Help us give back to our beautiful community

Our volunteers are the lifeblood of our community. We couldn’t do what we do without every single person who gives their time and energy to enhance and extend our service for the community.

We’re lucky, because our volunteers love being part of our community too. Volunteers join us for all kinds of reasons—to give back, make friends, gain experience or grow as a person—and they come out of the experience with lifelong relationships and cherished memories.

“Volunteering at Burnie Brae is like being a member of a friendly village, everyone contributes and everyone benefits in some way. I find it stimulating socially, mentally and physically, always challenging, and highly satisfying.” – Anne Gore

There’s a place for everyone on our volunteer team, whether your passion lies within cooking, your green-thumb, driving, maintenance or anywhere else. Our member services have room for everyone to pursue their passion.

Volunteering is such a rewarding way to give something back to the community and make a difference in people’s lives. So, if you’re interested in finding out more about volunteering, get in touch with us.

Our diverse volunteer positions become vacant periodically, so if you’re interested in a position, please complete the Volunteer Expressions of Interest Form and deliver it to our reception or scan and email it to volunteering@burniebrae.org.au.

Café Connect

You can support the catering manager within the café by assisting with food preparation, waiting tables, cleaning and maintenance, and other general tasks.


If you have a green thumb, you can assist with gardening and general tasks in the community nursery at our Chermside centre.

Respite Centre

You can help us run our respite program by accompanying our members through their journey to the Centre and during their activities, by assisting the driver with transporting the members and assisting members with morning tea and lunch. The role requires a high level of verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

Project Pantry

Our food support initiative for people who qualify for the Aged and Disability Pension is suppoted by our volunteers who assist with sourcing and sorting food supplies, packing hampers, serving clients and coordinating deliveries and drivers.

The Project Pantry runs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am–1pm.


You can help maintain our beautiful Chermside centre by assisting with garden maintenance, assisting setup for activities, fixing locks, replacing light bulbs, performing minor paint repairs, hanging pictures and cleaning. We require you to have prior maintenance or handyman experience.

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