Peter is a long-term volunteer at Caritas Australia, helping with managing the photo database. Photo: Andrea Andres/Caritas Australia

Volunteer to make a difference

When you volunteer with us, we treat you as one of our team, working together to support our mission.

Volunteer your time

We offer a range of different volunteering opportunities, ranging from community engagement to data analysis. We try to match your interests and availability to what is needed. 

We have opportunities for short-term projects as well as long-term volunteers. We have two volunteers who have been with us for over 10 years!

Throughout the year, we have different volunteering opportunities. Project Compassion is our most well-known fundraising campaign and runs in the lead-up to Easter. We’re always open to keen volunteers during this time. 

There are opportunities in our head office is in Sydney, as well as our offices in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Canberra.

Community based (Parish)

Parish volunteers directly support our work. There are opportunities available in fundraising, events planning, emergency relief, and advocacy campaigns. 

Register your interest

In our offices

Office volunteers are an integral part of our office teams, contributing to meaningful projects alongside our passionate staff. Opportunities are varied and can include graphic design, research and administration, event planning, data analysis and IT. 

Register your interest

Already registered to volunteer?

If you have previously registered to volunteer with Caritas Australia, please click here to login into your profile:

MyVolunteer Login.

Remember that nothing is small in the eyes of God. Do all that you do with love.

St Therese of Lisieux


Who can volunteer at Caritas Australia?
Anyone 18 years or older can register to volunteer. Special consideration may be made for volunteers aged 16-17 years.

Can I volunteer overseas?
Caritas Australia does not have an overseas volunteering program. If you’re interested in volunteering overseas, please contact Palms Australia, a lay volunteering agency, on 02 9560 5333.

Do I need to be Catholic to volunteer?
No. We welcome anyone from any religious or non-religious background.

What background checks will I need before I start volunteering?
Once you’ve been engaged as a volunteer, we require: 

  • A National Criminal History Check (at no cost to you), and
  • A Volunteer Working with Children Check (at no cost to you)

Do I need qualifications to volunteer?
No. We try to match your skills and experience with our volunteer opportunities. 

How frequently can I volunteer?
We’re flexible. Let’s talk about what would work for you!