Thinking of taking up a volunteering opportunity and giving back to your community? Whether you have a little or a lot of time to spare, there are plenty of ways to get involved and make a difference to the lives of others and to your community.
Some volunteering opportunities that are available include:
NSW Health considers its volunteers to be an essential and valuable asset to the delivery of public health services across NSW. Their tireless and enormous effort directly supports and delivers better outcomes for patients, staff and visitors. Find out about volunteering with NSW Health.
Ambulance Service of NSW
Volunteer ambulance officers, peer support officers, chaplains and consumer representatives help Ambulance Service of NSW improve access to and the quality of their services, particularly in isolated communities. Find out about volunteering with Ambulance Service of NSW.
Community Fire Units
If you live in an urban area close to bushland, you can help your local community with preparation for, prevention of, and protection from bushfires by becoming a Community Fire Unit (CFU) member. Find out about Community Fire Units.
NSW Rural Fire Service
The NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) relies on volunteers to keep our communities safe. You don’t have to be a firefighter – you can also contribute through a range of other roles such as administration, communications, catering, community education and engagement, training and more. Learn more about volunteering with the RFS.
NSW State Emergency Service (SES)
NSW SES provides 24-hour emergency assistance to those impacted by storm, flood or tsunami in NSW. It relies on its 9,000 volunteers to do so – whether they be on the ground or supporting in media liaison and community engagement roles. Become a volunteer with NSW SES.
Volunteer in Policing (VIP) Program
NSW Police require the support of volunteers to assist in their local communities by providing victim support and customer service, supporting witnesses through the court process, performing community liaison roles, assisting with youth programs, and more. Find out more about the VIP Program.
For more information on becoming a volunteer and the various opportunities available, please visit volunteering.nsw.gov.au.