Volunteer with The Smith Family
To create opportunities for young Australians in need by providing long-term support for their participation in education
"Every kid has a dream for their future, but they don't all have the tools to succeed. If (they're) given the chance to succeed at school, or even go on to uni, then there's a world of possibilities out there." Paul, Learning for Life tertiary student
The Smith Family is, and always has been, a volunteer based organisation. Each year we are delighted to have the support of more than 7,800 volunteers, who contribute in excess of 340,000 hours of their own time across a diverse range of activities.
Volunteers are the backbone of our organisation and without them, much of the work we do would not be possible. Each year, Australian community members and our corporate partners, volunteer their time, skills and energy to help us unlock opportunities for thousands of disadvantaged Australian children and their families.
Volunteers support The Smith Family in a variety of ways, for example volunteer mentors support youth who are looking to make the often challenging transition from school to work or further studies; volunteer tutors assist students to improve their literacy skills through our Learning Clubs; and others provide basic English language skills to help refugees and new arrivals settle into their new communities.
Volunteer Opportunities Available
We regularly update the types of volunteer opportunities we have on our website. To find out more about what volunteer opportunities are currently available please click through the link below.
Frequently Asked Questions
Find the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about volunteering.
What Volunteers and Participants Have to Say
Hear from some of our volunteers and those who have benefited from volunteer support.
If your question isn't answered above please use the form to contact us. Bear in mind, if you are looking to volunteer, all our current volunteer opportunities are listed in the section above. We aren't able to create customised/individualised volunteer opportunities for which we don't have an organisational need for.