Finding a volunteering position
Thought about volunteering, but unsure what it’s all about and how to find the right volunteer position for you?
Here are some options to help with information about volunteering and where volunteers are needed. This list is a good start if you are not quite sure where to go.
- Moonee Valley City Council – volunteer programs
We involve volunteers in several different programs. From time to time, there are volunteering positions available.
With this online tool you can search for volunteer positions nationally. You can search by organisation type, position or post code.
- Volunteer West
Volunteer West is your local Volunteer Resource Centre. This not-for-profit community organisation services the western region of Melbourne. They provide information about volunteering, assist members of the community to find suitable volunteering opportunities and promote volunteering throughout the community.
03 9398 1233
Volunteering Victoria’s HelpOUT emergency volunteering service links people who want to help with real community needs following an emergency. HelpOUT acts as a shock absorber, registering sudden high volumes of new volunteers after an emergency, and matching them with the needs of organisations working on relief, recovery and prevention activities in affected communities. Register with HelpOUT to help ensure that your skills, capacity and willingness can be used in emergency response or recovery, when the need is greatest.
- Victorian volunteering portal
Victoria's Volunteering Portal is an online community and information resource for Victorian volunteers and volunteering organisations.
- Volunteer Match
VolunteerMatch helps people from right across Australia match their skills from industries such as IT, hospitality, design, accounting, law and sales to a relevant and rewarding volunteer role.
- Volunteering Victoria
Volunteering Victoria is the state peak body for volunteering. They focus on advocacy, sector development and the promotion of volunteering. They offer information about specialised volunteer programs with opportunities for corporate/employee volunteers, people with disabilities, and young people.
03 8327 8500
Look at your local newspaper
Often there are articles about volunteering and community service advertisements that inform people about local volunteering roles.
Contact your local community organisation
Have you noticed a neighbourhood house, community health centre, church, nursing home, sports club, school or other community organisation near where you live? Ask there for information about any volunteering opportunities.
United Nations Online Volunteering
This service promotes cyber-volunteering by connecting volunteers to online assignments with organizations working for sustainable human development.
Interested in a specific cause?
You might like to search on the internet for organisations that address or respond to issues related to a cause you are passionate about. Look for information on groups that try to effect change in society through advocacy or programs.