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Volunteer For a Worthy Cause And We Will Accept As Payment

4 hours

of your time



selected from our approved list below


60 min Float

max of 2 floats per month

Volunteer at One of These Partner Organisations…


Website: http://www.canwa.com.au/

Volunteer Landing Page/Contact: http://www.canwa.com.au/get-involved/

Description: For more than 30 years CAN has been using arts and creativity to empower and build stronger communities across WA.

Type of work include:

  • Volunteer Are you an artist, producer, community worker, student or just someone who is super passionate about community arts? Community Arts Network (CAN) is keen to hear from community members who would like to volunteer. If you have a special skill or talent you’d like to offer or have a bit of spare time and would like to get involved. CAN also often have community workshops and events where they need helping hands.

Connect with CAN here: http://www.canwa.com.au/contact/


HOPE Community Services

Website: https://hopecommunityservices.org.au/

Volunteer Landing Page/Contact: https://hopecommunityservices.org.au/join/volunteers/

Description: HOPE connects with those who are most marginalised by providing supportive environments and services that engage people where they are. HOPE supports people to connect and engage, building a sense of belonging within communities. HOPE responds to the needs of people in regional and remote communities.

Type of work include:

  • Volunteer Whatever your skills, there is probably a way HOPE can put them to good use, for however much time you can spare.

Contact HOPE here: https://hopecommunityservices.org.au/contact/

HOPE Community Services

Conservation Volunteers Perth

Website: https://conservationvolunteers.com.au/

Volunteer Contact: Tim Walker, perth@cva.org.au 9335 2777 https://conservationvolunteers.com.au/get-involved/volunteer/

Description: Conservation Volunteers makes it easy for people to care for nature by volunteering on one of the many conservation projects across the country. Volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds and no prior skills or experience are required. Volunteer projects are available to suit your availability and particular interests. Together we can make a positive difference to conservation of nature upon which all life depends and is interconnected.

Type of work include:

  • Come join the fun and volunteer on conservation projects across Australia and New Zealand. Discover your local environment or visit somewhere new and make a difference to our natural habitat for exciting single day or multi-day projects involving Dune and Wetland Restoration, Rottnest trips caring for local plant species, beach clean ups, tree planting and much more. Check out the website to find current running projects.
Conservation Volunteers Perth

Coastal Cleanup Crew

Website: https://www.facebook.com/coastalcleanupcrew/

Volunteer Contact: Daisy Kermode 0459 431 137

Description: Running independent, self driven and motivated beach cleanups for two years. Coastal Cleanup Crew do this out of love for the oceans and the want to protect it. A humble group of like minded individuals coming together for the greater good of our environment.

Type of work include:

Coastal Cleanup Crew


Website: http://www.safeperth.com.au/index.php/en/home1

Volunteer Contact: Susan - Secretary 0400 929 922 available most times to take calls.

Description: SAFE Perth is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the rescue, care, rehabilitation and rehoming of homeless and abandoned pets in Western Australia. Pets who are rescued by SAFE Perth are placed with volunteer carers and live in-home with their families. Whilst in care pets are assessed, given basic training and any vet care or treatments.

Type of work include:

  • Daily dog walks around the campus, cleaning kennels, assisting with larger more troublesome dogs, opportunity to foster a dog for as many nights as you'd like, feeding and grooming and of course dog cuddles.

Cat Haven

Website: https://www.cathaven.com.au/

Description: Volunteers are an essential part of the team at Cat Haven. Volunteering is a great way to learn about cats and their behaviour, meet like-minded people, and give back to your community.

Type of work include:

  • Utilities & Kennels
    • Cleaning food bowls and litter trays
    • Washing, hanging out, cutting up and folding linen
    • Cleaning enclosures and feeding cats and kittens

    All Utilities & Kennels Volunteers have the option to participate in the Behaviour Enrichment program at the end of their three hour shift. Utilities & Kennels Volunteers are also able to graduate to positions within Boarding and assisting with Adoptions once they have completed three months continuous volunteering, if a position becomes available.

