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)
TreasurerThis multi-faith-based climate activist organisation is seeking a skilled volunteer treasurer who will have oversight of a professional consultant. Duties include: monitoring financial resources, assisting with accounting records; ensuring legal reporting obligations are met; participating in decision-making as a member of the Committee; submitting annual financial information online; responding to emails or questions; and, liaising with the auditor. You will have financial experience, a passion for climate issues, good English skills, and an interest in spirituality. Minimum age is 21.CBD/Home#9537
HR and Operations SupportAssist the HR & Operations Coordinator with tasks such as the updating of documents and policies, filing, data-entry, IT tasks assistance, research and analysis of operational and technological solutions. Good administration/clerical and computer skills and experience are required. A minimum commitment of 6 months is required.Crows Nest#9652
Admin SupportAssist the volunteer coordinator of this community aid organisation on Tuesdays or Wednesdays with various admin tasks including data entry, filing, follow up phone calls and letters, printing and switchboard relief. You will have good Word and Excel skills and a good telephone manner. This is an opportunity to gain valuable office admin experience and to work as part of a team. Located near main road and bus stop.North Narrabeen#8740
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.
Administration AssistantSupport the roll-out of the National Child Protection Week campaign over the next six to eight weeks. You will undertake research and data gathering, and assist with general office administration, proof reading and event coordination. This is a great opportunity to work with a small friendly team and to gain on the job experience of rolling out a national campaign. Good administration/ clerical and computer skills are required.Surry Hills#7779
Book Fair CoordinatorManage end to end coordination of 4 book fairs across Sydney for a major charity. The fairs are in February, May, August and November and run from midday Friday to Sunday. You will liaise with key stakeholders and suppliers, coordinate advertising and promotion, coordinate the volunteer team, oversee set up, pack down and running of each event, and manage costs and budget. You will be computer literate and physically fit.Sydney#9647
Literacy & Numeracy Tutor
An independent special needs school for young people with mental health issues is seeking volunteers to provide one on one support to deliver the Quicksmart program and other interventions, helping a young person to gain their Record of School Achievement and eventually their HSC. This role would suit a teacher in training or a retired teacher or someone used to dealing with young people who may have mental health issues and low self-confidence.Marrickville
Volunteer ManagerVolunteers at this organisation carry out a number of vital support roles, from occasional, to regular and also event-based roles. The volunteer will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to recruit volunteers and will then assist the Operations Manager to supervise, evaluate and report on volunteer activities. Previous managerial or related work experience in a non-profit organisation, ideally as a volunteer manager, is required. Mondays and Thursdays, some work from home, 8-16 hours a week.Rozelle#9642
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
Palliative Care Family SupportThis volunteer position will involve you being matched with a family who has a child with a life-limiting illness and is receiving Palliative Care from the Children's Hospital at Westmead. You would need to commit up to 4 hours per week visiting a family in their home and provide support by playing with an unwell child and/or their siblings, helping with light housework or assisting with an outing to the shops or park. Must have own car. A commitment of 12 months is required. Comprehensive training provided.Western Sydney#8527
Logistics ManagerThis role involves planning and organising care packs and toys to be sent to Indigenous preschools & schools across NSW. Liaison with donors and keeping them informed of outcomes of their donations is very important, as is providing content for promotional materials/social network communications. Strong communication skills and previous managerial or related work experience in a non-profit or charitable organisation is desirable. 8 – 16 hours a week on Monday and Thursday.Rozelle#9131
TranslatorThis well respected not-for-profit organisation is seeking to reach the wider community, by making their information available in other languages to ensure that more pet owners can access this knowledge. This role suits volunteer translators to assist from home or another desired location to translate various documents and materials in any of the following languages: Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Italian, Spanish, Greek, Filipino/Tagalog, Hindi and Korean. Each translation task will take approximately 2 hours to complete.
