The following Community Support Organisations are seeking volunteers.
If you have some spare time on your hands, and want to make a valuable contribution to the community… please click on the links below for information about how you can help…
The Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal is The Salvation Army's annual fundraising drive, and the national doorknock at the end of May is a major component.
This year, the Doorknock will take place over the weekend of 25 - 26 May and we need 100,000 volunteer collectors to help make the Doorknock a success !
Volunteers are the lifeblood of The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal doorknock. When you volunteer, you help raise vital funds for the running of The Salvation Army’s vast network of social services. It may mean a roof to someone without a home, or education support for a child at risk of dropping out of school.
All volunteer collectors must be registered to participate in the doorknock. You can Register online by filling in the form, or by phoning the volunteer hotline 13 SALVOS (13 72 58). A local doorknock co-ordinator will then contact you closer to the time and give you information about arrangements in your area.
Online Registrations will close on Thursday, 23rd of May at 4pm
Bean Talkin’ is a mobile coffee trailer that attends local events to raise funds for the Lifeline 24/7 crisis support line 13 14 11. To increase profits, Bean Talkin’ is run by volunteers. We are currently recruiting new volunteers and have a variety of positions available. Have a look and see if any interest you.
Lifeline Canberra will provide all the training you need to become a confident barista, but if making coffee doesn’t interest you, you can still help out by cooking a BBQ or by taking the orders.
To find out more information about becoming a volunteer, please Email
Become a Scout Leader !
The Aim of Scouting is to encourage the physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual development of young people so that they take a constructive place in society as a member of their local, national and international community.
Volunteering with Scouts ACT gives you opportunities to Encourage, mentor and empower young people to be their best; Contribute to your local community; Rediscover adventure yourself; Involved the whole family in new adventure together; Have fun; Challenge yourself; Get active; Learn new skills; Be appreciated; Meet people with similar values; Gain recognised Leadership and Management qualifications; Travel within Australia and overseas
For more information please contact our Development Officer on 6282 5211 or Email
Connections is a one-to-one social support buddy/mentoring program.
Our program introduces people with a mental illness with one of our friendly and trained volunteer buddies.
Typically, Connections volunteer buddies and participants meet regularly for an hour or two. It may be that they get together once a week or once a fortnight to enjoy a variety of activities such as going for a walk; enjoying a coffee; attending a community event or movie.
Our volunteers contribute their time to this worthwhile program because they see first-hand, the positive benefits experienced by the participants.
Calvary Health Care ACT is a Catholic hospital in the Canberra region run by the Little Company of Mary Health Care.
Human Research Ethic Committee (HREC) Member Required
Position Title: Layperson (male) on HREC
Location: Calvary Health Care ACT, Bruce ACT
Calvary HREC is seeking expressions of interest from a male member of the public to join our ethics committee. The successful applicant should have an interest in medical ethics; he should have no affiliation to a medical institution; and he should not engage in medical, scientific, legal or academic work. This is in keeping with National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) guidelines 5.1.29(b).
The Calvary Health Care ACT (CHCACT) Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) is constituted in accordance with the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) guidelines. The role of the HREC is to examine applications presented for medical research, audit or clinical trials at Calvary Health Care ACT, Calvary Private Hospital, Calvary John James Hospital and Calvary Retirement Community. The aim of ethical examination of these applications is to ensure that studies that are carried out at Calvary hospitals conform to generally accepted ethical principles and standards, including NHMRC and Catholic guidelines. HREC members are required to review applications and attend meetings every two months. They may also be required to review proposals out-of-sessions.
To apply for membership of Calvary HREC, please send a letter of interest and your curriculum vitae to Email
Closing date: Saturday 19 January 2013
More information on the HREC including Terms of Reference can be obtained by contacting Madeline Kilty at Email
LifeCircle - volunteer mentor program:
Have you got experience as a carer for someone at end-of-life ?
Are you two years or more post-bereavement ?
Would you like others to benefit from your wisdom and experience of caring and the dying process ?
Would you like to train as a mentor to support others caring for loved towards end-of-life and into bereavement ?
LifeCircle is a not-for-profit organisation that helps people live well and die well.
LifeCircle provides training for volunteer mentors to support carers, who are looking after people who would like to die at home or in a home-like setting.
How you can help: Become a mentor - Refer a carer for mentoring - Become a community ambassador (tell others) - Make a tax-deductable donation.
Please contact: Aimée Leeumans at LifeCircle ACT - 0403 515 063 or Email
Carpets for Communities is a not-for-profit social enterprise which focuses on developing sustainable solutions to ending poverty. To do this, our aim is to return children at risk of child labour and human trafficking to school. The way in which we do this is by empowering mothers of impoverished families to earn a stable and fair income in the Poipet Commune of Cambodia, on the Thailand border. CfC does this by teaching the mothers to produce one-of-a-kind, hand-hooked carpets. CfC then resells these carpets into Australia (at both retailers, and local markets) and across the world with the support of a large volunteer base.
