Volunteering is a great way to contribute to your community and to gain experience.
Volunteering can help you try out your interests and make decision about future study or career directions. It can also help to build the experience you need to take up paid work.
Many schools and universities encourage young people to volunteer in their local area, sometimes as part of broader programs, such as the Duke of Edinburgh scheme or Young People Without Borders Program (pdf 561 KB). Your careers advisor may be able to help.
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- Youth NSW
- The Inspire Foundation
- Duke of Edinburgh Award
- Youth Off The Streets
- NSW Premier's Student Volunteering Award Program.
All volunteers working with children and young people are required to complete a Working with Children Volunteer/Student Declaration or the Working with Children Check. For information on Working with Children Checks please contact the Office of the Children's Guardian.
The organisation you are working with will also be able to give you further information.