At Courage to Care, our volunteers are our lifeblood. With a passion for creating an inclusive society, our volunteers are the driving force behind our ability to action real change. We simply couldn’t do it without them.
Our volunteers have delivered Upstander Programs to more than 142,000 participants. Working with students and the wider community, they empower others to stand up and take positive action. It’s with their unwavering commitment that we can transform bystander behaviour into Upstander action.
Are you a passionate advocate for social inclusion within your community? Do you believe that we all have the power to inspire positive change? If so, we’d love you to join us.
As a volunteer with Courage to Care, you will take on an important and special role.
You’ll find it incredibly rewarding to deliver the Upstander message directly to participants. You’ll help keep alive the memory of the Holocaust, the acts of the Righteous Among the Nations, and various unnamed others – all of whom stood up for their fellow man. And you’ll know you’re making a real difference in the community.
Just as diverse as our volunteers themselves, we have a range of volunteer opportunities available:
You will receive training upfront, along with extensive ongoing guidance and professional development throughout your volunteering journey.
We welcome volunteers above 18 years of age from all backgrounds, ethnicities and religious beliefs.
Detailed knowledge of the Holocaust and other genocides is not a pre-requisite. All that’s required is a strong desire to create real change – and a commitment to educate and inspire Australians in schools and workplaces to be Upstanders in their communities.
Ideally, you’ll be a natural, flexible communicator. And while not required, experience in education, social work or community awareness is always welcome.
“I love what we do at Courage to Care … changing the younger generations view of others that are different, treating them with respect and understanding.”
“The reward is the students’ reactions.”
“I am 80 and have been with Courage to Care since its beginnings. I love the interaction with students when they ‘get it’. It makes me feel my work is worthwhile.”
“As a child of Holocaust survivors I feel strongly that through educating children about the consequences of discrimination we will be able to create a better and more embracing community.”
“The biggest reward is when I see students understanding the message to to be Upstanders.”
“We get such great feedback from teachers… the follow on with regards to student discussion, behaviour and attitudes has been amazing.”
“I have been volunteering with Courage to Care for 15 years and the longer I do so the more rewarding I find making young people aware of the consequences of being a bystander and the importance being an Upstander to help build a more just and cohesive community.”
“Volunteering for Courage to Care is a worthy use of my time as it contributes to a better society.”