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  volunteering portal.

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)
PR and media assistantAn established not-for-profit is seeking an experienced and confident PR and media assistant to assist with their online platform designed for Australian businesses to distribute their excess goods to charities nationally.  An 8-16 hour a week commitment is sought any days between Monday – Thursday.Mascot#8659
Research Participants – Standing TallVolunteers are required to take part in a study on the feasibility and effectiveness of an online program to reduce concerns about falling. The program will take you about 30 minutes per week at home for 6 weeks. Volunteers must be over 65 years of age, independent in activities of daily life and able to walk for 10 meters either with or without the use of a walking aid.Randwickstandingtall@neura.edu.au.
Heritage Fleet ManagerAn all-volunteer working museum with an invaluable collection of historic buss is seeking a fleet manager to oversee the maintenance of the fleet to ensure vehicles are available for community events and open days. You will have relevant managerial skills, a background in heavy mechanical operations and an understanding of current WH&S requirements. Time commitment is up to one day a week; days are flexible.Leichhardt#9611
Website DevelopmentAn experienced web developer is needed by an organisation promoting social and environmental sustainability to further develop and adapt its website to cater for its growing needs. The website based on Squarespace is well established and is regularly updated with material from social media journalists. Expertise in other web development tools would be valuable. The organisations works with other platforms which also require assistance. Time commitment is flexible.Sydney CBD#9408
Refugee Student SupportAssist primary school children of refugee background with homework and English skills and help run creative and recreation activities after school; 1.5 hours a week for 8 weeks each term. Students are newly arrived with limited English skills and possible behavioural issues, so patience and understanding are needed. Formal qualifications or experience are not essential. For more information go to www.vinnies.org.au/spark.Guildford, Liverpool, Fairfield #6007
National Volunteering Conference

The National Volunteering Conference on 20-22 June is seeking volunteers for several roles: room attendants (assisting speakers and chair and liaising with AV), ushers for the various sessions, registration (guiding delegates and providing info) and photographer. Volunteers will receive a ticket to the gala dinner. Shifts for most roles are from 9am to 6pm on 20 and 21June, and 9am to 4pm on 22 June.Darling Harbour
conference@vc-act.org.au
Media & PR Coordinator
The SciFi Film Festival in Sydney in October celebrates fantastical science fiction, fantasy and horror genre stories and seeks a volunteer to join the media and PR team. You will work with the team to source media contacts, create contact lists, edit and write copy for media releases, newsletters etc, monitor social media, and assist in promotional campaigns. You will have good writing skills and knowledge of social media channels. From home
#9615
Court Support
Provide information and support services to defendants, victims of crime, witnesses and other users of the Court system; make appropriate referrals to legal and welfare services; assist to find appropriate court services. Role would suit a retired person with a few hours to spare each week. Attend a two hour induction in Chippendale; dates to be advised. Ongoing training provided. Good English required. Bankstown
#6916
Court SupportAssist victims and witnesses of crime subpoenaed to attend court, prepare them for the experience of testifying, explain their role as witnesses, attend court and assist with providing information; liaise with the police officer in charge and police prosecutors. You will be able to attend court one day a week and have basic computer skills for emails and a mobile phone. An initial week long induction and training program is in August 2018, and ongoing training and support will be provided. Dubbo#9583
Court SupportAssist victims and witnesses of crime subpoenaed to attend court, prepare them for the experience of testifying, explain their role as witnesses, attend court and assist with providing information; liaise with the police officer in charge and police prosecutors. You will be able to attend court one day a week and have basic computer skills for emails and a mobile phone. An initial week long induction and training program is in August 2018, and ongoing training and support will be provided. Newcastle#9593
Operations AssistantAssist a leading environmental organisation one day per week with a range of duties including general reception work, financial admin tasks, processing donations and booking requests, website updating, mailing lists and databases. You will have excellent English and attention to detail and reasonable Word and Excel skills. Minimum age is 18. This is a great opportunity to learn from and be a part of a grass roots community focused organisation. Sydney CBD#8762
