Why volunteer?

One of the better-known benefits of volunteering is the impact on the community. Unpaid volunteers are often the glue that holds a community together. Volunteering allows you to connect to your community and make it a better place. However, volunteering is a two-way street, and it can benefit you and your family as much as the cause you choose to help. Dedicating your time as a volunteer helps you make new friends, expand your network, gain work skills and boost your social skills.


All volunteers must email office@volunteerforknox.com.au or call 0429 968 822 to register to attend the compulsory induction session that explains your rights and responsibilities as a volunteer and it's where the team starts working with you to find a suitable opportunity.

Volunteers must also complete a Volunteer for Knox registration form and attend a volunteer induction session prior to placement with an organisation. Registration forms can be downloaded from the bottom of this page. Volunteer for Knox will hold volunteer induction sessions on the following dates. They usually take around one hour. Contact us for the location. 

2019 dates

November 12 2019
December 10 2019

2020 dates

February 4
March 3
April 7 
May 5


June 2 
July 7
August 4
September 1


October 6 
November 3 
December 8 

Register as a volunteer

To get started as a volunteer you need to register with Volunteer for Knox.

Download and complete the registration form.  


Completed forms should be returned to the Volunteer for Knox office.

If you have any questions don't hesitate to call Volunteer for Knox on 0429 968 822.

Volunteer positions

  • Share the Joy Appeal hamper packers (November/December) and sorters - Knox Infolink
  • Horticultural Assistant for Eastern Ranges school
  • Helping Homeless by providing food donations - Temple Society
  • Volunteer Tutors needed for newly arrived refugees and migrants
  • Vision Australia hosts
  • Independent living skills trainer for people with disabilities - Burke and Beyond
  • Administration assistant to work with people with disabilities - Burke and Beyond
  • Photography, filmmaker, dance drama coach for people with disabilities - Burke and Beyond
  • Cooking assistant disability support - Burke and Beyond -
  • Multimedia assistant to support people with disabilities - Burke and Beyond
  • Scoresby Football Club - canteen and cleaning help on home games
  • Literacy and Numeracy assistant - VCAL program - Year 10 - Mountain District Learning Centre
  • Kitchen/hospitality assistant for Monthly seniors lunch - Knox
  • Planned activity group driver - Mountain District Learning Centre Ferntree Gully
  • Mountain Gate Opportunity Shop - volunteers needed Centrelink 15 hour recipients welcome
  • Puppy Carers in the City of Knox
  • Volunteers for Thursdays at Knox Opportunity Shop Bayswater Inc
  • Volunteer Care Giver: The Haven service for people with memory loss/dementia
  • Upper Ferntree Gully Angliss Hospital Auxiliary - fundraising, knitters and crafters
  • Social Enterprise - Upcycling furniture and textiles, landscaping or cooking -Coonara Community House
  • Maintenance/Handyman - Polish House Rowville
  • Bridges Connecting Communities - Administration assistant, drivers and seniors and catering assistant 
  • Rowville-Lysterfield Community News - distribution walkers 
  • Drivers - Bridges Connecting Communities
  • Volunteers to assist in Leisure and Health Programs - Boronia Aged Care
  • Coonara Community House - Community Lunch cooking assistants
  • Aged care health and well-being positions -Templer and Tabulam home
    Nurserymen/Handyman - Knox Environment Society
  • Swinburne University Wantirna - ESL language, computer and numeracy classroom support
  • Animal attendant - Cat Carer/administration
  • Kick start your journalism career at the Studfield Wantirna Community newspaper
  • Host volunteers for children with disabilities - Interchange Outer East
  • Administration, Data Entry, Customer service for Knoxbrooke Disability Services
  • Community Visitor Volunteer Role

Our volunteers