Corporate volunteering opportunities

Corporate volunteering has great benefits for your company and employees - and helps us build our business so we can achieve high levels of positive change for children in Australia and overseas.

There are several ways for your employees to support our organisation while learning about our work, developing new skills, bonding with colleagues and connecting with our staff.

Corporate Team Volunteering

Volunteering with your colleagues in a team is a great way for you to develop skills, build relationships and give back to the community. We have a number of opportunities for you to volunteer with Save the Children Australia programs and op shops. We can organise a meaningful and impactful day for you and your colleagues to engage with Save the Children and contribute practically to our work. To find out more, please contact us via the details below.

Please note: Given the nature of our work and Child Protection Code of Conduct, there are limits on direct interaction with the children and their families in our programs.  

Skilled volunteering

Your employees have a wealth of knowledge, specialist skills and experience, which can help us improve our business.

Skilled volunteers can contribute in numerous ways, from reviewing marketing strategies and analysing our supporter communication materials to providing input on HR policies and financial plans.  We have an ongoing need for skilled volunteers – and we're also open to suggestions about how your company can help.

This type of volunteering can work around your employees' schedules.  Projects might require a couple of days' work, or regular sessions over a few weeks or months.  And it can take place at one of our offices or remotely – it depends on your employees' availability and location.

All our skilled volunteers report high levels of satisfaction – and it has great benefits for your company too:

  • Attracts high performing staff who seek opportunities to volunteer their skills in order to benefit community organisations. Volunteering partnerships are often cited as a reason for choosing to work for a particular company.
  • Keeps staff engaged because they know they're making a positive difference to children's lives.
  • Provides unparalleled professional development opportunities.  Employees report increased creativity, productivity, commitment and morale when given the opportunity to volunteer their skills.

Save the Children is grateful for the volunteering support from partners including Telstra, CBP Lawyers, NAB, Price Waterhouse Coopers and GlaxoSmithKline. See all our corporate partners.

Case Studies

Marriott Spirit to Serve Day

As part of their annual ‪Spirit To Serve day, Marriott associates all around the globe took time out from their day jobs to support the Marriott core value to "Serve our World". This aims to strengthen the company by supporting the communities in which they are based and ensures Marriott employees feel they are part of a proud history and a thriving culture.

On the annual Spirit to Serve day, the team at Melbourne Marriott Hotel got their hands dirty by volunteering their time gardening and painting at Cubbies.

Marriott Staff at Cubbies"I found the volunteering experience a great opportunity to give back in a way other than just a simple donation. By physically giving up my time to assist at Cubbies, it made for a rewarding experience where I knew I was able to make a difference and assist the local community." – Jessie Roden

Marriott International focuses on five global social issues; poverty alleviations, the environment, community workforce development, the well-being of children and global diversity and inclusion.

For more information on corporate volunteering with Save the Children please go to https://www.savethechildren.org.au/take-action/volunteer/corporate-volunteering

Learning essential job skills with Johnson & Johnson

Thanks to Johnson & Johnson's generous volunteers, young people from Claymore are learning essential job skills – that they'll use for their future career path.

For kids living in Claymore, New South Wales, where the unemployment rate is more than five times the national average, these essential job-seeking skills may be out of reach.

In July 2016, staff from Johnson & Johnson Australia volunteered their time and run a one-day workshop with the Claymore Youth Advisory Committee (YAC), a group of six young leaders living in Claymore.

Claymore J&J Volunteers The Johnson & Johnson volunteers worked both in groups and one-on-one with the participants, concentrating on interview skills and resume writing. Their aim was to give the young people valuable information that will help them as they start planning their careers.

"It was extremely beneficial as we were all given individual advice" said one participant. "I really appreciated the input and help from the Johnson & Johnson team."

Save the Children established the YAC in 2014, employing six young people aged between 14-17 who meet every week to discuss, plan and implement activities for young people in their community. The YAC have since become known as a group of young people that can add a youth presence and perspective to other community activities, meaning more young people are participating in community events and becoming empowered to create positive changes.

And for the volunteers from Johnson & Johnson, this is just the beginning. They're already planning more workshops to continue building the young people's skill sets, like Microsoft Office skill development.

Johnson & Johnson have been working with Save the Children internationally for more than 20 years to create brighter futures for children living in the world's toughest places.

Thank you, Johnson & Johnson!

Campaign Support

Employees can also support Save the Children through our campaigns.  They are a great opportunity for employees to learn and connect with our work while raising funds for our programs.

Many companies mobilised staff following the recent earthquake in Nepal.  And we also run other campaigns, such as "Christmas in July", which is a fun way to raise funds and awareness within your organisation.

Contact us

For enquiries please email corporate.volunteer@savethechildren.org.au

Learn more about our corporate partnerships.