Volunteering ACT & surrounds

Looking for volunteer work near you?

No matter what skills and experience you have, we have opportunities available across a wide variety of services and programs across our region.

We have opportunities available both during and after business hours. Many volunteering positions are ongoing, but short-term opportunities are also available.

Not sure what you are interested in? Watch our video to find out more about what volunteering at Vinnies can look like.

Join our team today!

Retail volunteering

Vinnies shops provide a safe and inclusive space for people to socialise, build skills and experience, and contribute to the positive impact of Vinnies’ good works. Join our Vinnies family and help support your local community!

The Night Patrol van on the side of the road with people gathered around.

Vinnies Services & Program Volunteering

Volunteering with any of our Vinnies Services or Programs, offers a variety of opportunities to suit a whole range of diverse skills. By volunteering, you will be making a difference for those in need. For some Vinnies volunteers, this is a chance to give something back to the community, to use their skills and experience to make a difference in the lives of people who need assistance the most. For others, it is a chance to develop new skills and experience in a supportive environment.

Haven't found what you're looking for?

If you would like to volunteer with us and haven’t found an opportunity above, please fill out the form below and we will be in contact with you to chat more about a volunteering opportunity best suited for you.

If you would like to speak to one of our Volunteer Services team, please give us a call on (02) 6282 2722 or email volunteer.cg@vinnies.org.au and we will be in touch with you soon.

Things you should know

St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn (Vinnies) has a large number of volunteer applications and cannot guarantee to place volunteers in their service of choice but will always recognise your rights as a volunteer.

Volunteer roles are offered to prospective applicants on their interest, knowledge, skills, and availability relevant to the role and to the aims of the organisations.

Vinnies Canberra/Goulburn is an Equal Opportunity host and is committed to engaging a vibrant and diverse volunteer team. We strongly encourage applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature aged applicants.

We are committed to maintaining a safe work environment for all participants, members, volunteers and employees. Please note that prior to engaging in any Volunteer activity with the St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn some checks are required. These can include a National Criminal History Check, a current Working with Vulnerable People’s card (ACT) and a current Working with Children Check (NSW). Background checks may also include reference checks.

The St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn is committed to being a Child Safe Organisation. We have developed clear, accountable and transparent Policy and Procedures to ensure that we comply with relevant legislation and that all children and young people who come into contact with our organisation are kept safe and are supported to the best of our capacity.

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