VolunteeringACT is the peak body for volunteering and community information services. We are volunteering experts in the Canberra Region.
Our role within the Canberra community is to represent and support volunteerism, to promote its potential and growth for the common good, and to respond to the many opportunities and challenges created by such a diverse activity.
Volunteer Support Service
We aim to help connect individuals in the community with volunteering opportunities; we do this through operating as an active link between individuals and our membership base of over 200 not for profit organisations. We offer a variety of volunteering opportunities that cover a wide range of services in the not for profit sector, including sports, the arts, tourism, education, health, emergency services, animal welfare, the environment, national institutions, and community welfare. We also offer free training sessions for volunteers throughout the year.
- Inclusive Volunteering Program
VolunteeringACT offers an Inclusive Volunteering Program (IVP) which works with people who may have barriers in their lives find volunteering positions. The IVP aims to assist individuals achieve their goals through volunteering, and to foster greater inclusion within Volunteer Involving Organisations.
Prospective participants may be referred to the program by an organisation, support worker, family member or friend, or an individual may choose to self-refer. Additionally, organisations can contact the IVP to see how they can create a more inclusive volunteering practice.
- General Referral Service
If you are interested in volunteering you can search for volunteer positions on our website
Quick Facts About The Region
VolunteeringACT is the peak body for volunteering and community information in the Canberra Region, as well as being a service provider of programs for people experiencing disadvantage and isolation, people with disability, and people needing support for mental wellness. We have a vision of an inclusive Canberra, and a mission to foster inclusion by enabling participation and connection. We connect people to volunteering opportunities; support volunteer involving organisations with training, advice and volunteer recruitment; make sure information on services and supports is easily accessible to everyone through our Community Information services; support people experiencing disadvantage; and provide programs to help people reconnect with their community and access supported volunteering roles. VolunteeringACT is a people driven, service-focused organisation that represents the interests of 189 members, advocates for and supports volunteers, and engages with the broader Canberra community.Visit VolunteeringACT website