Community & welfare
Consider some of the roles community welfare groups offer the volunteers they rely on to make a difference.
You could help welcome newcomers to Australia, offer support to people with English as an other language, promote community spirit, volunteer in disability care, help raise funds, or support one-off special events, such as your local Australia Day celebrations.
Accessible via a New Arrivals to NSW icon on the Multicultural NSW homepage (www.multicultural.nsw.gov.au/home), the Settlement Portal offers links to useful organisations and resources, to help with a range of issues.
Local councils have information about community groups and activities. Locate your council on the NSW Government's local council search.
- The Centre for Volunteering
- The Country Women's Association of NSW
- Lions Clubs
- Visit NSW.
Many charities in NSW also rely on the active participation of volunteers in fundraising, management, committee work and advocacy.
- St Vincent de Paul
- Red Cross
- Mission Australia
- The Smith Family
- The Benevolent Society
- Uniting Care
- Islamic Women's Welfare Association.
For other ideas, go to Google, and search using key words such as 'volunteer' and 'charity'.