View our latest Skilled Volunteering Weekly Opportunities here (as at 14 December, 2017)

To volunteer for any of the opportunities listed in 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
unless otherwise advised. Alternatively, you could express interest in these roles directly on NSW Volunteering Government portal (replace the previous GoVolunteer website).

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)
Bright Spark TutorsSt Vincent de Paul’s Bright Spark Tutor program pairs newly arrived children in year 5 and 6 with a skilled volunteer tutor (who has a formal qualification in Education or who is working towards one) who assists in the delivery of an individualised learning plan. There is a strong focus on improving the child’s English language skills and developing their skills for learning in the classroom. You will tutor your student for an hour or more each week, complete a report after each session and communicate regularly with our staff, usually by phone. Next training is on 18 January. You can apply online.Fairvale, Guldfordwww.spark.vinnies.org.au
Learning ClubSt Vincent de Paul’s after school learning club gives children the opportunity to build confidence, develop and strengthen skills and enjoy positive relationships; the focus is on broad learning, not just homework. You’ll 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 will be enthusiastic and energetic, patient and sensitive to cross cultural issues. Monday to Thursday, 3pm to 4.30pm. You can apply online.Liverpool, Fairfield, Parramattawww.spark.vinnies.org.au
Royal Easter ShowBe part of Australia’s largest annual event from 23 March to 3 April. Applications are open until 2 January for volunteers for a variety of roles including general ushering, Show information, children’s activities and administration. You will need to be available for a minimum of 6 shifts across any 12 Show days, OR a minimum of 6 shifts across weekends and public holidays. You can register your interest online http://www.eastershow.com.au/about-us/volunteeringOlympic Parkvolunteers@rasnsw.com.au
Neuroscience Research AustraliaNeuroscience Research Australia’s 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. Volunteers 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/ at homesmartstep@neura.edu.au
Western Sydney Local Health DistrictDo you want to get involved to improve health care in Western Sydney? Do you want to have a say in how things happen and help understand what is needed from health services? Consumer Health Representatives are involved in health reform and collaborate with health service staff, representing patient perspectives and concerns. Be a voice for your local community and learn more about the health system and your local hospitals. Orientation, training and mentoring provided. Please contact us after 15 January.Western Sydneytara.lee1@health.nsw.gov.au
Western Sydney Local Health DistrictHelp 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. An opportunity to engage with your local community and learn more about our hospital system. Training will be provided. Contact us after 15 January.North Parramattatara.lee1@health.nsw.gov.au
Ankali ProjectCaring volunteers are sought to provide one on one emotional support to people living with HIV. Spend time each week with your client developing a friendship and attend a weekly support group for one hour to give and receive support with fellow volunteers and the social workers of the project. The comprehensive training provided over 3 days includes information on HIV/AIDS, mental health and communication skills. The next Ankali training is on 17, 18 and 24 March 2018. Sydneyankali@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au
Telephone Crisis SupporterDo you have a desire to learn, ability to display empathy, and 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. A course fee of $600 applies for the accredited nationally recognised training. Next 8 week training course is planned for FebruaryGordonadmin@lifelineh2h.org.au