Become a Volunteer

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About Playgroup NSW’s Volunteer Program

Playgroup NSW is a not-for-profit organisation helping to connect families and children to people and services in the community to positively impact their quality of life.  We believe that every family deserves access to high-quality play-based experiences that support their child's development.

Our volunteers are the heart and soul of Playgroup NSW, and we are always looking to welcome new volunteers to help us deliver programs and services to families across NSW. 

We also offer organisations the opportunity to offer the time and skills of their teams to help us deliver our mission.

If you would like to learn more about what volunteering with Playgroup NSW involves and whether it’s right for you or your organisation, you can either give us a call or complete the below form and we will be in touch within 3 business days. 

Did you know? You don’t need to be a parent to volunteer with us! We have a range of volunteers of all ages, with and without children.

I want to make a difference

Ready to make a difference in the lives of children and families? Register your interest now to find out more about Playgroup’s Volunteer Program.

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We are looking for people who want to make an impact

Why volunteer? There is a range of flexible volunteering opportunities to fit a wide range of skills, schedules and interests, from Playgroup Coordinators, Treasurers and Playgroup Facilitators to administrative and strategic opportunities for organisations.

  • We provide our Playgroup volunteers with comprehensive training and ongoing support to ensure they feel confident and equipped to carry out their roles.
  • All volunteer roles within Community Playgroups hold significant responsibility, helping our volunteers feel valued.
  • Improve or maintain your skills and expertise.
  • Be directly involved with creating positive learning connections with your child and others.
  • Add volunteering to your CV to discuss hiring opportunities
  • Refine your time management skills
  • Be involved with community events and social networks In addition to all of the above, being involved with Playgroups gives you an opportunity to connect with your community and give back!

Ready to make a difference in the lives of children and families? Register your interest now to find out more about Playgroup’s Volunteer Program.

The impact Playgroup NSW creates

Playgroup NSW has a profound impact by providing nurturing and inclusive environments for families and young children across New South Wales, fostering strong bonds, promoting early childhood development, and empowering children to thrive.

Research shows:

  • Playgroups have been shown to improve children's social and emotional development, language and communication skills, and cognitive development. (source: Playgroup Australia)
  • Parents who attend playgroups report feeling more confident in their parenting abilities and more connected to their communities. (source: Playgroup Australia)
  • Playgroups play a crucial role in reducing social isolation and promoting community connectedness, particularly for families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. (source: NSW Department of Communities and Justice)

The Volunteer Kit

We understand starting a new volunteering role can be daunting, which is why we provide our volunteers with a Playgroup Starter Kit to help them get started. Our Playgroup Starter Kit includes:

  • A volunteer handbook that outlines our organisation's mission, values, and policies.
  • Training and induction sessions to ensure you feel confident and prepared to carry out your role.
  • Ongoing support and supervision from our experience Playgroup NSW team.
  • Opportunities to connect with other volunteers and attend social events.
  • Access to our exclusive Facebook group Playgroup NSW Volunteer Network.
  • Support to develop your day-to-day resource kit to help you get on your way with your first Playgroup.

Thank you for considering volunteering with Playgroup NSW. We would love to welcome you to our community of passionate volunteers who are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of families and children in NSW.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our volunteering opportunities, please get in touch today.