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Volunteering - Volunteer Opportunities -Where are you Needed ?

Updated on April 3, 2013

Can you Volunteer near you ?

Many of us enjoy volunteering where we can , using our skills & obtaining new ones as well as making new friends and finding satisfaction in what we do.

I have worked in a Tourist Information Centre helping visitors to the area finding accomodation, deciding what tours they would go on ,which was something I always wanted to try

My husband was a volunteer helping out doing boats up in Sydney & taking passengers out on the Lady Hopeton which he loved and is where he ended up getting qualifications as a deckhand .

As well he worked on the radio at the Sea rescue , as well as going out on rescue trips!

Many work for Meals on Wheels here in Australia or volunteer at schools , hospitals etc

Right now Queensland is calling out for volunteers for the biggest clean up in a long time after the floods.

They are short on accommodation so will be looking for locals to help out there.


Ses Volunteers in Kalbarri

The SES need volunteers everywhere !
The SES need volunteers everywhere !

Volunteers in Kalbarri

Ambulance Volunteers in Kalbarri WA
Ambulance Volunteers in Kalbarri WA
SES Volunteers Kalbarri
SES Volunteers Kalbarri

Queensland needs help and other places

Many people are volunteering their time in the Brisbane clean up
Many people are volunteering their time in the Brisbane clean up

Brisbane volunteers

Other ways to help Queenslanders -NSW & Victoria

Donating money always helps , not everyone can so maybe you can find out if you have items that people need to help out.

Many have only the clothes they escaped with.

Listening to their stories.

Many are telling their stories on facebook & other places .

Listen to them & see how you can help them/


These volunteers in towns throught the country are the quiet achievers , the backbone of society , the ones who just get out there and make a difference to everyones lives, the fire fighters, ambulance drivers , carers , these people are so often taken for granted , yet where would we be without them ?

We are proud of all volunteers whatever they are doing to help others.

Benefits of Volunteering

It can help you with new skills & qualifications and could lead to a job you love!

You will meet new people & make new friends .

It takes your mind of your problems while you are helping others.

You get a feeling of inner satisfaction helping others .

We were on a boat one New Years Eve , the front boat watching the fire works as Neville was volunteering that night as deckhand !

That was the most unforgettable New Years Eve I have ever had !

Volunteer to work with Dolphins at Monkey Mia

Anita from Switzerland is enjoying getting close to the dolphins with her volunteering work!
Anita from Switzerland is enjoying getting close to the dolphins with her volunteering work!

Meals on Wheels


Contact your local Meals on Wheels service by searching on this website under 'Find Us ' to find your State and then your local Service for more details. Your Meals on Wheels State body can also give you the relevant phone number.

Your local Meals on Wheels organisation will usually interview you when you offer your help to explain what they expect from you and what you can expect from them. Organisations require references and police checks. These are designed to protect the clients whose homes you will be visiting.

The tasks vary depending on the recruiting organisation and any particular skills you may offer. The typical work of Meals on Wheels field volunteers is the delivery of meals to clients using a volunteer's own car, or acting as a partner to someone else. Most deliveries are done in pairs. Other ways volunteers can help include being on the local management committee, lending a hand with general office duties or assisting with new services such as the breakfast and snack programme.

Volunteering for International Development from Australia

 The VIDA Program places skilled Australian volunteers in developing countries in the Asia Pacific region in line with Australian Government development priorities and the Millennium Development Goals. VIDA volunteers work with local counterparts to reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development results in the communities in which they work through skills and knowledge exchange, institutional strengthening and capacity building.

Volunteer & Enrich your life!

Meals on Wheels needs volunteers
Meals on Wheels needs volunteers

Volunteer in the ABBAWORLD Exhibition Powerhouse Museum!

Want to share your love of ABBA with ABBAWORLD visitors? We are looking for volunteers to help enrich visitors’ experience. Volunteers will provide excellent customer service by: welcoming and directing visitors; sharing their specialist knowledge of ABBA; assisting visitors with the use of the exhibition’s interactives; and assisting visitors to move smoothly through the exhibition. If this sounds like you, and you have some time to spare time from January 2011 please fill out the attached application form and return to the Volunteer Centre.


 Volunteers working in the ABBAWORLD exhibition will enrich the visitors’ experience by providing information and instruction about the artefacts and interactives.  Volunteers will create a welcoming environment for visitors and provide excellent customer service by:
• Welcoming and directing visitors
• Sharing their specialist knowledge of ABBA
• Assisting visitors with the use of the exhibition’s interactives
• Assisting visitors to move smoothly through the exhibition.

Skills and abilities required to become a ABBAWORLD volunteer
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• An interest in ABBA history, culture and technology
• Capacity to work with people from all ages and backgrounds
• A strong commitment to providing a high standard of customer service
• Able to participate in training
• Ability to commit to volunteer work on a regular basis
• Willingness to commit to the Museum’s mission and values
ABBAWORLD volunteers must be 16 years or older


Volunteer Firefighters


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    • freecampingaussie profile image

      freecampingaussie 5 years ago from Southern Spain

      Hi , Thanks for the visits and votes . We are hoping to do some volunteer work in an orphanage overseas next year . People don't always realise the many benefits of being a volunteer - New skills - make good friends etc .

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      Renee 5 years ago

      Very informative and such a great topic. I also once featured the importance of helping others and how one can make a difference through it in one of my hubs. Its one of those things I encourage my son to do even when he was young. There are only a few orgs that accept young volunteers but their school do make community work and sharing. Will be reading more of your hubs. Voted up and across, shared and tweeted.

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      .josh. 6 years ago

      This is a fabulous topic for a hub, and really well done. I might suggest another company for those looking to volunteer abroad called Experiential Learning International (, who are quite good, particularly for students and recent graduates, since they also offer related internships in Africa, India, etc.

      For the record, I don't work with the company, but have friends who have used them, and will likely be working with them sometime next year to go to Africa.

      Great hub, freecampingaussie. Voted up, useful & awesome.

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      Neverletitgo 6 years ago from Minneapolis, MN

      It is very true that volunteering will lead you to all those benefits. Don't forget that this is something that God loves because whenever you help his servants that is when he going to love you in return. Thanks for sharing.


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      Marie Giunta 6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Volunteering is a selfless, worthy thing to do and you are right in saying that Queenslanders need the help of volunteers right now! It is sad that these floods have also affected Northern NSW towns and are now affecting Victorian towns as well. Volunteers are needed in all these places. If you aren't able to volunteer, send money, they are going to need that too. Thanks for all the good info Freecampingaussie