Charities

Below is a list of charities that you can contact about volunteering opportunities.

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ACT for Kids

There were more than 46,000 confirmed cases of child abuse in Australia last year. That's almost 1 case every 10 minutes where a child is suffering from neglect or physical, sexual or emotional abuse (often by people they know and should be able to trust). Many of these kids get no professional help whatsoever, and end up with lifelong problems. But a small few find themselves at an ACT for Kids centre. ACT for Kids give children all the skills, care and confidence they need to turn their tiny hearts around and lead a normal life. Originally known as the Abused Child Trust, ACT for Kids has been helping Australian families keep their children safe for more than 20 years.

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AEIOU

The AEIOU Foundation is a not for profit organisation dedicated to providing a professional, full-time early intervention program of the highest quality for children aged 2 ½ to 6 who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

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Anglicare Sydney

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Anglicare WA

AnglicareWA is a not for profit community service organisation. We support people, families and their communities to cope with the challenges of life by building their resilience and capacity. We assist people with relationship issues, financial problems, and housing difficulties. Ultimately, we want our clients to thrive in today’s society.

We work with people from all walks of life – from Kununurra in the north to Albany in the south, from street corners to the halls of Parliament. We seek to influence policy makers and are widely respected for our expertise, leadership and capacity to drive positive and lasting change.

Our philosophy is to support people through each stage of life’s journey. Our services are available to all members of the community and our work is achieved in a spirit of reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Western Australians.

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Animal Welfare League Queensland

The Animal Welfare League of Queensland was established in Southport on the Gold Coast in 1959 and has been in continuous operation for 55 years.  The AWLQ cares for up to 10,000 stray, abandoned and surrendered animals every year. They work closely and in a spirit of positive and genuine co-operation with local and state government.The AWLQ is a modern, progressive and forward thinking organisation which is a leader in Queensland as well as across Australia in developing and implementing successful strategies to improve outcomes for homeless animals.

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ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee

The ANZAC Day Commemoration Commitee was formed to commemorate our fallen heroes and to honour our surviving veterans. The organisations work to promote the Spirit of ANZAC through education, publicity and the Queensland Remembers programme. The ADCC is active throughout the year with the annual ANZAC Badge appeal and Rememberance Day Badge appeal as well as providing a stand at the Ekka Show.

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Ardoch Youth Foundation

Ardoch Youth Foundation is a charity that provides education support for children and young people in disadvantaged communities. Our primary objective is to build the capacity of schools, early years services and communities to deliver targeted programs that will improve learning and wellbeing outcomes for children and young people in areas of high need and enable them to access learning, stay in school and reach their full potential.

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Arthritis Queensland

Arthritis Queensland provide support, advice and information to the 1 in 5 Queenslanders in pain with arthritis.

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Asthma Foundation Queensland

Asthma Foundation Queensland is a leading chronic management charity that supports people with asthma, providing much needed support, advice and assistance to Queenslanders with asthma and related respiratory conditions. With over 500,000 people with asthma in Queensland, the effects of this chronic disease on health, wellbeing and productivity are substantial. As a not-for-profit community organisation, their first priority is supporting people with asthma and their care-givers. The Asthma Foundation Queensland is also dedicated to their research program.

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Auckland City Mission

Auckland City Mission supports thousands of Aucklanders in crises each year.

The Mission provides unique and specialised health and social services to marginalised Aucklanders.

Whether it’s a specific issue that has led someone to the Mission, the effects of the continuing poverty cycle, or a culmination of many problems, Mission staff and volunteers are here to help.

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Australian Road Safety Foundation

The Australian Road Safety Foundation is a not for profit organisation dedicated to improving road safety awareness, enhancing driver education and reducing the impact of road trauma.

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Autism Queensland Inc

Autism Queensland is the only organisation that provides a comprehensive range of specialised services and support for children and adults with autism and their families throughout Queensland. It is the state's longest serving and most experienced agency with over 40 years of service to people living with autism and their families. Autism Queensland runs two autism specific schools and centres in Brisbane, Autism-specific centres in Cairns, Rockhampton and Mackay as well as outreach, training and support services for parents, professional staff and schools across the state. Demand for Autism Queensland's services is growing every year. Autism Queensland curremtly supports over 3,000 people of all ages living with Autism, which is around 40 percent more than 10 years ago.

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Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect)

Aspect has been helping people with autism and their families since 1966. They are now the country's largest not-for-profit provider of autism specific services. Their services start at diagnosis and include early intervention for children under six, schools, educational outreach, services for adults and support and information for families. Aspect works with over 9,000 people with autism and their families every year to build confidence and capacity to help create a brighter future.

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BaptistCare NSW/ACT

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Barnardos Australia

Barnardos Australia helps to stop child abuse. Barnados find safe homes for abused children and young people, work with families to prevent abuse and use their knowledge to improve the future of disadvantaged Australian children.

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Bowel Cancer Australia

Bowel Cancer Australia works to reduce the impact of bowel cancer in our society through awareness, education, support and research. They aim to save lives from this common cancer, Australia's second biggest cancer killer.

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Breast Cancer Care WA

Since 2000, Breast Cancer Care WA have been providing personalised emotional, practical and financial support to Western Australians affected by breast cancer. As an independent charity, Breast Cancer Care WA relies on the support of the WA community, who in conjunction with our own fundraising efforts, enable us to provide all of our services free of charge to those in need. Our volunteers are also vital as they provide essential help, support and their time to realise our vision.

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Breast Cancer Network Australia

Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) works to ensure that Australians affected by breast cancer receive the very best support, information, treatment and care appropriate to their individual needs. BCNA is the peak national organisation for Australians affected by breast cancer, and consists of a network of more than 110,000 members and 300 Member Groups. More than 90 per cent of our members have had a diagnosis of breast cancer, and the remaining members have had a personal experience with breast cancer through a family member or friend.

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Bridge to Brisbane

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Brotherhood of St Lawrence

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) is one of Australia’s leading community organisations, working not just to alleviate poverty, but to prevent it. Through service delivery, education, research and influencing, they are leader in social justice and social inclusion, while working for an Australia free of poverty. Education plays a large part in the BSL’s work, from childcare centres to support for high school students through community VCAL programs, which assist with costs for students to attend school. The Brotherhood also does work in employment services, financial inclusion, operates community shops, and campaigns for improved public and social policy.