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Volunteer with IOE.

Recreation Volunteers

If you’re 14 years of age or more you can volunteer with our weekend and holiday recreation programs. You’ll be supporting children and young adults to have as many fun experiences as possible, while having equally as much fun yourself.

So, if swimming, water slides, playgrounds, going to movies and events, bouncing on trampolines and inflatables, chilling out in the hot springs plus weekends away at the beach, country or city are your ‘thing’, recreation volunteering with IOE may be just what you’ve been looking for.

You’ll be joining our team of friendly, supportive staff and other energetic, wonderful, fun loving volunteers … and some amazing young people.

Our NEW VOLUNTEER PORTAL makes it even easier for you to take the first step to becoming a recreation volunteer with us. Simply click the button below. Or if you’d prefer, contact our volunteer coordinators on 97585522 or email

“To have this other person say I love you and you are part of my special family. Right there is the reason to do this.”

Host Volunteers

Would you like to regularly share some time with a child with a disability? It could be as little as a few hours, or a day, even a full weekend. Hosting is all about building relationships and sharing care and support.

We’ll carefully match you and your host child, based on shared common interests, their support needs and everyone’s lifestyle, wherever possible.

In your role as a host you can be a supportive friend or mentor, a buddy, or an extra and very important second family to a child. Whichever way you host, you know you’ll be making a real difference lives of your host child and their family and especially to your own.

You don’t have to have any experience with disability just have an open and positive attitude.  If you’re aged 18 – 80, single, partnered, with or without children of your own, we’d love to hear from you.  Contact our Host Coordinator on 9758 5522 or email

Other Volunteering Opportunities

As well as our recreation and hosting programs we have other opportunities for volunteering right across the agency.

IOE’s Adult Service programs need volunteers to work alongside the young adults who use the service. We are particularly interested in volunteers who have diverse skills or specific interests they can share with participants.

We have opportunities for placement and work experience students to volunteer in the office, on projects, events, fundraisers and festivals, working on projects that will suit most time lines and skill parameters.

Corporate volunteering is a great way for companies to get involved with their local community and to try something different. Why not Corporate Volunteer with Us!

Apply via our NEW VOLUNTEER PORTAL – its so easy! Simply click the button below. Or contact our volunteer coodinators for more information on 9758 5522 or email,au   

Volunteering Extras …

  • Interchange Outer East plans ‘Volunteer Only’ camps and special events to show you how much you are appreciated.

  • All volunteers have free access to IOE training and information sessions on a range of topics – a great way to build skills and knowledge.

  • Volunteers have their own newsletter, Vnews, with all the latest volunteer news, pics and tips. Check it out HERE
    We also provide you with a number of Resources to help you in your volunteer role

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