Volunteers

Why volunteer?

Volunteers help the Foundation at events, through pro-bono advice or assisting on specific projects.

Our Patrons, Trustees and Board of Management are all volunteers who lend their expertise and networks to the Foundation.

Volunteering with the Don Dunstan Foundation is a great way to:

  • learn new skills
  • fine-tune existing skills
  • meet new people
  • connect with a cause
  • gain local experience
  • have fun!

Volunteering Update – August 2020

Please note, we are currently pausing our recruitment on new volunteer positions. Event volunteering is also currently paused too and will be reactivated again in 2021, in line with Government public health advice and our future events.

Please note, that we currently have no new vacancies for office based or pro bono volunteering.  We can easily add you to the register to hear about the latest opportunities when they arise, simply fill out the form at the end of this page.

Our office volunteers assist with a wide range of tasks, anything from folding brochures and scanning photos, to creating posters and assisting with website edits. Most tasks involve some form of planning and tend to be either computer based tasks or admin tasks. Office volunteering requires ongoing commitment of around a day or two a week for around 3 months or more, or commitment to a certain project such as helping with planning the Homelessness Conference. There is quite a bit to learn with our Foundation so we find that regular time at the office is the best way to learn and get the most out of your volunteering experience. Our office volunteers need to have quite a high level of email usage, scanning, competence in Microsoft Word/Excel and be able to learn how to use websites like Humanitix etc.

Pro Bono or Project Specific Volunteering suits longer term volunteers or the experienced professional who wants to give back. This is perfect for those wanting to gain more experience and be involved more in depth with specific projects such in the Foundation, such as grant writing assistance or proofreading/editing.

Please note, that our large events are postponed until 2021 so event volunteering opportunities are not available this year. We can easily add you to the register to hear about the latest event volunteering opportunities when they arise, simply fill out the form at the end of this page.

Our event volunteers help with tasks such as packing up, setting up, staffing tables, scanning tickets and ushering. We look forward to welcoming you back to event volunteering in the future.

Please note, by filling out this form you agree to be contacted about future volunteer positions that may arise.

Please log your hours or fill out required forms here: https://dunstan.org.au/volunteer-and-intern-forms/