Begin your Change Maker journey
Millions of volunteers across Australia give their time and energy to make change in our communities
People volunteer for many reasons and in many different ways. Some use volunteering as way to gain new skills or add to their CV. Others use it as a way to meet new people, make new friends or try something new. Many volunteers enjoy playing a vital role in creating positive change in their communities and this can give a sense of purpose. Whatever your own personal reason for volunteering, rest assured it is a two way exchange – you give but you also gain.
How to find a volunteer role?
Places to start your volunteering journey include the GoVolunteer website, contacting your State and Territory volunteering peak body or by approaching organisations in your local community.
GoVolunteer is an initiative of Volunteering Australia. Our aim is to match people who are interested in volunteering with appropriate volunteering opportunities. The website uses a national database of volunteering opportunities.
Think about your own motivations for volunteering, how much time you can commit and what you hope to get out of it. This will help you to choose a role that is a good match for you.
GoVolunteer has a large range of volunteer roles including one off, short term and long term opportunities and many volunteer involving organisations can be flexible with times. GoVolunteer also makes it easy for you to find a volunteer role that suits your interests, motivation, availability and location.