  • Retail
    • Greeting and directing customers, answering the phone and taking messages
    • Stocking shelves, putting together retail stock.
  • Fundraising & Events
    • Assist with fundraising events; quiz nights, street appeals, movie nights, gift wrapping and more!
    • Transport – Assist Cat Haven to get cats and kittens to their appointments at vet clinics around Perth using the Cat Haven van (a clean manual license is essential for this position)
Cat Haven

Black Dog Institute

Volunteer Landing Page/Contact: https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/get-involved/volunteer-with-us

Description: The Black Dog Institute is dedicated to understanding, preventing and treating mental illness. Creating a world where mental illness is treated with the same level of concern, immediacy and seriousness as physical illness; where scientists work to discover the causes of illness and new treatments, and where discoveries are immediately put into practice through health services, technology and community education.

Type of work include:

  • Present to a group of highschool students across perth, regarding Mental Health.
  • Community Presenters: Deliver Mental Health awareness presentations across Australia.
  • Event Support Volunteers: Help out at community events associated with the Black Dog institute.
Black Dog Institute


Website: http://www.zero2hero.com.au/

Volunteer Landing Page/Contact: ashlee@zero2hero.com.au

Description: Zero2Hero is a WA-based incorporated association with DGR status dedicated to increasing the understanding of mental health issues and the awareness of mental health services among children and young people through innovative programs, events, and education. Events such as zero2hero day and Camp Hero equip school-aged children and teenagers with the skills to speak up when they are struggling and the confidence to stand up and support their friends when they may be experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, bullying, self-harm or suicidal thoughts.

Type of work include:

  • Volunteer Help with events and event planning, Camp Hero, administration, PR and marketing, Schools program and more.

Fair Game

Website: https://www.fairgame.org.au/

Volunteer Landing Page/Contact: nicki@fairgame.org.au, https://www.fairgame.org.au/volunteer/

Description: Fair Gamers are trained volunteers who make a big difference to local under serviced WA communities, running unique sports, fitness and health programs. Passionate about making change, Fair Gamers come from a variety of backgrounds and skill levels to work together in a dynamic environment.

Type of work include:

  • Fair Gamer or Weekend Fair Gamer On the ground, running fitness and health programs, spend a weekend out of Perth.
  • Friend of Fair Game Fundraising, growing the charity, busy bee assistance.
  • Senior Fair Game Leadership, mentoring and training role.
Fair Game

12 Buckets

Website: https://www.12buckets.org/

Volunteer Contact: Nicki Mckenzie - nicki@12buckets.org - 0408 249 322

Description: 12 Buckets is a Perth-based charity that strives to equip primary school students in need of mentoring with the skills, support and connections to build a strong future.

Type of work include:

  • Mentor Spend 1hr a week with one child in a school to go through the 12 Buckets program. Uncover the child’s strength and area of interest then follow the 12 Buckets program tailored to their interest.
12 Buckets

Sea Shepherd

Website: http://www.seashepherd.org.au/

Volunteer Landing Page/Contact: mailto:perth@seashepherd.org.au, http://www.seashepherd.org.au/get-involved/volunteer.html

Description: Sea Shepherd Australia is a not-for-profit conservation organisation whose mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.

Type of work include:

  • On Shore From helping to sell merchandise, run fundraising events and conduct beach cleanups, to spreading the Sea Shepherd message about the importance of defending and protecting our oceans.
Sea Shepherd

Oz Harvest

Website: https://www.ozharvest.org/

Volunteer Contact: Office: 114 Brown St, East Perth, WA Australia 6004
Phone: (08) 6500 6450
Email: perth.info@ozharvest.org

Description: Volunteers are the heart and soul of OzHarvest. With over 1500 volunteers across the country, OzHarvest is always on the lookout for passionate people to lend a hand.

Type of work include:

  • Helping at events, running market stalls, assisting in the vans, answering the phones, working with the chefs and corporate teams at a Cooking for a Cause session or even hand picking oranges at a local farm!
Oz Harvest

Green world Revolution

Website: http://gwr.org.au/

Volunteer Landing Page/Contact: http://gwr.org.au/contact/

Description: Green World Revolution (GWR) is a not-for-profit environmental social enterprise, growing jobs for the unemployed.

