Volunteering Australia defines volunteering as time willingly given for the common good and without financial gain. Volunteering is an integral part of our community in Stonnington. Many volunteers benefit from learning new skills and getting work experience that can help secure paid work in the future. Volunteering is also a great way to meet people, have fun, and engage with your community.

What types of volunteering work can you do?

  • Formal volunteering takes place within organisations including institutions and agencies.
  • Informal volunteering takes place outside an organisational setting.

At Stonnington, we know that volunteers and volunteer organisations are the strength of our community, and we would love to hear from you. To help us connect you to a volunteer role that's right for you, contact us at volunteer@stonnington.vic.gov.au

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Volunteer events

If you would like to learn more about volunteering there are various free online events you can attend. See below to find out more or register for upcoming events.

Below are some informative articles about volunteering.

If you are interested in volunteering in our community, we would love to hear from you. Please reach out by emailing volunteer@stonnington.vic.gov.au

Volunteering support organisations

Looking for more information about volunteering or volunteer management? There are various organisations that can support you on this exciting journey. Please see below.

Go Volunteer

GoVolunteer brings volunteers and volunteering organisations together. Search GoVolunteer for volunteering opportunities.


Through their not-for-profit law program, JusticeConnect provides legal advice, information and training for not-for-profit organisations. JusticeConnect work to reduce red tape and improve the legal framework for community organisations.

Our Community

Our Community is a world-leading social enterprise that provides advice and tools for Australia's 600,000 not-for-profit community groups, state, private and independent schools, as well as practical links between the community sector and the general public, business and government.

Pro Bono Australia

Pro Bono shares news, careers and resources to help purpose-driven people and organisations grow their impact. Pro Bono provides an online hub for people who want to know more about the national community sector.

Seek Volunteer

Seek Volunteer is Australia’s largest free online source of volunteer opportunities. Seek Volunteer helps connect people to volunteering opportunities that enrich their communities, lives and careers.

Victorian State Government

There is a range of helpful publications and resources on the State Government website that support the Victorian not-for-profit community sector to strengthen capacity, governance and sustainability.


Vollie is an online marketplace that connects talented people to non-profits, charities and social enterprises for skills-based online volunteering.

Volunteering Australia

Volunteering Australia is the national peak body for volunteering, working to advance volunteering in the Australian community. Volunteering Australia shares research into the state of volunteering in Australia, and provides access to educational resources.


VolunteerMatch helps people from right across Australia match their skills from industries such as IT, hospitality, design, accounting, law and sales to a relevant and rewarding volunteer role.

Volunteering Victoria

Volunteering Victoria is the peak state body for volunteering, focusing on advocacy, sector development and the promotion of volunteering. Volunteering Victoria allows you to search for volunteer roles and access information on leading volunteers and professional development.

If you are interested in volunteering or hosting volunteers in our community we would love to hear from you. Please reach out to volunteer@stonnington.vic.gov.au

Register for volunteering opportunities

Interested in becoming a volunteer? Tell us your interests and we will find a role that is perfect for you.

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