ACT Volunteering
Go Volunteer
Events ACT
The School Volunteer Program ACT
ACT Playgroups Association
ACT Health Volunteer Service
Parks Conservation and Lands
Environment Volunteering
Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary
Volunteering In Policing
COTA ACT Community Education Programs

Red Cross
The Salvation Army
St Vincent de Paul Society Smith Family
National Capital Authority
Lu Rees Archives, UC (Children's Literature)
Australian Volunteers International
Australian Business Volunteers
Pro Bono Australia - Volunteer Match
YOURLifeChoices - Volunteering

Volunteering ACTACT 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.
https://www.volunteeringact.org.auExternal Link


Go VolunteerGo Volunteer

Volunteering opportunities online.
https://www.govolunteer.com.au/ External Link


ACT Government LogoVolunteering Opportunities with Events ACT

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.

http://www.events.act.gov.au/contact-usExternal Link


The School Volunteer Program ACTThe School Volunteer Program ACT

A registered voluntary organisation, which recognises the unique place of volunteers in schools as mentors, confidantes and communicators.
https://www.svpact.org.au/ External Link


ACT PlaygroupsACT Playgroups Association

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.
http://playgroupact.org.au/ External Link


ACT Health Volunteer Service ACT Health

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.

http://health.act.gov.au/employment/volunteer-serviceExternal Link


Parks Conservation and LandsParks Conservation and Lands

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.

http://www.tccs.act.gov.au/about-us/volunteersExternal Link


Environment VolunteeringEnvironment and Substainable Development

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.

http://www.environment.act.gov.au/cpr/volunteersExternal Link


Mulligans Flat Woodland SanctuaryMulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary

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.

https://mulligansflat.org.au/External Link


Australian Federal Police - Safety Advise for Older People and Safety at HomeVolunteering In Policing

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

https://www.afp.gov.au/ External Link


Regional Community Services

Regional Community Services offers a large range of volunteering opportunities.

Northside Community ServiceNorthside Community Service
http://northside.asn.au/External Link

Belconnen Community ServiceBelconnen Fitness Program http://www.bcsact.com.au External Link

Woden Community Service http://www.wcs.org.au/ External LinkWoden Community Service Inc

Southside Community Services https://communityservices1.org/ External Link

Communities at Work (Tuggeranong & Weston Creek)
https://www.commsatwork.org External Link

TopCommunities at Work - Home and Community Care Programs


Dedicated volunteers who offer one-on-one home mentoring and/or group coaching to help families develop practical household management skills.

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 Community Education Programs

COTA ACT offers opportunities for people over 50 to train as volunteer peer educators within the Community Education Program. Peer EducatorsCOTA volunteer their time to talk to older Canberrans about healthy ageing issues.

http://www.cotaact.org.au/services/programs-2External Link




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.

http://www.rspca-act.org.au/get-involved/volunteerExternal Link


Australian Red CrossRed Cross

Volunteering opportunities in such activities as ‘meals on wheels’, visiting services and their telecross phone service.
http://www.redcross.org.au/volunteering.aspxExternal Link



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.

More information on RotaryExternal Link


Lions AustraliaLions

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.

http://lionsclubs.org.au/External Link



Community service club.
http://www.apex.org.au/External Link


Salvation ArmyThe Salvation Army

Volunteering opportunities in such activities as:

  • Telephone counselling
  • Preparing and serving food
  • Typing, clerical, mailroom and reception work
  • Research and marketing
  • Fundraising
  • Serving in stores
  • Accompanying aged or other clients on excursions
  • Playing music
  • Bus driving
  • Mentoring

http://salvos.org.au/get-involved/volunteering/ External Link


St Vincent de Paul SocietySt Vincent de Paul Society

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

http://www.vinnies.org.au/volunteering-national?link=224 External Link


The Smith FamilySmith Family

Volunteering activities in such areas as:

  • Administrative assistance
  • Mentoring and tutoring
  • Supervising learning clubs
  • Special projects
  • Sorting and packing Christmas Hampers

https://www.thesmithfamily.com.au/?u=30 External Link


National Capital AuthorityAustralian Government National Capital Authority

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.

https://www.nca.gov.au/ External Link


Lu Rees Archives, UC (Children's Literature)Lu Rees Archives, UC(Children's Literature)

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.

http://www.canberra.edu.au/national-centre-for-australian-childrens-literatureExternal Link


Australian Volunteers InternationalAustralian Volunteers International

Australian Volunteers International provides opportunities for Australians to become volunteers and assists them in sharing the learning from their international experiences.
https://www.avi.org.au/ External Link


Australian Business VolunteersAustralian Business Volunteers

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.
https://www.abv.org.au/ External Link


Pro Bono Volunteer MatchPro Bono Australia - Volunteer Match

A free service that matches Not for Profit organisations with skilled volunteers.
http://www.probonoaustralia.com.au/volunteer External Link


YOURLifeChoices - Volunteering

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.

https://www.yourlifechoices.com.au/lifestyle/volunteeringExternal Link


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