3 people sorting donations from boxes. One is holding a clipboard and pen.

There are lots and lots of different volunteering roles.

Some are similar to a paid position, and some are just for volunteers.

They might be:

  • Helping older people in aged care
  • Preparing food and drinks
  • Teaching other people something that you are good at
  • Fixing things
  • Paper work and answering phones
  • Helping out at a sporting club
  • Visiting someone and having a chat with them
  • Gardening and helping the environment
  • Fundraising
  • Sorting and selling second hand clothes and goods (like in an Op Shop)

These are just some examples, but there are many more to explore!

Think about these questions:

When am I able to volunteer – days and times of the week?

How often can I volunteer? Weekly, Fortnightly or Monthly, or perhaps just for special events a couple of times per year.

What kind of things am I good at?

What interests and hobbies do I have?

What would I like to learn when I am volunteering?

Why do I want to volunteer?

You can use our hand book to write you answers down

If you don’t know what kind of volunteer role you would like, you can do a quiz.

It’s for people to think about what kind of paid job they would like, but it might help you to decide about a volunteer role too.




Watch these videos to find out why these people volunteer and the kinds of roles they have.