1. Decide on the Volunteer Position you would like to apply for; you can do this by reading through our webiste or attending an information session
2. Find out the opening dates for applications;
3. When recruitment opens, download the description for the Volunteer Position and address the Selection Criteria;
4. Read the Volunteer Code of Conduct;
5. Fill out the Application Form for the position advertised;
6. Send us your Application Form and Selection Criteria by the closing date.
Note: Unsolicited applications will not be accepted. Applicants must only apply for positions that open.
Applicants short listed as suitable from their application will be notified and invited to attend a scheduled interview.
Successful applicants will be notified of start dates and training requirements shortly after their interview.
You must attend the recruitment day and time we have scheduled for you. If you are unable to attend, you will need to reapply for the next intake.
Usually interviews will be conducted by a small panel of staff members appropriate for your specific volunteer position (this is generally no more than three people).
You can prepare by reading over the position description again and reading the volunteer code of conduct.
At the recruitment day you will be advised when you should expect to hear whether you have been successful or not. All applicants (successful or unsuccessful) will be advised in writing.
Please note: we are not able to provided individual feedback if you were unsuccessful. We have such a large number of applicants that this is not possible.
Yes. Depending on the program or volunteer opportunity, there is a financial contribution required by volunteers to cover application and processing costs.
*applies to long-term volunteer roles only
All long-term volunteers are required to wear a uniform and name badge.
Those undertaking short-term opportunities must wear a name badge and can opt to purchase a Taronga Volunteer uniform if they wish.
Yes. All volunteers must undergo a health assessment check and a working with children check.
Click here to explore our current short-term opportunities. While we really appreciate your dedication and support, we are unable to accommodate those who just want to come along and help out for the day.
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