View our latest Skilled Volunteering Weekly Opportunities here (as at April 24, 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!

PositionRole DescriptionLocationJob number (incl application)
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
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
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
Research programWork one day a week on a 2-3 month project for an indigenous literacy organisation. You will have Salesforce CRM experience and market or social research experience with focus groups. Role includes running focus groups representing booksellers, schools, publishers, businesses, libraries and community groups to facilitate a stakeholder analysis of the organisation; also analyse current database. Office is 5-10 minutes from Broadway. Ultimo
ANZAC ExhibitionAssist with a major national event, the Spirit of ANZAC Centenary Experience. Welcome visitors and direct them through the first stages of their visit; manage the flow of visitors through the galleries; ensure the welfare of visitors, particularly the elderly and less mobile; assist with audio guides; farewell visitors and encourage feedback. Shifts are from 8am to 2.30pm and 1.30pm to 7pm. Minimum age is 18 years. All volunteers will receive lunch, snacks, drinks and an Experience shirt. See Harbour#S9373
ANZAC Day AppealHelp raise funds for RSL DefenceCare which provides mental health care, financial services and advocacy for thousands of ex Defence Force members and families. Events include collections stall in Martin Place (18 to 24 April), ANZAC Day March through the CBD (25 April), and NRL matches over the Easter weekend at Allianz Stadium, Moore Park, and ANZ Stadium, Olympic Park.CBD; Moore Park; Olympic Park#S9371
Health surveyHelp administer a survey for Western Sydney Local Health District with patients, carers and families about their experience in hospital. This role involves talking to patients and collecting their answers on an iPad. Experience engaging with people and obtaining detailed information would be desirable. A valuable opportunity to engage with your local community and learn more about our hospital system. Training will be provided. North Parramatta#S9369
Home Library ServiceSelect and deliver books etc fortnightly for members with a physical disability, or who are ageing or ill or unable to visit the library. Chat to them in their home, decide requests for next delivery; return resources to the library; attend regular volunteer meetings. This role would suit someone reliable with a genuine care for the elderly and those with a disability, and with a reasonable level of fitness. Double Bay, Watsond Bay, Paddington#S9367
Social media assistantHelp us grow our online presence across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. This role will suit someone with social media skills, a knowledge of database management, with a keen eye for detail and who knows how to keep track of target audiences. You will also be willing to learn new techniques and engagement strategies. Commitment is between 4 and 8 hours per week. On the job training will be provided. The Rocks, Sydney#S9386
Policy clerical assistantProvide clerical support to the HR and compliance teams of an organisation assisting the development of young people and communities. Deploy policies, procedures and forms into MS Word templates; improve the HR policy register in Excel; help develop the HR procedures manual; upload final documents into the intranet. Good word processing and Excel skills are required for this 4-5 month role, 1-2 days per week. This key role will be important in the review and development of the organisation’s HR policy and procedures and will provide the volunteer with valuable experience in this area. St Marys#S9384
Stroke club facilitatorStroke Recovery Clubs allow people to share their knowledge and experience of stroke and are a great source of companionship for those affected. The facilitator helps ensure the smooth running of meetings (usually 2 hours per month) and welcomes the members including new members from time to time. You will also create a yearly calendar of activities based on the preferences of the members e.g. exercise programs, games for cognitive and sensory development, social outings, guest speakers, etc. Good English is required, and previous experience working with disabled people would be valuable. Campbelltown#S9365
Trust talks coordinatorCoordinate public lecture talks for the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust; research possible speakers, tours and topics; liaise with speakers; create copy for the website and for other publicity outlets; coordinate set-up of the room. You will have reasonable computer skills, enjoy working with people and have experience running events or seminars and be able to travel to other venues to listen to potential speakers. You can choose the days you volunteer.Georges Heights#S9385
Photographer Work with the Australian Golf Heritage Society Museum and its collection of equipment, oral histories, documents and photographs. Photographs of objects are required for registration of objects into museum records and also for digital display in online exhibitions. Time commitment is negotiable, Sunday to Friday. You will have reasonable spoken and written English. Ten minutes to Clyde station; good bus access on Parramatta Road.Granville#S9383
Volunteer HairdresserAre you a qualified hairdresser and could spare a few hours during the week or fortnight to provide services for families of sick children?Westmead#S9388
Volunteer Beauty TherapistAre you a qualified beauty therapist and have a few hours during the week or fortnight to provide services for families of sick children?Westmead#S9389
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
Vivid SydneyContact:

This is an ideal opportunity to be part of the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas. A number of voluntary positions are available including Festival Ambassadors, Information Booth Assistants, Installation Activity Assistants, Team Leaders and Accessibility Information Ambassadors. Free public transport (bus, train & ferry) to and from your shifts. All volunteers will be briefed and supported by trained volunteers. Minimum age 20. May 26 to June 17, 2017
Court Support OfficerAssist victims and witnesses of crime, prepare them for the experience of testifying, ensure they understand their role as a prosecution witness, attend court and assist with information etc. You will require good communication and listening skills, and be able to attend court one day a week. Commitment for a minimum of a year is envisaged, given the level of training and mentoring provided. An induction and training program will be held in August. Parramatta#5851
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