University students

Connect with nonprofits & community groups that need your help

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There are endless opportunities for volunteering in Queensland. Use our online platform to search volunteering opportunities based on your interests and location. This website helps you to connect with not-for-profit organisations and community groups that need your help.

What is volunteering

Volunteering is a choice made by you to make a difference. It is about becoming involved and taking action on issues which are important to you. You can volunteer at any age.

Volunteering involves:

  • Willingly giving your time, skills and enthusiasm to a worthy cause
  • Not getting paid
  • Supporting a not-for-profit organisation or community group
  • Benefiting the community

Why volunteer?

Volunteering has benefits for the organisation and for you. These include:

  • Making new friends
  • Meeting like-minded people
  • Developing new skills
  • Expanding on skills you already have
  • Contributing to something you believe in
  • New challenges and experiences
  • Increasing confidence
  • Personal fulfilment
  • Positive change to your community
  • Looks great on your resume and will add to your employability
  • Doing something fun!

How you can you get involved?

There are three options to getting involved:

  • Run your own project in your local community
  • Get involved in university based projects/events
  • Volunteer at a not-for-profit organisation

Here are some steps you can take to get involved in volunteering:

  • Decide on the issues and causes important to you.
  • Think about your skills, attributes and the things you enjoy doing, because volunteering is about doing something you want to do.
  • Reflect on why you would like to volunteer.
  • Decide how much time you can commit to volunteering.
  • Consider where and with whom you would like to volunteer.
  • Research not-for-profit organisations, you can search volunteering opportunities and apply online
  • Get out in the community and make a difference!

Share your volunteering experience

Inspire others to make a difference by sharing your volunteering story.

  • Tell your friends & family
  • Post about your experience on social media: #VolunteersofQLD
  • Write an article and contact the local newspaper
  • Write an article for your university to post on their student experience website.  
  • Promote student achievement through the university website.

Ready to make change in the world?

Start searching volunteer opportunities today!