The Centre for Volunteering is committed to promoting and supporting youth volunteering in NSW.

Volunteer Referral Services (VRS)

The Centre for Volunteering runs a Volunteer Referral Service which is a useful resource to finding volunteer work. It is basically a telephone chat of around 15 minutes about volunteering, your interests, skills, your motivations for volunteering, your availability, and volunteer opportunities that may be available in your local area.

If you are under 18 years old it can sometimes be harder to find volunteer work but, with support from the VRS and dedication on your part, you should be able to find volunteer work that is suitable for you and benefits your community.

For more information about the VRS please phone 02 9261 3600.

Certificate of Active Volunteering I and II

The Certificate of Active Volunteering I and II, also known as CHC 1405 and CHC 2405, are now Stage 5 VET Board endorsed courses.  Students engaged in volunteering activities can participate in the Certificate of Active Volunteering courses. The registered on-the-job training enables volunteers to effectively participate in an organisation and undertake their volunteer work using practical skills required for the job.

For more information on these courses, please contact us at