Make a difference in your community
Our communities are stronger thanks to the generosity of people who put their hand up to help. Whether it's visiting an older person for a cuppa, going on holiday with a person with disability, sorting books at the Lifeline Bookfest or serving in a Lifeline Shop, volunteering brings people together.
We cherish the skills and unique perspective of each of our volunteers, and warmly welcome volunteers with all types of abilities, experience and availability. Maybe you would like to volunteer with your company, school, community group or even virtually as a remote e-volunteer.
Inspired? Want to know more?
Read more below about how and where you can volunteer with us to find a position that's a perfect fit! And don't forget we list our current volunteer roles on Seek Volunteer and Volunteering Queensland.
Q. Will I be reimbursed for any expenses I incur while volunteering, and if so, what kinds of expenses would I be able to claim?
Unfortunately, we aren’t able to reimburse volunteers for their out-of-pocket expenses at this time. From time to time we are able to apply for grants for certain projects and this can fund expenses associated with that particular project.
Q. If I volunteer for your organisation, will I be able to get a paid job eventually?
Volunteering for UnitingCare is not a transitional period into employment. We will never ask potential employees to volunteer first, and volunteers do not become paid staff. While you are volunteering with us, you are encouraged to apply for any paid roles that arise if you are looking to change to a paid position within the organisation.
Q. I have never worked or I am new to the country or state. Do I still require two referees for my application?
All volunteers will need to supply two referees, either personal or professional, who are not related to them. If you are unsure of who you can use, or don’t think you will be able to supply two referees, give us a call on 07 3253 4000.
Q. My child is 12 years old and is very mature for their age. Can they volunteer through the school holidays?
For insurance purposes, our volunteers must be aged 15 years and over. There are some instances where parents or guardians can apply to volunteer with their child - this depends very much upon the circumstances and the role.
If you or someone you know is interested in volunteer opportunities, please contact the Volunteer Management Team at: [email protected]