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You can make a difference

Volunteering is any activity that involves putting your unpaid time, energy and skills for the greater good.

Volunteers create positive changes in many areas – human rights, faith communities, health, education, sports and recreation, social services, arts and culture, emergency services, the environment and conservation, animal welfare, and community support development – and that’s just the beginning.

Why do people volunteer?

  • To learn new skills, knowledge and experience
  • To develop existing skills, knowledge and experience
  • To find new passions
  • To meet new people and forming long-term friends and partnerships
  • To contribute to a good cause
  • To make an invaluable difference
  • To have fun!
  • To develop English language skills

Things to Know

  • Volunteering can take as little as one hour per week. Different roles require different amounts of time and commitment.
  • You can volunteer on weekdays or evenings and weekends – it’s up to you. Some roles can only be performed at certain times, but there is something suitable for everyone.
  • You don’t need to have specific skills or experience to volunteer. Many roles involve training so it can be a great opportunity to try something new!