Volunteer in community organisations

Volunteers play an important role in a wide range of community organisations in Boroondara, such as:

  • sports groups
  • aged care providers
  • park and garden friends groups
  • family support
  • community leadership programs
  • kindergartens and playgroups
  • refugee and migrant support services
  • homelessness support services
  • historical societies
  • disability service providers
  • climate action groups
  • churches and youth groups.

Types of volunteer roles

Just as the range of organisations is broad, so is the range of roles. Whatever you want to do, there's likely a volunteer role to suit you. You could find yourself being a:

  • director or committee member
  • office bearer, such as president or treasurer
  • kitchen hand
  • administration officer
  • gardener
  • copywriter
  • information technology tutor
  • mandarin storyteller
  • digital marketing or media officer
  • driver
  • exercise class instructor.

Many roles don't need any experience, but some specialist roles might. For example, if you're helping an organisation with a website, you may need relevant skills, but not necessarily a formal qualification.

The commitment needed depends on the role: some roles have regular hours at the same time each week or month, others are project-based, and some are ad hoc.

Whatever organisation or voluntary role you choose, it will be rewarding!

To register your interest, see find a volunteering opportunity.​