Travelteering Byron Bay
Connecting travellers (and visitors and holiday makers!) with local people to do something good!
Below you will find some awesome volunteering experiences in the Byron Shire. They are all visitor friendly and welcome your time, skills and enthusiasm. Find the most recent opportunities & requests on our facebook page (on the sidebar of this page) and get involved with Byron and it’s people! Enjoy
Byron Bay Writers Festival
Volunteers fill a wide range of roles including administration, venue and event supervision, ushering and ticket checking, driving writers about, hospitality and site maintenance. For any enquiries about registering as a volunteer, please call the Writers’ Centre on 02 6685 5115 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Byron Bay Community Centre
We could not operate without assistance from the pool of volunteers who work as ushers, theatre technicians, catering staff, emergency relief, and on the front desk. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at the Byron Community & Cultural Centre, complete and forward the E-Form volunteer application form (pdf). We’d love to hear from you!
Feros Care are always looking for volunteers to enhance their services, providing quality of life, laughter, purpose & support to their elderly clients. There are a number of roles that you can find on their website. If you would like to entertain and perform for Feros Care Clients all you need to do is fill out an application form (coming soon, no police check required) and email it to email@example.com. For all other opportunities a police check is required.
Friends of the Koala
Friends of the Koala is a non-profit community group run by volunteers dedicated to conserving koalas in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales. Volunteer rehabilitators operate a 24 hour rescue service for sick, injured and orphaned koalas. Koalas are cared for in home care or at the Koala Care Centre on Rifle Range Rd, Lismore, NSW. Critically ill koalas are transferred to the Australian Wildlife Hospital in Beerwah, QLD.
Liberation Larder Inc (a Food Lifeline)
The mission of Liberation Larder (a food lifeline) is to end hunger in Byron Bay and surrounds. Goals: To collect and provide food for anyone who needs it. To initiate a programme whereby local businesses will donate food.
Mission in Action
The Mission in Action is managed by Sarah Rosborg. The funding of this office is privately donated by a local couple.
Pets For Life
PFL has been operating as a non-euthanizing cat shelter since 2001. In one period of 12 months over 105 cat /kittens cats/kittens were re-homed. PFL has been rescuing, caring and re-homing abandoned, surrendered, mistreated or lost cats since 2001. For more information about rehoming one of PFL’s lovely cats please visit the Cat gallery page on PFL’s website or contact Lesa Weatherley our Adoptions Officer on 0438 363 287.
WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service)
WIRES Northern Rivers branch opened in April 2004. It encompasses an 8800sq km area taking in the local government areas of Byron, Ballina, Richmond Valley, Kyogle and Lismore. WIRES is a non-profit, Non Party Political organisation, where animal welfare always comes first. All carers are voluntary, and give their time and emotions free of charge.