View our latest Skilled Volunteering Weekly Opportunities here (as at October 16, 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)
Board DirectorMay Gibbs’ Nutcote Trust is seeking a Board Director to provide leadership in governance and development. Responsibilities include strategic planning and policy crafting. Leadership qualities appropriate to the not for profit sector are required, as is knowledge of the museum sector and the life and works of May Gibbs. Directors participate in five yearly meetings and committees and events as needed.Neutral Bay#S6745
Research ParticipantsDo you have long-standing low back pain? Scientists are testing two new treatment programs for people with persistent back pain. This study will establish which of the two treatment programs is most effective. Involvement in the study requires 12 weekly sessions of 30-60 minutes and can be arranged at a time that suits you. You are not required to change any of your existing treatment. For 18-70 year-olds.Randwick#S9489
CookA not for profit organisation is looking for someone with good basic cooking skills to aid their weekly Aboriginal Mothers Group, which provides young mothers and their children with support. Duties include preparing morning tea, cooking simple, nutritious lunches and tidying up. There are up to 10 people in the group. No shopping required. This role would be suitable for a student or older person who is physically fit and speaks English.Rozelle#S9096
DriverThis community senior’s walking group takes place every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, helping local residents get out and about in an active and social way. A volunteer is sought who can help drive clients to and from the walks to enable this popular group to continue. You must hold a clean Class C Drivers Licence and be confident driving a nine seater commuter bus. Reasonable level of English required. Minimum age is 21 years.Chatswood#S9490
Social SupportThis well regarded not for profit organisation is seeking a volunteer to assist a low vision/blind client with reading mail at his residence. The volunteer will undergo a Volunteer Induction Process in Enfield and assistance will always be available during the role. A National Police check will be undertaken. Minimum age is 18 years.Glenmore Park#S9331
Oral History TranscriberThe Harbour Trust is interviewing those who lived or worked at Harbour Trust sites including Cockatoo Island and North Head. The aim is to record their stories about the sites so they can be saved for future generations. Transcription of recorded oral history interviews using Express Scribe transcription software. Training provided. Each interview is generally 1 hour long and takes 3-4 hours to transcribe. Advanced level of written and oral English is essential.Mosman#S9166
Health RepresentativeDo 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.North Parramatta#S9485
English TutorBlacktown library is seeking an English Conversation Tutor to step in for Term 4 with a post-beginner level class. Enhance your experience in teaching English to multi-cultural groups in a friendly team environment. The classes are held on Tuesdays from 10am-12pm, an 8 week term, starting 17 October, finishing 5 December. There will be opportunities for the volunteer to return for future terms. Training and teaching materials provided.Mount Druitt#S9483
Rostering Team MemberA community radio reading service needs two volunteers to join the team, ideally on a long-term basis of 12 months. The role ensures that all shifts for both announcers and readers are filled and profiles are up to date. Responsibilities include contacting volunteers to fill vacant shifts and maintaining the roster. You will need excellent spoken and written English and basic computer skills (Microsoft).Training provided. Glebe#S9471
Online Sales AssistantA not for profit organisation that gives 100% of its proceeds to help disadvantaged children seeks an Online Sales Assistant to help make it easy to find good quality pre-loved baby and children’s clothing, accessories and toys. Duties include photographing stock to upload to the website with detailed item descriptions, managing stock, preparing packages and managing online systems. Suitable for 14 years plus.Randwick#S9261
Grant WriterA not for profit organisation supporting Aboriginal children and families in 36 preschools in NSW is seeking an experienced Grant Writer to develop submissions to foundations and other grant-making organizations. Reporting to the CEO, you will assemble and submit grant requests, establish and maintain relationships with foundation contacts, conduct prospect research, provide evidence of meeting grant requirements and maintain a calendar of submissions and other deadlines. Minimum 4 hours per week.Lane Cove / Rozelle / Home#S9097
Team LeadersSchools Spectacular showcases the talent in NSW public schools’ students. Volunteers play an important role by providing assistance in welcoming and guiding participants and spectators around the Sydney Olympic Park Precinct and providing the public with general information. Team Leaders will need to have good customer service skills, be reliable, outgoing and friendly and have experience in leading volunteer teams. Working with Children Check required. Team Leaders are needed for set up and preparation from 21 to 25 November.Sydney Olympic Park#S9476
Committee MembersManagement Committee Members are sought for a not for profit organisation providing a range of services to the community. Initiatives include outreach playgroup programs and family support focusing on group work, counselling, casework, advocacy and referral. Welcome skills include financial management, fundraising, web design/publishing, marketing and promotion. The role requires monthly meetings. The volunteer must have excellent communication skills. Minimum commitment is 1 year.Botany Bay#S8560
Music FacilitatorA Music Group Facilitator is required for a weekly, 30 minute music and movement class for children under 5 and their parents. Mini Music is facilitated within a community centre. The role includes organising and facilitating the class, working knowledge of the benefits of play, music enjoyment and movement for early childhood development and an interest in working with community and families. Intermediate level of English required.Glebe#S9406
GardenerA self-starter is required to maintain the garden and grounds at an accommodation facility. The role involves include garden maintenance, and knowledge of plants and their care. Basic written and spoken English required. National Police check and Working with Children check will be undertaken. Minimum time commitment is 4 hours per week. Minimum age is 18 years.Westmead#S9463
Driver/Support WorkerAn organisation supporting disadvantaged youth in the Cumberland area is commencing a creative and performing arts hub for females as a safe and supportive space to allow self-expression and participation. This role is for Saturdays and involves driving a 10 seater van to collect and drop of participants, preparing simple morning teas, assisting with registrations and, activities and supporting participants as required. This role is suitable for a female and the minimum age is 21.Lidcombe#S9470
