What is Volunteering?

Volunteering is time willingly given for the common good and without financial gain.

Why Volunteer?

Volunteering can deliver a wealth of benefits including:

  • A means of building self-esteem and/or confidence
  • A great way to learn or develop skills and interests
  • A pathway to enhance work experience
  • A way to enhance your health and get active
  • A way to meet new people or broaden your social circle
  • As an expression your gratitude for help you may have received in the past
  • An opportunity to support a cause you feel strongly about, and
  • An opportunity to make a real difference to your community.

 Types of Volunteering Opportunities:

Administration assistantAdvertisingAged care servicesAnimal Welfare
CommunicationsCounsellingEmergencyFaith-based volunteering
FundraisingGardeningHealthInternational aid
IT and computingMarketing/publicityParenting, children and youthReading support
Sports and recreationTrainingVisitingWelfare and community

Wondering what to do next?

1.      Register to Volunteer

Complete the registration form.   Alternatively, telephone the Volunteer Referral Service on (02) 9261 3600 between 10:00 am and 3:30 pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).

2.      Participate in an Interview

When you register online or call the Volunteer Referral Service an interview time will be set with you to discuss your skills, desires and interests to match you with the most appropriate available volunteer roles.

3.      Attend a free workshop

Bridge to VolunteeringThe Bridge to Volunteering workshop is held on Fridays from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at our offices located at 40 Gloucester Street, The Rocks, NSW 2000.  The workshop provides an introduction to volunteering.  To attend this workshop please book via the Centre for Volunteering’s website here.


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