Community volunteer directory

The Community Volunteer Directory is a list of community associations, clubs and other organisations in the Mackay region who are currently seeking volunteer support.

Why volunteer?

Becoming a volunteer in your community can be one of the most rewarding decisions you will make.

Volunteering is all about making a difference in your community; it can also have many positive benefits on you personally including:

  • Acting on your values, passions and interests
  • Meeting new people and becoming more connected
  • Gaining valuable work experience and skills
  • Build confidence
  • Enjoy better physical and mental health
  • Have fun!

If you are looking to volunteer, see the list below and contact the organisation via their contact details provided.

How to create a listing?

To list  your non-profit organisation or community groups current vacancy, fill in the online form below.

Requirements for listings are:

  • Must be a community group or non-profit organisation
  • Must have a physical address or post office box with the Mackay Regional Council Local Government Area
  • Must have a local phone number

Submit your listing

 
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Directory

> Amnesty International Mackay Action Group

Amnesty International is a human rights grass roots organisation with over 7,000,000 members and supporters world wide. There are 300,000 of us in Australia... and counting. There are many roles at AIM. Please visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/amnestymackay or send us an email.

Mackay and surrounds
Phone: 0422 748 095
Email: mackayamnestygroup@gmail.com
Website: www.amnesty.org.au

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> Australian Red Cross

As a valuable member of an all-volunteer team you will be responsible for providing welcoming, safe, clean and comfortable accommodation for guests who travel from rural and remote areas to access specialist medical services at Mackay Hospital.

Mackay Wellbeing Centre
Phone: 4957 2310
Email: tsvvolunteer@redcross.org.au
Website: www.redcross.org.au

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> Australian Wildlife Rescue (CQ Inc)

Able to rescue Native Wildlife animals, Looking after orphans and Injured Wildlife

All areas of Mackay and Bowen Basin
Phone: 0447543268
Email: yvette.jeffs@yahoo.com

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> Childhood Cancer Support

Assist the committee with running of Mackay Raft Race

Bluewater Quay
Phone: 0428 540 843
Email: bert@ccs.org.au
Website: www.ccs.org.au

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> Coastcare

Coastcare is a great way to get hands-on and help protect and enhance our beautiful coastline and beaches. Activities include beach clean-ups, revegetation, weeding and informative presentations.

Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday regions
Phone: 4968 4200
Email: jessica.berryman@reefcatchments.com
Website: www.reefcatchments.com.au/coasts-marine/coastcare

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> George Street Neighbourhood Centre

George Street Neighbourhood Centre Association Inc. is a community centre in Mackay that supports and responds to the needs of the Mackay region communities.

GSNCA requires assistance on Friday mornings to run our Seniors Friendship Group. For more information please contact Tara at GSNCA.

Shakespeare Child and Family Centre
Phone: 07 4957 2626
Email: admin@georgestreetnc.org.au
Website: www.georgestreetnc.com

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> Great Whitsunday Food Network Inc

The GWFN is a community organisation. We showcase fresh, local, seasonal food from the Mackay, Whitsunday and Isaac region. We require volunteers for the Farmers' Market on Wednesdays at the Bluewater Quay. Markets Operate - 8am to 1pm Setup Crew - 6am to 7:30am Packup Crew - 1pm to 1:30pm

Greater Whitsunday Farmers' Market
Phone: 0498 717 941
Email: markethq@greaterwhitsundayfood.org.au
Website: www.facebook.com/greaterwhitsundayfarmersmarket

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> Leap Yakapari District Development Association

To help serve at Yakapari Country Crafts in either the cafe or retail space

10 Westlake Drive The Leap
Phone: 0484 649 505
Email: lydda2015@outlook.com

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> Lifeline part of UnitingCare Community Mackay

Telephone Crisis Supporter

Mackay
Phone: 07 4944 2300
Email: dianne.gillespie@uccommunity.org.au
Website: www.unitingcarecommunity.org.au

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> Mackay Community Garden inc

Mackay Community Garden is a not-for-profit permaculture demonstration site, staffed by volunteers 9am to 1pm Thurs-Sat. Volunteers are welcome to contribute time and skills to suit their availability, from basic weeding, to nursery work, market stalls, committee roles, workshops etc.

