ID: 141102

Fundraising and Events Volunteers across Melbourne

Environment & Conservation Regular - more than 6 months Across: Glen Waverley VIC, Lilydale VIC, Northcote VIC, Brunswick VIC, Fitzroy VIC, Footscray VIC, Berwick VIC, Richmond VIC

About this opportunity

Are you interested in joining like-minded people to help save orangutans and rainforests?

The Orangutan Project is expanding and we're recruiting Fundraising and Events Volunteers for our busy Melbourne teams! We have teams in the eastern suburbs (including Berwick, Mornington, Glen Waverley) as well as the inner Melbourne suburbs (including Fitzroy, Footscray, Richmond and the CBD).

Fundraising and Events Volunteers are crucial in assisting The Orangutan Project to raise much-needed funds to save orangutans and their rainforest homes. As we continue to grow our Melbourne teams, now is the best time to join us!

About Fundraising and Events Volunteers In this role, you will take part in a wide range of fundraising activities including festivals, markets and quiz nights.

Your main task is to encourage people to take out orangutan adoptions, buy merchandise, or donate to orangutan rescues and rehabilitation and rainforest conservation.

At our events, you'll help people understand the threats facing orangutans and you'll work with others who share your passion for conservation.

During your time with us, you will receive training, support and guidance to develop your skills.

This is an exciting role where you can spread your wings while raising funds to save orangutans and rainforests in Sumatra and Borneo.

About you You're passionate about the environment, especially saving orangutans and other species from extinction and protecting the rainforests we all rely on.

You are a good communicator and like getting out and about in your community. You have time and energy to work at markets and festivals, and you want to make a difference by volunteering your time with an environmental charity.

If you're new to events and fundraising, this role will be a great step in your career and will give you experience and skills to help you achieve your goals.

Alternatively, you might already have experience in fundraising or events, and you're looking for an opportunity to contribute your skills and knowledge to make a difference.

If you're interested in finding out more, please apply through this ad. We will send you an application form and the Position Description.

About The Orangutan Project Volunteering with the Orangutan Project, you’ll meet passionate people who are making a difference to help orangutans and the forest communities who share their home. Best of all, 100% of donations you collect go directly to supporting orangutan conservation.

The Orangutan Project highly values our wonderful volunteers and the enormous contribution they make. Our volunteers help raise much-needed funds and awareness about the urgent need for conservation of Critically Endangered orangutans and their forests. We welcome volunteers from diverse backgrounds and encourage all to apply.

Time Required

Approximately six to eight hours per month, mostly on weekends and evenings.

Suitable for
  • People with disability
  • Skilled Volunteers
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Younger volunteers, aged 14-18
Type of work
  • Fundraising & Events
  • Retail & Sales

Training and information about event coordination and the threats facing orangutans is provided when you become a volunteer.


Approved costs are reimbursed