Bread CourierCome and join a team of volunteer drivers who pick up surplus bread from bakeries located and deliver the bread to a distribution centre or directly to clients. As you will have direct contact with clients, you will need to relate well to people. Some lifting required. The successful applicant will have their own registered and insured vehicle, current driver’s licence, excellent driving record, as well as the ability to read maps and street directories. This position is flexible weekdays and the minimum time commitment is 2 hours.Inner West#S9075
Strategic PlannerA not for profit organisation working in the disability sector seeks an experienced Strategic Planner for a short-term assignment. The role includes workshopping the development of the strategic plan, identification of resources, analysis of the current plan and review process. The position calls for up to 50 hours over a six-month period, ongoing consulting with the Board of Directors and CEO, and the ability to conduct focus groups. Excellent English language skills required. Plumpton/Blacktown#S8950
Café AssistantA youth and community organisation is looking for responsible and motivated Café Assistants to provide quality support to the café team. Successful candidates will work with staff and volunteers. The role will include keeping the café clean and stocked, assisting with food preparation, ensuring correct opening and closing procedures are followed, ensuring all tasks are carried out in accordance with the café’s health and safety standards, and operating the cash register. Minimum age is 16 years. Minimum commitment is three months. St Marys#S9463
Graphic DesignerAn organisation supporting disadvantaged youth in the Cumberland area needs a graphic designer until the end of the year to work on the report to the AGM, a pitch pack for corporate Australia and a strategic planning document. You will work with a sub-committee, and complete layouts and designs and hours are flexible to suit your availability. This is an opportunity to make a difference and to build your professional experience.Lidcombe' from home#S9469
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; 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. Close to buses and train.Erskineville#S9315
Music Magazine Assistant EditorThis is a long term role to assist a prominent community radio station with its monthly magazine for subscribers. You will be an experienced assistant editor with a good knowledge of classical music and will work on forward planning for the magazine, writing articles and a section of the magazine nominated by the editor. You will have great writing skills and be able to commit to 10 hours per week, with potentially more hours closer to deadline.St Leonards/ from home#S9462
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 lifting schools participation. Your role will be collating information, approaching clubs to encourage children to be in the program, and various admin and marketing tasks.Erskineville#S9316
Ukulele TutorTeach a new 90 minute Ukulele for Beginners class at West Ryde on Mondays between 9.15 and 1.30pm, or at Eastwood on Thursdays between 9.15 and 3pm. You don’t need professional skills and can be self-taught, but will be keen to pass on your skills to an informal class of adult students. The exact times can be agreed once the class is confirmed. You will be asked to commit to the program for at least 12 months to give the students continuity.West Ryde or Eastwood#S9451
Wig Library CoordinatorManage a wig library which loans wigs to clients living with cancer. You will be a current or retired hairdresser or someone with hairdressing knowledge and able to say what style will suit someone’s face. Days and times are flexible to suit your availability. You will create a welcoming space, sort and catalogue the wigs and coordinate fittings. You will have good English, have a sensitive nature and understand the need for confidentiality. Leura#S9461
Board MemberA community centre providing transport, home support, respite outings and care for the frail aged and people with disabilities is recruiting a volunteer to join its board which provides leadership and manages and supports the services of the organisation. You will understand financial documents and have project management skills; experience in the community welfare sector is not essential. Monthly meetings are every third Wednesday from 4.30pm.Eastlakes#S8422
Interest Group LeadersAn organisation providing services for people living with mental illness and disability is recruiting volunteers to lead small interest groups such as computers, music, art, craft, fitness, cooking, yoga, sewing, knitting and meditation. Leaders are supported by the organisation’s staff. A work reference will be provided after 6 months continuous volunteering. Minimum age is 18. Located close to Thornleigh railway station.Thornleigh#S9453
Sydney GreetersWelcome visitors from around the world and show off our city, providing an insider’s orientation and an understanding of our culture and people. Greeters from all backgrounds are welcome and a second language will be valuable. Bi-monthly meetings are held to provide updates and share information between greeters. First time greeters may work with an experienced greeter to gain confidence. Training commences in September. Sydney suburbs#S9133
Assistant CopywriterDo you have experience with copy writing or an online platform? Here’s your chance to put your creative skills to the test with a leading philanthropy organisation. Assist the marketing & communications department and gain experience in writing engaging, accurate and informative copy for all new product uploads. You will be a final year student or recent graduate in marketing, have excellent English, good MS office and web browsing skills and a creative writing style. Mascot#S9048
Info & ReceptionProvide information one morning per week to the public at the entry to courts; manage inquiries, give directions, and identify witnesses subpoenaed to appear that day. You will work with an enthusiastic and professional team of court support volunteers and have good email, Internet and customer service skills and excellent English. Initial and ongoing training will be provided. This role would suit retired volunteers.Parramatta#S6624
Student MentorsWork with refugee students in primary and secondary school classrooms for around 3 hours a week from early 2018. You will work with individuals and small groups helping students understand and adapt to the school system, and assisting with literacy, numeracy and learning skills. The next 2 day training course is in February in Lewisham. An opportunity for people with experience in education to make a difference to the lives of these students. Sydney west, inner west#S7318
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
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