Marketing CoordinatorThe SciFi Film Festival is an annual event in Sydney in October, dedicated to celebrating and promoting fantastical science fiction, fantasy and horror genre stories, and is seeking a marketing coordinator to join itsr development team to raise awareness, attract interest and increase our attendance. You will assist to develop marketing collateral, set goals and deadlines with measurable objectives, review the marketing plan and explore ways to evaluate the event. You will have excellent writing skills and copy writing experience would be a plus. The Festival also needs volunteers for other roles including grant writer, media/PR coordinator, social media coordinator, writer/blogger and sponsorship coordinator.From home#9613
Graphic DesignerThis six month role is to assist a not-for-profit one to two days a week (Wednesday/ Thursday) with the design and layout of a range of materials including posters, brochures, invitations and newsletters. You will have experience with AdobeCS6, print and online material, infographics and business graphics. Illustration skills would be useful but not essential. You can make a real contribution to an organisation dedicated to improving the lives of the poor by providing them with a "hand up", rather than a "handout". Crows Nest/ from home#9608
Book Depot VolunteersLifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury needs fit and friendly volunteers to help sort, clean, categorise and pack pre-loved books for its book fairs held throughout the year which raise funds for the organisation’s vital counselling and community services. Location is a light industrial warehouse which is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9am to 2pm. Minimum age is 18. Induction and training will be provided. Parking available. Hornsby#9336
Camp LeadersKookaburra Kids weekend camps are run in various NSW locations throughout the year for kids aged 8 to 18, supporting them to engage in education programs to learn about mental illness, coping skills and building resilience. Camp leaders aged over 21 are sought to support and supervise groups from Friday evenings until Sunday afternoons. You will be energetic and able to relate to kids in a fun and safe environment. Sydney, South Coast, Newcastle#9604
Marketing AssistantThis organisation is seeking a reliable marketing assistant volunteer one day per week (Wednesday), minimum commitment of three months This position requires an organised person with excellent communication, proficient in Mac, and the ability to work independently to deadlines. The role includes supporting the marketing manager in the communications, fundraising and events of the organisation. Strong tech and social media skills required. Ultimo#9313
Graphic DesignerUse the InDesign program to help design artwork to encourage new membership for Australia’s leading conservation and heritage organisation. Working with a small friendly team, you will have the ability to create a sense of connection through your artwork highlighting the great experiences members can gain. You will have relevant skills and experience; commitment is half a day per week or one day a fortnight. Millers Point#2014
Event CoordinatorsAssist a major conservation organisation to foster closer relationships with its members, volunteers and supporters. You will meet and greet event attendees and create a sense of connection and community and also assist with event administration and planning prior to each event, working with a small friendly membership team. You will be able to commit to at least two events over the next three months. Training will be provided. Observatory Hill#9596
Classtroom Support TutorsProvide classroom support for teachers at a school for students from years 9 to 12 who cannot thrive in the mainstream. Students have the opportunity to obtain a Record of Achievement and to progress on to the HSC year 12. You may be retired teacher or someone with teaching or tutoring experience, however patient and interested volunteers are more than welcome. Assistance is required Mondays to Fridays 9.15am to 3.15 pm in school terms. Marrickville#9034
Peer EducatorsAssist older people by providing them with health information at locations such as community centres, clubs and libraries. You will be over 50, possibly retired and not looking for a full time job. Sessions can involve providing information about the use of medicines, healthy behaviours, and prevention or delaying of chronic conditions. Next training course on presentation skills is in Parramatta in June. A second language would be useful but is not essential.Sydney metro area; Illawarra#6729
Newsletter EditorEdit and print a 16 page quarterly community newsletter for a local organisation which provides information and referral services, counselling, recreational classes and day care for seniors. You will have excellent English, and this role provides an opportunity to gain further work experience and to make a contribution to the local community. Time commitment is 1-2 days a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays. Plenty of unlimited parking and bus stop nearby. Earlwood/from home#9186