Volunteering in the Gympie Region

What is volunteering?

Volunteering takes in a wide range of pursuits that are essentially about being an active citizen. This can be in a formal way, such as with an organisation, or in informal ways like helping out your neighbour.

While volunteering delivers real social benefits to our community, it also importantly provides considerable benefits to the volunteer that include: 

  • act on your values, passions and interests 
  • make new friendships and create professional networks 
  • gain work experience and learn new skills 
  • enjoy new social and cultural experiences 
  • develop personally and build confidence 
  • enjoy better physical and mental health as studies show volunteering makes us healthier and happier 
  • challenge yourself in a supportive environment 
  • help your community 
  • have fun! 

Volunteering with Council

Council’s volunteering program provides opportunities for people in our community to contribute their valuable time and skills across different areas of the organisation.

For individuals, volunteering provides an opportunity to be involved in activities reflecting their interests and using their skills, while building a stronger and connected community. Council provides a supportive and safe working environment for volunteers.

For details on volunteering opportunities, including how to apply, select from the following volunteer programs:

Volunteering Queensland

Volunteering Queensland is the lead voice for volunteering in Queensland supporting this essential industry to thrive. As the state peak body they are solely dedicated to advancing and promoting volunteering. Volunteering Queensland can help you:

  • find volunteering roles
  • recruit volunteers for your community organisation
  • learn more about volunteering, volunteer management and more through resources, support and training.

Learn more at https://volunteeringqld.org.au/

Emergency Volunteering

Volunteers are vital in the journey from disaster to recovery. Volunteering Queensland is here to help at every step of the way. Emergency Volunteering Community Response to Extreme Weather (EV CREW) links spontaneous volunteers with councils and community organisations in times of natural disaster.

Learn more at https://volunteeringqld.org.au/emergency-volunteering/

SEEK Volunteer

SEEK Volunteer is Australia’s largest source of volunteer opportunities. You can search for volunteer roles by category, commitment and location. Not-for-profit organisations can publish volunteering opportunities for free.

Learn more at https://www.volunteer.com.au/


GoVolunteer is an initiative of Volunteering Australia. Their aim is to match people who are interested in volunteering with appropriate volunteering opportunities. The website uses a national database of volunteering opportunities.

Learn more at https://govolunteer.com.au/

National Volunteers Week

National Volunteer Week is Australia’s largest annual celebration of volunteering. In 2023, National Volunteer Week is held on 15 – 21 May.

The week-long event recognises the vital support that the millions of volunteers in our country provide to their communities and encourages people to consider volunteering. National Volunteer Week 2023 is a celebration of our power to drive change and ensure volunteering is inclusive of all members of the Australian community.

Learn more at https://www.volunteeringaustralia.org/get-involved/nvw/



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