Help others and make new friends. Donating your time, talent or expertise as a volunteer can be incredibly rewarding.

Launceston Benevolent Society has always been a volunteer-based organisation with around 40 volunteers who contribute in excess of 100,000 hours of their own time annually.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Kate Ross on 03 6344 4213 (office hours) or email:

Volunteers are the backbone of our organisation and without them, much of the work we do would not be possible. Each year, Australian community members and our corporate partners, volunteer their time, skills and energy to help us unlock opportunities for thousands of disadvantaged families.

Frequently Asked Questions…

What are the benefits of volunteering?

Volunteering with the Launceston Benevolent Society is a fun and rewarding experience. By joining our dedicated team, you have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact in your local community whilst gaining valuable skills and personal growth. As a volunteer, you'll play a crucial role in addressing issues such as food insecurity, financial hardship, homelessness, and family violence, fostering a sense of fulfilment and purpose. You'll also have the chance to connect with a diverse range of people whilst contributing towards a more compassionate society. Volunteering with us is a powerful way to give back, learn and create positive change in the lives of many people needing support, compassion and kindness.

Who can volunteer?

The Society embraces all people who want to make a difference regardless of education, background or skill set. We welcome expressions of volunteering interest from anyone who has a few hours a week to be able to give their time. Due to the nature of our work we require all volunteers to provide a National Police Clearance Check and have a current Working with Vulnerable Peoples Card.

What is the time commitment?

The time and commitment required to be a volunteer varies from program to program and will depend on the volunteer position you choose. For more information on time commitments please consult the individual volunteer description.

Will I need to be interviewed?

The Society undertakes a phone interview and a face-to-face interview for some of our volunteer roles. This enables us to get an opportunity to get to know you better and for you to find out more about the volunteer role and expectations. It gives us the best opportunity to ensure we have the best match for the volunteer role and ensure that your volunteer experience is a positive one.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Kate Ross,Manager on 03 6344 4213 or email: