Shine a Light
The School Volunteer Program ACT
ACT Playgroups Association
ACT Health Volunteer Service
Parks Conservation and Lands
Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary
Volunteering In Policing
COTA ACT Community Education Programs
The Salvation Army
St Vincent de Paul Society
National Capital Authority
Lu Rees Archives, UC (Children's Literature)
Australian Volunteers International
Australian Business Volunteers
Pro Bono Australia - Volunteer Match
YOURLifeChoices - Volunteering
Volunteering ACT is the peak body for volunteering in the ACT region. They represent the interests of all community volunteers, and of all those who work with volunters.
Volunteering opportunities online.
The Shine a Light program is a new volunteer program that aims to link senior members of the community who want to volunteer their time and skill with organisations and community groups who need those skills and talents to benefit the wider Canberra community. Projects could include: festivals (youth, art, writing), awareness raising (environment, caring, health), community care (group self-help, practival support), and sharing (community gardens, cooperatives).
Events ACT offer many volunteering opportunities to older Canberrans at a range of public and special events.
Please email Events ACT and provide your contact details and availability.
A registered voluntary organisation, which recognises the unique place of volunteers in schools as mentors, confidantes and communicators.
Playgroups are informal sessions where parents, caregivers, babies and children aged 0-5 come together in a relaxed and friendly environment. Older Canberrans who have some free time and enjoy being with young children are invited to participate.
ACT Health has a large team of volunteers who provide a service and support for patients, visitors and staff and are an integral part of the health care team.
There are a wide range of opportunities for Canberra residents to volunteer their time and skills to collectively improve the natural environment at their own back door.
A wide range of volunteering opportunities exist to help improve Canberra’s natural environment. Whether you can spare two hours a year or a regular commitment each month there’s a volunteering role for everyone.
The Sanctuary Board encourages local residents and other members of the community to support the Sanctuary and its programs by becoming a 'Friend of Mulligans Flat'. This is a group similar to ParkCare groups, participating in nature reserve care and rehabilitation programs.
Volunteering roles include:
- Assistance at community events like the Canberra Show and Multicultural Festival
- Catering at training exercises and workshops
- Role playing for police recruit training
Regional Community Services offers a large range of volunteering opportunities.
Northside Community Service
Belconnen Community Service
Woden Community Service
Southside Community Services
This program offers free mentoring to young parents and families in Canberra (priority areas are Tuggeranong and Weston Creek). It primarily aims to strengthen living skills in areas of household organisation.
COTA ACT offers opportunities for people over 50 to train as volunteer peer educators within the Community Education Program. Peer Educators volunteer their time to talk to older Canberrans about healthy ageing issues.
The RSPCA relies on the community to continue to provide care for the thousands of animals that come to their shelter every year. Volunteers are integral to assisting with this care and to day to day activities that allow them to manage a successful shelter.
Volunteering opportunities in such activities as ‘meals on wheels’, visiting services and their telecross phone service.
A worldwide organisation of business, professional, and community leaders which provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world.
Lions Clubs strive to make a difference in their local community as well as in communities worldwide. Membership is open to men and women over the age of 18 years and of good moral character and reputation.
Community service club.
Volunteering opportunities in such activities as:
- Telephone counselling
- Preparing and serving food
- Typing, clerical, mailroom and reception work
- Research and marketing
- Serving in stores
- Accompanying aged or other clients on excursions
- Playing music
- Bus driving
Volunteering opportunities in such activities as:
- General office work
- Working part time in our Vinnies Centres
- Night Patrol Van delivering food, warm drinks and a friendly face to people who are homeless on the streets
- Visiting families and people in need in their homes as well as hospitals, prisons and detention centres
Volunteering activities in such areas as:
- Administrative assistance
- Mentoring and tutoring
- Supervising learning clubs
- Special projects
- Sorting and packing Christmas Hampers
NCA volunteers present, or assist with, a variety of interesting and educational activities such as public tours at the National Capital Exhibition and Blundells Cottage, and conducting walking tours of national areas for booked groups along Anzac Parade and through the Old Parliament House Gardens.
The Archive is seeking volunteers to achieve its mission to enhance the appreciation of Australian children's literature by collecting, preserving and making available wide-ranging resources.
Australian Volunteers International provides opportunities for Australians to become volunteers and assists them in sharing the learning from their international experiences.
A non-government, not-for-profit international development agency that matches expert business people with overseas communities to deliver capacity-building solutions that are strategically designed to foster and promote sustainable growth.
A free service that matches Not for Profit organisations with skilled volunteers.
Giving your time to a worthy cause can be an incredibly rewarding experience. This Volunteering page has information about volunteer work, whether you are looking for something local, Australia-wide, international or even online.