Our latest Skilled Volunteering opportunities

To volunteer for any of the opportunities listed below or in our weekly newsletter, you can call our volunteer referral service on (02) 9261 3600 and quote the job number that you’re interested in, or you could express interest in these roles directly on the NSW volunteering portal or on Seek Volunteering.  To sign up to our weekly newsletter click here.

Please note that opportunities are in Sydney, Australia unless stated otherwise.

If you’re interested in helping out at one-off community events – visit our special events page.

PositionRole DescriptionLocationJob number (incl application)
Schools SpectacularThe Schools Spectacular in November is an unequalled event showcasing the talent of NSW public school students. It needs volunteers on 21,22, 23 and 24 to assist with event set up, and cast movement during the show, providing assistance to the production management team, welcoming and guiding participants and spectators around the Sydney Olympic Park Precinct and providing the public with general information. Volunteers are needed on 21st and 22nd between 7.30am and 5pm, on 23rd between 7.30am to 11pm and on 24th between 9.30am to 11pm. A roster allocating times and specific responsibilities will be finalised once volunteer numbers are confirmed. Sydney Olympic Park#9684
VideographerJoin the team at an organisation supporting seniors and people with disability. Produce and film online cooking shows and other videos, including undertaking pre-shoot planning and studying scripts and briefs. You will have the necessary skills and experience. Darlinghurst#9682
Refugee Student MentorsWork with individuals or groups of refugee students in a primary or secondary school for 3 hours a week, helping them with literacy, numeracy and learning skills and with adapting to the local school system. You will have an interest in refugee issues, the ability to work in a school environment and active listening skills and patience. Volunteers are needed in the Auburn, Parramatta, Blacktown, Lakemba, Bankstown, Fairfield, Westmead, Wakeley, Blacktown and Marayong areas.Sydney West#7318
Drought ReliefCould you donate a couple of hours to help collect donations for drought relief in northern NSW? We are seeking volunteers for the following dates to help our sister council Gwydir Shire: Thursday 27 September, Friday 28 September, Thursday 4 October and Friday 5 October. Shifts are 11am to 1pm, 1 to 3pm, 3 to 5 pm and 5 to 7pm, but these times are flexible and the minimum age is 18. Chatswood Mallkate.valente@willoughby.nsw.gov.au
MentorsHelp build a sense of belonging to the local community for women who have exited custody or risk entering the justice system. Assist to create a culturally safe and supportive relationship, demonstrating appropriate ways to communicate and behave and providing practical assistance such as at meetings with government agencies, shopping etc. This role is for a women’s organisation and requires female volunteers only. Sydney metro area#9677
Project LiaisonAn organisation supporting seniors and people with disability is seeking a volunteer who may be looking to develop their communication and project management skills. You will be the contact point for volunteers for its Low cost Meals for Seniors program, assisting with rostering and other projects. This role may suit an event management or HR student with good MS Office skills. Time commitment is flexible. Darlinghurst#9683
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 to the organisation. You will understand financial documents and have project management skills; experience in community welfare is not essential. Monthly meetings are every third Wednesday from 4.30pm.Eastlakes#8422
Visitor Experience VolunteersWork in the newest exhibit at the Calyx horticultural display centre which explores the world of carnivorous plants. Meet and greet visitors, introduce them to the display and answer basic questions about the display and the gardens. This role runs for the life of the display from October 2018 to October 2019. If you have a second language that would be a bonus. Initial training and ongoing mentoring and support will be provided. Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney#8432
Project OfficerWork with a motivated team committed to making a difference to the future of our nearest Pacific Island nations. You will be an effective communicator and good organiser who enjoys working in a team. Skills and experience with the media and graphic design and knowledge about climate change and the region are desirable. Commitment is around 10-12 hours a week. Parking available and located 5 minutes from Flemington station.Homebush#9678
Grant WriterThis organisation designs unique programs to empower young Aboriginal parents to break the life cycle of suffering caused by loss of country, community, culture and family. The Volunteer Grant writer will be responsible for developing and writing grant proposals to persuasively communicate their mission to potential funders. Work with the Emeritus Founder of the organisation in Lane Cove on Tuesdays and then at Rozelle or work from home. 4-16 hours a week.Rozelle#9097
Event CoordinatorsAssist a major conservation organisation to foster closer relationships with its members, volunteers and supporters. You will meet and greet event attendees and help to create a sense of connection and community and also assist with event administration and planning, working with a small friendly membership team. You will be able to commit to at least two events this year. Training will be provided. Observatory Hill#9596
