Giving your time to a worthy cause can be an incredibly rewarding experience. The YourLifeChoices Volunteering page has information about volunteer work, whether you are looking for something local, Australia-wide, international or even online.

Australians contribute more than 700 million hours each year to volunteering, undertaken by 34 percent of the population. Volunteering is a great way to get out of the house, meet new people and even travel the world.

You will find information about environmental volunteering, mentoring students, working on conservation projects and much more below. So why not make the world a better place and find out how you can help?

Volunteering in Australia

Discover all about volunteering. From the first timer to community organisations to volunteering online

Virus’s huge hit on volunteers

COVID-19 deprives critically important sector of 12 million hours per week: study.

Friday essay: today’s grandmothers grew up protesting. Now they have nothing to lose

Grandmothers as social activists? What a radical idea … but one that is increasingly true of

How to be a good carer

There are nearly 2.7 million carers in Australia, approximately 12 per cent of the population.

Letters to Santa – but like none you’ve read before

Letters to Santa - but like none you've read before.

How caregiving takes its toll

Be alert to the signs that could mean you're putting your health at risk.

Grow Free: the power of sharing and caring

How to take caring and sharing to a whole new level

At Repair Cafés, the philosophy is fix it, don’t dump it

A great place to meet, mix and learn new skills.

Why don’t senior women win awards?

Victorian women missing in action in seniors' awards.


Participating in a volunteer vacation allows travellers to ‘do something good'.

Alone for Christmas

Not everyone has family and friends with whom to share the holiday season, sometimes through choice,

Volunteering in health care

Where can qualified nurses use their skills as volunteers?

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