Be part of the action

Volunteer for ShelterBox

Give your time

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

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 disaster

Play to your strengths

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

We’re looking for enthusiasm and a desire to enact real change. We have a number of fun, interesting volunteer opportunities.


Ambassadors are the face of ShelterBox in their communities, arranging presentations and fundraising events when it suits their schedule.

You’ll proactively build relationships with local organisations and community groups. Bring our work to life, and identify potential opportunities in your area.

ShelterBox Advocates

Raise awareness of ShelterBox within your Rotary club and act as a central contact back to ShelterBox and local Ambassadors.

Share our passion, and ensure that the latest ShelterBox information is provided at the club level. Promote ShelterBox as the go-to charity for club fundraising.


Whether you’re into marathon running, making cakes or throwing dinner parties, you can transform a fun event with your friends and family into vital funds for ShelterBox.

When you go the extra mile by organising an event, you’re helping our ShelterBox teams go further. Use your passion and transform it into essential funds for ShelterBox.

Event Volunteers

We welcome team players, willing to help out at ShelterBox displays, festivals, stalls and events.

Support the ShelterBox team by helping set up a tent, staffing a stall at an event or selling raffle tickets at a festival

We may call upon you to assist with annual events like the Royal Perth Show or one off fundraising events in your local area. We’d especially like help in advocating our work and fundraising during a major disaster.

Area Coordinator

You’ll be the ‘go-to-person’ in your region, supporting current and new volunteers, also helping to arrange events and presentations.

Area Coordinators perform Ambassador duties like presentations and fundraising, but also work in a team lead capacity. Create a powerful volunteer network, aimed at inspiring, training and supporting your fellow volunteers.

ShelterBox Internships/Project Positions

We’re looking for enthusiastic people who are currently studying, recently graduated or simply looking to use their current skills in our exciting international disaster relief organisation.  Internships / Project Positions can start any time throughout the year and we have a range of different activities you can get involved in.
All our Internships / Project Positions are voluntary/unpaid and time limited. These positions will assist you in taking a big step towards your dream career or utilise skills already gained to assist ShelterBox Australia.
Whether your skills or area of study is in marketing, media relations, project management, event management or something entirely different we might just have a position that suits you.
If you can commit to a period of time, keen to advance or learn new skills, then contact us today to find out what projects we currently have available.   

Make a start today

Begin by logging into our volunteer system – it’s safe, secure and we’ll keep you updated when you register.

View current opportunities


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

More ways to get involved

Search for ShelterBox Australia on Twitter and Facebook 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]

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