Men's Chat Group CoordinatorThis group meets on the third Thursday afternoon each month to discuss a different topic. The coordinator welcomes new members and helps guide the discussion, assisting to minimise side conversations and ensuring each member has the opportunity to participate. Also provide feedback from the group to the community development team. You will be MALE, enthusiastic, diplomatic and comfortable speaking in a group setting.Double Bay#9649
Social Media SpecialistAssist an organisation helping young Aboriginal people to break the lifecycle of suffering to build and execute a social media strategy through competitive research, platform determination, benchmarking, messaging and audience identification. You will generate, edit and share daily content, and set up and optimise company pages within each platform to increase visibility. You will have advanced level of English and the relevant skills and experience. Minimum age is 25.
Grant WriterAssist an organisation which provides transport support for older people, helping them maintain connections with the community. Submit grant proposals, identify and network with potential funding sources, report on progress of grant projects, monitor government grant programs. You will have relevant grant writing and contract negotiating experience and research skills. Onsite parking is available and close to bus stop.Northmead#9656
Media/ PR OfficerProvide media and PR support for a food rescue and distribution charity. Develop media priorities in consultation with the manager, develop strategies to maintain and grow public support, prepare briefings for local and metropolitan media, maintain the website and Facebook page, and provide support for fundraising events. You will have relevant skills and experience. Time commitment is negotiable. Good bus access; ten minutes from Marrickville railway station.Marrickville#9658
Board DirectorJoin the Board of May Gibbs Nutcote Trust and assist to provide leadership in governance and development of the organisation. Assist in the strategic planning process, monitor progress and contribute to policy development. You will have relevant experience and an understanding of good governance, plus leadership skills and vision. There are five board meetings per year plus committee and working group meetings. Neutral Bay#6745
Supervising DriversSupport young people to attain their driver’s licence. You will supervise a young person who does not have adults to support them for the required driving hours for at least two hours a week during which you can guide and encourage them and help build their confidence. An automatic and a manual car are available. You will be at least 25 and have a good driving record. All volunteers will be provided with a detailed handbook, training as required and support from the programme co-ordinator.La Perouse, Inner West#9661
Convenor/ Honorary ChairpersonA membership based charity which provides individuals with evidence-based information about cancer treatment options is seeking an experienced honorary chairperson to lead it strategically and represent it to the community. You will be a dynamic leader, experienced in business and aware of the legal compliance issues governing the not-for profit sector. You are likely to be a tertiary graduate in jurisprudence and a member of the AICD. St leonards#9672
IT AssistantsHelp the Library provide excellent service and assist customers with IT problems; lead IT assistance workshops and attend regular library volunteer meetings. You will have good computer skills, including with social media, be patient and enthusiastic and have good written and spoken English. In-house training will be provided. Volunteers are sought for shifts on Thursdays 11 to noon and Fridays 11 to noon or 2 to 3pm. Double Bay#9054
Ride By Your Side MentorsTransport and mentor a child or young person for 12 months while their mother is in prison. You will take the young person to the correctional facility once per month on weekdays or weekends, assisting to maintain the bond between mother and child and supporting the child through a difficult period. An intensive one-day training package will be provided to equip you for the role plus ongoing supervision and support from the organisation.Lidcombe#9671
Grant WriterThis organisation designs unique programs to empower young Aboriginal parents to break the life cycle of suffering caused by loss of country, community, culture and family. You will develop and write grant proposals to persuasively communicate their mission to potential funders. Work with the Emeritus Founder of the organisation in Lane Cove on Tuesdays and then at Rozelle or work from home; 4-16 hours a week. Relevant skills and experience are sought.Lane Cove, Rozelle, from home#9097
Board MemberKingsgrove Community Aid Centre is keen to her from people with skills in corporate management, accounts, project management etc who are interested in joining its board of governance. Meetings are usually on second Wednesday each month, 3-5pm. The Centre has been established for over 50 years and supports the aged, families with young children needing assistance, people with disabilities, those from culturally diverse communities and new migrants. Kingsgrove#9673
Video EditorJoin the team at an organisation supporting seniors and people with disability. Edit their cooking show and other video content, consulting with stakeholders from production to post-production. Proficiency in editing on Premiere Pro or other editing software required. Experience with uploading and managing Youtube, Facebook and LinkedIn corporate accounts is desirable. Darlinghurst#9681