Youth Volunteering

Youth volunteers in action

Congratulations on considering getting involved in your community!

Volunteering is a gift of your time and effort and is undertaken in not for profit organisations. There are literally hundreds of these organisations in Western Australia, offering a wide variety of volunteering opportunities. Volunteering is a hugely rewarding experience to know that you are making a contribution to your community.

volunteering at uni

Volunteering WA works with all five Western Australian universities to promote volunteering and assist students to find great places to volunteer!

For more information, contact:

Curtin Volunteers!

ECU (link coming soon!)

Guild Volunteering Hub (University of Western Australia)

Murdoch Volunteer Hub

Notre Dame Volunteer Network

If you would like to search for your own volunteer opportunity, please feel free to use the search facility on our homepage. For a more personalised search, why not create a volunteer profile at www.volunteer.org.au.

School Volunteering

YVolunteer is a program that links young people in Western Australia with community organisations that need volunteers. The YVolunteer program (PVWYV YVolunteer) is now endorsed by the Curriculum Council. On successful completion of the program students will gain one credit point towards their WACE. Please note that schools have to register in order for students to gain the credit point. Volunteering WA can assist with linking interested students with community organisations.

To search through a list of opportunities in your community and to find out how your school can register, visit the YVolunteer web site at www.yvolunteer.org.au.

Under 18s

For numerous reasons, many not for profit organisations are only able to accept help from adults (aged 18 years and older). However there are some organisations who offer youth-friendly opportunities. To search through a list of opportunities in your community, visit YVolunteer at www.yvolunteer.org.au. It may also be possible for your school to cover you for volunteer personal accident insurance if the community organisation’s age minimum does not include under 18 year-olds. Please ask your teacher to advise on this.

Over 18s

Many not for profit organisations are only able to accept help from adults (aged 18 years and older. Please visit our home page to search for volunteering opportunities in the community.


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