Volunteer with CPL!
Volunteering with CPL is a great way to get involved in your community, make a positive impact, get valuable work experience and have lots of fun!
Interested in volunteering? Find out the 5 simple steps to becoming a CPL volunteer
or read these frequently asked questions
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Without our volunteers, CPL's fundraising events wouldn't be possible!
Our most popular events include:
- Picnic in the Park
- Westfield GiveAbility Days
- Easter fun activities
- Mother's Day gift wrapping
- Bunnings BBQ days
- Plus much more!
“It's such an amazing feeling knowing I've played some small part in helping someone else. The time I volunteer is so little in comparison to the feeling I get from doing it.”
- Chelsea Humbler, volunteer at Westfield Strathpine
Did you know that just a few hours of volunteer work can boost your mood and increase your happiness? Read more.
We have a range of events throughout the year, so join us today!
CPL's service volunteers can help with programs like art and crafts, music and dancing in their local centre and make a difference to someone's day.
You can work directly with our clients to support them to achieve their goals - or you can help us at our many locations in a variety of volunteer roles such as facility maintenance, quality assurance or administration.
As a service volunteer, you can:
- Support clients to go on outings, like a trip on the CityCat, a walk in the park or a group lunch
- Support clients to get involved in fun activities, like arts, crafts and music
- Lend a hand in gardening or maintenance
- Provide general admin support
- Plus much more!
Who can apply?
Anyone - although you must be willing to volunteer at least once a week for a minimum of 3 months.
What will you get from volunteering at our services?
Volunteering at one of our services means you will be directly supporting people with disabilities to live the life they choose! You can have a real impact on someone's day, week and life. This is your chance to share your skills with our clients and support them to grow their abilities.
Volunteering is also a great way to get hands on experience if you're looking for a career in the disability sector.
“You can tell people about it but you can’t describe the satisfaction you get and how good it feels to give something back to others after a successful career.” - David Macklin, volunteer at CPL's New Farm service
Volunteers can get real world experience and the chance to build their skills for their chosen career. We offer internships in:
Who can apply?
- Human Resources
Any student wanting to take one step closer to their dream job!
Kick start your career and register today!
What will you get from an internship at CPL?
You'll benefit from valuable career mentoring and training in a supportive team environment. We give you one on one support so you can grow your skills and stand out from the crowd. An internship at CPL means you'll be part of a passionate and encouraging work environment where you can build up your portfolio and your professional network.
“I got one-on-one support and got to work on real world campaigns where I actually made a difference and contributed to the result. It was perfect for my portfolio. I just got a job in digital marketing and they told me it was because I had the right experience." - Christy, former Marketing and Communications Intern
Through corporate volunteering, you and your workmates have an opportunity to give back to the community in a variety of ways that is meaningful to you and your employer.
This could include helping at events, giving our centers a makeover or providing pro bono advice and skills in your trade/profession.
“Volunteering with CPL has profound team bonding advantages. Staff members who volunteered at Picnic in the Park last year were talking about the event for weeks after.” - Georgie Plunkett-Scott, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers
Find out more today! Simply call 1800 275 753 or fill in the form below.
One of our friendly CPL staff will be in touch by the next working day. We look forward to hearing from you!
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Why volunteer for CPL?
Watch the below videos taken by our amazing volunteers to find out the benefits of volunteering!