Volunteers are an important part of the services we provide to the NSW community. There are plenty of ways to get involved.

NSW Health

Volunteers are essential to the delivery of public health services across NSW. Their tireless and enormous efforts directly support and deliver 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 service quality and access, 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 to prepare for, prevent and protect 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 storms and floods in NSW. It relies on around 9,000 volunteers, either 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 requires support from volunteers with 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.

Volunteering NSW

For more information on becoming a volunteer and the opportunities available, visit volunteering.nsw.gov.au.