Become a Communify volunteer.

Build new friendships, gain valuable skills and experience, and give back to the community – Volunteer with Communify.

The support of volunteers is a huge factor in the success and delivery of many of Communify’s programs. In fact, we just couldn’t do without our wonderful volunteers who enhance and extend our service provision to clients and the community.

Volunteering is a very rewarding way to give something back to the community and to know you are making a difference.

“I volunteer because I appreciate my good fortune at being able to support others who often endure challenges I have never known.” – Rick, Communify Volunteer

But don’t just take our word for it – we recently asked our volunteers how they felt about their experience of volunteering with Communify. 95% of respondents stated that they feel both valued by Communify and prepared for their role, as well as receiving ongoing support.

Register HERE for volunteering opportunities

 

Opportunities for Volunteering

Communify offers many volunteering opportunities across an array of interest areas. There really is something for everyone here – whether you’re creatively inclined, or keen to help out with fundraising, or even if you simply enjoy a chat, we can find the ideal volunteer role for you.

Volunteers may:

  • work directly with clients assisting them with transport, shopping or providing companionship
  • volunteer in our food relief pantry
  • Deliver meals on wheels
  • Provide English language coaching through our buddy program
  • assist with fundraising ventures
  • share your skills through our community education program, on various committees or with specialised skills, e.g. budgeting, handyman, desk top publishing, tax help.

Benefits of Volunteering

“I get great satisfaction from knowing that my regular efforts are valued and appreciated and that I can make a significant contribution to those in need.” – Paul, Communify Volunteer

Volunteering can be a life-changing experience on a personal level, and it can also open many doors to professional pathways.

Whether it is important to you to ‘give back’, get involved, gain experience or to develop as a person, volunteering offers many benefits in appreciation for the gift of your time and expertise.

Volunteering

  • is a great way to make new friends and contacts
  • creates opportunities for strengthening connections and forming closer ties within your community
  • keeps you mentally and physically active
  • will provide you with useful work experience and skills
  • provides you with an opportunity to feel needed and valued
  • gives you the chance to make a difference in someone’s life
  • can be a way of exploring an area of interest

Agile COVID-19 Response

Keeping our volunteers, and our community at large, safe and healthy is paramount. Communify has a COVID-19 Safe Plan which is reviewed and updated when required as per Queensland Health COVID-19 Guidelines. We work with vulnerable people, which is why we carefully monitor and follow Queensland Health recommendations around COVID-safe work practices.

To get involved

There’s always something happening at Communify, and there are so many ways you can help us to help the community. To check out our volunteering opportunities, please register via the link below.

Alternatively, if you have questions about volunteering, or you have a specific community project in mind that you’d like to start, you can contact us on (07) 3510 2750 or email

We may not have a volunteer role for you straight away, but by registering your details, you’ll be notified as soon as a volunteer vacancy comes up.

 

Register HERE for volunteering opportunities

As a not-for-profit organisation, Communify welcomes any support that the community and local businesses can provide, as every contribution helps us to continue providing essential services to those in need.

You can also offer support to Communify by:

  • making a financial contribution · donating groceries and/or toiletries to The Pantry – even a small bag of items with long shelf life can make a huge difference
  • supporting us with our fundraising ventures
  • giving your time and expertise in organisational or project support
  • making a bequest as part of your will

Student Placements

We value the involvement of students in our programs and we are committed to providing experiences that will support student learning. Please be aware that we have limited capacity to offer placements and we receive many more requests than we can offer.

Each course and each training organisation or university will have differing requirements for placements. If you are looking for a placement opportunity please do not register to volunteer through our website.

To enquire about a student placement please send a detailed email .

Please include in your email details including

  • the course you are studying
  • the length of time or number of hours you are looking for
  • the type of experience you are looking for
  • any other information that might support your application including relevant experience, resume

We will consider placement requests as they arrive and we will contact you if we are able to offer a placement interview.

Volunteer news

Community Driver

Community Driver

November 9, 2022

Community drivers use our vehicles to help people get to medical appointments, exercise sessions or shopping. Our drivers provide a door to door service for people who otherwise find it difficult to get out. We’re looking for volunteers who will commit to a regular week day gig of between 4 and 6 hours. Choose your…

Read More
Administration Help

Administration Help

October 29, 2022

Would you like to join our busy team? We sure could use a hand for a few hours a week on week days with welcoming people,  data entry,  and general administration and reception at either our  Fortitude Valley homelessness hub, HART4000. You’ll have good attention to detail and be accurate but there’s no need to…

Read More
Volunteer Spotlight – Serena

Volunteer Spotlight – Serena

October 26, 2022

Graphic designer and photographer Serena is used to being behind the camera rather than in front of it, but recently we pulled her aside to get her insights about her experience as a Communify volunteer. Serena is one of the friendly faces you’ll see during Open House at New Farm Neighbourhood Centre, where she helps…

Read More
New Farm Neighbourhood Centre Volunteer

New Farm Neighbourhood Centre Volunteer

October 21, 2022

Join our front of house team at New Farm Neighbourhood Centre to work with our community members in a welcoming role. Our centre is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9am until 1pm. We currently have a need for 2 volunteers on Tuesdays! Our volunteer team welcome people to the centre and help them…

Read More
Moggill/Bellbowrie/Brookfield based Volunteer

Moggill/Bellbowrie/Brookfield based Volunteer

September 12, 2022

We’re looking for people in the Moggill, Bellbowrie, Brookfield area who are able to drive someone who lives locally to medical appointments or to hospital for appointments. No regular commitment is necessary, you’ll just help out with an occassional trip to suit your availability

Read More
National Volunteer Week – Free Range Street Library Boxes

National Volunteer Week – Free Range Street Library Boxes

May 17, 2022

For Communify, National Volunteer Week is a time to celebrate our volunteers and the myriad of ways they enrich our organisational culture and our work within the community. We are especially inspired when our volunteers come together to create their own unique projects, and our Free Range Street Library Boxes are a wonderful, vibrant example…

Read More
The Paddington Centre Volunteer Team

The Paddington Centre Volunteer Team

May 12, 2022

Our Day Respite Centre is looking for a volunteer to help with the program on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during school hours. You’ll be helping with our in centre program which might include gentle exercises, games and puzzles, creative activities or general discussions. You’ll also help with serving our morning tea and lunches. A lovely…

Read More
National Volunteer Week – Volunteer Spotlight – Judith

National Volunteer Week – Volunteer Spotlight – Judith

May 11, 2022

Lifetime Contribution to Volunteering Award nominee Judith volunteers at New Farm Neighbourhood Centre on a weekly basis, to assist over 50 community members with accessing our facilities, providing free meals, and lending a friendly ear to those that need a chat. Due to her extensive volunteering knowledge and skillset, Judith has become NFNC’s chief volunteer…

Read More