with the next course on 4-5 March near Burwood station. You will be over 21 years of age, be a good listener and non-judgmental, and have a landline. For more information go to home/ Leura#S1383
On Water VolunteersWork with the community and schools and make a difference to the lives of people with disabilities. Sailing experience is useful but not essential, and you will be passionate, enthusiastic and work well with people. This role requires good balance on water. A membership fee of $25 is required to cover training, insurance and administration costs. Sailing training will be learnt on the job, as well as the evolving education in communication and engaging skills.Ruscutters Bay#S9344
Marketing assistantAssist a well-regarded not for profit addressing Indigenous literacy rates in remote Australia 1-2 days a week (Thursday/ Friday) in the Sydney office supporting the marketing coordinator managing community fundraisers, writing copy for social media and newsletters, event organization and telemarketing to schools. You will be highly organised, have great communication, Mac computer skills; experience using Salesforce CRM would be valuable. Minimum 3 months commitment.Ultimo#S9313
Campground hostsVolunteers aged over 18 are needed in the Easter 2017 holidays across NSW, from the coast to the mountains and out west. Enjoy our beautiful National Parks, welcome campers, assist them locate their site, answer questions about the park and be a first point of contact within the campground. Give a minimum of one week between 25 March and 25 April, and potentially other dates in 2017.NSW national
Youth mentorsSupport a local primary or high school student living with disadvantage through group and individual mentoring commencing in term 2 in April. Most time is spent face to face one hour per week during school term. You will connect easily with young people and have a passion for helping them develop a healthy school journey and realise their potential. Volunteers are needed in Merrylands, Guildford, Greystanes and Woolloomooloo. Merrylands, Guildford, Greystanes and Woolloomooloo#S9362
Community JPsPerform Justice of the Peace duties for the local community at centres throughout NSW. Authenticate copies of documents, sight ID for witnessing statutory declarations and affidavits for Court. You will be a member of the JP Association. If you are not a JP but interested in serving on a community desk, we would also like to hear from you. You will be an Australian citizen, aged over 18 with no criminal history. State wide #S9337
GardenerAssist a vibrant community once or twice a month including a few hours one weekend a month at the community garden catering to local residents and different faiths and cultural groups. You will have knowledge of plants and be keen on educating others about their use in cooking and the best growing conditions. A great opportunity to engage with a wide selection of cultures and faiths, to teach and to learn. Lane Cove< a href =""> #S9227