Like work experience, volunteering is a great way to contribute to the community, explore your interests, and meet like-minded people. Occasionally, it can also lead to paid work opportunities.
GoVolunteer lists thousands of volunteer roles around Australia. You can use it to search for opportunities based on your interests and where you live.
You will find interest-based opportunities listed below. However, there are many more of these in your community. Local libraries often have a community resource worker who can link you with relevant groups in your area.
Conservation Volunteers Australia offers a range of opportunities to plant trees, collect seeds, and conduct environmental surveys.
For people aged 8–15 years, find a Coding Club near you.
Australian City Farms and Community Gardens Network lets you find places where you can grow produce and nurture gardens.
The Australian Society of Authors can direct you to a writing group in your area.
RSPCA Australia volunteers assist in many ways including caring for animals in the shelters.