Make

Volunteering

part of your future.

Volunteering can help you on your pathway to finding a job, as well as building meaningful social connections and confidence.

Volunteer planting trees
  • Get ready for your volunteer experience by learning what to expect with our quick course.
  • Be inspired by young volunteers who share why volunteering makes a difference to them.
  • Use our resources to help you apply for a role and build your skills.
  • Start exploring volunteering opportunities that match your interests and skills.
"Volunteering In a word? Stimulating. And challenging. And sometimes tiring. But always rewarding – it’s incredibly rewarding"
Volunteers cooking

Why

Volunteer?

"Volunteering helps me put things in perspective, it keeps me in touch with my community and what other people’s lives are like"
  • Meet new friends and be a part of a community
  • Learn new experiences and gain new skills
  • Help an organisation or cause you're passionate about
  • Add experience to your resume
  • Build confidence and communication skills
  • Volunteer with friends
  • Keep mentally and physically healthy
  • Give you a purpose
  • For a challenge

Many young people are

engaged in volunteering

In Mission Australia’s 2020 survey of young Australians volunteering was reported as one of the three top activities (after sports and about the same as arts activities). Young people are more likely to volunteer informally.

Sports (as a participant)
National %70.7
WA %68.6
Females %60.2
Males %75.8
Sports (as a spectator)
National %62.1
WA %62.9
Females %53
Males %71.4
Arts/cultural/music activities
National %43.9
WA %45
Females %50.9
Males %39.9
Volunteer work
National %43.3
WA %42.8
Females %41.8
Males %43.5
Student leadership activities
National %34
WA %32.2
Females %30.2
Males %33.8
Youth groups/activities
National %25.6
WA %26.9
Females %28.9
Males %25.2
Religious groups/activities
National %23.6
WA %22.2
Females %24.9
Males %19.5
Environmental groups
National %14.8
WA %15.4
Females %14.2
Males %15.8
Political groups/organisations
National %8.8
WA %9.4
Females %9.2
Males %8.8
Table 10.9: Activities young people were involved in over the past year.Note: Items are listed in order of WA frequency.
National %WA %Females %Males %
Sports (as a participant)70.768.660.275.8
Sports (as a spectator)62.162.95371.4
Arts/cultural/music activities43.94550.939.9
Volunteer work43.342.841.843.5
Student leadership activities3432.230.233.8
Youth groups/activities25.626.928.925.2
Religious groups/activities23.622.224.919.5
Environmental groups14.815.414.215.8
Political groups/organisations8.89.49.28.8
Table 10.9: Activities young people were involved in over the past year.Note: Items are listed in order of WA frequency.