Type of work include:

  • Can include gardening, growing veggies etc.
Green world Revolution


Website: https://www.lifelinewa.org.au/

Volunteer Landing Page/Contact:
Phone: 08 9261 4444

Description: Lifeline WA provides all Western Australians experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about suicide with access to 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

Type of work include:

  • Telephone crisis support volunteering
  • Community visitor volunteering
  • Event volunteering

Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre

Website: https://www.blackcockatoorecovery.com/

Volunteer Landing Page/Contact:
Volunteer Coordinator – Cathie Dewhurst
Email: volunteer@kaarakin.com

Description: Rescuing wild black cockatoos in distress and rehabilitating them before releasing back into the wild.

Type of work include:

  • Volunteering opportunities with animals Bird feeding, dingo caring, kangaroos, emus, peacocks, chicken feeding, enrichment and care of animal enclosures, animal transportation, rescues.
  • Other volunteering opportunities Tour guides, education guides/ assistants, event organisation and preparation, administration, fundraising, marketing, IT/ web development, grant/ sponsorship applications.
  • Trades & services volunteering opportunities Laying foundations and concrete slabs for large aviaries, welding cages and aviaries, landscaping areas for the public, creating walkways and paths, repairing tools and machinery, planting out/maintaining garden beds both for vegetable supplies and landscaping, laying reticulation units.
Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre


Website: http://fern.org.au/

Volunteer Contact: David Wilcox 0413 598 538

Description: Fremantle Environmental Resource Network (FERN) is a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers and an elected board. FERN is a community space dedicated to providing affordable bi-weekly vegan food options to the community and offering a community space for people to enjoy the gardens. Dinner is usually ready by around 6pm and there are often impromptu music jams on a Monday night.

Type of work include:

  • Kitchen work Vegan buffet dinner by donation nights are held on Monday and Wednesday nights, with volunteers welcome from 2pm onwards to help with dinner preparation at FERN.

Key Rules…

Our intention is to make this smooth for everyone involved. Some key rules…

  • Volunteers must abide by each organisation’s codes of conduct.
  • 4 hours of volunteering earns 1 float.
  • Volunteers can earn up to 2 free floats a month. (Of course, feel free to volunteer more if you’d like, but you’ll only earn a max of 2 floats).
  • You must have volunteered at the organisation within a month of submitting your hours.
  • Volunteers can share their credits with whoever they like.
  • Volunteers hours must be verified, either through contact with each organisations’ volunteer coordinator/s, or through volunteers providing proof (such as a photograph of volunteer site, or written confirmation from one of the volunteer coordinators).

Volunteers can be removed from the program for any reason including:

  • Not abiding by Beyond Rest’s expectations of good conduct.
  • Not abiding by the Volunteer Organisations’ expectations of good conduct.
  • Missing scheduled floats without 24 hours notice (you’ll also lose your float)!

Track your hours to receive floats!

Why are we doing this?

Since we began in 2013 we have provided various free programs that have allowed people to come and float with us in exchange for their time and contributions. This is because we want to make floating accessible for as many people as possible no matter their financial situation.

How does the program work?

We came up with a list of some of our favourite non-profit organisations locally here in Melbourne that you are able to volunteer your time with. If you are interested in volunteering at one of these organisations, contact them through the info provided below, and let them know you are with the Beyond Rest Volunteer program.

Everytime you volunteer at least 4 hours of your time, fill in the form. We will then verify your hours with the volunteer coordinator and then give you a 60 min float credit on your account. When the credit is added you will receive an email acknowledging the credit so you can then book your float session in.

Will there be more organisations?

The organisations we choose are ones that we feel are contributing wonderful work to the community. We’re always looking at new groups we can partner with to assist in getting more floaty volunteers to help and contribute to the community. Please reach out to us about who you are and what you are doing to make a difference in the world.