View our latest Skilled Volunteering Weekly Opportunities here (as at 19 March, 2018)

To volunteer for any of the opportunities listed below or in our weekly newsletter (see above link), 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 website.

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)
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, Dubbo, Bathurst, Orange#S9593
Data/ Files OfficerAssist the community and clinical service unit of a well-respected not-for-profit organisation for 4 to 7 hours on Mondays with data entry and care/management of hardcopy files. A minimum three months commitment is sought. This role would suit a person who is systematic and has a tidy approach to work. Good computer skills and accurate keyboard/data entry skills are required, together with good English. Close to train station. Gordon#S8637
CookA volunteer is needed on Tuesdays to support the work of the weekly Aboriginal Mothers’ program which supports young mothers and children with parenting and life skills. You will prepare morning tea and cook simple nutritious lunches for up to ten people and clean up afterwards. No shopping required as all food is ordered. This role could suit a student or older person who is fit and has reasonable English. Near bus stop and street parking normally available.Rozelle#S9096
Telephone SupportA family drug support organisation is recruiting volunteers to take calls on a national helpline; one shift every three weeks. The next course on 19 and 20 May in Croydon will include basic drug and alcohol information, listening and interviewing skills and solution focussed therapy. You will be over 21 years of age, have excellent English, be a good listener and non-judgmental, and have a landline. A 12 month commitment is sought. from home#S1383
CRM Data Support ExecutiveAssist this Foundation to free up time for staff to focus on their support for homeless youth. You will be proficient with CRM systems and Microsoft Office and will engage with staff members and stakeholders across the property and construction industries to ensure the database is current and contains as many contacts as possible. Experience with a not for profit database, preferably Razor’s Edge, would be valuable. Sydney CBD#S9582
Campground hostsHelp national park rangers by meeting and greeting campers, helping them enjoy their park experience in our campgrounds. Minimum age 18 years. Volunteers are required for Easter long weekend Friday 30 March to Monday 2 April; Easter school holidays 14 April to 29 April. For further info go to This program is a great opportunity to experience camping in our national parks while providing a valuable service to the public. If you have a passion for the outdoors and volunteering, becoming a campground host might be for you.Regional NSW#S7990
Tree Planting for Earth HourThis Earth Hour, help to protect our planet on 24 March by joining other members of your community planting trees to create habitat for local wildlife. This family friendly event will include planting of native trees and shrubs, speeches and a bird walk and talk with a local expert. The trees you plan will contribute directly to Greening Australia's Nature in Cities program which is working to create greener, more liveable cities across Australia and help meet carbon neutral targets.Oxley
Office AssistantsAssist the management of an organisation providing readings from newspapers and magazines to a wide audience including people with low vision, the blind and the elderly. You will help for 2-4 hours a day with admin tasks including answering phone and email inquiries from listeners, typing process documents and helping with mail-outs. You will have excellent written and spoken English and good Microsoft skills. Close to bus stop, but located on first floor with no lift access. Glebe#S9526
Admin AssistantsA disability support organisation is looking for administrative support from volunteers who have good clerical and reasonable computer skills. Tasks include archiving, filing and general office admin duties. You will be volunteering with a great, supportive team of staff and volunteers and flexibility of days and hours is offered. Training will be provided; minimum age is 25. Bus stop located nearby and parking is available.#S8792
Marketing AssistantAssist the marketing manager of an organisation addressing Indigenous literacy in remote Australia on Wednesdays or Thursdays with communications, fundraising and events. Write copy for social media and newsletters, assist with event organisation including preparing collateral, PowerPoint presentations, invitations etc, assist with telemarketing to unis and schools, edit web copy. Great computer skills and written and verbal communication skills required. Ultimo#S9313
