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How to volunteer with us

Join our volunteers and make a difference to the heart health of Australians.

Our passionate volunteers help us save Australian Hearts, giving up their time for our cause. It’s thanks to people like you that we can achieve our ambitious goals.  

You can volunteer in a variety of ways 

At our offices 

Join our teams at one of our eight offices around Australia. You’ll get to work closely with our staff on critical projects and activities. 

At an event  

Raise vital contributions to fund life-saving research and have fun while you do it!  

Through our walking program  

The lifeblood of our walking program, volunteer walk organisers get thousands of Australians walking their way to better health every day. 

Find out more

Volunteers make a difference 

Heart Foundation volunteers make a significant difference. For example, Rockhampton volunteers wrap Christmas presents each year to raise vital funds to help us fight heart disease. It’s a great way to have fun with new friends and old. 

Meet our volunteers 

 

"I volunteer to contribute to a cause that I am passionate about ... and honour my mother’s life who suffered from heart disease and passed away way too soon."
- Stephen Pike
 

"I like working with other staff knowing that collectively, we are working to educate people on the risk factors and prevention of heart disease."
- Coleen Hill 
 
"Volunteering at the Heart Foundation ... has really opened my eyes to just how important volunteers are for not-for-profit organisations and Australian communities."
- Sree Sreekumar

Our volunteer promise 

  • We offer meaningful volunteer roles that contribute to the work that we do. 
  • You'll have a clear role description and be guided and supported by a member of staff.  
  • We welcome you into our friendly team. 
  • You get appropriate training and orientation, and opportunities to learn, network, and gain experience. 

How to volunteer 

If you’re 18 or over and keen to volunteer, check our current volunteer opportunities.

 

WHAT NEXT?

Join our team

Join our team

Join our team

One Heart, One Team...

Become a corporate partner

Become a corporate partner

Become a corporate partner

Partner with us to help us fight for Australian hearts....

Work with us

Work with us

Work with us

Looking for a rewarding career in heart health? Join our passionate team at the Heart Foundation....

Heart Foundation Walking

Heart Foundation Walking

Heart Foundation Walking

Learn more about Heart Foundation Walking and find your local walking group....

Our corporate partners

Our corporate partners

Our corporate partners

We value the support of all of our corporate partners....

Create your fundraiser at Do it for Heart

Create your fundraiser at Do it for Heart

Create your fundraiser at Do it for Heart

Become a Heart Foundation fundraiser and make a real difference to your community....

Cook with Heart

Cook with Heart

Cook with Heart

Join the Cook with Heart Challenge as seen on Channel 7...

Fundraise to save Australian hearts

Fundraise to save Australian hearts

Fundraise to save Australian hearts

Join the Heart Foundation community. Together, we can make a real difference for Australian hearts. ...

The Heart Foundation Community

The Heart Foundation Community

The Heart Foundation Community

We need your opinion, experience and skills to help us improve the heart health of all Australians. ...

Donate to the Heart Foundation

Donate to the Heart Foundation

Donate to the Heart Foundation

Every dollar that you donate will help fund research, support and programs that help save lives....

Our supporters 

Our supporters 

Our supporters 

Working together to save Australian hearts...

Philanthropic investments

Philanthropic investments

Philanthropic investments

Making philanthropic investments through the Heart Foundation can transform Australians’ health. ...

Where our funds go

Where our funds go

Where our funds go

Every donation to the Heart Foundation helps in the fight against heart disease, which is the number one killer of Australians. ...

Workplace giving program

Workplace giving program

Workplace giving program

Workplace giving is a simple and tax effective way for employees to make regular donations to a cause they care about. ...

Workplace giving for employers

Workplace giving for employers

Workplace giving for employers

The Heart Foundation’s workplace giving program helps employers deliver on corporate social responsibility best practice, as well as save Australian lives...

Fundraise to save Australian hearts

Fundraise to save Australian hearts

Fundraise to save Australian hearts

Join the Heart Foundation community. Together, we can make a real difference for Australian hearts. ...

Clinical Guidelines

Clinical Guidelines

Clinical Guidelines

Full list of clinical guidlines and references for CVD, heart failure, ACS, hypertension, atrial fibrillation, SCAD and RHD...