Sarah Street, West Mackay
Email: info@mackaycommunitygarden.org
Website: www.mackaycommunitygarden.org

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> Mackay Community Visitors Association

Community Visiting - visiting and establishing one on one friendship with an elderly person living either in residential care facility or still living in their own home.

Mackay, Proserpine, Bowen
Phone: 4953 4878
Email: mkyvisitors@bigpond.com
Website: www.communityvisitorsmackay.org.au

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> Mackay Conservation Group

MCG is looking for a cleaner to work 2-3 hours per week. This position would entail cleaning the local Environment Center. This position is available to an independent worker who has a high attention to detail and would receive satisfaction through providing a service for a local environmental group.

MCG is currently looking for a Community Outreach Officer to join our proactive team. The role would involve contacting 20 members to update personal details and renew memberships within a time frame of 1-2 hours each week. A list of contacts will be provided.

MCG is looking for a Social Media Manager to work 4-6 hours a week. The role would involve writing submissions for multiple media platforms including our website, Facebook and newsletter. The role would suit someone with an existing skill set in these areas.

156 Wood Street, Mackay
Phone: 4953 0808
Email: azrae@mackayconservationgroup.org.au
Website: www.mackayconservationgroup.org.au

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> Mackay Hospital and Health Service (MHHS)

The MHHS is looking for volunteers to join their Community of Interest (COI). Members of the COI will have the opportunity to participate in a range of activities which will help inform and shape the things the service do across different levels of the health service. Please do register below.

Mackay region (various)
Phone: (07) 4885 6819
Email: mhhsengagement@health.qld.gov.au
Website: www.mackay.health.qld.gov.au

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> Mackay Street Chaplaincy

Ensuring safety and well-being in the Night Club Area of Mackay on Friday and Saturday nights, volunteers give out water and assist with any needs. We patrol in pairs and have first aid certificates.

The Mackay City Centre
Phone: 0476 120 400
Email: mackaystreetchaplaincy@gmail.com
Website: www.mackaystreetchaplaincy.weebly.com

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> Mackay Tourism

Are you passionate about our region and love talking to people?

  • Mackay Region Volunteer Ambassadors:
  • Answer visitor information centre and Mackay tourism corporate office phone calls
  • Meet and greet visitors, sell retail stock and assist with accommodation and tour bookings
  • Keep the centre clean & tidy

Visitor Information Centre, Nebo Rd Mackay
Phone: 4944 5888
Email: finance@mackayregion.com
Website: www.mackayregion.com/corporate/work-with-us

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> Mackay Friends of the RSPCA Inc

RSPCA Ambassador - Helping at our many fundraising events - set-up/pack-up, cooking, serving. Raffle ticket sales, collecting with dog in shopping centres. General maintenance and gardening at our Adoption Centre.

Cnr Strickland Rd & Mt Bassett Cemetary Rd, Mackay
Phone: 0428 191 175
Email: mackayfog@rspcaqld.org.au
Website: www.rspcaqld.org.au

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> Mackay Historical Society and Museum Inc.

Non for profit group operating Mackay local history museum 'Mackay Museum'.

4 Casey Ave, South Mackay Qld 4740
Phone: (07) 4953 0002 or 0423 407 536
Email: mackaymuseum@gmail.com
Website: www.mackayhistory.org

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> Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens Friends Association Inc

The Garden Friends are a group of people with an interest in supporting the Mackay regional Botanic Gardens and its ongoing development. Join in tasks of planting, weeding, propagating, watering, plant label makers, guided walks, information desk, sales, research, fundraising, promotion, data entry.

Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens
Phone: (07) 4952 7300
Email: botanic@mackay.qld.gov.au

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> Mackay Regional Community Legal Centre

Coordinator, Social Worker, Financial Planner &/or Solicitor

Suite 4 City Court Arcade, 80 Victoria Street, Mackay Q
Phone: 07 4953 1211
Email: admin@mrclc.com.au
Website: www.mrclc.com.au

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> Mackay RSL Sub Branch Inc

Fundraising helpers - especially around commemorative times including but not limited to ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day

Mackay area as required
Phone: 0439 190 082
Email: mackrsl@bigpond.com

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> Mackay Surf Life Saving Club

Multiple positions including marketing and promotions, fundraising, events organisation and catering coordination. We can find a position to suit your skills and interests!

