Why be a Volunteers United Partner Organisation? 

Volunteers United collaborates with partner organisations to design and run volunteering events for UNSW students. Our partner organisations are extremely important to us. Without their support, we would not be able to maximise our reach and make such meaningful impact. We aim to create long-lasting connections with our partners to bring value to our student volunteers.  

Volunteers United partners with a range of organisations so that we can make a difference in many areas, as our student volunteers have a diverse range of skills, experiences, and passions. Please note that Volunteers United does not do fundraising. Instead, our students donate their time and energy into helping our partner organisations. 

All partner organisations need to:

  • Be a not-for-profit organisation or looking for volunteers for large scale events, festivals and fairs (eg Vivid, Sydney Marathon)
  • Provide volunteers with a role which will make a positive contribution to the community in Sydney or beyond
  • Support volunteers by ensuring they have a safe place to work, opportunities to learn and develop and adequate training and supervision to achieve success.

Some of our current partner organisations include:

Kids With Cancer Foundation

Supporting kids with cancer, their families and Children's Hospitals Australia-wide since 1998.

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Founded by Ronni Kahn AO in 2004 after noticing the huge volume of food going to waste, OzHarvest grew to become the leading food rescue organisation in Australia.

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Women and Girls' Emergency Shelter

WAGEC is a feminist, grassroots organisation that supports women and families in crisis and advocates for social change in the community.

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Monika's Doggie Rescue

Monika's Doggie Rescue is a no-kill shelter, rescuing and re-homing abandoned dogs and cats from death row in Council pounds.

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Uniting provide services in aged care, disability, community, early learning, education and training throughout NSW and the ACT.

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Centennial Parklands

Centennial Parklands is one of the world's leading public parklands. In Sydney it is known as 'the lungs of the city'.

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CREATE Foundation

CREATE Foundation is the national consumer body representing the voices of children and young people with an out-of-home care experience.

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Wrap with Love

In 1992 Wrap with Love began with the idea to help as many people as possible by providing warm Wraps to ward off hypothermia.

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Twilight Aged Care

Twilight Aged Care offers a range of aged care services including dementia care, ageing in place, palliative/end of life care and respite care.

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Starlight Children's Foundation

Starlight's vision is that everyone experiences a happy childhood, because happiness matters.

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Some of our current partner organisations include: 

  • OzHarvest 

  • Kids with Cancer Foundation 

  • Women and Girls Emergency Centre

  • Children's Cancer Institute

  • Monika‚Äôs Doggie Rescue 

  • Vinnies 

  • Uniting 

  • Centennial Parklands 

  • Twilight Aged Care  

  • Wrap with Love  

  • CREATE Foundation

  • Eat Up Australia 

  • Books in Homes 

We are always looking for more partner organisations so that we can extend our impact even further. Contact us if you or your organisations have any questions, want to collaborate, or simply have a chat! 

Good Deed Days

Do you have a project that could use a couple of extra hands? Or are you keen to share what your organisation is all about with our purpose-driven student community? Then get involved with our Good Deed Days!

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Join the Team and become a Partner

Are you planning a big event or are you looking for longer term volunteers? Volunteers United has a pool of more 4000 volunteers.

SpArc for Organisations

Sparc is the Volunteers United online platform for community partners to upload volunteer opportunities for students.

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How to navigate SpArc:

More Questions? 

If you have any further questions please feel free to send them to the Volunteers United Partners Coordinator, Vivienne, at vu.partners@arc.unsw.edu.au !

Get in touch

Contact Volunteers United

P:(02) 9065 0904


A:PO Box 173, Kingsford, NSW 2032