View our latest Skilled Volunteering Weekly Opportunities here (as at August 21, 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!

PositionRole DescriptionLocationJob number (incl application)
Member Services RepresentativeWe are expanding our Member & Client Services Team and need volunteers interested in customer service. Tasks include contacting our non profit member organisations, updating our member database and contact spread sheets and participating in team meetings to share observations about member feedback and services. This role requires excellent English and is for 10am to 3pm on Mondays, Wednesdays or Thursdays. The Rocks#S8890
Event OrganiserAssist with the staging of a free Men’s Health Forum in early November; help with coordinating speakers, organising venue, catering and advertising the event to supporters and the wider community. The commitment is around 6 hours per week. This position would suit someone who either has a background in events management or currently undertaking event management /community events/philanthropy or fundraising studies. Minimum age is 20 years.St Leonards#S9443
Youth CouncilExpressions of Interest are sought from young people aged 18-25 and who want to be part of the newly formed Western Sydney Local Health District Youth Council. This is a great opportunity to strengthen your understanding of the health system and contribute to the development of youth focussed health services in Western Sydney. Monthly meetings are expected to be after hours and other activities at times convenient to members.Westmead#S9444
Manly Jazz FestivalHelp the events team on 30 September to 2 October with operations from bump in to bump out. You will be fit and flexible; tasks include including setting up signage and equipment, lifting, climbing ladders etc. Minimum age is 15 and this role is suitable for students or those wanting to gain valuable experience with a major event. Most shifts are 7.30am to 11.30am or 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Free T shirt and meal voucher provided. Manly#S8616
Community Events CoordinatorsHelp the community development team at the Benevolent Society with a series of 40 small community events across NSW designed to introduce the locals to the Society and its services and encourage engagement and collaboration. You will assemble information from the team and produce an easy to follow guide for local staff including logistics and recommendations. Event coordination or project management experience is sought. Paddington#S9441
Tour GuidesGuide groups around the historic WWII infrastructure including underground tunnels and gun emplacement; tell how Fort was essential to Sydney’s defence. Commitment is one Saturday per month; extra guiding opportunities are available for weekday tours and Saturday summer tours. You will have guiding experience, good English, an interest in Australian history and the ability to supervise groups of up to 25 from various backgrounds. Minimum age is 18.North Fort, Manly#S9234
Retail SupervisorsJoin the team at a well regarded children’s charity and look after the day to day operations of the Op Shop. Commitment is 1-2 days per week during store hours; Mon-Fri 9.5; Sat 9-4; Sun 10-4. Assist with the orientation and training of new volunteers and roster coverage; supervise daily operations including opening/ closing, banking, donations and rosters. You will have some relevant experience, good people skills and the ability to develop and support new volunteers. Dee Why, West Ryde, Five Dock#S9250
Marketing & CommunicationsA hands-on role with an organisation dedicated to the women and children of Afghanistan. Drive the marketing efforts, assist to build online presence, manage social media accounts, design marketing materials, write media releases and analyse results of marketing campaigns. You will have a strong marketing background and experience with web design and social media. A university student close to graduation will be considered. North Ryde#S8277
Aged Care VisitorsAre you interested in being part of your local community and do you 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, 12 and 13 September, 9am to 3.30pm. Course topics include the ageing process, special needs of the elderly, aged care facilities, communicating with the elderly, WH&S, and recreational activities. Please contact us to find out how you can make a difference.Sydney metro area#S5618
Music Studio MentorWork at this youth centre to produce and record audio using Ableton software; facilitate mentoring sessions for local disadvantaged youth; mentor on use of software; support young people producing own music. This flexible role on weekdays 3.30 to 6pm or Saturdays 10am to 2pm is an opportunity to help students build confidence in their own musical abilities. Intermediate level English is required.Lidcombe#S9440
HSC MentorsMentor a disadvantaged local person aged 16-21, with the focus on English, science and maths; help them to cope through the HSC trials and the HSC exam period; facilitate peer study group sessions. You can also provide support in the transition to tertiary education, TAFE, apprenticeship or employment. You will have excellent English. This role is for Tuesdays or Wednesdays between 3.30 and 6pm. A great opportunity to assist students to build confidence at a critical time in their life.Lidcombe#S9439
Graphic DesignerA 1-2 days a week role to assist a not for profit with design of promotional brochures and posters, working with the marketing and e-commerce team to ensure brans consistency. Conceptualise and design signage and digital assets for the website, social channels and EDMs; manage in-house printing; assist senior graphic designer with final packaging artwork. Relevant skills and experience are required. Close to train and bus services. North Ryde#S7792
Military History RestorationJoin the team restoring military heritage including WW2 tunnels, gun emplacements, with future projects to include the underground plotting room and and observation posts. Engineering and trade skills (eg carpentry, fitting & turning, painting etc) not essential but highly regarded; handyman skills also welcome. The team is being expanded from each Wednesday to include work on Tuesdays. A uniform is provided and you will have access to North Fort, Manly#S9438
