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Volunteering means working for free.

Many people like to volunteer for many reasons:

  • Help others
  • Learn new skills
  • Learn something new
  • Explore different jobs
  • To build your resume for future jobs
  • To make new friends
  • To feel good
  • Be part of a team
  • For fun
  • Do something you love

Volunteer Locally

Think about why you want to volunteer. This will help you decide where to volunteer and how to volunteer. If you want to volunteer to get a job in the future, then think about organisations you would like to volunteer for. Email them directly or go in person to ask about volunteer opportunities.

You can decide to volunteer at deaf organisations:

Deaf Children Australia

Hear For You

Expression Australia

You can also choose to volunteer for fun:

Go Volunteer

Victoria’s Volunteering Portal

Volunteering Victoria

Volunteer overseas

There are many opportunities to volunteer overseas. Below are organisations that help Australians volunteer overseas:

Australian Red Cross

International Volunteer HQ

GVI Group

Projects Abroad

Smart Traveller

The Centre for Volunteering

The Global Work & Travel Co

Volunteer Overseas

World Federation of the Deaf

World Youth International

Volunteer Profile

Name Max Eyking
Volunteer NMSC
Where Philippines
Preferred language Auslan

Hello, my name is Max Eyking. I was born profoundly deaf and grew up in a hearing family. After finishing Year 12 at Forest Hill College, I had a really hard time choosing my career!

When I was still in high school, my father set up a non-profit organisation called New Media Services Cares (NMSC) to support the Deaf community, families and education in the Philippines. I decided I wanted to volunteer with NMSC with the kids who had no experience with social situations, family and education. I was very lucky to grow up with lots of life experience and I wanted to share my experiences with Deaf kids in Philippines.

Two years later, I still work and volunteer for NMSC. It was the best decision to move to the Philippines, I have learnt so much. There is still limited education available for Deaf kids, so my role now is Sport Director and Program Coordinator, I look after all sports events and other programs.

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