Not everyone is in the position to provide financial support when donating to a charity but we know your time is just as valuable. If you are able to donate some of your time and skill to the Flying Doctor you would be helping us save lives.
We count on volunteers to minimise our administration costs and ensure that more of the fundraising dollar goes directly towards our primary mission of providing medical care to those who need it the most. From helping out at fundraising events, to providing your professional services free of charge, to hand packing the mail our volunteers help us keep costs down and productivity up.
NSW & ACT
Volunteer in the Sydney marketing office
The Royal Flying Doctor Service counts on volunteers to minimise our administration costs and ensure that more of the fundraising dollar goes directly towards our primary mission of providing medical care to those who need it the most. From setting up at Open Days to staffing the stall at the Royal Easter Show to hand packing the mail, our volunteers help us keep costs down and productivity up.
If you would like to join our regular team of volunteers in the Sydney marketing office we would love to hear from you.
The marketing office would also like to hear from any professionals with experience in fundraising, marketing, public relations, design, advertising or other related areas who would like to provide their services pro bono to the Flying Doctor,
Contact the Sydney marketing office on 02 9941 8888 or 1300 669 569 to talk with our Volunteer Coordinator, or send an email.
Become a volunteer speaker
We are lucky enough to have a group of dedicated volunteer speakers who actively talk to community groups about the work of the Flying Doctors. If you would like to join our Speaker Program as a volunteer, we would love to have you on board. Most of our speakers live in the Sydney metropolitan area; however we are always looking for more speakers in other parts of NSW to join the program.
Contact the Sydney marketing office on the numbers above to arrange an interview with our Volunteer Coordinator.
Join a local Auxiliary or Support Group
Broken Hill Women's Auxiliary
The Broken Hill Women’s Auxiliary has been fundraising and providing support for the Service since the earliest days of the Broken Hill Base.
In 2009-10 it supported the RFDS with two fundraisers: the sale of Christmas puddings in December 2009 and the annual dinner dance in May 2010. Dubbed Operation Pudding, the ladies of the Auxiliary made and sold 2,016 Christmas puddings in this financial year, raising over $30,000 for the RFDS and bringing their annual fundraising total to over $68,000. Our thanks go to the Women’s Auxiliary members for their dedication and support.
To join the Broken Hill Auxiliary or for more information about their work please contact the South Eastern Section office on 02 9941 8888.
Dubbo Support Group
The Dubbo Support Group has a very active presence in the Dubbo community, attending a variety of local events to increase awareness and raise funds for the Service including the RFDS Dubbo Base Open Day in May.
In 2009-10 the Dubbo Support Group raised a total of $350,000 for RFDS the Dubbo Base redevelopment. This brings the total contribution of the Support Group to the redevelopment of the Base to $755,000, or half of the capital required by the RFDS to complete this work. We extend our sincere thanks to the Support Group on raising this extraordinary amount of money for the works.
Fundraisers held by the Group during the year included the fourth annual hot climate wine show, raffles and the Base Open Day.
The Lightning Ridge sub-branch, established in 2004, and the White Cliffs Women's Auxiliary are also active fundraisers for the Service.
To join the Broken Hill, Lightning Ridge or White Cliffs Auxiliaries or for more information about their work please contact the South Eastern Section office on 02 9941 8888.
Volunteer - Victoria
Office Volunteers help us in many ways, from processing donations to folding mail and helping out at our events. We rely heavily on our wonderful volunteers especially during the lead up to Christmas where our volunteers help pack Christmas cards and Christmas merchandise.
If you are interested in being an Office Volunteer please contact us on email@example.com or call our office on 03 9429 6344
Auxiliary Groups in Victoria
Our Auxiliaries are volunteer committees in the community who work tirelessly to raise vital funds for the RFDS. There is a lot of ‘fun’ in fundraising, and people join the groups for many different reasons.
- Bayside Auxiliary
Bayside is very active in creating a wide range of craft items for sale at their regular street stalls in Centre Road Bentleigh and they have raised over $185,000 since their formation in 1998. They create beautiful quilts, knitted items and sew everything from Christmas decorations to toys and decorative arts. They also make jams, preserves and chutneys for their sales, Theatre nights, luncheons with guest speakers, sausage sizzles, an annual fashion show and the working with the RFDS at various events are a feature of this highly active and community spirited group.
To join please contact Jan Jenkins (President) on 9580 2726 or Karen Russell (Secretary) on 9580 7714
Thank you for your enquiry. For more information about becoming a Volunteer please contact us on 03 6391 0504 to discuss.
We welcome volunteers! If you would like to help we would love to hear from you.
