Join The Smith Family Recycling Team

We are grateful to more than 300 volunteers each year who support the work of our Recycling Operation and retail stores.

In addition to our valued volunteers, we are proud to have more than 100 paid team members working across our retail stores and factory who are responsible for logistics, sorting and grading collected items and the processing and selling of finished goods.

Our Recycling Operation team members bring their unique skills to The Smith Family in a variety of roles outside of the traditional community sector roles, inspired by our vision of a better future for young Australians in need. The Recycling Operation team contributes much needed funding to the administrative costs of The Smith Family which allows us to give more back to the families, children and communities we support.

To be part of this amazing team, view our current employment opportunities or to see what our team members say about The Smith Family Employment Promise.

Other ways to get involved

The Smith Family provides a range of ways to get involved. From sponsoring a child's education to volunteering in one of our retail stores or mentoring a young student to help them stay motivated at school, there are lots of opportunities to be a meaningful part of The Smith Family.

The Smith Family is supported by nearly 8,000 volunteers annually, with both corporate and community volunteers donating their time and talent across a range of activities to support our work. Whether you are interested in administrative roles, helping in our retail stores, or volunteering as a mentor or tutor, we have volunteering opportunities to suit different skills, interests and availability. View our current volunteering opportunities in your state. Find out more information about becoming a volunteer or sponsor here.

Join the thousands of caring Australians who are passionate about helping disadvantaged children create a better future for themselves through education.

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