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How you can help



How to volunteer with us

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!  

  • Support healthy hearts by volunteering at Coastrek. - Find out more

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 

Stephen Pike

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


Coleen Hill

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


Sree Sreekumar

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.

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The Heart Foundation is the proud charity partner for Coastrek. Learn more about how you can get involved by volunteering.

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Looking for a rewarding career in heart health? Join our passionate team at the Heart Foundation to help save Australian hearts.

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Our Board

The role of the Board is to provide strategic oversight and direction for the Heart Foundation’s activities and ensure that those organisational activities are directed towards achieving its vision of an Australia free of heart disease and its mission to prevent heart disease and improve the heart health and quality of life of all Australians through our work in prevention, support and care and research.

Last updated20 February 2024