First time volunteers

We hear a lot about older Australians volunteering. But what if you are a first-timer and simply don’t know how to get started? The good news is that online you will find a lot of useful information and a tool which locates volunteering jobs within 10-kilometres of where you live.

Seek website is not just for full-time job seekers. It also has an extensive section devoted to those who wish to help others, but are unsure where to start. This section of the Seek website is a not-for-profit initiative which aims to help match organisations seeking volunteers with those who wish to donate their time and energy to a good cause.

Another interesting site for mature age volunteers is Great Connections This site connects mature volunteers who have professional skills and business experience with Not-for-Profit organisations seeking such workers. If you are 50 and over and have professional, business or executive skills, you are needed as a volunteer.

And last, but certainly not least, we think one of the best ever aids for would-be volunteers is the I want to volunteer so where should I go downloadable PDF on the Volunteering Australia website.