Providing voluntary work opportunities

A not for profit organisation may register with us to provide voluntary work opportunities for eligible job seekers.

Who can apply

You can apply if you’re a not for profit organisation that is:

  • community based with appropriate insurance, or
  • a government sector agency

How to apply

Find out how you can request to be an approved voluntary work organisation and what your responsibilities will be.

What you can do

You can provide valuable opportunities to job seekers by offering work-like activities in your organisation as volunteers.

Tasks volunteers can do

There are many activities a job seeker can do while volunteering with your organisation, for example:

  • gardening and maintenance
  • animal or wildlife shelter activities
  • rehabilitation of public parks
  • office administration
  • retail work

However, volunteers can’t do tasks that paid workers would normally do.

What other government programs are available

There are other government programs such as Work for the Dole that you may already be taking part in. Your role and eligibility requirements will be different for this program.

Read more about Work for the Dole host organisations on the Department of Jobs and Small Business website.

Page last updated: 3 September 2018