Volunteer with us

Share your skills to help empower Australian children in need to transform their lives through education.

Volunteers are the backbone of The Smith Family. Without them, much of the work we do would not be possible. Each year, members of the community, our corporate partners and VIEW Club members generously give their time, skills and energy to support our work with thousands of disadvantaged Australian children and their families.

Our volunteer mentors support young people who are making the challenging transition from school to work or further studies. Our volunteer tutors help students to improve their literacy skills through our Learning Clubs, or by providing basic English language skills to help refugees and new arrivals settle into their local communities. We are also assisted by a nationwide team of administration and project support volunteers who work behind the scenes to help with the day-to-day operations of The Smith Family.

What I’ve found rewarding about volunteering with The Smith Family is working with an enthusiastic group of kids who really love getting involved.

Katelyn, volunteer tutor in one of our after school Learning Clubs.

You can help disadvantaged Australian children get the most out of their education and create a better future for themselves. Join our community of volunteers and help us to provide the support these children need.

Current Volunteer opportunities

Help young Australians in need

The Smith Family welcomes applications to volunteer from all people who want to make a difference, regardless of education, background or skill set. We regularly have volunteer opportunities available throughout the country to match a range of interests, skills and availabilities.

Search by state to find out how you can join our volunteer community and give your time or skills to help support young Australians in need. Please note that in most cases, all volunteers must be over 18 years of age.

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iTrack online mentoring – recruiting mentors now! We are looking for 1500 volunteers to register NOW for our 2017 program, to help students from disadvantaged communities navigate their post-school options.

Volunteer tutor Ha enjoys giving back

volunteer tutor Ha

Volunteer tutor Ha enjoys giving back

"When the children work out something for themselves through assistance, their faces just light up, it's like a light bulb just goes off in their heads and you can just see them grasp that information and really understand it. And it's really a proud moment that they have for themselves and that's what I get out of it ... That's why I come here every week", says Ha, one of our learning club volunteer tutors.

"I actually look forward to the time that I give here every week because I get so much more than what I give. It's only an hour and a half of my time, and that's nothing in comparison to what is actually achieved when you're helping these children," says Ha.