Support and resources for health care professionals

Support and resources for health care professionals

Support and resources for health care professionals

Our range of clinical and patient support resources are available for you to use in your daily practice....

My Heart, My Life - Managing your heart health

My Heart, My Life - Managing your heart health

My Heart, My Life - Managing your heart health

This booklet is for those diagnosed with heart disease and their support people....

Understanding your heart age

Understanding your heart age

Understanding your heart age

Try our Heart Age Calculator to understand what contributes to your risk of heart disease...

Stay informed about COVID-19

Stay informed about COVID-19

Stay informed about COVID-19

If you have heart disease, you are more vulnerable to severe complications....

Support us and help save Australian hearts

Support us and help save Australian hearts

Support us and help save Australian hearts

Join the fight against Australia’s biggest killer by supporting the Heart Foundation.  ...

Cook with Heart

Cook with Heart

Cook with Heart

Join the Cook with Heart Challenge as seen on Channel 7...

The Heart Foundation Research Program

The Heart Foundation Research Program

The Heart Foundation Research Program

We are Australia’s biggest non-government funder of world-class research into heart health. Learn more about our high impact research. ...

Heart-healthy drinks

Heart-healthy drinks

Heart-healthy drinks

While water is clearly the most heart-healthy drink, there are ther drinks that can be enjoyed in moderation. ...

Italian recipes

Italian recipes

Italian recipes

Find heart healthy Italian recipes....

Key Statistics: Cardiovascular Disease

Key Statistics: Cardiovascular Disease

Key data and statistics about CVD....

Long-term recovery after a heart attack

Long-term recovery after a heart attack

Long-term recovery after a heart attack

Information to help you adjust to what could be the 'new normal'...

Help others in need through a gift in your Will

Help others in need through a gift in your Will

Help others in need through a gift in your Will

Ian “did not hesitate” to leave 100% of his estate to the Heart Foundation....

What is atrial fibrillation?

What is atrial fibrillation?

What is atrial fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation is a type of arrhythmia where your heart beats irregularly and fast....

What is an arrhythmia?

What is an arrhythmia?

What is an arrhythmia?

Arrhythmia is a fault in the heart’s electrical system, which affects your heart’s pumping rhythm....

Types of physical activity

Types of physical activity

Types of physical activity

Nine out of 10 Australians could reduce the risk of heart disease by walking as little as 15 minutes more each day....

Heart attack recovery – quit smoking

Heart attack recovery – quit smoking

Heart attack recovery – quit smoking

Smoking is a major risk factor for heart disease. Get the facts on quitting and how it can help you recover. ...

Our corporate partners

Our corporate partners

Our corporate partners

We value the support of all of our corporate partners....

Smoking and your heart

Smoking and your heart

Smoking and your heart

Understand how smoking can impact your heart health. ...

Heart Foundation recipes

Heart Foundation recipes

Heart Foundation recipes

Check out our recipe categories to find your next heart healthy meal....

Atrial Fibrillation (AF) clinical resources

Atrial Fibrillation (AF) clinical resources

Resources and clinical information for health professionals...

Heart disease and pregnancy

Heart disease and pregnancy

Heart disease and pregnancy

Pregnancy is often referred to as the “ultimate stress test” for the body....

Get started with more physical activity

Get started with more physical activity

Get started with more physical activity

Finding time for physical activity is one of the best things you can do for your heart...

How to make healthier meals at home

How to make healthier meals at home

How to make healthier meals at home

Cooking at home is often healthier than eating out....

Hypertension clinical information and guidelines

Hypertension clinical information and guidelines

Clinical information for diagnosis and management of hypertension....

Join Kate in making a difference to future generations

Join Kate in making a difference to future generations

Join Kate in making a difference to future generations

Kate wanted to find a way she could make a difference to future generations...

Wholegrains and heart health

Wholegrains and heart health

Wholegrains and heart health

All you need to know about wholegrains to put you on the right track...

Physical activity after a heart attack

Physical activity after a heart attack

Physical activity after a heart attack

Discover what you need to know about being active after a heart attack....

Supporting Young Hearts Program

Supporting Young Hearts Program

Information and resources for health professionals who are treating patients between 18 - 40 years of age....