Volunteering FAQ 


Why volunteer with Bravehearts?

You can expect a lot from volunteering with Bravehearts, including the chance to make friends, learn new skills and support the important work we do, protecting all Australian children. We value our volunteers and strive to make sure that your volunteering experience is a great one.

Who can volunteer with Bravehearts? 

Bravehearts welcomes anyone wanting to share their skills, expertise, passion for protecting children and time to express their interest in volunteering. Due to the nature of our work, we do not offer volunteering positions working with our clients. This includes therapeutic services positions and case management positions. We require a majority of our volunteers to undertake and return a satisfactory Police check. Where a volunteer role is working directly with or has access to children, a Working with Children Check will be required.

What kind of work can volunteers do?

Bravehearts offers a diverse range of volunteering opportunities. Volunteering roles range from office support to events assistance roles. A full description of volunteer positions can be found in our Welcome Pack

What current opportunities are available? 

All current volunteering roles are emailed to our registered volunteers. If you would like to see what opportunities are available, you can register your interest to volunteer here.[KJ2] 

What length and type of commitment is expected of volunteers? 

The length and type of commitment expected from volunteers varies from role to role. Volunteer position descriptions that are emailed through to you will detail the length and type of commitment being sort. When deciding to accept a volunteer role it is important to find a role where the commitment being sought suits your availability.

Do you have corporate volunteering opportunities?

Bravehearts offers opportunities for its corporate partners to get involved in our work through corporate volunteering. To find out more, please email volunteer@bravehearts.org.au

Will I need to be interviewed? 

You will not be required to be interviewed, however you will be required to attend any training sessions that are relevant to the volunteering position you have accepted. If you are unable to attend, we will find a way to get you the training before the day. (In some cases, if you cannot attend the training, you will not be permitted to volunteer.)

Will I need to undergo any background checks? 

Yes. All volunteers with Bravehearts are required to hold a current relevant State Police Check if your volunteering position within Bravehearts means that you have potential to come into contact with children. This means that if you are helping at events, or in an office where we provide counselling, you must hold a clearance before you undergo any volunteering.

How do I find any available positions?

Sign up today via this form [KJ3] and get started. All available positions will be sent to you via email as they arise.

Corporate volunteering

For more information, or to find out how you can get your employees involved with volunteering at Bravehearts, please contact volunteer@bravehearts.org.au

Have a question?

If you have any further queries about volunteering with Bravehearts, please contact us via our online enquiry form or by calling 1800 272 831.