Volunteering and Contact ACT
Volunteering and Contact ACT 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
Volunteering and Contact ACT 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
Alternatively you can set up an interview with a referral officer at Volunteering and Contact ACT and one of Volunteering ACT’s Referral Officers can assist youin finding a suitable volunteering opportunity. To set up an appointment you can call the Volunteering and Contact ACT office on 02 6251 4060
Quick Facts About The Region
Contact Volunteering and Contact ACT
Volunteering and Contact ACT is both the peak body for volunteering and the volunteer support service for the ACT, and the key source for the Canberra community to access accurate information on, and referral to, Canberra’s community services and programs. Our vision is to foster a community enriched by volunteering and empowered by reliable information. Volunteering and Contact ACT is the result of the merger during 2014-15 of Volunteering ACT and CONTACT Canberra Community Information (formerly the Citizens Advice Bureau ACT).Visit VOLUNTEERING AND CONTACT ACT website