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Australian and International Volunteering Groups

  • ActNow – Provides opportunities for young people to get involved with their community and volunteering.
  • Amnesty International
  • Asylum Seekers Resource Centre – Aims to provide aid, advocacy and health services for asylum seekers in Australia.
  • Australian Conservation Foundation – See their Volunteer opportunities.
  • Australian Emergency Management Volunteer Program Forum – Provides training, legal protection, funding and recognition for Australian emergency volunteers.
  • Australian League of Immigration Volunteers (ALIV) – Aims to improve the lives of children and families with Bridging Visas living in Community Detention, as well as adults and children living inside Immigration Detention Centres. ALIV is seeking volunteers to actively work with children and families as well as in recruitment, administration, fundraising, volunteer management and programming.
  • Australian Pituitary Foundation Ltd Pituitary disorders are relatively rare but complicated conditions. The Foundation is run by volunteer pituitary patients, families and friends. We are looking for fellow volunteers with a business or skilled background to provide assistance and guidance.
  • Australian Tibet Council – A non-profit organisation that works to promote the human rights and democratic freedoms of the Tibetan people. Visit the website to nationally or internationally volunteer.
  • Australian Volunteers International – Volunteering placements in Asia, the Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.
  • Australian Volunteer Search – Volunteering opportunities by state and territory.
  • Conservation VolunteersVolunteer for conservation projects throughout Australia and New Zealand.
  • Cross-Cultural Solutions – Volunteer abroad in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe in the areas of caregiving, teaching, healthcare, and community development.
  • Dharmik Australia – Charity dedicated to helping disadvantaged children in Nepal by supporting children’s homes and other local projects.
  • Fight Cancer Foundation – The marketing and fundraising arm of the Bone Marrow Donor Institute. The Foundation requires volunteers who can participate in various fundraising events.
  • Go Volunteer – Search for volunteering opportunities
  • Indigenous Community Volunteers (ICV) – ICV is a not for profit organisation that need volunteers to held provide Indigenous Australians with new skills.
  • interPART – Brings together a range of people with extensive experience in working with communities, governments and international agencies in Africa, Asia, the Pacific and Australia. Friends of interPART is a volunteer managed, incorporated humanitarian/fundraising body.
  • The Light of Lanka Foundation – Was established in January 2005 as a result of mother of three, Needra Doyles inspiring trip to Sri Lanka just three days after the tsunami to work as a volunteer. After sharing her experiences via emails to friends at home, a group were motivated to form a committee to assist some of the hundreds of orphaned children.
  • Meals On Wheels
  • Men’s Link – A non-profit organisation which aims to promote the value, well-being and social participation of young men by providing appropriate and professional services with outreach activities. They require mentors for group activities and one-to-one mentoring.
  • Ovarian Cancer Program – Requires volunteers for fundraising.
  • Oxfam Australia Volunteer in Oxfam offices or become a remote volunteer.
  • Radio Lollipop – An international organisation founded over 25 years ago to provide care, comfort, play and entertainment for children and young people, primarily in hospitals. The service to children and young people is provided entirely by volunteers who have been especially selected and trained to make a child’s stay in hospital more fun and less frightening.
  • Refugee Council of Australia – See their Volunteer opportunities.
  • Romero Centre – A place of support for former detainees and Temporary Protection Visa holders. Some examples of volunteer roles include casework support, accommodation support, project work, newsletter production, childminding, administration, and tutoring.
  • The Salvation Army – See their Volunteer opportunities.
  • Save the Children – Aims to fight for children’s rights and make lasting improvements to children’s lives.
  • Seek Volunteer – Find volunteering opportunities on Seek.
  • Together For Humanity – Conducts programmes in schools which challenge misconceptions and encourage children to focus on common values.
  • UNIFEM – Promotes women’s human rights, political participation and economic security.
  • Vision GenerationYouth movement of World Vision.
  • Volunteering Australia – Volunteering opportunities nation-wide.
  • The Wilderness Society – Has opportunities in most states to volunteer.
  • WWF Australia – See their Wildlife Project Volunteer opportunities

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