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 NSW volunteering portal or on Seek Volunteering.  To sign up to our weekly newsletter click here.

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) 
Swim & Aerobics InstructorsCertified Austswim instructors are sought to lead lessons for children and adults at an outdoor heated pool at an aged care home opening the facility to the community. A qualified aerobics instructor is also sought initially for a program for the elderly, with this expected to extend later to all ages. You will speak good English and be at least 17 years of age. Times and days are flexible, Monday to Saturday.This is a unique opportunity to develop a new program at this mental health and homeless specific home.Haberfieldhbuckland@uniting.org
Street Food ManagerProvide food planning and catering support for a bread rescue and distribution charity which conducts a regular street food stall at various locations around the Inner West to raise funds. You will plan economical and delicious street food snacks, determine quantities to be purchased, supervise preparation, cooking and sales and roster volunteers. You will have some relevant experience and be able to lead a team. Please contact us after we re-open on 7 January. Inner West#9718
Court SupprtProvide information and support services to defendants, victims of crime, witnesses and other users of the court system on Wednesdays. Make appropriate referrals to legal and welfare services; assist users of the Court system to find appropriate court services staff and access court. Role would suit a retired person with a few hours to volunteer each week. Good spoken and written English required. This service does not provide legal advice.Newcastlenatasha.larkin@crcnsw.org.au
Support VolunteersCaring volunteers are sought to provide one on one emotional support to people living with HIV/AIDS. Spend time each week with your client developing a friendship and attend a weekly support group for one hour with fellow volunteers and the project’s social workers. The next comprehensive training including HIV/AIDS, mental health and communication skills is on 9, 10 and 16 February. Contact us after 7 January.Sydney#7730
Research ParticipnatsOur research helps improve older people’s balance and reduces the risk of falls. We need volunteers aged 65 and over for a study on the best type of training. You will be allocated to one of 3 groups – home step training, home brain training and control group and will report monthly for 12 months. Training groups will have equipment supplied and installed at home. Please contact us after 2 January.Randwick/ from homesmartstep@neura.edu.au
Driving MentorsProvide supervised driving practice for selected refugee clients in an insured automatic vehicle. Volunteer mentors are needed with a five year safe driving record, no at fault accidents in last two years and current knowledge of NSW road rules and the local area. A commitment of 6 months to the program is sought and a reasonable level of spoken and written English is required. Fairfield, Wollongong, Gymeasafwan.aldod@gcais.ngo.org.au
Bright Sparks Learning ClubOur after school learning club gives children opportunity to build confidence, develop and strengthen skills and enjoy positive relationships; the focus is on broad learning, not just homework. You will work with volunteers and staff to strengthen English conversation skills, assist with homework and learning, facilitate group activities and make learning fun by implementing learning through play.  You can apply online. Liverpool, Fairfield, Guildford www.spark.vinnies.org.au
Bright Sparks TutorOur Tutor program pairs newly arrived children in year 5 and 6 with a skilled volunteer tutor (with a formal qualification in Education or who is working towards one) who assists to deliver an individualised learning plan. A strong focus is on improving English language skills and classroom learning skills. Tutor your student for an hour or more each week, complete a report and communicate regularly with our staff, usually by phone. Next training is on 10 January. You can apply online.Fairfield, Guildfordwww.spark.vinnies.org.au
Royal Easter ShowDo you want to become part of a team of over 400 volunteers at this major fun event? You will be able to commit to at least four shifts over the 12 days of the Show from 12 to 23 April and have a valid Working With Children number. If you are 16 or older, apply online. Applications close4 February and interviews will be held on 28 and 30 March. Volunteer roles at various venues include general usher, Show information and children’s activities. A reasonable level of fitness is required. Sydney Olympic ParkApply online