Website DesignerA designer with relevant website and graphic art skills is sought to help develop the website of a historic homes and gardens organisation using WordPress on Mac computers. This was the harbourside home of Australia’s foremost children’s author and illustrator and is now a museum surrounded by delightful gardens. Hours are flexible, Monday to Friday between 9am and 3pm. Located 5 minutes from ferry.Neutral Bay#S6863
Online Simulated PatientsThe University of NSW’s online simulated patient interactive assessment program provides years 1 and 2 medical students opportunities to develop their communication skills and more respectful and effective interactions with patients. Volunteers act as simulated patients are given a fictional scenario including medical history and make online appointments with students. Appointments and assessments take about 30 minutes.Online from home#S9115
PhotographerHelp this major conservation organisation by photographing members, volunteers and event attendees to highlight community support and help the organisation communicate more effectively with its members and supporters through its print, social and digital channels. You will be available for at least two photographic sessions this year. Free onsite parking is available and relevant event support training is provided. Millers Point#S9574
Peer EducatorsAssist older people by providing them with health information at locations such as community centres, clubs and libraries. You will be over 50, possibly retired and not looking for a full time job. Sessions can involve providing information about the use of medicines, healthy behaviours, and prevention or delaying of chronic conditions. Full training is provided in Parramatta. A second language is an advantage, but is not essential.Sydney metro area; Illawarra#S6729
Honorary TreasurerGuide the financial administration of this health support organisation ensuring procedures are transparent and reporting is timely and based on integrity. You will join the management committee and work with it to develop and advise on financial strategy, set KPIs and financial goals and guide the on the preparation of budgets. You will have relevant experience, be familiar with MYOB and ideally be a qualified CPA. St Leonards#S9569
Retail SalesThe shop of a respected charity supporting disadvantaged youth through a range of programs needs volunteers for a range of duties including opening and closing the store, customer service, sorting and pricing stock, end of day cash up and cleaning and tidying. Days and hours are flexible between 9.30am and 4pm. Training and support will be provided. This is an opportunity to join an organisation whose primary focus is young people. Liverpool#S7560
Community JPsRegistered JPs are sought to join the team at Waverley Council’s JP service to certify copies of documents, take oaths on affidavits and statutory documents and witness signatures on weekdays between 10am to 2pm; also at Waverley Library on Saturdays, 10am to 12pm. You will also be a member of the NSW Justices Association. The Council offers mentoring from other JPs and online and face-to-face training is available through the NSW Justice Association. #S9567
Social SupportAssist vision impaired people to lead a more satisfying life. Opportunities exist in many suburbs for volunteers to drive people to the shops, to meetings or to clinics; assist with shopping; assist with reading mail, documents and papers; or assist with outdoor activities such as walks or surfing, Time commitment is generally 1-2 hours a week. Minimum age is 18 and most roles require you to have your own motor vehicle.Sydney metro area#S9330
Tour GuidesProvide guided tours at the National Maritime Museum and on board vessels at the wharf; inform visitors of museum’s programs and services and assist them to have a positive experience. You will nominate your preferred days and be rostered onto tours according to your knowledge and interests, initially with a mentor. You will have an interest in our maritime heritage and be able to engage visitors from diverse backgrounds. A minimum commitment of six months is sought.Pyrmont#S9430
Event CoordinatorAn experienced volunteer is sought to work two days a week with the director of marketing and fundraising of an organisation assisting communities in the Asia Pacific region. You will be willing to make a six month or longer commitment and will work on a range of activities which will improve the lives of poor communities. Relevant skills in event management/ marketing/ fundraising are sought. This role would suit a retiree or career break applicant. Some work can be done from home.Crows Nest#S9563
Community Justices of the PeaceRegistered JPs are sought to join the team at Waverley Council’s JP service to certify copies of documents, take oaths on affidavits and statutory documents and witness signatures on weekdays between 10am to 2pm; also at Waverley Library on Saturdays, 10am to 12pm. You will also be a member of the NSW Justices Association. The Council offers mentoring from other JPs and online and face-to-face and online training through the NSW Justice Association. Bondi Junctiion#S9567