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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.

Applications are now open!

Healthy Cities Illawarra is now accepting applications to become a volunteer in 2022! From fair food, healthy eating and cooking skills to walking programs, after-school youth programs and new events, we have so many exciting volunteer opportunities to get involved in. We are currently offering volunteer opportunities in the following areas:

  • Health Promotion Assistants
  • Events
  • Internships (project management, development, and communications)

This is the perfect time to join us! To apply and see what opportunities are available please complete this application form by Tuesday 14th of December.


“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.”