Volunteering creates an opportunity for you to make a difference in your community, connect with your neighbours, be involved in your neighbourhood and share your skills with others. You will gain a great deal of satisfaction from making a difference! You can volunteer in an area that interests you, learn new skills, meet new people and add variety to your work experience.
Around 4.4 million Australians make a difference in their local community by volunteering each year, doing a wide range of tasks for a wide range of non-profit organisations. If you are interested in volunteering, contact one of the listed agencies or follow-up on the opportunities we have listed below.
Become a Young Humanitarian and contribute to the Red Cross organisation's dedication to tackling disadvantage and nurturing a more humanitarian society.
For more information visit the Red Cross website.
Generate Volunteer Program
Generate is an eight month long training program that introduces passionate young people to the skills, experiences and knowledge they need to create significant change. OakTree run one program in every state, with program sizes varying between 30 and 50. If you’re under 26 years, Generate is your platform to advocate, fundraise and campaign on behalf of the worldwide movement to eradicate extreme poverty.
For more information or to visit The Oaktree website.
Pole to Pole leadership institute
The Pole to Pole Leadership Institute is a project that aims to inspire, connect and empower young people around the globe to confront the issues of today. Through Pole to Pole you will gain several outstanding opportunities. You could work on several charitable projects and programs happening all over the world. Join the team and become part of the experience!
For more information visit Pole to Pole website.
Are you able to help your community by supporting the counsellors of the Gay and Lesbian Switchboard Victoria? They are currently seeking volunteers for a number of non-counselling roles.
For more information visit the Gay and Lesbian Switchboard Victoria website.
St John Volunteer Programs
St John offers a variety of Volunteer programs throughout Australia and is always looking to grow their memberships.
For more information visit the St John Volunteer website.
CFA Junior Volunteers
CFA has over 250 Junior Brigades across Victoria. Young people aged between 11-15 years old can join CFA as junior members through the Junior Volunteer Development Program.
For more information visit the CFA website.
I Can Do That!
I Can Do That! Victoria's volunteering portal is an online community and information resource for Victorian volunteers and volunteering organisations. It's a website that aims to inform, support and inspire everyone involved in volunteering.
For more information visit the I Can Do That! website.