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Volunteering in my Geographical Area

There are many places to explore how, where and who to volunteer with. Each of the following offers a diversity of opportunities, be they at a national level, local level or even just at home or work - yes, virtual volunteering is also a possibility. Click on your State or Territory below to find places to volunteer in your area.

 


 

National

Australia's peak body:

Australia's national volunteering coordinating body is Volunteering Australia, an organisation that provides resources on volunteering and that hosts GoVolunteer, a free internet advertising service for not-for-profit community organisations looking for volunteers. If you have any difficulty finding a suitable spot at the state level, try the national body, and vice versa.

Australian Help

Australian Help has an extensive list of volunteer and service opportunities in Australia and abroad.

Do Something Near You:

Do Something Near You also provides a platform to search for opportunities using your postcode or suburb. The website covers the whole of Australia including 16,000 different suburbs and 565 local councils.

Virtual volunteering:

Virtual volunteering through the UN Volunteers program allows anybody with an internet connection to volunteer at any time of the day or night, from your desk at home or work. For as little as 30 minutes a day you can contribute your experience and skills to a wide variety of tasks. Your contributions are recorded and can be used as a verification of work experience and skill development.

 

Vollie:

Vollie is an online platform that recognises the capabilities of Millennials and provides exclusive volunteer opportunities for users to donate their time and expertise to. Their platform also acts as a volunteer matching service, with a variety of projects from different volunteer organisations that suit different skillsets and causes that you may be passionate about.

 


 

Australian Capital Territory

ACT peak body:

The ACT's peak body for volunteering is Volunteering ACT

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New South Wales

NSW peak body:

The peak body for volunteering in New South Wales is the Centre for Volunteering.

Volunteer Centres:

NSW has a large number of local centres to encourage and support volunteering, including centres that are all listed here.

Volunteer through your local government:

Local volunteering is a key part of strengthening local communities and many local governments have a volunteering alliance with local community groups. Search for your Local Government using your address or browse the directory.

Other search options:

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Northern Territory

NT peak body:

For information about volunteering in the Northern Territory, go to Volunteering SA NT or GoVolunteer.

Volunteer through your local government:

Local volunteering is a key part of strengthening local communities and many local governments have a volunteering alliance with local community groups. To find contact details for your local government, click here.

Other search options:

As well as looking in your geographical area, you can also look for a match to your interests or skills:

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Queensland

Queensland's peak body:

The peak body for Volunteering in Queensland is Volunteering Queensland.

Volunteer centres:

There are local volunteer centres at

Volunteer through your local government:

Local volunteering is a key part of strengthening local communities and many local governments have a volunteering alliance with local community groups. To find the contact details for your local government, click here.

Other search options:

As well as looking in your geographical area, you can also look for a match to your interests or skills:

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South Australia

South Australia's peak body:

The peak body for Volunteering in South Australia is Volunteering SA. The responsible South Australian government agency is the Office for Volunteers .

Volunteer Centres:

A list of Volunteer Resource Centres can be found here.

Volunteer through your local government:

Local volunteering is a key part of strengthening local communities and many local governments have a volunteering alliance with local community groups. To find contact details for your local government, click here.

Other search options:

As well as looking in your geographical area, you can also look for a match to your interests or skills:

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Tasmania

Tasmania's peak body:

The peak body for Volunteering in Tasmania is Volunteering Tasmania.

Volunteer through your local government:

Local volunteering is a key part of strengthening local communities and many local governments have a volunteering alliance with local community groups. To find contact details for your local government, click here.

Other search options:

As well as looking in your geographical area, you can also look for a match to your interests or skills:

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Victoria

Victoria's peak body:

The peak body in Victoria for volunteering is Volunteering Victoria.

Volunteer Centres:

Volunteering Victoria resources and supports 20 volunteer resource and referral agencies across the state. They provide resources and support people to help you make informed choices about volunteer work, relevant, up-to-date information on volunteer services, and information on involving and managing volunteers. Contact details for each of the Volunteer Resource Centres and Referral Agencies are listed at http://volunteeringvictoria.org.au/partners/volunteer-resource-centres/

Leadership Victoria - ExperienceBank Leadership Program (EBLP):

EBLP  is Leadership Victoria's program for experienced leaders who may be beginning to consider the transition to a "portfolio career" and who want to increase their leadership contribution in the community.

Volunteer through your local government:

Local volunteering is a key part of strengthening local communities and many local governments have a volunteering alliance with local community groups. To find contact details for your local government, click here.

Other search options:

As well as looking in your geographical area, you can also look for a match to your interests or skills:

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Western Australia

There are many places to explore how, where and who to volunteer with. Each of the following offers a diversity of opportunities, be they at a national level, local level or even just at home or work - yes, virtual volunteering is also a possibility.

Western Australia's peak body:

The peak body in Western Australia for Volunteering is Volunteering Western Australia.

Volunteer Centres:

Volunteer Resource Centres in Western Australia can be found here.

Volunteer through your local government:

Local volunteering is a key part of strengthening local communities and many local governments have a volunteering alliance with local community groups. To find contact details for your local government in WA, click here.

Other search options:

As well as looking in your geographical area, you can also look for a match to your interests or skills:

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