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 in Brisbane

 

Corporate Rugby Tens Match Fundraiser – Friday, 11 August – Ashgrove Sports Ground

Our annual Rugby Tens tournament includes some amazingly supportive corporate teams.  Volunteer duties include, selling raffle tickets and collecting donations as well as helping out with the activities.

Shift time: 11.30am – 5.00pm. Sign up and join our vollie family!

Broncos vs. Sharks match – Friday, 11 August – Suncorp Stadium

We NEED YOUR HELP – join the passionate footy fans and great atmosphere selling 50/50 raffle tickets at Suncorp. Tickets are sold to patrons during the event by roaming staff equipped with iPads and portable printers.

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

Brookside Family Fun Day – Wednesday, 16 August – 2 shifts – 9.30am – 12.30pm & 12.00pm – 3.00pm

Youngcare and Brookside Shopping Centre are joining forces for an alternative Ekka day in north Brisbane. Volunteer duties will be serving the sausages at the sizzle and giving out balloons. Email us to show your interest!

Bony Mountain Festival – Thursday, 14 – Saturday 16 September, 2 shifts – 9.00am – 1.00pm & 1.00pm – 5.00pm

Work at the stall selling raffles tickets to patrons. This is a folk festival with a difference.  Location is close to Warwick. Email us if you would like to get involved!

Tin Rattling – 5 September 7.00am – 9.00am, 30 September 4.30 – 7.00pm and 21 October

Help us collect donations before work, on Riverfire night and during the Wallabies vs New Zealand match.

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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.