Not only is volunteering a good thing to do, it also gives students an opportunity to gain experience.
It is good to show you care about others - add your experiences of volunteering to your resume.
Explore some of the organisations below, there are many others out there, this is just a sample.
New Hope for Cambodian Children
New Hope for Cambodian Children is an orphanage for orphans and abandoned children with HIV/AIDS.
New Hope for Cambodian Children collaborates with the Royal Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia and non-governmental organizations to assist Cambodian children and their affected families living with HIV/AIDS.
AVI - The Australian Volunteers for International Development Program
The Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) program is an Australian Government initiative. The program provides opportunities for skilled Australians to contribute to the Australian Government’s aid program.
Conservation Volunteers makes it easy for people to care for nature by volunteering on one of our many conservation projects across the country. Volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds and no prior skills or experience are required, and volunteer projects are available to suit your availability and particular interests.
Conservation Volunteers projects are managed in conjunction with project partners that includes regional councils, national parks, museums, landcare groups, conservation departments and other national conservation agencies.
Kids Giving Back
KIDS GIVING BACK provides, age appropriate, easily accessible, meaningful volunteering opportunitiesfor children, families, schools, community groups and corporations locally (Greater Sydney), as well as internationally through our partner program in Thailand. We are committed to providing volunteering opportunities for young people to give back, grow community, and develop a strong sense of self.
A directory of volunteer positions.
International Volunteer HQ
IVHQ has developed a reputation as the world leader in affordable volunteer travel, with thousands of volunteers travelling with them every year. By working directly with local organisations in the countries where their programs are based, they are able to keep their fees low and ensure these go towards meaningful community projects and local employment.
An initiative of Volunteering Australia. A directory to search for volunteering.
There is a special category for students.
You can download an app to your phone or ipad.
Lattitude Global Volunteering - for 17 - 25 year olds
Lattitude Global Volunteering (formerly known as Gap Activity Projects) is an international youth development charity. Their mission is to educate and develop young people worldwide by providing inclusive opportunities for them to make a positive difference to the lives of others through a challenging and structured international volunteering experience in a culture and community different from their own.
Through global volunteering, they aim to give young people the opportunity to realise the world beyond their community and to truly engage with it. Young people are encouraged to develop awareness and responsibilities towards themselves and others, equipping them with vital life skills.
Natucate - Combine voluntary service with a focus on nature and wildlife conservation. Also offer internships.
Would you love an unforgettable overseas experience and also like to contribute to nature conservation? We have a diverse range of work experience placements available. With NATUCATE Work Experience you can engage in ecological issues and gain valuable, practical, international experience.
Pro Bono Australia
Pro Bono Australia is one of Australia’s first social businesses. Since 2000 we have provided, media, jobs, education, skilled volunteering and other resources for the common good to over one million people nationally in 2015. Certified in 2013 as a B Corp organisation, today we act as the central online hub for the Not for Profit sector, the broader social economy and those wanting to engage with it.
The name Pro Bono comes from the Latin term Pro Bono Publico – meaning ‘for the public, or common good’. The term has been used for many years by the legal and accounting professions to mean “for free” but strictly speaking pro bono actually means for good.
Volunteers in Community Engagement (VOICE)
Volunteers in Community Engagement (VOICE) is a not-for-profit, secular, Australian based organisation that has been sending volunteers on grass roots, community identified development projects since 1992.
Search your State or Territory for Volunteer Groups
They are the state peak body solely dedicated to advancing volunteering for the economic, social, cultural & environmental well-being of Queensland
ISV - International Student Volunteers
World Youth International was founded in 1988 by the late Robert Hoey, and has since facilitated meaningful volunteer opportunities for more than 3,000 Australians, provided access to basic services such as healthcare and education for more than 15,000 people.
At the heart of all our work is a commitment to community-led, sustainable development projects, and a belief in the power of volunteers to create real impact.
World Youth International
ISV - International Student Volunteers
ISV's mission is to support sustainable development initiatives around the world through life-changing student volunteer and responsible adventure travel programs designed to positively change our world and to educate, inspire and result in more active global citizens.
A volunteer can assist in their school program as a tutor or a teacher’s aide. Volunteers also help children in the library, the nursery and the preschool or helping the sports teacher. Volunteers are also welcome to spend time with the children during their free time, playing sports or participating in other activities with them. We occasionally have sports days that volunteers can plan and supervise.