Step 1

Step 1

Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community and is fun and rewarding.  In NSW, over two million people regularly volunteer, contributing to more than 241 million volunteer hours a year. The importance of volunteering is immeasurable and underpins our society and the existence of many organisations which depend on volunteers. As a volunteer, the benefits include learning new skills, meeting new people and a sense of personal satisfaction and achievement. Find out more about the benefits of volunteering.

Staff can volunteer as an individual or with a team of colleagues from their Department for an organisation that:

  • exists for the public benefit
  • provides for the relief of poverty
  • has charitable purposes, within the legal sense
  • is a non-profit, and
  • exists solely for charitable purposes

The first step to take is to decide whether you would like to volunteer as an individual or as part of a team.

If you would like to volunteer as an individual, move on to the next step:


If you would like to volunteer as part of a team, discuss this with your colleagues and supervisor, to ascertain interest in organising such an event.  Once you have agreement from those around you, move onto the next step - Partner Up.

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