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A great way to contribute to your community is through volunteer work.

Volunteering is an unpaid activity that people choose to do for the good of the community. It provides a variety of rewards for the volunteer, including making new friends, sharing skills, getting job-ready and becoming a part of the local community.

Volunteering covers a range of sectors including arts, young people, conservation, health, community safety and corporate. You can volunteer during a disaster, with your family, while travelling, or online.

Volunteering opportunities

Volunteering Queensland is the peak body for volunteering in Queensland. Visit their website to find out more about volunteering opportunities or search their database by location or work/skill type. You can also contact your nearest Volunteer Resource Centre to find out about volunteering opportunities in your region:

Alternatively you can search for volunteering opportunities within the following sectors:

Arts and culture


Corporate volunteering

Emergency volunteering

Volunteering with emergency services is a great make to give back to your community. Emergency service volunteering is open to a wide range of people.

Register with Volunteering Queensland’s Emergency Volunteering CREW so that in the event of a disaster, you can be linked with an organisation that requires volunteer support.

Find out more about opportunities available in your location.

Learn the skills that might be important to help people. You could:


Helping your community

Keeping the community safe

Online volunteering



  • The Tourism Volunteering Portal provides a central point for travellers, new and experienced volunteers to find out about upcoming volunteering opportunities in tourism destinations or local tourism industry.
  • Grey Nomads provides people who are young at heart with the opportunity to travel to new places and experience volunteering at the same time.
  • International Student Volunteer Initiative is a Volunteering Queensland initiative to increase opportunities for international students to volunteer in Queensland.


Volunteer managers can visit the Volunteering Queensland website to access resources on a variety of topics such as:

  • volunteer management
  • checklists for volunteering
  • recruiting volunteers online
  • developing volunteer projects
  • mobilising communities
  • governance and leadership
  • submission writing, grants and funding
  • event planning.

Need volunteers?

Register with Volunteering Queensland’s free Linkki Service, an online platform where you can connect with the volunteers you need.

Once registered, you will be able to create your organisation profile, place ads for your volunteering opportunities and interested volunteers will apply directly to you.

Free smartphone app for emergency volunteering

ReadyQld is Volunteering Queensland’s smartphone app providing Queenslanders with information about emergency volunteering opportunities, disaster news and tips for natural disaster preparation.

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Last updated:
10 July 2014

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