Volunteering in NSW

Resources and advice for people and organisations about volunteering. Learn how to find volunteer roles as well as how to recruit and manage volunteers.

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About volunteering in NSW

Strengthening communities

Volunteering enriches the lives of volunteers and benefits all of NSW.

NSW volunteers contribute valuable skills, time and energy to the NSW economy. They help to deliver numerous programs and initiatives that address community needs and the government’s priorities.

About volunteering in NSW

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Volunteer now

Looking to start volunteering? There are many ways you can get involved.

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Celebrate our volunteers

Recognising the important role volunteers play in NSW. 

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Organising volunteers

Linking volunteer involving organisations with volunteers, grants, and more.


Volunteering as a young person

Volunteering is a great way to make a difference in an area you are passionate about. It's also a great way to have fun, meet new people and develop skills and experience.

Volunteering can help you work out what the right career is for you, and it’s a great achievement to include in your resume. 

You can do informal volunteering, such as helping an elderly neighbour.  

You can also do more structured volunteering with an organisation or a program like the Duke of Edinburgh International Award. 

Volunteering for students and young people

Volunteering in an emergency

There are plenty of volunteering opportunities in emergency services organisations, both frontline and other support roles. 

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