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Volunteer Groups in Brisbane & Queensland

Volunteer Groups in Brisbane & Queensland

Volunteers are always needed and it is a quick way to make friends and learn new skills. Calls for volunteers can be posted on our forum See also community groups.

  • Animal Welfare League Australia – The non-profit organisation requires volunteers to help care for stray and abandoned animals.
  • Amnesty International Brisbane City Group
  • Brisbane State Emergency Services (SES)
  • Careflight Rescue QLD – An emergency air medical rescue service provided 24/7, at no cost to patients. Careflight requires volunteers for general office administration, assistance with events, donation tin placement and collection in local shops and businesses, and charity BBQs.
  • Edmund Rice Camps Edmund Rice Camps provide recreation-based camps for children aged 6-16 years who are disadvantaged in some way. Volunteers provide one-on-one support to children.
  • Gap Creek Trails Alliance – Meet on the second Saturday of each month to maintain sustainable trails particularly on the mountain bike trails in Mt Coot-tha Forest.
  • Friends of the Pound – Tweed Inc. – A non-profit organisation with an aim to improve pound conditions and provide homes for abandoned animals. The group needs volunteers for shifts at the pound which includes exercising dogs, answering phones, grooming, general cleaning and more.
  • Get Involved - A Queensland government website with information about volunteering and getting involved in government. The site also has information on the Queensland Young Volunteer Awards.
  • The Gold Coast Drug Council – Requires experienced and inexperienced volunteers for reception and administration as well as support staff for the rehabilitation centre.
  • Help Enterprises – A community-based, non-profit organisation established in 1968 by Rotary to assist in the support of people with disabilities. The group operate from five sites in the greater Brisbane area and employ a fully integrated workforce of nearly 200 disabled and able-bodied people in a variety of industries.
  • Hopewell Centre – Offers support to people facing the end of life.
  • Meals On Wheels
  • Mount Olivet Community Services – Health & Aged Care. Looking for volunteers to read and write letters for patients, as escorts, in administration and more.
  • Nepal Australia Friendship Association – (NAFA) is a Brisbane based non-political, non profit organisation dedicated to assisting the poor and needy of Nepal. The group aim to assist communities and individuals with projects that improve the quality of life and provide hope for the future. (link not working)
  • The Pyjama Foundation to empower children in foster care and spread a love of literacy and numeracy free of charge. Volunteers known as Pyjama Angels spend an hour a week matched with a child in care reading books aloud and playing educational games. The Pyjama Foundation also has a resource library in every region we operate where volunteers can borrow books, games and resources to take to the children each week. The program currently operates throughout Queensland and New South Wales.
  • Queensland Meals on Wheels Services Association Inc – A community service organised to help the frail aged, younger disabled and their carers to live in the community where they are happiest – in their own homes.
  • Radio 4EB – Ethnic Broadcasting.
  • Radio 1073 – Community radio station run by volunteers.
  • Rebuild – Self-help support group for men who are experiencing depression or mental illness. The group do home maintenance jobs at members’ homes and also seek to serve people in the community, working alongside other community groups, such as local churches.
  • Red Frog Hotel Chaplaincy Australia – Look after schoolies each year. Visit the website to volunteer.
  • South Passage gives young people aged between age 14 to 17 the experience of a traditional sailing ship. South Passage is a 100 foot long, gaff rigged schooner. Most of our voyages are with high school groups, though many youth organisations also sail with us. Our voyages qualify for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards.
  • Technical Aid to the Disabled, Qld Inc. – (TADQ) TADQ volunteers make aids that are not commercially available, or are too expensive for individuals, by volunteers. TADQ work with individuals, Special Schools or any genuine person in need of a gadget or an aid for their lifestyle.
  • Volunteer Marine Rescue Brisbane is a not for profit marine rescue organization operating in the Moreton Bay area
  • Volunteering Queensland Inc - Click on “Volunteer job opportunities” to search volunteer positions
  • Volunteer Refugee Tutoring & Community Support Program (VoRTCS) – A non-profit, volunteer-run organisation sponsored by the St Vincent de Paul Society. VoRTCS is based in South Brisbane and operates over a large area of South East Queensland including Brisbane, Logan and the Gold Coast. VoRTCS aims to assist and empower refugee families in Australia.
  • Wesley Mission Brisbane – An outreach of the Albert Street Uniting Church, is one of Brisbane’s longest-established welfare ministries. It provides care and comfort and support to thousands of men, women and children through a network of Aged Care facilities and community services throughout the greater Brisbane region. Check the site for volunteer ideas.
  • Volunteering Gold Coast – Specialise in matching prospective volunteers with not for profit organisations.
  • You can post calls for volunteers on our forum
  • See also Australian National Volunteering Groups
See more: Connect with the Community Queensland