Join an energised team ready to support and grow our network of volunteer groups taking action across Australia to stop pollution and speak up for our living world.

The Welcome Team greets and connects with people new to the ACF Community, learning about their interests, values, motivations and unique skills, and what ACF volunteer role they will thrive in!

Does joining the Welcome Team as a volunteer sound like the perfect role for you? Apply to join today!

Complete the green form on this page, including uploading your CV and cover letter as Word or PDF documents to apply to join the Welcome Team.

Make sure your cover letter addresses these six key questions:

  1. Why do you think this volunteer opportunity is a good match for you? What skills can you bring to this opportunity? 

  2. What has motivated you to want to volunteer for ACF?

  3. How does your communication style/phone manner display empathy and friendliness?

  4. Describe your ability to self-motivate and work independently in a remote team?

  5. Describe how you have demonstrated a passion for the living world/environmental activism?

  6. Can you commit three hours a week to volunteering?

When we grow and strengthen people power, we can overcome big polluters and speak out for a world where rivers, forests, people and wildlife thrive.

Why this role matters:

The first point of contact with an organisation is crucial to whether someone moves from a potential volunteer to an active volunteer. It’s important that we have an energised and proactive welcome team responding to volunteer expressions of interest to ensure we effectively bring new members on board. Having a knowledgeable and passionate team helping our new volunteers find their place in our community ensures volunteers feel wanted and invested in. By working together, we can rapidly build our movement and reach a tipping point for action.

Volunteer responsibilities include:

  • Registering for a 2-3 hour shift at a time that suits you 
  • Making phone calls to individuals who have expressed an interest in volunteering with ACF
  • Learning about the issues the individual cares about including their values, passions and motivations
  • Identifying their strengths and what they are looking for in an ACF volunteer role
  • Matching the volunteer to an ACF role where they can thrive 
  • Being familiar with all the different ways people can volunteer at ACF 

Volunteer skills:

The volunteers should be able to demonstrate:

  • Clear, confident and empathic communication skills with the ability to have insightful conversations  
  • Excellent telephone manner with the ability to convey verbal information in a clear, engaging, and persuasive way.
  • Active listening   
  • Ability to identify strengths and limitations in others 
  • Approachable and friendly nature
  • Self-motivated and initiative to work autonomously
  • Strong passion for the environment upholding a commitment to the values and mission of ACF
  • An awareness of ACF’s key campaigns

About the role

Hours:

The volunteer will be required to select a 2-3 hour shift once a week from our rostering system. The specific time of this shift is flexible and planned in collaboration with the volunteer. 

Location:

The normal place of volunteering will be from the volunteer’s home. 

Training:

The volunteer will be provided with training, resources and support.  

Direction and Contact:

The volunteer will be asked to carry out work on the direction of and report to the National Welcome Team Leader. 

It is important to note...

This is a volunteer placement. ACF does not offer employment following the program. By signing up to this program, you agree to ACF’s policies and procedures.

To Apply:

To apply, complete the green form on this page, including uploading your CV and cover letter as Word or PDF documents.

Make sure your cover letter addresses these six key questions:

  1. Why do you think this volunteer opportunity is a good match for you? What skills can you bring to this opportunity? 

  2. What has motivated you to want to volunteer for ACF?

  3. How does your communication style/phone manner display empathy and friendliness?

  4. Describe your ability to self-motivate and work independently in a remote team?

  5. Describe how you have demonstrated a passion for the living world/environmental activism?

  6. How much time would you like to volunteer?

On mobile? Go to the top of this page to complete the green form and apply to join the Welcome Team.

Have any questions. Send us an email at volunteer@acf.org.au