If you want to help improve the health, education and employment prospects of Aboriginal people consider the opportunities in organisations which support Aboriginal people.
Whoever you are, whatever your background, your contribution is welcome.
Where to start
- Indigenous Community Volunteers matches skilled volunteers to projects in Indigenous communities.
- Reconciliation Australia promotes good relationships between First Australians and other Australians.
- Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience aims to boost year 10, year 12 and university admission rates for Indigenous Australian students. Are you a potential mentor?
- The Aboriginal Education Consultative Group Inc is an Aboriginal community-based organisation of volunteer members involved in local and regional groups throughout NSW. These groups advise on issues relating to Aboriginal education.
- The Tranby Aboriginal College in the Sydney suburb of Glebe provides an alternative and independent learning environment for adult Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – and warmly welcomes volunteers.
- Aboriginal for Native Title and Reconciliation
- Aboriginal Literacy Foundation
- Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT.
Promoting Aboriginal culture and heritage
Every year, about 10,000 Australian school students visit the Muru Mittigan Aboriginal Cultural and Education Centre west of Sydney - where visitors can do everything from throwing a boomerang, to learning a didgeridoo to trying bush tucker and listening to Dreamtime stories.
Muru Mittigan, "Pathway to Friends" in the Darug language aims to advance Aboriginal culture, foster links with non-Indigenous Australians and visitors and provide meaningful employment for Aboriginal Australians.