What better way to show your support for a cause than by volunteering your time to help them out? Charities count on big-hearted people to lend a hand, so that they can do what they do best – make a difference in our communities.
The Volunteer Leave Guideline (Australia) provides employees with information regarding their volunteer leave entitlement and how they can get involved. If you are a New Zealand employee please refer to the Volunteer Leave Guideline (New Zealand).
Search through the list of charities who have registered with Brighter Futures.
If you are interested in organising a volunteer day with any of the charities listed here, please contact them directly to discuss what may be available. If you have a relationship with an existing charity that is not listed on this site, you are welcome to contact them directly.
Before volunteering please complete the Volunteer Leave Employee Declaration (Australia). This form is to be sent to People Connect by your leader to be added to your employee file. You must also record your volunteer leave in the @me system under 'Other Paid Leave' (Australia).
If you are a New Zealand employee please complete the Volunteer Leave Employee Declaration (New Zealand) and record your volunteer leave in the Direct Access system.You can also include the charity you volunteered for.
If you choose to volunteer with a charity that is not listed on this site a charity agreement should be completed first. Australian employees can request the agreement from Brighter Futures Australia. New Zealand employees can download a copy of the agreement and return it to Brighter Futures New Zealand.
As Brighter Futures is notified by charities about upcoming volunteering opportunities we will advertise them here. Alternatively visit Seek Volunteer (AU) | Seek Volunteer (NZ) to search for other opportunities in your area, the relevant volunteering bodies in Australia or New Zealand, or why not go online or download the app for Do Something Near You a new site dedicated to helping you find opportunities near you.