Resources for volunteering

Community benefits

Volunteering brings people together, builds communities and creates positive social change. It is an opportunity for individuals and organisations to make a real difference in their communities.

Organisational benefits

Organisations that utilise volunteers can expect:

  • Increased productivity
  • Lower operating costs
  • Improved community engagement

Volunteer benefits

There are many benefits to volunteering:

  • Good feelings and improved mental health
  • Learning new skills
  • Making new friends
  • Gaining a sense of purpose
  • Building confidence
We work directly with organisations throughout the Northern Rivers region who are seeking volunteers in the following fields:

  • Administration and clerical support
  • Social media
  • Community transport driving
  • Social support
  • Gardening
  • Retail

If any of these areas interest you or you would like more information, please call us on 02 6621 7397 or email

Useful links

The Centre for Volunteering

The Centre for Volunteering is the peak NSW body promoting and supporting volunteering and community participation. Their website contains many resources for people who would like to volunteer, and for organisations that would like to work with them.

Seek Volunteer

Seek Volunteer is Australia’s largest online source of volunteer opportunities. It is a great place to advertise your volunteering needs, recruit volunteers and find volunteering opportunities.

How to write a great volunteer recruitment ad

This downloadable pdf provided by Seek Volunteer explains how to write a great volunteer recruitment advert.

NSW volunteering strategy 2020-30

NSW Government’s NSW volunteering strategy 2020-30, outlining it’s approach to supporting volunteerism throughout the state.

Volunteering Northern Rivers

This is our Volunteering Northern Rivers page on Seek Volunteering.

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