Volunteer with Australia’s first charity

The Benevolent Society is all about people. Our vision is a just society where all Australian's can live their best life. 

To achieve this, we need great people on our teams. People who can deliver this vision with those we work alongside every day. It's how we support others to live their life, their way.

Our volunteers are at the heart of this and they help us reach more people in more places.

Your contribution, no matter how big or small, can make a difference in your community - and it's good for you too! Volunteering is a way to stay involved in the community, meet new people, learn new skills or extend your current skills and knowledge.

Opportunities at The Benevolent Society come in a variety of ways including:

  • Client services volunteering
  • Professional services volunteering
  • Corporate volunteering

Volunteering opportunities

We advertise all of our volunteering opportunities on SEEK Volunteer or Go Volunteer and other volunteer and industry platforms. Please apply for positions you are interested in via the advertisements on these platforms.

If you are interested in volunteering, but not sure where to go next, submit an application here and we'll get in touch to talk to you about opportunities available.

Client services volunteering

Across New South Wales and Queensland, volunteers support our programs including:

  • Supporting a playgroup providing support to families
  • Reading to young children that need additional help
  • Sharing your craft skills at one of our aged care centres
  • Helping at one of our community events
  • Mentoring youth to support with life choices and a positive influence in their future

Professional services volunteering

When pro-bono projects arise, we look for assistance across writing, human resources, legal, marketing, finance, research and other professional services.

We advertise all of our professional services volunteering opportunities on SEEK Volunteer, Go Volunteer and other volunteer and industry platforms. 

Corporate volunteering

Does your workplace have a ‘volunteer day’ program? Spend it with us. If it doesn’t? Let’s set one up!

Teams of corporate volunteers have pitched in to maintain gardens, take older people on outings and host parties for kids in need.

For workplaces short on time, corporate fundraising is a great option. Bake a cake, auction off a day of leave, or ask us for ideas on raising funds for Australia’s first charity.

We're continuously working on our Corporate Volunteering programs and are happy to speak to you aout ideas that might suit your organisation. Please contact volunteer@benevolent.org.au to find out more.

Real life stories from our Volunteers

To give you an idea of what it's like to volunteer with us in a wide range of roles on offer, read the following stories about some of our volunteers and find out more about their experience and what they do: