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) 
History Research & Data EntryAssist at the Cutler Research Centre which promotes the significance of Australia’s Artillery, its history and heritage. Answer queries from the public, make database compliant with Trove, enter data, scan materials, search for information, process materials. Work at your own pace with other volunteers in pleasant surroundings. Some tasks can be done from home on the Internet. Training will be provided and online courses are available to develop your skills. North Head#9748
IT AssistantsHelp the Library provide excellent service and assist customers with IT problems; lead IT assistance workshops and attend regular library volunteer meetings. Shifts are Thursdays 11 to noon; Fridays 11 to noon or 2pm to 3pm. In-house training covering dury of care, disability awareness, WH&S, emergency procedures etc will be provided. Double Bay#9054
Court SupportProvide 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 users of the Court system to find appropriate court services staff and access the court room. This role would suit a retired person with a few hours to volunteer each week. Good spoken and written English required. This service does not provide legal advice.Penrith#6747
Board MembersDo you have skills and experience in marketing/ advertising, policy development, media/social media/journalism, registered training compliance, NSW education curriculum and ATAR, business development, corporate governance or issues facing asylum seekers, refugees and new migrants? This organisation supporting young people aged 12-24 is seeking expressions of interest to fill Board vacancies, including from people newly arrived in Australia and those of CALD background living or working in and around the Cumberland LGA . Auburn#9071
Guest ServicesAssist with the day to day operation of a facility providing low cost short term accommodation for regional and rural clients requiring medical attention. Work with the accommodation manager to ensure rooms are ready and common areas are clean and tidy, do laundry, handle reservations, meet guests at check-in and provide telephone and other office support. You will have a first aid certificate or be willing to work to attain one, plus basic computer skills. WestmeadApply via email to volunteer@opensupport.org.au
Memory Walk & JogThe Memory Walk & Jog is a vital fundraising event for Dementia Australia, helping to raise awareness of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and make a difference for people impacted by dementia. Volunteers are needed from 6am to midday on 7 April at Tench Reserve, Jamisontown and May 19 at Leichhardt Oval. Tasks may include directing and encouraging participants around the course, assisting with registration, selling merchandise and handing out fundraising packs. Minimum age is 17.Leichhardt Oval; Tench Reserve Jamisontown#7402 Leichhardt #9010 Jamisontown
Refugee Student MentorMentor and provide additional academic support for students from a refugee or asylum seeker background at a primary or secondary school; help nurture and build the student’s self-esteem. The next training is on 9 April in Parramatta. This role could suit retired teachers or others with an educational background, and is an opportunity to make a difference to the lives of students and support their educational transition. Dee Why#9747
Online Simulated PatientsUNSW’s online simulated patient interactive assessment program provides year 1 and 2 medical students more opportunities to develop their communication skills and more respectful and effective interactions with patients. Volunteers acting as simulated patients are given a scenario including medical history and make online appointments with students, each lasting about 30 minutes. Interviews with the students are not via telephone, but via your laptop or desktop.online from Home#9115
Support VolunteersCaring volunteers are sought to provide one on one emotional and social support to people living with HIV/AIDS. Spend time each week with your client and attend a weekly support group for one hour to give and receive support with fellow volunteers and the project’s social workers. The next training including HIV/AIDS, communication skills, mental health and drug therapy is on 22, 23 & 29 June 2019.Sydney#7730
Music InstructorsWork with young people aged 12 to 24, teaching them instruments including electric guitar, acoustic guitar, drums and keyboard. You will work one on one and with small groups and do not need to be skilled with all instruments. This role would also suit a singing coach. This is a great opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young people living in one of the most socially disadvantaged areas in Sydney by giving 8-10 hours of your time each month. To reflect community demographics, people newly arrived in Australia and those of CALD background living or working in and around the Cumberland LGA are encouraged to apply.Auburn#9741
Job MentorsWork one-on-one with a job seeker on Tuesday mornings, supporting migrants, primarily women from South Sudan, coming from difficult circumstances and disadvantage and having low levels of literacy and few computer skills. They seek long-term employment in Australia, then ongoing support. You will have patience, flexibility and willingness to develop an understanding of the challenges faced by participants. Five minutes from Flemington station.Homebush West#9637
