Be part of the action

Volunteer for ShelterBox

Every volunteer is instrumental in providing shelter to families after disaster, wherever they are in the world.

We are all facing changes in our lives due to COVID-19, and ShelterBox is not currently recruiting volunteers for any face-to-face or public activities, however we still need your help and have come up with new ways for you to volunteer during this time.

Right now there is still a massive global shelter need.  Shelter is as important, if not more important, than ever before in helping families to isolate.  Concerns for vulnerable populations such as those already displaced are increasing.

We are deeply worried about the potential ‘crisis within a crisis’ in Syria and the other countries where we are working, plus the impact where we do not currently have responses.  Now more than ever, we need your help.

Please sign up as an official ShelterBox volunteer and visit our ShelterBox at Home page to discover new ways you can volunteer at home for ShelterBox.


Because of Covid-19, we have temporarily suspended recruitment to some of our volunteer roles.  Currently we are recruiting Advocates, Brand Ambassadors and Project Officers.

If you were interested in a different role,  thank you for your interest and please follow us on Facebook and Instagram to hear about new volunteer opportunities when they arise.

Give your time

Whatever skills, knowledge or spare time you have, you can play a vital part in this process. All we need is your passion.

If you don’t see a role below that fits in with your skills and availability, think big and get in touch anyway – we may have something else that suits you.

The privilege to ‘serve’ through ShelterBox is a real joy, so proud to be involved… lifechanging’

Peter Pearce OAM, ShelterBox Ambassador

Become a Response Team Volunteer

Learn how you can make a huge difference to the lives of families devastated by natural disaster and conflict.

Play to your strengths

Do you share our impatience to see a world where no family is left without shelter when disaster strikes?

Now more than ever, we’re looking for enthusiasm and a desire to enact real change. We have a number of fun, interesting volunteer opportunities that can be carried out in the field, in your community, or from the comfort of your living room!

Online volunteer roles

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Traditional Volunteer Roles

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During National Volunteer Week we recognise our volunteers amazing achievements with our Volunteer Awards.

More ways to get involved

Search for ShelterBox Australia on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to hear about new volunteer opportunities.

We’d really like to hear from you! Recovery after life-changing disaster starts with the smallest of offerings.

By giving your time, you’ll be helping families all over the world.

We’re nice and flexible on your involvement, so take things at your own speed. You can help out when it’s easiest for you.

If you have ideas about how you’d like to contribute, get in touch at [email protected]

Already a volunteer?

Access your MyVolunteer page by clicking the button below.

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