2018 Membership Drive

Posted on 09 Nov, 2017

Volunteering Illawarra 2018 Membership Packs are now available. More information on Membership tab.

The NSW Government launches new volunteering portal

Posted on 07 Nov, 2017

The Centre for Volunteering wishes to advise all our member organisations that today Hon. Ray Williams, Minister for Multiculturalism and Minister for Disability Services announced the launch of the NSW Government new portal www.makeadifference.volunteering.nsw.gov.au.

This new website has been developed in conjunction with Seek, to provide another vehicle to enable volunteers to search available volunteer opportunities in NSW online and make it easier for those wishing to volunteer to find organisations and roles in the community.

All your volunteer opportunities, previously posted on Seek, will now also appear on the NSW Government portal as well as Seek. Organisations are able to list new roles through this portal https://www.volunteering.nsw.gov.au/volunteer-now using your previous log in details.

The NSW Government will use this website to promote volunteering in NSW which will provide benefits for our sector.


Posted on 18 Oct, 2017

We are currently recruiting volunteers across a range of industries and organisations, so if you have a desire to help others, would like to consider a new career, have a Centrelink Mutual Obligation and / or need help with Work Development Orders (WDOs) please contact our office on 4227 7163 to arrange an informal one-to-one interview.

In 95% of cases we will refer you to a volunteer opportunity of your choosing on the day of your appointment.

Want to be involved in Viva la Gong on Saturday 11 November 2017?

Posted on 25 Sep, 2017

Please register here or contact Zara Collins on 4227 7797.

Positions include –

  • Site Decoration on Friday 10  & Saturday 11 November
  • Stage Assistant on Saturday 11 November
  • Production Office Assistant on Saturday 11 November
  • Traffic Marshall on Saturday 11 November
  • Workshop Assistant on Saturday 11 November
  • Parade Marshall on Saturday 11 November

NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards 2017

Posted on 11 Sep, 2017

This awards ceremony was held on Friday 8 September 2017 at the Wollongong Golf Club.

Congratulations to all nominees and winners in their respective categories.

Social Support and Community Transport volunteers urgently needed

Posted on 31 Aug, 2017


Volunteer opportunities include Bus Driver (LR licence and above) 12 Seater Bus Drivers (C Licence) Volunteer Support Person and Individual Driver using your own vehicle.

Social Support team of volunteers assist predominantly people over 65 to remain connected with their communities and live independently in their own homes.

Walk of Pride 2017

Posted on 23 Aug, 2017

This event is being held by ARAFMI as part of Mental Health Month. For more information please see attached flyer or contact 4254 1699.

Join the VI team as a Volunteer Interviewer

Posted on 10 Aug, 2017

Volunteering Illawarra is looking for a volunteer interviewer for one day a week.

This will involve matching potential volunteers with positions within the community sector. If you have basic computer skills and a friendly personality, please give the office a call on 4227 7163 or email at volunteering@wollongong.nsw.gov.au

This is a great opportunity to develop skills and gain experience in the not-for-profit sector.