ANZAC AppealFunds raised from this activity will support Australian veterans and their families in need. We need volunteers to help us raise funds from 23-25 April. Work in groups of 2-3 to collect donations in exchange for badges at various Sydney CBD locations including Martin Place, ANZAC Day March, & NRL Games. Multiple shifts available.Sydney CBDappeals@rsldefencecare.org.au Anzac Appeal
Volunteer CoordinatorAn organisation which helps young Aboriginal parents break the life cycle of suffering is looking for an experienced person to manage its team of volunteers. You will recruit volunteers, allocate responsibilities and work to retain valuable people. You will know how to identify talent, be a good organiser and have the skills to work with people of diverse backgrounds and experience. Up to one day a week, Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays. Rozelle#9642
Logistics OfficerPlan and organise care packs for around 25 Indigenous schools across NSW; liaise with donors to keep them informed, provide content for program material and social communications and evaluate the donor program and implement changes. You will have relevant experience preferably in a non-profit organisation, strong written and verbal communication skills and computer skills. Minimum age is 26.Rozelle#9131
Media & PR OfficerA long term role to provide 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, provide website and social media content, prepare briefings for local and metropolitan media, and provide support for fundraising events. You will have relevant skills and experience. Time commitment is negotiable.Marrickville#9658
DriversJoin a small team of volunteer drivers dedicated to the safe, reliable and efficient transportation of families between Bankstown Airport and Westmead Children’s Hospital or Sydney Children's Hospital in Randwick. This essential service provides families with a complete transport solution from their local regional airport. Drivers work on a roster basis, 7 days a week usually between 9am and 5pm. Minimum age is 25. Drives are in a fleet of modern Hyundai vehicles.Bankstown, Randwick#8899
Governance & Risk OfficerSupport the clinical practice manager of this organisation which helps Aboriginal parents break the life cycle of suffering. Facilitate inquiries on government information and coordinate responses; assist with managing the internal audit program; coordinate governance, risk and compliance projects. This 1-2 days a week role requires relevant skills and experience, good communication and negotiation skills and the ability to work in a politically sensitive environment. Some of the work should be able to be done at home. Rozelle/ from home#9634
Meet & Greet VolunteersWork with a friendly team of staff and volunteers at a World Heritage listed property at least one day a month by greeting guests, guiding tours, facilitating educations sessions or assisting in the shop. You will be flexible and keen to take on a variety of visitor facing roles. Walking distance from Parramatta station and on-site parking available. Minimum age is 18. Parramatta#9735
Experienced GardenerA vibrant organisation is looking for someone to assist once or twice a month at the community garden catering for locals and different faith and cultural groups. Knowledge of food plants is important as is a desire to engage with the many different local groups. Plants also help with pollinating birds and insects.Lane Cove or Mount Druitt or Sydney Eastern Suburbs#9227
Family Support - Mental Health Review TribunalAssist and support families and relatives attending a hearing at the Mental Health Review Tribunal. You will work in pairs to provide support before or after a hearing, ensure information is available, making a referral to a clinical staff member if appropriate and liaising with the hearing coordinator. Orientation and training will be provided for this role. Thursdays or Fridays, 9am to around 2.30pm. Westmead#9545
Palliative Care - Family & Child SupportYou will be matched with a family with a child who has a life limiting illness. Visit their home up to four hours a week and provide support by playing with or reading to the unwell child or siblings, helping with light housework or with trips to shops or medical appointments. This role is for at least 12 months and requires a current driver’s licence and access to a car. Positions are in Westmead, Bankstown and Randwick hospital catchment areas. Westmead, Bankstown, Randwick catchment areas#8529
Bright Sparks Learning ClubThis after school learning club gives children from refugee backgrounds opportunity to build confidence, develop and strengthen skills and enjoy positive relationships; the focus is on broad learning, not just homework. You will work with volunteers and staff to strengthen the student’s English conversation skills, assist with homework and learning, facilitate group activities and make learning fun by implementing learning through play.  Orientation training is on 15 April and a commitment to at least two school terms is sought.Liverpool, Fairfield, Guildford areas #9350