Volunteer With Us

The support and commitment of our passionate volunteers is vital to ensuring the ongoing delivery of many of our services and programs.

Volunteer with Communities at Work to share your skills and experience for the benefit of many people in need in the Canberra community. For more information on how we help those struggling, please visit our Support Services page.

Alongside becoming a part of a larger social impact, becoming a volunteer will also give you the opportunity to:

  • meet new people and make new friends
  • feel a part of your community
  • expand your skills and potentially explore new career opportunities
  • gain a sense of self-motivation and achievement
  • build self-esteem and confidence

Steps to becoming a Communities at Work Volunteer

Want to know how to join Communities at Work as a Volunteer? Simply watch the video below for a detailed step-by-step guide.

If you prefer, you can also read the quick summary below: 

  1. Have a look at the volunteering opportunities we offer on our My Impact Portal here.
  2. Complete a Communities at Work Volunteer Application Form on the My Impact Portal here.  If you would like a copy of the paper-based form posted to you please contact caw.volunteers@commsatwork.org or call 6293 6500.
  3. Lodge the Working with Vulnerable People application for registration at Access Canberra if you do not currently hold a WWVP card. If you do, bring the card with you when we meet.
  4. Attend a meeting to discuss volunteering options. Our team will be in touch with you to set this up.
  5. Successful applicants (who have their WWVP card) will then be invited to attend a Communities at Work induction session on specific program based activities. 

Communities At Work encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.


Current Opportunities


Communities at Work Volunteer Statement

  1. Communities at Work is committed to involving volunteers in our programs to complement and support our work in the community.
  2. We recognise volunteers’ important contribution and the valuable role they play in delivering services.
  3. We follow the National Standards for Volunteer Involvement and the Rights and Responsibilities of Volunteers to ensure best practice in our volunteer management.
  4. We actively contribute to the sector as members of Volunteering Australia and Volunteering ACT.
  5. We have planned strategies for recruiting, supporting, resourcing and recognising both volunteers and the programs they are part of in our ongoing process to improve volunteer overall experience.


Student Placements & Work Experience

If you are interested in completing a student placement or work experience at Communities at Work please contact our Human Resources department via people@commsatwork.org or by phoning 02 6293 6500.

Please note that Communities at Work is unable to offer Return to Work placements or volunteering linked to receiving pensions, government allowances or financial payments. To see Volunteering Australia’s definition of volunteering, visit: www.volunteeringaustralia.org



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