Volunteering

Due to the constantly changing advice concerning travel and self-isolation requirements as a result of the COVID-19 efforts, we are currently not accepting any new volunteer applications. We will reassess the situation in late April. We thank you for your support at this time.

We have a very active volunteer program with over 900 people currently supporting our work. 

Photo by volunteer Jerzy Lipinski.
Photo by volunteer Jerzy Lipinski.
However, placements are limited because we need to ensure all our volunteers are safe, adequately resourced, doing meaningful work and covered by insurance.

Most of our volunteer placements are very remote. 

There are some exceptions – Scottsdale Reserve (40 minutes south of Canberra) offers day placements regularly, our head office in the Melbourne CBD occasionally requires new volunteers for general administration and every now and then we have some home-based volunteer opportunities.

Frequently asked questions

Who can volunteer?

What do volunteers do?

What are the benefits of registering?

Why are opportunities limited?

How are people selected?

Can my children (or my dog) come too?

Can I volunteer in the summer holidays?

Are expenses reimbursed?

Are volunteers insured?

Do I need transport?

Can I buy meals?

What accommodation can I expect?

What are the challenges with remote locations?

Meet the Volunteer Advisory Committee

Members of our Volunteer Advisory Committee

Our Volunteer Advisory Committee is a team of self-nominated volunteers from across the nation. They give us a user's perspective in the review of our volunteer systems and processes.

The committee also supports the development of new and inspiring opportunities that further champion our Volunteer Program.