Right from inception, Courage to Care has been delivered by a team of passionate, dedicated volunteers.
We simply couldn’t do what we do without them.
Our Upstander Programs are delivered exclusively by volunteers.
Using the historical reference of the Holocaust as a case study of the worst possible consequences of unfettered discrimination, and taking inspiration from the extraordinary acts of ordinary people who intervened to save others, we inspire participants to become Upstanders in the face of injustice.
Volunteers act as facilitators, organisers and in numerous other roles. Our survivor speakers – Holocaust survivors or custodians of their stories – share their inspiring personal testimony on the ways in which their rescuers showed the courage to care.
Our volunteers come from a range of backgrounds, age groups and beliefs but they all have a common purpose – to make justice, inclusion and kindness central to our way of life.
How? By advocating Upstander behaviour.
We welcome volunteers from all walks of life with a passion to make a positive difference.
Along with ongoing training, volunteers have the opportunity to work with a team of dedicated, skilled and passionate people and build on personal strengths – while developing new professional skills and friendships.
All volunteers are expected to commit to and abide by our Code of Conduct and key messages as well as have a current Working with Children Check.
Our volunteer opportunities span a range of areas, including:
We are always on the lookout for new volunteers to join our team. To discover how you can help motivate others to become upstanders in the community, find out more about our volunteers.
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”