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Volunteering work can be an excellent way of developing and utilising your skills while gaining valuable work experience and networking. It is also an important way of helping the community. The following organisations are a good pace to start looking for opportunities:
Volunteering Australia is the national peak body for the volunteer sector throughout Australia. Volunteering Australia has information on a large range of organisations that are in need of volunteers and details of positions available – anything from working with people with disabilities to tutoring students. Visit the Volunteering Australia website for more information and contact details.
Go Volunteer is an initiative of Volunteering Australia and is Australia’s first national volunteer recruitment website. Go Volunteer provides you with all you need to find out about volunteer opportunities in Australia. Visit the Go Volunteer website for more information.
Australian Red Cross responds to requests from the International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies for personnel for overseas assignments in the following categories:
Applicants are placed on a roster and need to be able to take a placement with only two weeks notice. Visit their website for more information.
Care Australia requires experienced project managers, logistics personnel, medical personnel, accountants, and agriculturalists. Contact them via their website for more information on applying for volunteer roles.
Medicines Sans Frontiers recruit experienced medical personnel for emergency situations. Join their international team by registering on the Medicines Sans Frontiers website.
Red-R Australian coordinates engineers to respond to emergencies in developing countries usually for minimum of 3 months. You must be available at short notice. More information is available on their website.
World Vision Australia provides placements for project managers, logistics personnel, medical personnel, accounts, and agriculturalists. Usually placement is one year minimum. Register at the World Vision website for more information.