High school students

Connect with non-profits & community groups that need your help


There are endless opportunities for volunteering in Queensland. Use our online platform to search volunteering opportunities based on your interests and location. This website helps you to connect with not-for-profit organisations and community groups that need your help.

What is volunteering

Volunteering is a choice made by you to make a difference. It is about becoming involved and taking action on issues which are important to you. You can volunteer at any age.

Volunteering involves:

  • Willingly giving your time, skills and enthusiasm to a worthy cause
  • Not getting paid
  • Supporting a not-for-profit organisation or community group
  • Benefiting the community

Why volunteer?

Volunteering has benefits for the organisation and for you. These include:

  • Making new friends
  • Meeting like-minded people
  • Developing new skills
  • Expanding on skills you already have
  • Contributing to something you believe in
  • New challenges and experiences
  • Increasing confidence
  • Personal fulfilment
  • Positive change to your community
  • Looks great on your resume and will add to your employability
  • Doing something fun!

How can you get involved?

There are three options to getting involved:

  • Run your own project in your local community
  • Get involved in school based projects/events
  • Volunteer at a not-for-profit organisation

Here are some steps you can take to get involved in volunteering.

  • Decide on the issues and causes important to you.
  • Think about your skills, attributes and the things you enjoy doing, because volunteering is about doing something you want to do.
  • Reflect on why you would like to volunteer.
  • Decide how much time you can commit to volunteering.
  • Consider where and with who you would like to volunteer.
  • Research not-for-profit organisations, you can search volunteer opportunities and apply online.
  • Get out in the community and make a difference!

Students As Active Volunteers Initiative

Are you in years 11 or 12 at school? Would you like to do a nationally recognised certificate in volunteering and earn some QCE credits?

If so, ask your school to contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (07) 3002 7600 to find out about our Students As Active Volunteers Initiative.

Share your volunteering experience

Inspire others to make a difference by sharing your volunteering story.

  • Tell your friends and family
  • Post about your experience on social media: #VolunteersofQLD
  • Write an article and contact the local newspaper
  • Write an article for the school newsletter
  • Promote student achievement through the school website.

Ready to be a future leader?

It all starts here - Start searching volunteer opportunities suitable for young people!


Photo: Students As Active Volunteers Initiative