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) 
Program CoordinatorThis role will be initially involved in recruiting and placing around 8 volunteers to work overseas in Asia and the Pacific. This includes managing and initial culling of applications, assisting in managing interviews, referee checking, coordination of pre-travel issues like health checks and visas, assistance in designing and implementing a 4 day induction course in Sydney and ongoing support during the overseas placement. Crows Nest#9527
Market ResearchThis organisation needs assistance of a research volunteer for three months on Tuesdays and Wednesdays to assist in its social media feed, perform online market research for street libraries, put marketing material in target libraries and cafes in the inner west and do other tasks for the CEO including database management. Some previous work experience is required for this role and you will be at least 17. Good rail and bus access.Erskineville#9323
Sydney Lunar FestivalBe part of the largest Lunar New Year celebration outside Asia which runs from 1 February to 10 February and celebrates the Year of the Pig. Various roles are available including providing information about the festival program and assisting with workshops and performances. All nationalities are invited to be involved. Please apply online by 2 December at cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/community/participation/volunteer-with-us    Sydney CBD and ChinatownCity of Sydney 
Christmas FestivalChristmas in Pyrmont is an annual festival opening the streets of Pyrmont to the public to celebrate Christmas. This year there will be a kids’ activities hall and volunteers are required to help on Saturday 24 December to set up between 10am and 4pm and/or on Christmas Day with face painting & craft activities between 3pm and 7.30pm. You will need to speak conversational English. Minimum age is 17 years.#9706
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. A great opportunity to learn from a community focused organisation. Sydney CBD#8762
Driving MentorsThis program provides supervised driving practice for selected refugee clients of a non-profit organisation in an insured automatic vehicle. Volunteer mentors are needed with a five year safe driving record, no at fault accidents in last two years and current knowledge of NSW road rules and the local area. A commitment of 6 months to the program is sought and a reasonable level of spoken and written English is required. Fairfield, Wollongong, Gymea#9709
Management Committee MembersBotany Family & Children’s Centre is a not for profit incorporated association providing free services such as counselling, casework, advocacy, referral, playgroups, parenting and men’s programs. The centre seeks suitable and committed individuals who have a range of skills, knowledge and experience to join the Management Committee. Experience welcome to the roles includes financial management, governance, planning, fundraising, social media management and human resources. The board meets monthly. Botany#8560
Justice SupportProvide communication assistance to people with intellectual disability and other cognitive disability who are involved in the criminal justice system at police stations, legal appointments and court houses.Hunter Region#9707
Horse AttendantsVolunteers are sought to help with different duties, such as side-walking disabled riders during horse riding sessions, leading horses (if you have a horse background), cleaning leathers, maintain premises, feeding horses. Ideally suited to those are interested in horses, can help riders with a disability and assist with varied activities. You need to be comfortable with horses and an equine background is preferred but not essential. Minimum age is 16 years.Richmond8561
Communications WriterThis not for profit organisation requires the assistance of a skilled volunteer to write brief articles for the website, social media (Linkedin, FB, Instragram & Twitter) and create brochure copy. The successful candidate will be able to attend events to capture stories. An opportunity to gain experience writing copy in a corporate environment, working alongside professionals willing to pass on years of expertise.Sydney CBD#9708
Court SupportVolunteers are required to 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 in finding court services staff. 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. It is desirable that the volunteer is willing to make a long term commitment in view of the training required. Manly / Mt Druitt / Newcastle#9705 #7521
Marketing & Social Media CoordinatorsTwo coordinators are being recruited by an organisation which helps to bridge the gap between the city and the bush. You will work with the CEO to drive the use of social media and other marketing tools, promote the organisation and its activities, and so increase donations and boost volunteer numbers. This is a great opportunity to work with a small newly formed charity helping farming and Indigenous communities in rural and remote Australia. There may also be opportunities to travel with the volunteer team to rural and regional Australia, but this would be at your own expense. Goos bus and ferry access.Balmain#9703
Driving MentorsHelp learners get a licence through free driving lessons and support during the 120 practice hours and the provisional driving test. A fully maintained vehicle is provided to mentors together with relevant volunteer training and support. Assistance to learners in how to answer the driver knowledge test may also be involved. You will have held a licence for at least two years and have a passion to help others learn a valuable life skill.Wyong#9701
Streetbeat OutreachDo you have experience in working with young people facing disadvantage? Join the Streetbeat transport and outreach program one Friday or Saturday night a fortnight or a month assisting the youth workers to pick up young people on the streets late at night and take them home. The team aims to build relationships with the regular users of this service so that it can provide other support services where required.Waterloo/ Inner West#6969
Sydney GreetersVolunteers who have lived in Sydney for at least 2 years are needed to welcome younger visitors from around the world around four times a year, providing an insider’s orientation, showing their favourite spaces, landmarks and buildings, and providing information about transport, attractions etc. Greeters from all backgrounds are welcome and a second language is valuable. Also attend bi-monthly information sharing meetings.Sydney city and suburbs#9133
Singing Group LeaderAn organisation providing home care, residential care and retirement living services is looking for a volunteer who has knowledge of singing and has a good repertoire of songs that will resonate with its elderly members of this aged care centre. You will run the singing group on Mondays from 2.30 to 3.30pm. This is an opportunity to give back to the community and to brighten the lives of these elderly residents. Forestville#9698
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
Giving Team - Telephone SupportAre you a great communicator who loves talking to people? Assist an organisation which receives brand new goods from retailers to pass on to over 800 charities. You will make and receive calls to and from member organisations. You will have good Outlook, Word and Excel skills and experience in telephone support, sales or customer service. Hours are flexible to suit school times. Located walking distance from station. Mascot#9518
STAR WARS™ Identities: The ExhibitionThe Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences needs a team of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics enthusiasts to join the Visitor Experience Volunteer team for STAR WARS™ Identities: The Exhibition from November to April 2019. You will introduce families and visitors to the technologies showcased and be able to commit to work on a regular basis. Group interviews are on 1 November, 10.30am to 1pm. Minimum age is 16.Ultimo#9691
Arts & CraftsConcord Hospital is looking for volunteers to work on weekdays with patients in palliative care and their families on arts and crafts projects, encouraging them to participate in activities that could offer comfort and entertainment. You will be at least 21 years of age, preferably have a keen interest in arts and crafts and speak conversational English. You will receive a free parking pass after completing training. Concord#9686
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 #6546
Green GymThis practical conservation program is for people aged 50 to 80 who are keen to improve their health and wellbeing and create vibrant community spaces. Sessions last around 3 hours and guide you in planting and potting, collecting seeds, watering, harvesting food, mulching and much more. Free pick up and drop off at a central location are available. Learn new skills, help improve the environment and meet new people. The program is unable to cater for wheelchairs.Fairfield, Ryde, Randwick#9690
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
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