To discuss what you can do please contact us on (08) 9417 6400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
There are many ways to help support the RFDS with your time or skills and the RFDS is always very grateful to receive assistance from volunteers.
Are you able to assist with various office-based tasks such as data entry, mail-outs and general office administration? Days and hours are flexible according to your circumstances. To become a valued member of our team please contact our Volunteer Coordinator on (07) 3860 1119 or email email@example.com
If you are a professional and would like to provide your services pro bono to the Flying Doctor, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator on (07) 3860 1119 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer with a RFDS Auxiliary in Queensland
RFDS Volunteer Auxiliaries are groups of volunteers which are closely affiliated with the RFDS and hold regular meetings, activities and events to help raise funds and awareness. If you would like to join an RFDS Volunteer Auxiliary near you, please check the locations below and contact the Auxiliary direct. They are always looking for friendly faces and a helping hand.
RFDS Brisbane Volunteer Auxiliary
6 Macnee Street
McDowall QLD 4053
Phone: (07) 3353 1146 (after hours)
RFDS Bundaberg, Wide Bay & Burnett Volunteer Auxiliary
PO Box 1108
Bundaberg QLD 4670
Phone: (07) 4151 5000
RFDS Cabana Volunteer Auxiliary
C/- Post Office
Mt Surprise QLD 4871
Phone: (07) 4062 5293 (after hours)
RFDS Darling Downs Volunteer Auxiliary
PO Box 2217
Phone: (07) 4635 6093 (after hours)
RFDS Jundah Volunteer Auxiliary
Phone: (07) 4658 5942
RFDS Mount Isa Volunteer Auxiliary
PO Box 728
Mount Isa QLD 4825
Phone: 0428 434 556
RFDS Near & Far Volunteer Auxiliary
PO Box 92
Kairi QLD 4872
Phone: (07) 4095 8271
RFDS Rockhampton Volunteer Auxiliary
PO Box 5154>
Red Hill, Rockhampton QLD 4701
Phone: (07) 4936 2878
RFDS Stonehenge Volunteer Auxiliary
Longreach QLD 4730
Phone: (07) 4658 9155 (after hours)
RFDS Sunshine Coast Volunteer Auxiliary
Mobile: 0418 199 112
RFDS Thargomindah Volunteer Auxiliary
PO Box 92
Thargomindah QLD 4492
Phone: 07 4621 8026
RFDS Windorah Volunteer Auxiliary
Phone: 07 4656 3198
SA & NT
Volunteer - Central Operations
Central Operations office volunteers
If you are interested in being an Office Volunteer please ring and have your name put on our list. Office Volunteers help in many ways, i.e. Computer input, opening mail, folding mail, merchandise, driving, packing Christmas cards and Christmas merchandise.
For more information phone the Volunteer Coordinator Debbie Adams on (08) 8238 3314.
Central Operations Annual State-Wide Badge Day Volunteers
We welcome Badge Day Volunteers. This day involves only one day a year standing in the main streets of the City of Adelaide or regional/metropolitan towns, with a collection tin in hand, at a major shopping centre. Badge Day Volunteers are urgently required on one nominated Friday in the month of May each year.
For more information phone the Volunteer Coordinator Debbie Adams on (08) 8238 3314.
Central Operations - Auxiliaries and Support Groups
RFDS Central Operations Auxiliaries and Support Groups are volunteer committees in the community who work tirelessly to raise vital funds for the RFDS. There is a lot of ‘fun’ in fundraising, and people join the groups for many different reasons. They form valuable friendships with each other and remain in the groups for many years.
Auxiliary/Support Groups in South Australia and the Northern Territory are:
RFDS Adelaide Auxiliary
RFDS Alice Springs Auxiliary
RFDS Ceduna Support Group
RFDS Clare Support Group
RFDS Cowell & District Support Group
RFDS Copper Coast & District Support Group
RFDS Gawler & District Support Group
RFDS Holdfast Bay Dinner Club
RFDS Jamestown & District Support Group
RFDS Kangaroo Island Support Group
RFDS Kingston & District Support Group
RFDS Marree Support Group
RFDS Mount Gambier & District Support Group
RFDS Millicent & District Support Group
RFDS Naracoorte & District Support Group
RFDS Port Lincoln Auxiliary
RFDS Port Augusta Auxiliary
RFDS Roxby Downs Auxiliary
RFDS in the Riverland
RFDS Sunraysia Support Group
RFDS SYP Support Group
RFDS South Coast Support Group
RFDS Tatiara Support Group
RFDS Whyalla Support Group
For more information on how you can join please phone the Volunteer Coordinator Debbie Adams on (08) 8238 3333