Get more out of your travels in Melbourne and Victoria with a volunteer placement. It's a great way to contribute to the community as you visit. You'll have the chance to interact with locals and visit places that tourists don't normally get to experience.
Volunteering can be very rewarding and may help you achieve career or personal goals. Volunteer workers in Melbourne and regional Victoria aim to develop skills, gain insights and make friends.
Finding volunteer work
Victoria has a volunteer information resource to help volunteers. Visit volunteer.vic.gov.au to look for volunteer opportunities in Melbourne and Victoria, and check our list of useful contacts.
Volunteer work is available in a wide range of sectors. Farm and conservation work is popular with travellers, including schemes such as World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF), which offers work on organic farms, and organisations such as Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA), which can arrange opportunities with conservation projects.
The visa type you need for volunteer work depends on the organisation you choose to work with. Be sure to check the visa requirements with your volunteer organisation or with the Department of Home Affairs.