Organisations Seeking Volunteers
The following is not a comprehensive list. It's just supposed to get you thinking about the kinds of organisations you can volunteer for and the sort of volunteer work you can do.
For a more comprehensive list of organisations seeking volunteers, and other tips about getting involved in volunteering, check out I Can Do That (new window) the Victorian Government's volunteer information resource that helps volunteers and volunteer organisations.
Country Fire Authority (CFA)
The CFA has a variety of volunteering opportunities, including junior volunteers.
Community Broadcasting Online
Links to opportunities available for volunteers in radio and television, including Channel 31 Productions and SYN 90.7.
Organise an event in your local area.
Volunteer opportunities are available at Scienceworks, the Melbourne Museum and at the Immigration Museum.
Volunteer to help Amnesty fight for human rights and social justice around the world.
Clean Up Australia
Volunteer to participate in Clean Up Australia Day or other Clean Up projects.
Support Oxfam events, campaigns by providing communications, administrative and other support (you need to be over 18 to volunteer for Oxfam).
St John Ambulance
Encourages volunteers as young as eight to become St John first aiders.
The Smith Family
Offers a range of volunteer opportunities, from on-line tutoring to their traditional activities such as packing Christmas hampers.
Conservation Volunteers Australia
Provides a list of conservation projects in Victoria that you can volunteer for.
Provides a range of volunteer opportunities including the annual Door Knock Appeal, event organisation and participation, and project work for students.
ANTaR (Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation) Victoria
Non-profit organisation working to support justice and land rights for Indigenous Australians.
Services that this organisation offers include homeless shelters and support, children's and youth services, education support, disability support, employment services, acquired brain injury support and more.