Current Volunteering Opportunities

View our latest Skilled Volunteering Weekly Opportunities here (as at February 16, 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
OR
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)
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
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 med.unsw.edu.au/clinical-skills-volunteer-registration#S8838
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 www.fds.org.aufrom home/ Leura#S1383
Aged Care VisitorsAre you interested in being part of your local community and enjoy the company of older people? Become a LinkAGE volunteer and spend just one hour a week visiting an elderly resident at an aged care facility. All you need to do is apply to attend a free 2 day training course at the Mater Hospital, North Sydney, 15 and 16 March, 9am to 3.30pm. Please contact us to find out how you can make a difference.SydneyAnne Marie 9367 1117 or svcs.linkage@svha.org.au
Travel TrainersDeliver travel training sessions to people of all needs and abilities, giving people the necessary skills to remain mobile while using public transport. Training provided. Hours are flexible; minimum age is 18 yearsEastern suburbs#S9332
Sydney EisteddfodThe annual festival is from May to September, with around 330 events across various categories at venues around Sydney. We can use volunteer help in areas such as event management, stage management, ticket sales, ushering, entrant marshaling, research and marketing, and office admin. Sydneyvolunteer@sydneyeisteddfod.com.au or 92618366
Schools ProgramAre you a teacher with a small business background? A not for profit is looking for a self-starter who can help try out a School’s Judo experiment designed by Judo Victoria. You’ll be comfortable with minimal resources and have an entrepreneurial approach to getting more schools participation. Your role will be collating information, approaching clubs to encourage children to be in the program, and various administrative and marketing tasks.Erskineville #S9316
Reading BuddiesJoin the Reading for Life program; visit a local school weekly from late February to assist a child aged 2 to 4 with their reading skills and confidence. You will have good literacy and communication skills and be able to complete a three hour training session and commit to the program for five months. Weekly sessions are 45 minutes and run for 15 weeks. You can make a positive impact and improve a child’s future.Bankstown; Dee Why#S9089 or #S9135
PR/ Media AssistantAssist the marketing and communications team of an organisation that distributes excess goods to charities with various tasks including media, publications, internal communications, blogging and social media. Role would suit an experienced person who is between roles or on maternity leave. Commitment is 1-2 days a week, initially for 3 monthsMascot#S8659
PositionRole DescriptionLocationJob number (incl application)
Physio/ RehabilitationJoin the physio department of this aged care provider supporting older people in their rehab journey. Under the supervision of a physiotherapist, assist clients’ recovery in hospital, helping deliver the successful integrated rehab program and tailored programs to help clients stay active after they leave hospital.Waverley#S9320
Musician/ entertainerCan you play an instrument or entertain small groups in aged care? Is your repertoire inclusive of songs from 1940s to 1960s? Perform on any day of the week at venues to be organised by the staff. A bus service runs from Turramurra station. help this volunteer team provide support to this aged care organisation.North Turramurra#S8238
Market ResearchAssist a not for profit with its social media feed, undertake online market research; put up marketing material in target libraries and cafes in inner west; carry out various tasks for CEO, and assist with database management. This is a three month role, two days a week, for someone aged 17 or over with previous work experience, who is keen to learn some digital marketing skills. Office is 7 minutes from train station; 5 minutes from bus.Erskineville#S9323
Graphic DesignerA three month role to assist a sporting organisation lift the quality of its digital presence and communications. Create a style guide and make easy-to-use quality templates, facilitating a consistent brand image across the organisation. Also help design a new website using WordPress. You will have excellent English and relevant website and graphic design skills. Close to bus and train. Gain valuable experience and work with an entrepreneur who understands membership growth and marketing.Erskineville#S9317
Finance OfficerAssist an organisation working to improve the lives of the poor in the Asia Pacific with a range of activities including accounts payable and receivable, account reconciliations, reviewing transactions and report preparation. You will have relevant experience with software such as QuickBooks and be able to work as part of a team with minimal supervision. This is a role for a volunteer able to make a commitment of six months or longer.St Leonards#S7329
Event MarketingA role for someone with a passion for advertising and promotion to assist in marketing the many Judo events held by 50 clubs each year, with a limited budget and a focus on digital channels. Work to a timetable produced by the CEO and clubs, and be a real behind the scenes person who gets things done. You will have good marketing and writing skills.Erskineville#S9315
Consumer Representative – Obesity SurgeryDo you have experience with bariatric surgery? Assist Blacktown Hospital to decide which patients to select for surgery and for other important aspects of the service. This role goes to June 2017, but can lead to other consumer representative work for those interested. You will be a Western Sydney resident, who is available to participate in a committee, and interested in speaking up for consumers in the Western Sydney Local health District.

Blacktown#S9321
Classroom Support TutorsAssist in the classroom of an organisation providing specialist secondary education to year 9 and 10 students who cannot thrive in the mainstream. Support the classroom teacher 3-5 hours a week Mondays to Thursdays between 9.30 to 2.30 mainly with maths and science; some students have low levels of literacy and numeracy. You will ideally be a retired teacher or have teaching experience and will have excellent English.Marrickville, Paddington#S9034 or #S9035
Book Fair VolunteersHelp Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury raise vital funds for its counselling and community services. Help is needed with receiving donated books, book sorting, book cleaning, preparing for sale and pricing. Assistance also sought for people who can help with moving boxes, loading and unloading books. Ongoing support with regular book fairs is also sought. Lindfield Depot operates on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 10am and 3pm, and Hornsby Depot on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 2pm. The hours you give are flexible. Minimum age is 18. Lindfield, Hornsby#S8794
Assistant CoordinatorAn organisation assisting victims and witnesses of crime subpoenaed to attend court is seeking a volunteer to help in supervising, managing and providing leave relief for the Coordinator of three information service desks which operate 8.30-10.30 on weekdays at the justice precinct. Part of the work can be undertaken from home. You will have good English and be able to work independently and have good email and Internet skills. Parramatta/ from home#S7536
Arabic Speaking CompanionWe are looking for an Arabic speaking female to provide companionship and support for an hour a week to a newly arrived migrant family caring for a child with special needs. Help to get mum out of the house for a cup of tea once a week and converse in her mother tongue, providing some social support and a listening ear. You will receive 3 hours face to face volunteer induction training by Marist180.Cabramatta#S9319