There are thousands of great volunteer opportunities across Australia right now. Learn about organisations that specialise in matching volunteers to people in need, micro-volunteering and international volunteering below by clicking on appropriate tabs. 
Check our volunteer FAQs and benefits of volunteering to help answer any questions you may have about volunteering. 
We would love to hear from you, so if you have questions or want to share your own volunteer experience contact us here.

 Top Volunteer Websites




Check out Sparked and AskU, two innovative micro-volunteering apps that match volunteers who want to help, with Not-for-Profit (NFP) organisations that need help. Ask U enables users to complete quick market research surveys, this in turn helps raise money for Australian charities with 10 cents per question answered donated to a cause. Sparked is a skilled-volunteering app, enabling volunteers to donate skills and time to assist international NFPs with a range of different projects and tasks. More charity apps are available for download from


International Volunteering

If you have ever considered volunteering in Africa or other parts of the world, check out International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ). IVHQ provides safe, quality and extremely affordable volunteering programs in developing countries all over the world. Each year they place thousands of volunteers in programs abroad and have a wide range of volunteer travel opportunities.

The Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) program, is an Australian Government initiative. The program offers a range of opportunities for the Australian community to share skills and foster linkages with people and organisations in developing countries: to make a difference as part of Australia's overseas aid program. Learn more

 Volunteering Solutions -VolSol - is an international volunteer placement match organisation. They find great volunteer work opportunities abroad for you and get you a volunteering placement in the organisation and destination you desire. With cross cultural set up in all their offices across the world, they have many people from different countries, cultures and ethnicities working for them to. Learn more

Volunteer World connects readers with more than 1.000 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in 80+ countries in fields as animal and wildlife research, environmental & marine conservation, teaching/education/school psychology, diverse social professions, medical internships and more. Learn more 

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  • Police & working with children checks Click here
  • What is volunteering? The Principles. Click here
  • Your guide to volunteering by Volunteering Victoria Click here
  • Screening & recruitment process Click here
  • Establishing Corporate Volunteering Program for Employers by Volunteering Australia Click here   

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Get more involved in your community
  • Share your knowledge
  • Have fun
  • Meet new people
  • Contribute to a cause you support
  • Learn new skills
  • Gain personal fulfillment