Visitor ServicesMeet and greet visitors; assist with booking tours, directions, selling merchandise, advice on attractions and best use of time. You will be a people person, comfortable speaking to a range of visitors, and with an interest in Australian history and/or the environment. Good English is required and a second language would be a bonus. Centres are open 7 days, but volunteers for Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are a priority. Minimum age is 18 years.North Head, Cockatoo Island#S6805
Singing TeacherA community centre which offers many lifestyle classes is recruiting a volunteer to teach people aged over 55 to use their voice and to create a training choir. You will be an experienced voice coach with some experience with choir work and with excellent English. Commitment is two hours per week face to face contact in blocks of ten week terms. A small allowance is available to assist with travel expenses.Little Bay#S9395
Bilingual Community VisitorsBecome part of the community visitor scheme program that supports seniors to establish and maintain community links, reduces isolation and provides companionship in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner. You will make regular visits to an elderly person, speaking their first language. Volunteers fluent in Portuguese, Greek, Russian, Maltese, Arabic and Italian are needed. Training provided. Eastern suburbs#S9125
HairdresserCut and sometimes set patients’ hair in a palliative care and rehab hospital once per week. Many patients have been in hospital for weeks or at home unable to go to a hairdresser, so the opportunity to look and feel better is really appreciated. If you can also do cosmetic care, that would be a bonus. Induction training will be provided and mentoring will be available until you feel comfortable in the role.Kogarah#S7294
Dance/ Exercise volunteersThe Holdsworth Community works with DanceAbility Australia to offer classes for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Participants and volunteers rehearse with a professional dance instructor to learn dance routines throughout the year, culminating in an end of year concert. Classes are on Tuesdays, 5-7pm. This is a great opportunity to learn dance steps and assist participants in a fun social setting. A volunteer to work with frail older people with gentle chair exercises is also needed.Waverley#S9015 Dance
Bilingual Community VisitorsBecome part of the community visitor scheme program that supports seniors to establish and maintain community links, reduces isolation and provides companionship in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner. You will make regular visits to an elderly person, speaking their first language. Volunteers fluent in Portuguese, Greek, Russian, Maltese, Arabic and Italian are needed. Training opportunities are provided throughout the year.Inner west#S9375
Dance/ Exercise volunteersThe Holdsworth Community works with DanceAbility Australia to offer classes for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Participants and volunteers rehearse with a professional dance instructor to learn dance routines throughout the year, culminating in an end of year concert. Classes are on Tuesdays, 5-7pm. This is a great opportunity to learn dance steps and assist participants in a fun social setting. A volunteer to work with frail older people with gentle chair exercises is also needed.Waverley#S9433 Exercise
Parenting SupportAre you a good listener and keen to support parents with young children in the Eastern Suburbs or Inner West? Provide practical assistance for two hours per week to increase confidence, self esteem and parenting skills. Parenting and child development skills are highly desirable. The commitment for this role is 12 months and the minimum age is 25. Training dates will be advised shortly.Eastern suburbs; Inner Westsavoy.martenstyn@benevolent.org.au
Telephone SupportDo you have a desire to learn, ability to display empathy, willingness to respond in an accepting and non-judgemental manner? Make a difference - become a Lifeline Telephone Crisis Support Worker and learn practical counselling skills. Excellent communication and listening skills required.Gordon#S6226
Administration AssistantProvide admin support for an organisation providing “on water” programs for people with disability and disadvantage. This 1-2 days per week role includes phone contact with schools, program bookings, follow up on feedback from sail programs, database updating and segmentation mailing. Days are Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and commitment is three months with a view to ongoing office work with the organisation. Rushcutters Bay#S9123
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 and be keen to learn some digital event management strategies.Erskineville#S9315
MaintenanceA one day per week or fortnight role to provide a range of basic maintenance tasks for campground and holiday rental house accommodation including fault finding, defect reporting, lamp replacement, ad hoc clean ups, basic carpentry tasks and general tidying. No skilled electrical, painting or plumbing tasks are involved. You will have a driver’s licence, good English skills and be at least 18 years of age. Good maintenance/ handyman skills required.Cockatoo Island#S8973
Tour GuidesProvide guided tours to visitors to the National Maritime Museum and on board vessels at the wharf; inform them of the museum’s programs and services and assist them to have a great experience. You can nominate your preferred day or days and will be rostered for tours according to your knowledge and interests, initially with a mentor. If you have Asian language skills that would be a bonus as visitor numbers from China and Japan are growing. Darling Harbour#S9430
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