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) 
MentorsAn organisation supporting young people facing challenges around homelessness, abuse or drugs is recruiting mentors for its general mentoring and scholarship mentoring programs. General mentors provide guidance and support to help a young person develop and achieve their goals. Scholarship mentors support a young person over the two year period of their scholarship in areas throughout the State. Merrylands, Redfern, Maroubra#9731
Rostering Team MemberJoin the team at this special purpose radio station one day per week and manage phone calls, shift cancellations, leave notifications, Excel database updating and other admin tasks for the community of volunteers who keep the station running for its audience who cannot read independently. Basic computer skills are required and induction training will be provided. Station is located in community centre two minutes from bus stop. Glebe#9471
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
Royal Easter ShowDo you want to become part of the team of volunteers at this major fun event? You will be able to commit to at least four shifts over the 12 days of the Show from 12 to 23 April, have a valid Working With Children number and have a reasonable level of fitness. Applications close 4 February. Roles at various venues include general usher, Show information and children’s activities. If you are 16 or older, please apply online at http://inh.so/sresSydney Olympic ParkApply online at http://inh.so/sres
Marketing AssistantThis organisation is seeking a reliable marketing assistant one day per week (Monday, Wednesday or Thursday), minimum commitment of three months. You will be an organised person with excellent communication, proficient in Mac, and the ability to work independently to deadlines and will support the marketing manager in the communications, fundraising and events of the organisation. Strong tech and social media skills required. Minimum age 20.Ultimo#9313
DriverWork with another volunteer and drive a hospital station wagon to pick up and deliver small items of equipment such as walking frames and wheelchairs to palliative care patients at home. Hours and days are flexible, between 9am and 2pm. There is an initial training programme including OH&S and working with the elderly.St George/ Sutherland area#2089
Reading BuddiesJoin the Reading for Life program; visit a local school weekly for 45 minutes to assist children in years 2 to 4 with reading skills and confidence. The program commences in February and volunteers are needed with reasonable literacy and communication skills (to year 10 level) who can commit to the program. Before being matched with your buddy, there is a three hour training session and an orientation session at the school. Locations include Bankstown, Croydon Park, Tacoma (Central Coast), Oran Park, Camden, Narwee, Leppington, Strathfield, Hobartville, Riverwood, Dundas Valley, Minto, Canley Heights, Forestville, Cammeray, Ashbury, Campsie.Western Suburbs#5871
Counting BuddiesJoin the Counting for Life program; visit a local school for 45 minutes each week to assist a child in years 2-4 with numeracy skills and confidence. Complete 3 hour training and orientation at the school before you are matched with a buddy. The program commences in February and runs for 15 weeks.Killarney Vale, Guildford, Strathfield, Campbellfield, Canterbury, Punchbowl#9200
Swim & Aerobics InstructorsCertified Austswim instructors are sought to lead lessons for children and adults at an outdoor heated pool at an aged care home opening the facility to the community. A qualified water aerobics instructor is also sought initially for a program for the elderly, with this expected to extend later to all ages. You will speak good English and be at least 17 years of age. Times and days are flexible, Monday to Saturday.This is a unique opportunity to develop a new program at this mental health and homeless specific home.Haberfield#9717
Street Food ManagerProvide food planning and catering support for a bread rescue and distribution charity which conducts a regular street food stall at various locations around the Inner West to raise funds. You will plan economical and delicious street food snacks, determine quantities to be purchased, supervise preparation, cooking and sales and roster volunteers. You will have some relevant experience and be able to lead a team. Please contact us after we re-open on 7 January. Inner West#9718
Support VolunteersCaring volunteers are sought to provide one on one emotional support to people living with HIV/AIDS. Spend time each week with your client developing a friendship and attend a weekly support group for one hour with fellow volunteers and the project’s social workers. The next comprehensive training including HIV/AIDS, mental health and communication skills is on 9, 10 and 16 February. Contact us after 7 January.Sydney#7730
Research ParticipantsOur research helps improve older people’s balance and reduces the risk of falls. We need volunteers aged 65 and over for a study on the best type of training. You will be allocated to one of 3 groups – home step training, home brain training and control group and will report monthly for 12 months. Training groups will have equipment supplied and installed at home. Please contact us after 2 January.Randwick/ from home#9168
Driving MentorsProvide supervised driving practice for selected refugee clients 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