Carpets for Communities is currently seeking a Retail and Sales Coordinator and Market Stall volunteers to expand our retail stockists in ACT. Sales from retailers and markets provide important funds which allow us to empower families and to keep their children in school. Increased retail sales would also allow us to involve more families in our project.
Being a safety house is free and requires very little time commitment from its volunteers. Call us today !
Do you love children ? Ever thought of fostering ?
Babies and children are urgently in need of people to train as Foster Carers and provide a home filled with love, acceptance and nurturing. For a weekend, a few weeks or even a lifetime. If you have time and space in your life for a child, find out more by phoning Karen or Judy at Galilee on
Galilee is a not-for-profit Organisation that values and supports our foster carers, and provides comprehensive training and 24 hour assistance.
Are you a potential SIDS and Kids Peer Support Volunteer ?
Peer Support Volunteers are bereaved parents and grandparents who feel ready to offer support to newly bereaved parents and grandparents.
The service has a strong self-help focus, which affirms that profound support can come from someone who has had a similar experience.
People interested in becoming a Peer Support Volunteer are required to successfully complete a recruitment process. This, in part, includes attendance at a Bereavement Journey Workshop and a Peer Support Training Course.
Please contact Helen Geltch for more information on 6287 4255 or email
Gungahlin Regional Community Service (GRCS) is a not-for-profit, community-based Organisation providing services to the Gungahlin community in four office sites and five school sites across Gungahlin region.
Volunteers are needed to help with transporting people to people to medical appointments; being a friend to a family in need; assisting people with daily living tasks; giving practical help to someone in need; being a helper at a Support Group.
To remain impartial, Amnesty International does not receive any government funding, therefore we rely on volunteers.
Through the actions of people like yourself, Amnesty International is able to bring global pressure, swiftly to bear on offending governments. By mobilising public opinion, and maintaining pressure on governments, Amnesty International utilises "people power" to achieve lasting positive results against human rights abuses.
Belconnen Community Service Inc is looking for volunteers to assist with the following programs:
Assisted shopping; To support Disability programs such as sports, recreation, craft and life skills groups; Respite groups; Positive Strokes, and Belconnen Energetic Seniors on Tuesdays (Best Club); English Conversation group; Community Transport; Trips ACT.
Initial and ongoing training is offered for all volunteers.
Give volunteering a go… it could change your life!
For expressions of interest, please contact Graham, the Volunteer Coordinator on 6264 0200 or email
The Citizens Advice Bureau is staffed by experienced and dedicated volunteers. We provide a friendly supportive environment for people from all walks of life.
If you have a commitment to helping others, and would like to be involved in an Organisation that directly assists people in the ACT, please contact our office on 6257 1687.
Woden Community Service is seeking volunteers to assist with a range of services, including shopping and the provision of transport.
For further information, phone 6260 5400
Barnardos mentoring programs Kids Friends (friendship mentoring) and Tutoring (educational mentoring) match patient, reliable and understanding adults with a child or young person in need.
Volunteers must be in a position to commit for a minimum of 12 months and have a few hours each week available.
Communities@Work is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. We are a large community organisation that provides services to more than 10,000 people annually, utilising a paid workforce in excess of 400, over 200 volunteer staff along with 150 self employed family day care educators.
Operating for nearly 35 years in the ACT, Communities@Work programs and staff are committed to delivering quality community services of social value and practical benefit. We work towards the development of strong and socially inclusive communities that care for the wellbeing of all.
Our programs include childcare and foster care, parenting and family support, youth programs, educational programs, transition housing, respite, disability services as well as transport, in home support and social activities for seniors.
Currently seeking volunteer for gardening/ maintenance, seniors groups, disability social groups, community information centres and much more. Tell your friends, workmates and families and get involved in our community today !
The Ginninderra Catchment Group is an incorporated umbrella group of community volunteers working in the water catchment of the Ginninderra Creek.
The primary focus of the Group is advancing the health of the Ginninderra Catchment through effective engagement with government, agencies, business, schools and the catchment community. We have a strong commitment to community education and capacity building and seek to create diverse opportunities for people to become involved in catchment management, decision-making and on-ground action.
These are only some of the volunteering opportunities available in the ACT.
If the above opportunities are not what you are looking for, why not get in touch with Volunteering ACT by telephoning 6251 4060
When you contact Volunteering ACT, you will be asked to make a time for an informal and friendly interview. You will be asked what kind of job you would like to do, and be shown a range of jobs that suit your preferences. These will be discussed with you. You will be given contact details for whichever jobs you choose, and you can then visit the job locations, to choose your preferred job, and to be sure you really want to work in that place.