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Volunteering

Volunteering is a great way to contribute to your community. It provides a variety of benefits, including making new friends, sharing skills, getting job-ready and becoming a part of the local community.

Volunteering opportunities

Volunteering Queensland provides information for many volunteering opportunities in Queensland. Visit their website to find 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:

Volunteers do great things across a wide range of sectors. To get an idea of the broad range of programs in Queensland, check out the options below.

Community services

  • Become a Justice of the Peace and act as an objective witness of official or legal documents.
  • Volunteer with Homeless Connect, a one-day event linking homeless people with vital services.
  • Community First Development volunteers assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in their communities by providing specific skills such as financial management, business development, IT and graphic design.
  • Australian Youth Mentoring Network links mentors with mentoring programs that work with young people.
  • Community Visitors Scheme is a national program that provides companionship to socially isolated people living in aged care homes.

To learn more about opportunities with the Care Army, visit Volunteering Queensland.

Conservation

Keeping the community safe

Online volunteering

Online volunteering allows you to make a difference from the comfort of your own home at a time that suits you. Some interesting opportunities include:

Legal information for volunteers in Queensland

Workplace Health and Safety

Safe Work Australia has developed a range of workplace health and safety resources for volunteers and organisations that engage volunteers.