Homebased or at our clubhouse at Mackay Harbour Beach
Phone: 0428 875 482
Email: mackayslsc@bigpond.com
Website: www.mackayslsc.com.au

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> Northern Beaches Girl Guides

Girl Guide Leaders: You must have a passion for helping girls learn in a fun and challenging way, are at least 18 years of age, willing to undergo training and have a few spare hours a week. Able to provide a safe and nurturing environment. No experience required - training provided.

Fisher Street, Bucasia
Phone: 0435 180 961
Email: girlguidesnb@gmail.com
Website: www.guidesqld.org

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> Pioneer Valley Tourism & Development Assoc/ Melba House

Tourism Ambassador. Greet visitors, provide visitors with information about local places of interest and Melba House, craft & souvenir sales.

Melba House Visitor Information Centre, Lloyd Park, Marian
Phone: 07 49544299
Email: pvtda@pioneervalley.com.au

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> RACQ CQ Rescue

RACQ CQ Rescue is actively looking for volunteers that are eager to help out at fundraising events/initiatives, as well as potentially help collect donation boxes on a monthly basis. Without the help of dedicated volunteers, RACQ CQ Rescue would not be able to raise the funds needed to save lives.

Mackay and surrounding areas
Phone: (07) 4998 5232
Email: volunteers@cqrescue.org.au
Website: www.cqrescue.org.au

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> Run for MI Life

We require the help of volunteers at our Run for MI Life Fun Run and other vommunity Involvement events where we set up our pop-up tent to raise awareness and funds through the sale of our Run for MI Life merchandise.

Our Fun Run is in Walkerston and our community involvement could be anywhere throughout the Mackay area.
Phone: 0439 507 363
Email: info@runformilife.org.au
Website: www.runformilife.org.au

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> Sarina Historical Centre Inc

Interested in the history of our region and be able to interact with the public and be a team player

Sarina Historical Centre
Phone: 0415 533 314
Email: icscott@bigpond.com

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> Sarina Surf Lifesaving Club

All positions - committee positions, volunteer lifesavers, nippers, junior activities

Sarina Beach
Phone: 0749566 476
Email: lifesaving@sarinasurfclub.com.au
Website: www.sarinasurfclub.com.au

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> Sarina Tourist Art & Craft

Tourism Ambassador

Sarina Tourist Art & Craft, 1 Railway Sq. Sarina
Phone: 0488 772 493
Email: sarinainfo@easynet.net.au
Website: www.sarinatourism.com

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> Scouts - Central & Coastal Region

Adult Leaders in Scouting are men and women aged 18 years and over. Leadership provides an opportunity to make a personal contribution to the future and our community. People from all walks of life take up the challenge and fun of leadership in Scouting. Full training and on-going support provided.

Andergrove, West Mackay, Pioneer Valley (Marian), Sarina
Phone: 0409 632 191
Email: membership.ccr@gmail.com
Website: www.centralcoastal.scoutsqld.com.au

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> Victoria Park State School P&C

Tuckshop helper, fundraising event helpers and garden club helpers

Corner of Goldsmith Street and Shakespeare Street
Phone: 0438 576 784
Email: pandc@victparkss.eq.edu.au
Website: www.victparkss.eq.edu.au

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> Volunteer Marine Rescue Mackay Inc

Rescue boat crew / Weekend radio operators

VMR Mackay Base located at the Boat Ramp on Mulherin Drive, Mackay Harbour
Phone: 0749555448
Email: mackay@marinerescueqld.org.au
Website: www.vmrmackay.org.au

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> VMR 448 Mackay

We are looking for Weekend Radio operators and Rescue Vessel Crew volunteers.

Marina Boat Ramp, Mulherin Drive
Phone: 07 4955 5448
Email: mackay@marinerescueqld.org.au
Website: www.vmrmackay.org.au