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Volunteering

It takes an army of volunteers in a variety of roles to positively impact the lives of more than one million Australians each year. 

Time to give

Volunteers are the human face of our values of dignity, justice, hope, compassion and community. And we’re always on the lookout for outstanding individuals to bring fresh energy and ideas to a range of volunteer roles.

From store assistants to counsellors, Red Shield Appeal donation collectors to driving mentors, homework helpers to foster carers, baristas to photographers – volunteering with us may look different than you expect. And whether you have a few hours a week or just a once-off day to spare, we would love to hear from you.

Check here for a range of volunteer roles we need filled today 

Behind the scenes, skilled professionals can also help deliver our essential programs and services. Marketing and PR, accountants, lawyers, teachers, administrators, you name it – it takes talent of all kinds. And your employer might even offer volunteer incentives, allowing you to offer your time a little easier.

Together we’re strong

Our strength lies in the daily contributions of our volunteers. Café staff, Christmas present wrappers, housing professionals, aged-care facility visitors – every small role adds value to something much bigger. 

Interested in fashion? Volunteer in a Salvos Store near you. A gun basketball player? You could mentor a young person in sport. 

The greatest attribute our volunteers bring is flexibility. If the volunteer role you’re after isn’t available, there are always plenty of positions we need help with. Whatever your skillset, availability or areas of interest, you may surprise yourself with the different ways you can make a difference.

Check here for a range of volunteer roles we need filled today

If you own a business and would like to give a little back, consider a business partnership 


Volunteering during the holiday period

Please note the Volunteer Resources Department will return from the 2nd January 2018. Until this date we will only be responding to requests related to an activation of our Emergency Services teams and associated welfare support. This site will be updated with further information should a significant emergency occur during the holiday period.

The response to emergencies can vary in each state/territory so you may want to contact the peak volunteer body in your state. These bodies are also a great source of information about other forms of volunteering.

And finally, if volunteering your time this holiday period is not an option, please consider a monetary donation. This is most certainly an effective way to improve the lives of people in need both during the holiday period and throughout the year. You can donate to our Christmas Appeal here.

From the Volunteer Resources team, we sincerely thank you for your generous consideration to support our organisation through volunteering and wish you a joyous and peaceful Christmas and New Year.