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Volunteer with us

Studies show that when you volunteer, you’re happier and you live longer!

When you give your time and skills, not only do you give back to your community... but help to build a vibrant and caring neighbourhood.

As a valued Anglicare volunteer, you’ll join more than 1,500 like-minded volunteers who generously give of themselves to assist in Christian-based programs and provide support for struggling individuals and families - you’ll play an important role in enhancing the quality of their lives.

Start volunteering today and meet new people, learn new skills and enjoy the sense of belonging that comes from being part of a team... the difference you can make to others is heart-warming.

Bless your community

There are countless ways for you to love lonely, isolated and vulnerable members of your community in a big organisation like Anglicare.

  • Chat with residents or run a bingo session or share your creative talents at a residential aged care home
  • Enjoy engaging in intergenerational programs
  • Support people with mental health challenges or make yourself available for people who are socially isolated and talk with them on the phone
  • When disaster strikes, help out at Anglicare’s disaster evacuation and recovery centres and support families who have survived a disaster.
  • Support immigrants and refugees in adjusting to daily life in Australia.
  • Volunteer at your local Op Shop – a bustling hub in your community!
  • Put your experience to use... do some light gardening, help someone plan their budget, make coffee in a café, help out in a library!

The opportunities really are endless!

Discover a great sense of achievement and purpose

There’s so much for you to gain from volunteering – new friends, new skills and a greater sense of confidence. But best of all, you’re doing meaningful work that gives back to your community!

Options to suit your schedule

You can volunteer your time on a regular or occasional basis - whatever suits you! Training is provided. Whichever way you choose to volunteer, our Volunteer Team is here to support you to help make it a purposeful experience... for both you and those you seek to serve.

Whether you’re an Anglicare resident, part of the local parish, looking for something special or you need to complete your Mutual Obligation for Centrelink, we’re so grateful that you want to generously give of your time and spirit. Secondary schools can participate through the Take Love program. Corporate groups are welcome to reach out for a chat about volunteering for a day too!

So, if you have a skill or passion that you would like to share, please reach out to see how Anglicare can help you to bless others in your community.

Want to be the difference? Volunteer with us

An elderly woman being helped up by a nurse in her old age home

Support our beautiful residents!

Help build a future where no older person feels alone or isolated, where understanding, companionship and meaningful connections are the norm for everyone.

Make every moment count!

Support and engage with your local community. Enjoy intergenerational programs, computer clubs and second chance shops. Connect with older people in Social Wellness Centres, remote programs or in their own homes. 

Community Service through Food & Financial Assistance

Help build resilience and dignity for those going through challenging times by providing short term & ongoing solutions and stability in their lives.
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Community Service through Op Shops

Support your community and those in it by providing a practical and meaningful touchpoint for everyone, especially for those in need.
Toys n Tucker warehouse shoot 2021

Volunteer with your Work Team

Support real growth for your team through team-building days and employee volunteering programs. Talk to Anglicare about corporate volunteering today.
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Want to make a difference – but not sure how?

Have a chat to us and we will open your eyes to a whole new world of opportunity – where you can be the difference!
Disaster Recovery Evacuation Centre Simulation Photo Shoot at Cherrybrook Community Centre

Love families through disaster

As an Anglicare Disaster Recovery volunteer, you’re trained, registered and ready to serve your community when disaster strikes.
St Bede's Abbotsleigh Girls Volunteer day

Schools & youth groups

Work with students or young people? Take Love offers you practical ways to get them involved in supporting the community.

Help an older person smile

The Aged care Volunteer Visitors Scheme is Australian Government funded and provides friendship & companionship for older persones.
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Our promise to you

Volunteering is a work of heart. That’s why Anglicare fosters a spirit of collaboration, to ensure you (our wonderful volunteer) are supported in any way you need.

As a valued Anglicare volunteer...

  • You receive training for different roles, ongoing support and advocacy
  • You’re included in in communications and events such as National Volunteer Week
  • Your generous contribution is recognised at special times like Christmas, and you’ll receive ‘Years of Service’ certificates and badges to celebrate the purposeful contribution you make
  • You‘re a valued member of the Anglicare Team and you’re included in social events
  • You and your immediate family members receive free counselling sessions through our Employer Assistance Program, and;
  • You’re eligible for the annual Influenza Vaccination Program


Join an amazing team!

“Each day has its own reward. But I always enjoy the round of applause and special words of thanks from the residents.”
Frank, Anglicare Residential Aged Care Volunteer
“This experience has been so rewarding for my mental health and soul. Through the Op Shop I’m able to reach out to people. Sometimes it might just be putting a smile on a person’s face.”
Cheryle, Anglicare Op Shops Volunteer
Anglicare acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the original and ongoing custodians of the lands and waters on which we live and work.

Inspired by the gospel of reconciliation in Jesus Christ, Anglicare's vision for reconciliation is a nation in which Australia's First Peoples are restored in dignity, respect, empowerment and opportunity.