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@Work to share your skills and experience for the benefit of many people in need in the Canberra community. Be 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
Communities@Work Volunteer
If you’re interested in learning more about volunteering for Communities@Work, please see our Frequently Asked Questions, Steps to Becoming a Volunteer and our Current Opportunities


Student Placements & Work Experience

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

Please note that Communities@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

Steps to becoming a Communities@Work Volunteer

  1. Download the Current Opportunities attachment and find the role you are interested in
  2. Complete a Communities@Work Volunteer Application Form and submit it by email to caw.volunteers@commsatwork.org. or post to PO Box 1066 Tuggeranong, ACT 2901
  3. Lodge your Working With Vulnerable People (WWVP) application with Access Canberra.
  4. Bring your WWVP card with you to meet with the Volunteer Coordinator and Program Coordinator.
  5. Successful applicants will be invited to attend a Volunteer Induction. The inductions are scheduled for approximately 1.5 hours and are held regularly at Tuggeranong and Gungahlin.
  6. Begin volunteering with Communities@Work! Once you have been placed in your volunteer role you will receive a role specific Orientation and relevant training.

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

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