Work from home#9638
TutorSPARK’s Bright Spark Tutor program pairs newly arrived migrant and refugee children in year 5 and 6 with a skilled volunteer Tutor who assists in the delivery of an individualised learning plan. Volunteers should have a formal qualification in Education or equivalent experience teaching children. This is a well-supported volunteer program which is rewarding and fulfilling. Contact hours are within school time, and are negotiable and agreed in advance. Fairfield#9272
Management CommitteeJoin the committee of an organisation providing community transport for disadvantaged, frail aged or younger people with disabilities. This position is suited to someone seeking to make a positive contribution by helping the organisation to support older people in engaging and connecting with their community. Meetings are held on the 4th Monday each month during the morning.Northmead#8972
Care supportCaring women are sought to support other women who are affected by the criminal justice system and domestic violence. The aim of the program is to build pathways outside of the criminal justice system, offering a safe, female only space, where women can drop-in, relax, form social connections and become involved in a range of activities. You will assist with programs, make lunches, help with art and beauty packs and be a part of pampering days in a warm and welcoming community. Intermediate level English required. National Police check and Working with Children Check will be undertaken.Chippendale#9632
Maintenance officerWe require an agile person to maintain our facility, including the bread handling and packaging areas and a high-volume industrial bread slicing machine. The successful applicant must be able to use appropriate equipment and commercial cleaning products to ensure that all machinery and work areas are clean, hygienic and safe. This is a flexible position available any weekday for two hours per week. Ability to take direction and work with a minimum of supervision is desirable. Minimum age is 18. Marrickville#9422
Habitat RestorationGuriwal Trail project involves the rejuvenation of a bush tucker garden and cultural space which was originally developed with assistance by trainees from the Guriwal Aboriginal Corporation in 1998 to interpret the flora and fauna. Volunteers are needed to assist in the removal of weeds, planting, seed collection and watering from selected areas in Centennial Park. The volunteer must have an adequate level of fitness required for outdoor work.Centennial Park#9571
Joey Scout leaderErmington Joey Mob is looking for volunteers who like working with children to become Joey Scout Leaders. Joey Scouts are boys and girls aged 6 to 8. A typical Joey meeting involves some play acting, songs, craft activity and games. You would prepare the program in advance of the meeting. A minimum commitment of three years is required. An interest in outdoor activities and a strong community spirit is important. Experience in scouting is welcome. Volunteers will need to have a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.Ermington#6483
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
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
Writer/Blogger/ReviewerThis organisation is seeking a self-motivated individual to join their development team as a Writer/Blogger/Reviewer. The role will include working with the festival team to: research and write blog posts and web content; write genre film reviews; write press releases; discuss advances in science and technology; and, explore new perspectives through science fiction and curate content. You must have an interest in the arts and in genre films (Sci-Fi / Fantasy, etc. and be able to use own computer or laptop.George St Sydney#9618
Website CoordinatorThis organisation is seeking a self-motivated individual to join their development team as a Website Coordinator. The role will include working with the festival team to: develop and maintain the Film Festival Word Press website; SEO updates; assist in creating a monthly newsletter; coordinate communication and requests between the festival team and the web team; enter news on the website; design new web pages, banners, and add-ons; work with all departments in updating website pages; assist in implementation of blog posts; and, help with the creation of website design and layout. You must have an interest in the arts and in genre films (Sci-Fi / Fantasy, etc. and be able to use own computer or laptop.George St Sydney#9617
Social Media CoordinatorThis organisation is seeking a self-motivated individual to join their development team as Social Media Coordinator. The role will include working with the festival team to: create and manage social media content for the festival; maintain active community engagement online; liaise with members of the Film Festival team to develop relevant content; create posts for Film Festival online platforms; write copy for blog posts; assist in creation of monthly newsletter; monitor social media channels; develop, deliver and review an annual social media plan and timeline; and, use current social media accounts to encourage participation during and after the festival. You must have an interest in the arts and in genre films (Sci-Fi / Fantasy, etc. and be able to use own computer or laptop.George St Sydney#9616
Media and PR CoordinatorThis organisation is seeking a self-motivated individual to join their development team as Media and PR Coordinator. The role will include working with the festival team to: source new media contacts; create and maintain media contact lists; grow and manage database the & mailing list; edit and write copy for press releases, media blurbs, newsletter posts, etc; monitor social media channel activities; assist in the promotional campaign, and assist with market research. You must have an interest in the arts and in genre films (Sci-Fi / Fantasy, etc. and be able to use own computer or laptop.George St Sydney#9615
Grant WriterThis organisation is seeking a self-motivated individual to join their development team as a Grant Writer. The role will include working with the festival team to source grant opportunities and complete grant applications. You must attend meetings from time to time; have an interest in the arts and in genre films (Sci-Fi / Fantasy, etc); and have strong writing skills and copy writing skills. Experience is a plus.George St Sydney#9614
Marketing CoordinatorThis organisation is seeking a self-motivated individual to join their development team as a Marketing Coordinator. The role will include working with the festival team to: design, develop, deliver and evaluate the Film Festival; assist in the development of marketing collateral; set realistic goals and deadlines with measurable objectives; review and recommend improvements to the marketing plan; and explore ways to measure and evaluate our festival. You must have an interest in the arts and in genre films (Sci-Fi / Fantasy, etc. and be able to use own computer or laptop.George St Sydney#9613
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 enthusiastic and diplomatic and comfortable speaking in a group setting.Double Bay#9649
Art TeacherA female visual art teacher with skills in drawing and painting in various mediums is sought for a weekly Thursday program at a women’s only space. This is an opportunity to work with women who are living with trauma, having been involved in the criminal justice system and domestic and family violence, and to assist them to create something meaningful. Located close to Central Station and railway Square.Chippendale#9648
Minibus DriverDrive a 12 seater minibus for a community aid organisation on Mondays taking seniors on outings. You will be accompanied by a trained staff member. A good driving record, good English and knowledge of the Sydney area are required. No special driving licence is needed. North Narrabeen#9473
Willoughby Street FairWilloughby's annual street fair on 1 September needs volunteers for a variety of roles including stage managers and assistant managers, parade marshals, information stall attendants, site runners and public surveyors. Shift times vary according to the role. An information briefing evening will be held before the day. Learn new skills, gain experience in event management, and develop your teamwork, communication and customer service skills. Minimum age is 18. Chatswood CBD#6453
Graffiti Removal DayThis is an opportunity to help clean up your local community by removing and preventing graffiti, with free material and equipment provided. If you are free a couple of days before or after 21 October, your assistance would also be welcome. To volunteer please go to the www.graffitiremovalday.org.au and complete the online registration form. You can nominate your own clean-up site or join an existing group. Minimum age is 12 years. Throughout NSWwww.graffitiremovalday.org.au