FOR VOLUNTEERS

Want to Volunteer?

We can help you find volunteering roles in Esperance that you are interested in and refer you to the organisation!

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ready to Make a Difference?

Volunteering is all about giving your time to help others, whether it's lending a hand to a neighbour or joining a community group or non-profit organisation.

There is a huge variety in the types of roles and levels of commitment you can make with your volunteering these days, including:

  • Long-term Volunteering: Your ‘classic’ style of volunteering – regular, rostered, ongoing commitments. Great for those looking to add consistent volunteering to their weekly or fortnightly calendar.
    Examples include: Welcome Desk at the Museum, Committee roles on incorporated boards.
  • Short-term Volunteering: Usually project-based types of roles – something that spans a few weeks to a few months, but has a definitive end date.
    Examples include: Joining onstage or behind the scenes in a production at the Bijou Theatre or Gallery Sitting an exhibition at the Cannery.
  • Micro Volunteering: Quick, ad-hoc tasks perfect for those with busy schedules.
    Examples include: Wrapping Christmas presents with Esperance Care Services or packing envelopes.
  • Event Volunteering: High-energy, low-time-commitment roles. Help bring local events to life by committing a day or two of your time!
    Examples include: assisting with the Shire’s Edge of the Bay or Rotary’s Carols by Candlelight.
  • Emergency Volunteering: Sporadic and spontaneous types of roles. This may be with an organisation that has consistent training sessions to keep skills honed for emergencies; such as St John’s, the Bushfire Brigades, or State Emergency Services. Or it can be in rapid response to catastrophic events – e.g. signing up to make lunches, wash uniforms, or run town-based errands for those on the front-lines, like the Bushfires of 2015 and 2021.
  • Corporate Volunteering: Corporate or employee volunteering takes place when employees of a company perform volunteer work through their workplace. Corporate volunteering is a fantastic way for organisations to give back to their local community. Generally corporate volunteering takes two forms: activity-based volunteering and skills-based volunteering. Depending on the nature of the role, such activities may be undertaken by one employee or a team of employees. Corporate volunteering activities may be organised internally by liaising directly with volunteer involving organisations, or through an intermediary, such as a volunteering support service, who plan and manage the activity.

Why Volunteer?

What are the perks of volunteering? We’re glad you asked!

  • Boost your confidence and meet new people.
  • Put your skills to good use or learn something new.
  • Follow your passions and maybe even kickstart a career.
  • Build strong connections and find a local support squad.

Ready to dive in? Have a ponder on the following so we can start finding your perfect role:

  • What hobbies or interests do I want to explore further?
  • Can someone benefit from my skills or experience?
  • When am I available to volunteer?
  • Is there a field I'm curious about diving into?
  • What do I hope to gain from volunteering?

Click the button below to explore volunteer opportunities in Esperance. We keep our listings fresh and updated, so you'll always find something exciting!

Find Volunteer Positions

Got questions or need help finding the right gig? Reach out to us via phone or email. We're here to make your volunteering journey a breeze.

Phone: 9083 1540   |   Email: volunteer@esperance.wa.gov.au