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Volunteer with us

Our volunteers work in health promotion and community development with diverse participants. They gain skills in health promotion, program planning and logistics, administration, customer service, events management and more.


Our volunteers are at the heart of our organisation. Their skills, commitment and generosity help us deliver community programs and activities that address the underlying social, economic and environmental causes of health inequality and deliver meaningful health and wellbeing outcomes for our community.

We also support placements and internships for students studying a range of studies at the University of Wollongong as well as the UOWx program.

Benefits of volunteering

  • Expand on your professional skills and experiences across multiple programs.
  • Meet new people, build your professional network and have fun!
  • Be part of the team designing the infrastructure of a healthy community.

Qualities we seek in volunteers

  • Punctual and reliable.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Positive attitude and preparedness to help.
  • Confidence to ask for help and/or contribute ideas.
  • Desire to improve the health and wellbeing of the local community.

Volunteer with us!

Healthy Cities Illawarra aims to welcome new volunteers at specific times throughout the year to ensure we can provide volunteers with a personal induction and appropriate opportunities.

Currently our general volunteer recruitment is closed, however we are always interested to hear from new people!

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please complete our short Volunteer Expression of interest form and tell us more about your skills and interests. We will notify you soon as soon as our next general recruitment round opens or if a suitable opportunity comes up beforehand!


“Working with Healthy Cities Illawarra has given me so many skills and, at the same time, I’m doing what I love and helping my local community.”