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Your contribution to the community is powerful. Browse the volunteering opportunities below and join an organisation dedicated to social change.

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Volunteer with Uniting.

Find a meaningful role today. While you grow your community, we’ll be helping you grow your skills, knowledge and network. Volunteer opportunities span over 100 programs so you can choose where you give back, and make a real difference in your community.

The support available to me as a Uniting volunteer far exceeds my expectations, and everyone in the workplace is ready to offer their help when needed. I never feel lost at all.

Why join us

We’ve been working in the community for over 100 years, inspiring people, enlivening communities and confronting injustice. We provide mentoring, training and orientation to ensure you can fulfil your goals, feel supported, and get the most out of your volunteering experience.

What we offer you:

Applying to volunteer at Uniting is easy

Search for a role

You will need to create a personal account which can be updated at any time, and will also help you keep track of the role you applied for.

Apply for a role

Our team in your local area will help you complete the application process. As health and safety is important across Uniting, all our employees and volunteers have rolespecific background checks that we cover the cost of.


All up, the application process takes around 23 weeks. We encourage you to apply now, and we hope you can soon join the thousands of volunteers who are already part of the Uniting team.

Get started

After an in-depth induction and role-specific training, you’ll be ready to start making a difference. Welcome to the team.

The national cost-of-living crisis and housing emergency has seen many Tasmanians plunged into a state of desperation as they worry how they will keep their pantries stocked and afford to keep a roof over their heads.

Even if you can only volunteer for a few hours, it will still impact your whole life and perspective.

As one of Australia’s largest dedicated ethical investment managers and a social enterprise of the Uniting Church, giving back to the community through volunteering was an obvious choice for U Ethical.

Volunteering is often seen as part of the soft stuff in business. But it has tangible business benefits in improving team engagement and cohesion.

As communities grappled with the challenges of lockdowns and social isolation, Camaro found herself navigating an additional layer of hardship: the sudden loss of her mother.  In the aftermath of this profound loss, Camaro sought solace and connection through volunteering.

Volunteering is a great way to teach ourselves respect for others. To learn to be a part of the community, not just coasting by as another soul in society.

Volunteering with Uniting led to a new career path for Sy. It provided her the perfect platform to blend her business smarts, creative flair, and love of op shops into meaningful, fulfilling work.

I was able to turn something that I loved into a job and in an organisation that supports good work.

It was a single game of table tennis – a sport Bruce both didn’t enjoy nor claimed to be any good at – that led him to a 37-year career in the print industry, where he met his now wife and found his voice for disability activism.

When the employees with disabilities see that someone like me, in a wheelchair, can do this job and hold a management role it gives them hope.

How you can support us

A warm meal can go a long way in supporting someone experiencing crisis, especially during the colder months.

“We’re seeing a lot of new faces come into Hartley’s. Last year we had over 2,000 different people come through the doors to have a meal with us.”

Hear the real story

Get involved.

There are lots of ways you can get involved and support our services here at Uniting.
NoBucks Dining Hall provides more than just a meal, it also provides a sense of community and a safe place to make connections you can count on
From Brunswick to Bendigo, Glenroy to Geelong West, Uniting Vic.Tas Op Shops are all about giving back to their local communities.

Every day, our op shops and our people make a difference and help improve the lives of people in need.

If you have ever been to Hartley’s community dining room in Prahran, you likely will have spotted Ian Harris flaunting a black, striped kitchen apron with a twinkle in his eyes. Vito’s infectious energy and enthusiasm for life leaves you feeling inspired and warm inside.

“I started volunteering in the 90s..I love doing it. I love being with other people, with friends."