Volunteer Groups in Melbourne and Victoria Australia

Volunteer Groups in Melbourne

Volunteers are always needed and it is a quick way to make friends.

  • Amnesty InternationalVolunteer in Victoria.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters – A mentoring program based in Melbourne. Big Brothers Big Sisters helps young people who face serious adversity – those who have little opportunity to develop positive and supportive relationships with adults. Many who are hungry for friendship, guidance and acceptance.
  • Brotherhood of St Laurence – Aims to free Australia from poverty. The organisation requires volunteers to work in aged services, community shops, library and information services, social policy and research, youth support services, vocational training, migrant and refugee support and more.
  • Collingwood Children's Farm – Aims to provide people with a country experience. Open every day of the year from 9.00am to 5.00pm. The farm needs volunteers over the age of 18 to lead group tours, garden, care for animals and more.
  • Cystic Fibrosis Victoria (CFV) are always looking for reliable and enthusiastic volunteers to assist in the running of various events throughout the year.
  • FareShare – Aims to provides free and healthy meals to the hungry and the homeless using donated surplus food from markets, caterers, and retailers around Melbourne.
  • Good Shepherd Youth & Family Service requires volunteers to help with fundraising, marketing, administration, foster care, and driver education.
  • Health Australia & Tanzania (HAT) – Based in Victoria and founded in March 2005 to raise funds for development projects that improve the health of Tanzanians. Proceeds from Trivia for Tanzania will finance medical equipment for the Londoni village in the Singida region of Tanzania. All projects are developed in consultation with local villagers to meet their priorities and the needs of their communities.
  • Melbourne Water Frog Census – A community-based frog monitoring program within greater Melbourne.
  • The Mental Illness Fellowship – To serve, to help, to lend a hand, to get down and dirty – the Mental Illness Fellowship volunteers do all this and more to ensure that their organisation prospers and grows. They visit, they type, they teach, they inform, they answer our Helpline – our volunteers have always been giving of their time, free of their expertise and willing to lend a hand.
  • Mercy Health – Services include acute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, specialist women's health, early parenting and palliative care.
  • The New International Bookshop: Trades Hall, 54 Victoria St, Carlton, 3053. The New International Bookshop (NIBS) is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run cooperative. They hold events, forums, book launches alongside our regular business of selling progressive new and second-hand books.
  • The Salvation Army Melbourne Project 614: The Salvation Army Melbourne Project 614 undertakes various outreach programs to support the most disadvantaged people in Melbourne.
  • Volunteering in Manningham
  • Volunteering Victoria – General information about volunteering in Victoria.
  • Wesley Mission Melbourne – Wesley Mission Victoria relies on the valuable support of 1,500 volunteers throughout Victoria who help to create an Australia where all belong. Volunteers are of all ages, and come from different cultural backgrounds and professions.
  • Wildlife Victoria – A non-profit, volunteer based organisation that provides 24 hour wildlife rescue and information service. See volunteer positions available on the website.
  • Youth Referral and Independent Person Program (YRIPP)
  • See also Environmental groups


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