Volunteering with CDH Australia

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About CDH Australia volunteers

We provide support to families affected by the birth condition congenital diaphragmatic hernia. What is CDH?

Many of our core services are delivered by dedicated volunteers.

Most of our opportunities are “virtual volunteering” roles where you can volunteer from the comfort of your own home at times that suit you and your lifestyle.

Please consider your interests, skills and availability so we can find the right volunteer opportunity to suit you.

If you’d like to provide an expression of interest for any position, or request more information, please complete the volunteer application form.


Regular ongoing volunteering

Help us deliver core services on a regular basis and make an impact on the CDH community. We are looking for volunteers who are willing to help us deliver support in areas of need. The positions listed below are currently available:

Ongoing volunteers – Current opportunities:

  • Support Services – Family Liaison Coordinator
  • Support Services – Intake Coordinator
  • Support Services – Support Services Moderator
  • Administration – Help our board members, volunteers and staff support the CDH community
  • Volunteer manager – Recruit, support and develop our team
  • Marketing and communications – Social media, e-news, website, webinars
  • Grant writer – Help identify grant opportunities and craft grant submissions
  • Graphic designer – Help design artwork for marketing and communication materials
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Project volunteering

Volunteering on a project allows you to use your professional skills on a particular area of need for a specified time. Our project volunteers work in a virtual volunteer capacity from home or work. The benefits of this type of volunteering include:

  1. Volunteer from the comfort of your own home or work computer.
  2. Volunteer at a time that is convenient for you.
  3. Utilise your professional skills to give back to the CDH community.
  4. Expand your professional network. Work with a team of virtual volunteers from across Australia.
  5. Career pathway. Work on a national project to deliver a real, practical outcome for a community group.

Project volunteering examples:

  • Website developer
  • IT – CRM Manager
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One-off event volunteering

There are lots of reasons to sign up for one-off event volunteering!

  1. It’s fun. Everyone loves the post-event high!
  2. You engage with the greater community and have plenty of face-to-face interaction.
  3. You make new friends.
  4. It’s low time commitment and can be scheduled into busy lifestyles.
  5. Good starter volunteering opportunity. No ongoing commitment.
  6. Suits individuals, group volunteering or employee volunteering programs.

Event volunteering – Current opportunities:

  • Event: CDH Sunflower Sunday on Sunday 11 November 2018
  • Location: 6-7 locations across Australia and New Zealand
  • Number of volunteers needed: 5-10 per location
  • Tasks: Event set up, registrations, games and activities, MC, pack down
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Employee volunteering

Did you know many corporate, government and private sector workplaces provide paid volunteer leave? Most employees are unaware of this benefit which can provide vital skills and resources to non-profit groups like CDH Australia.

Starting a volunteering program at your workplace not only benefits the community, it’s also a great way to raise your profile at work, and can come in handy at annual review time to demonstrate how you contribute to business outcomes.

The business outcomes for employee volunteering are tangible and practical. Employee volunteering programs demonstrate your organisation’s commitment to the community by living their values. They’re not just saying it, they’re doing it.

Employee volunteering is proven to make workplaces a happier and more positive environment. This increases employee satisfaction levels, engagement, output, lowers staff turnover and increases retention. An organisation that gives back to the community and lives their values is appealing for new team members and helps HR with recruitment.

In addition to the positive benefit to workplace morale, volunteer programs provide your marketing department with plenty of good news stories to share in the staff newsletter, annual report and media. We’re happy to help in this area and can work with your workplace to develop a story to share with your community.

Talk to your workplace about employee volunteering. We’d really appreciate the opportunity to work with you.

Employee volunteering – events:

Event volunteering is a great opportunity for team building with your work colleagues. It’s a low time-commitment, low-skilled way to engage your workplace and provides a positive and engaging experience for everyone.

Employee volunteering – skilled projects:

Some workplaces provide employee volunteers with the option to work from home or their desk on charity projects with colleagues. Contact us and we’ll work together to develop a volunteer project to support the CDH community.



Apply to volunteer 

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