View our latest Skilled Volunteering Weekly Opportunities here (as at June 26, 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
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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)
GardenerAn experienced gardener is sought by an aged care facility to manage their gardens, looking after weeding, planting, pruning etc. All tools and equipment will be provided for this 2 days per week role, 9am to 3pm. Become part of a friendly and dedicated team of volunteers and staff, helping to create a friendly environment for elderly clients. You will have experience in maintaining gardens and be able to plan and prioritise work. Minimum age is 21. Mt Ousley#S9403
Furniture RestorerRestore items of furniture including chests of drawers and cabinets for a well regarded aged care facility for use in their new centre in Drummoyne catering for people with dementia. Skills in sanding, varnishing and restoring are sought. You can do the work at home and depending on where you live, items will be delivered and collected by other volunteers; or if you can pick up and return the items that would be great. From Home#S9390
Telephone Crisis Support WorkerDo 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
Graphic DesignerCreate marketing material for an organisation working to address literacy rates in remote Indigenous communities; includes brochures, newsletters, social media assets, image touching and t-shirt design. You will be proficient in the Adobe Suite (Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator). This one day a week (6 hours) role is for a minimum of 3 months and suits an organised person able to work independently. Ultimo#S9378
Customer ResearchAn independent Australian charity committed to stopping child abuse is seeking volunteers to gather data from their training customers. You will contact their national network of community based customers who deliver the free training to schools to identify how many high school students have participated in workshops across the country. This role is for 4-8 weeks and requires good English and a clear telephone voice. Surry Hills#S7787
Social Media Content
Assist this community centre for the over 55s with a special three month project to produce digital promotional material. Tasks will include developing a social media promotion checklist and schedule; working with the Centre's webmaster on updating the site and creating a blog linked to the current site; and creating material for Mailchimp News Bulletins and hard copy news sheets. You will have excellent English, relevant skills and experience; photography and video skills would also be valuable. Little Bay#S9407
Bush regenerationUnder supervision of a ranger, assist in Bush regeneration on Thursdays or Saturdays. No prior experience required. You will be covering a variety of locations within the park, including coastal heath, woodland and rainforest. If you don’t have your own transport, meet at Sutherland station and the ranger will pick you up. You can volunteer on a weekly, fortnightly or occasional basis. Gain skills in bush regeneration and assist in the running of a native plant nursery. Meet new people, enjoy the fresh air and at the same time keep fit.
Royal National Park#S7330
Marketing assistantAssist an organisation addressing Indigenous literacy in remote Australia 1-2 days a week (Thursday/ Friday). Support the marketing coordinator managing community fundraisers, writing copy for social media and newsletters, event organisation and telemarketing to schools. You will have great writing skills, good Mac computer skills; experience using Salesforce CRM would be valuable. Minimum 3 months commitment.
Friendship volunteersHelp make a difference to someone’s life by becoming a St Vinnies Compeer volunteer. Meet weekly or fortnightly and provide friendship and social support to someone who is in mental health recovery and who may have limited social skills due to social isolation. You will be over 18, non-judgmental, a good listener and have reasonable English. An initial one day training session is in Lewisham. Minimum commitment is one year.
Penrith area; Lower Blue Mountains#S9413
GardenerAn aged care facility with 3 properties located on a large site seeks the assistance of a gardener for general garden maintenance, pruning plans, trimming edges, sweeping leaves to keep the grounds tidy and cleaning outside furniture on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays. This organisation is seeking someone who enjoys the outdoors and garden maintenance. Located close to a bus stop; parking available on site. Turramurra#S9414
On Water VolunteersMake a difference to the lives of people with disabilities. Sailing experience is useful but not essential, and you will be passionate, enthusiastic and work well with people. This role requires good balance on water. A membership fee of $25 is required to cover training, insurance and administration costs. Sailing training will be learnt on the job, as well as the evolving education in communication and engaging skills.Rushcutters Bay#S9344
Community CompanionsProvide home support to socially isolated older people, or those with disabilities and chronic health problems. Visit people in their homes, provide companionship, assist to access the community and accompany them to events like movies, festivals and concerts. Commitment is around 4 hours per fortnight; you will provide your own car. You will have a passion for community and interest in community issues. Northern Sydney#S9412
Event Support
Assist this organisation supporting Aboriginal parents with young children with fundraising events. Update contact lists, liaise with invitees and venue providers, help decorate the venue and assist on the day. This flexible role can be tailored to your interests; it requires a reliable volunteer with good English. Weekly event planning meeting meetings of around 1.5 hours will be at Rozelle, with other work able to be done from home.
Rozelle/ from home#S9398
Court Support
Assist 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.
Grant writer
An organisation supporting Aboriginal children aged 0-5 and families in 36 preschools is seeking a person who can understand the needs of both the organisation and the funding organisations. You will have good organisational skills and computer skills and grant writing experience. Assemble and submit grant requests, develop relationships with foundations, conduct research, complete acquittals reporting. Work on Wednesdays in the Lane Cove office of the founder; other days at Rozelle or from home.
Lane Cove/ Rozelle/ from home
Sewing tutor
Do you have good skills in general sewing, dressmaking and/ or patchwork and quilting? Teach the “Sewing for Fun” small adult class on Mondays 10.00 am to 1.30pm, one of many learning classes run by this community organisation. The class has students with a range of skill levels, all keen to extend their knowledge in a friendly environment. The tutor does not need to have professional skills and can be self-taught. A commitment of 12 months is sought.
West Ryde
Learning Club
Work with a team of volunteers and staff of Vinnies’ SPARK program to help newly arrived children and families of refugee and migrant background build confidence and develop skills. You will help strengthen English skills through conversation, assist with homework and other learning and help develop social skills. You will have good English, patience and be able to bring a sense of fun to activities. Mondays to Thursdays, 3 to 4.40pm.
Liverpool, Fairfield, Parramatta
Academic/ textrbook Writer
Our school of volunteer management is seeking an experienced writer to work on our VET (vocational education and training) course materials; an understanding of community services, the NFP sector and the VET sector would be valuable. This is a short term project but could lead to longer term volunteering opportunities. Time commitment is flexible and ongoing support will be provided by our learning and development coordinator.
The Rocks/ from home
Newsletter designer
An aged care organisation needs an experienced volunteer to assist with the design and production of a basic monthly newsletter for its volunteers. This is a flexible role which can be done entirely from home; the organisation will provide all text and photos for the newsletter. A great opportunity to support and communicate with a group of dedicated volunteers. Induction and ongoing training will be provided.
From home
Fundraising Assistant
A charity with a history of caring for the vulnerable in society through health, aged care and other programs is seeking a volunteer to support its fundraising activities. You will provide admin support to the fundraising manager and with fundraising campaigns and grant applications. Commitment is around 6 hours per week; good admin and donor management experience and research and database administration skills are required.
Admin Assistant
A short term role of up to 4 hours per week with an organisation which provides quality respite, skill development, accommodation and other services to people with disabilities and their carers. You will have admin experience, excellent communication skills, and sound Word, Excel and internet research skills; experience completing funding applications would be valuable. Parking is available and a bus stop is located nearby.
Baulkham Hills
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