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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 


Volunteer at Christmas

Australians are generous people in caring for those in need and this becomes even more evident at Christmas time. At The Salvation Army we are greatly encouraged by the number of enquiries received by people wanting to volunteer at Christmas time. 

The lead up to Christmas does create a greater need for support of people doing it tough. Thankfully thousands of ongoing Salvo volunteers are both responsive and available to help out. Our Salvo sites that do need extra assistance list their needs on this website. If there is not a suitable Christmas activity listed we would encourage you to contact your local council for possible options. 

Click here to go to a complete list of volunteer opportunities which you can search first by location.