Volunteer Programs in Sydney 2019


Time Auction is a charity that connects anyone with inspiring leaders while encouraging volunteerism. By volunteering 10 hours to any charity, one can join inspiring experiences — from dining with entrepreneurs to cooking with Michelin-starred chefs. Now in Sydney — here is a list of charities that you can volunteer at!

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Oxfam Trailwalker

Oxfam Trailwalker is a community event that brings people together from all walks of life. Oxfam works with local communities to help them create their own sustainable solutions to poverty. They host annual 100km trailwalking journeys, help dedicated volunteers to complete their 100km journey and raise life changing funds for the communities.

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SEEK Volunteer

SEEK Volunteer is Australia’s largest free online source of volunteer opportunities and is the preferred destination for those who want to volunteer. They help strengthen communities by enabling individuals and businesses to volunteer.

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The Centre for Volunteering

The Centre for Volunteering (The Centre) is the peak body in NSW promoting and supporting volunteering and community participation. Their Volunteer Referral Service is to assist not-for-profit organisations in finding suitable, high-quality volunteers.

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Our Big Kitchen

Our Big Kitchen (OBK) is a community run, non-denominational, industrial kitchen where meals are prepared for distribution to needy people across Sydney. OBK is Kosher and Halal certified, and HACCP approved. At OBK we offer a place for people to come together and cook for a good cause.


Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. We’re committed to empowering Australians to be suicide-safe through connection, compassion and hope. Our vision is for an Australia free of suicide.


Vollie is an online marketplace that connects skilled people to non-profits and charities for skills-based online volunteering. Vollie projects are exclusively online, meaning that people can donate their skills and experience from anywhere in the world, and around their busy personal and professional schedule.


From making unicorns fly, to sending kids to the moon, each child’s Wish Journey is carefully planned and delivered to create a positive, lasting impact. As a trusted children’s charity, Make-A-Wish relies on the generosity of donors, volunteers and business partners to bring children’s wishes to life.

Settlement Services International

SSI is a community organisation and social business that supports newcomers and other Australians to achieve their full potential. We work with all people who have experienced vulnerability, including refugees, people seeking asylum and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, to build capacity and enable them to overcome inequality.


With over 1500 volunteers across the country, OzHarvest is always on the lookout for passionate people to lend a hand. From helping at events, running market stalls, assisting in the vans, answering the phones, working with our chefs and corporate teams at a Cooking for a Cause session or even handpicking oranges at a local farm! The fun never ends once you don a yellow OzHarvest volunteer shirt, whatever you do you’ll be helping us to ‘nourish our country’.

Cana Communities

Cana Farm provides the opportunity for people to learn from each other and to recreate themselves. Cana Enterprises employs people who have lived on the margins and been severely disadvantaged. Cana Communities provides support and respite for those in need or at-risk by providing short to middle term accommodation.

Birds Of Passage

Birds Of Passage is a volunteer based charity helping Sydney’s homeless by providing food, clothes and wellbeing services. Our aim was to start a simple, zero overhead, volunteer-centric service assisting Sydney’s homeless, and more specifically the rough sleepers who are considered the most at-risk and vulnerable people in our community.

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The Granny Cloud

Members of the Granny Cloud interact with groups of children, engaging them in conversation and in activities of various kinds, such as reading and telling stories, craft activities, solving puzzles and exploring big questions. The role of the Granny includes provoking curiosity, asking questions, listening attentively and providing warm encouragement.

Missing Maps

Each year, disasters around the world kill nearly 100,000 and affect or displace 200 million people. Many of the places where these disasters occur are literally ‘missing’ from any map and first responders lack the information to make valuable decisions regarding relief efforts. Missing Maps is an open, collaborative project in which you can help to map areas where humanitarian organisations are trying to meet the needs of vulnerable people.

Good things come to those who give.

Volunteer at any charity and join our inspiring experiences in Sydney!

For details, visit www.timeauction.org/sydney.

This article originally appeared on our blog on Medium: https://timeauction.medium.com/volunteer-programs-in-sydney-2019-a41260a66876

Updated on 8 April, 2021
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