Join our volunteer family

Volunteers are our lifeblood

Youngcare’s volunteers are one of our most important resources – without them we could not continue our work to help young Aussies in desperate need.

Volunteering for Youngcare is a great way to have fun, meet new people and broaden your skills; all the while helping young people with high care needs live life with choice, independence and dignity.

There are loads of opportunities to get involved; join the team and lend a hand around Youngcare HQ or help out at one of our Youngcare events.  We would love to welcome you into the Youngcare family!

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Upcoming Opportunities

Elliot Ryan’s Cricket Luncheon – Great Wall Trekker fundraising event – Friday, 12 May – The Charming Squire. South Bank

Hear from former Australian fast bowler Michael Kasprowicz and help auction spotting and selling raffle tickets for Elliot’s Great Wall of China Trek for Youngcare.

Shift times: 11:45am – 3.00pm.  Email us to join the team!

Legends for Youngcare – Annual Printing Industries Sportsmen Luncheon – Friday, 12 May – Souths League Club West End

Be a legend, join us to auction spot and sell raffle tickets at the Annual Printing Industries Sportsmen Luncheon, raising vital funds and awareness for Youngcare.

Shift times: 11:45am – 4.00pm.  Email us to get involved!

‘Casino Night’ Fundraising for Youngcare – Friday, 19 May – Arana Hills Leagues Club 

A great night of black jack, poker, roulette and more. Volunteers will be selling raffle tickets and assisting the Youngcare team.

Shift times: 6:30pm – 10.30pm.  Email us to volunteer!

Tax Appeal Thank you calls – Tuesday, 6 June, 27 June and 11 July 2017 – Youngcare Office

We will have a team of volunteers calling our supporters to say thank you for their generous donations. This is a great opportunity to get involved with the Youngcare mission. You must be confident on the phone.

Shift times: 9.00am – 1.00pm. Email us to join the team.

State of Origin – Youngcare are collecting donations at QR stations pre-match – Wednesday, 31 May and 12 July
2017 – Youngcare Office

Please join us for this fun filled afternoon. Commuters will be very generous on this day. You’ll be supported by a Youngcare staff member through your shift. Choose your station.

Shift times: TBC. Email us to find out more.

Cam Noble Music Event – Friday, 4 August 2017 – Spring Hill Reservoir

Cam is swimming the English Channel for Youngcare. This event will be a social gathering of good tunes, drinks and nibbles to support his fundraising.

Shift time : 5.00pm – 12.00pm. Email us to sign up!

Brisbane Broncos vs. Cronulla Sharks match – weekend of the 10-13 of August – Suncorp Stadium

We are looking for expressions of interest. Youngcare will be selling 50/50 tickets at Suncorp Stadium and we need YOUR HELP. The 50-50 is essentially a charity raffle and is held at Suncorp Stadium during each home game of the Brisbane Broncos. Tickets are sold to patrons throughout the stadium during the event by roaming staff equipped with iPads and portable printers.

Shift time : TBC. Email us if you would like to get involved!

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Becoming a Youngcare volunteer means you are helping us to carry out our mission to improve the lives of young Aussies with high care needs – in every possible way. With so much happening throughout the year, the work we do would not be possible without our amazing, dedicated volunteers.

Youngcare volunteers come from all walks of life, and give their time for a number of different reasons;

So whether you are passionate about our cause, would like to meet new people, give back to the community or learn new skills, please CLICK HERE to register your interest or speak to our Volunteer Coordinator Liz Cattermole on 07 3041 3400.

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“From the events that I have been part of, it is very clear that Youngcare is respected not only by the sponsors but the broader community. Volunteering is certainly not for everyone.  Not everyone has the time or freedom to participate. Why do I do it? I love the feeling of helping and the prospect of making a difference. I love interacting with people and feeding off the good vibes from the other volunteers.  I love to promote the good work of Youngcare.  Most importantly I believe that Youngcare is deserving of my time, my passion and my commitment.”Angela, Youngcare volunteer

“One of my favourite things about volunteering is getting to meet new people and hear their stories. Being a volunteer has made me realize how lucky I am and how important it is to help people in need. Volunteering gives me great joy not only knowing that I am helping people, but also because it is spreading awareness and talking to people who like me had no idea about the issue of young people living in aged care.”Cara, Youngcare volunteer

“As a cause, Youngcare has been really important to me. I am continually inspired meeting these vibrant and dynamic people every day, and being a volunteer you are able to tangibly see where the money goes. It has been absolutely incredible to see how much this organisation has grown in the past six years. I’ll definitely be sticking around and I’m very excited for what the future holds!” – Michelle, Youngcare volunteer

Click here to view our Volunteer Code of Conduct.