Volunteer at Tranby

 Volunteer FAQ’s

Tranby has a wide selection of roles, ranging from assisting students and Lecturers, to writing and editing funding applications, executive and administrative support, IT Support, Marketing and fundraising. Check out our current available opportunities or apply now .

That is up to you. Your commitment to any volunteer position is determined by your circumstances, interests and the timeframe in which the position is available, although we do ask for at least a 3 month commitment for most roles to ensure continuity for our organisation. If however you are only available for a short amount of time, please don’t let this put you off, as there are always things you can help out with around the campus, so please get in contact with us to discuss.

If you want to leave, all we ask is that you give us as much notice as possible.

Most volunteering with Tranby occurs during our core office hours which is 9am – 4pm Monday to Friday. Occasionally, volunteer programs run during the evenings and on weekends. Each volunteer role is different, as are the hours. You are able to advise the amount of hours you are available per week on your Expression of Interest and can discuss this during the interview process.

This depends entirely on the role. Some volunteer roles require specific job skills or qualifications, while others just require enthusiasm and a willingness to learn.

Our interview process gives you and us the chance to assess each other and an opportunity to ask questions. We want to make sure that you are well-matched to our volunteer opportunities.

The interview will focus on the following key areas:

  • Why are you interested in volunteering with Tranby?
  • What sort of volunteer work interests you?
  • What skills do you have that you can contribute to Tranby?
  • What new skills would you like to develop while volunteering with us?
  • How much time can you allocate to your volunteer work?

Yes, all volunteers are required to provide a reference, either from previous employment, place of study or community.

A WWC check is required for all student facing roles.

The skills and experiences that you gain while volunteering with Tranby will be invaluable in your chosen career pathway and life generally but will also enhance your resume. We would be more than happy to provide you with a reference for the work you have done with us. Volunteer work is often an excellent way to road-test a new career or to secure paid employment.


Corporate Volunteer Days

Want to foster a work culture that inspires a passion for philanthropy and giving to community, at the same time as meeting your corporate social responsibility? Then a Corporate Volunteer Day at Tranby could be just what you need.

Rally the team, and sign up for a Corporate Volunteer Day at Tranby - we guarantee that you'll want to come back!

Team volunteer days allow employees to dedicate some of the time they would normally be at work to volunteer in a local indigenous organisation - a team building day, whilst building the future of indigenous education.

You can get involved with a wide range of team activities ranging from gardening and painting to admin, resource collation, policy review, data analysis and marketing collateral production.  You name it, we need it!

We work with you to tailor a day that your team will enjoy, at the same time as making a lasting impact on both our beautiful campus and our current and future students.


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Our Current Opportunities

Library Volunteer

Tranby’s library holds one of the biggest collections of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island books, literature and artefacts outside the State Library. The position of Library Volunteer includes sorting and indexing our vast collection of material, transcribing material and providing administrative support to students and staff as part of a newly established team. We are about to launch an exciting…Find Out More

History Guide

Tranby’s archives hold one of the biggest collections of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander records outside the State Library. The Tranby Archives preserve and provide access to the permanent records of Tranby. These are authentic records that document and illustrate the life and times of Tranby, its students, staff, activities and governance. The collection reflects the working life, achievements and…Find Out More

Membership Team Member

The Co-operative for Aborigines Ltd. is the parent organisation of Tranby National Indigenous Adult Education & Training and was established by Alf Clint in 1962. All members of the community as well as businesses can be members of the co-operative. The Membership team role will involve planning, creating lists/databases, marketing, public relations, contacting prospective members, organising members only events etc.…Find Out More

Events Planner

The position serves as the Event Planner for Tranby, supporting the organisation’s mission of providing adult education to Indigenous adult learners, organising different events throughout the year, such as Graduation Ceremony, NAIDOC Event etc • Plan, design and produce events while managing all project delivery elements within time limits • Conduct research, gather information/ quotes and negotiate contracts • Organise facilities…Find Out More

Social Media Assistant

The position of Social Media Support supports the Business Manager in producing media for all social media platforms, including, but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and the Tranby Website. • Devise overall social media strategy highlighting individual strategies for each social media platform where relevant • Creation & maintenance of a social media calendar for all platforms • Blog post…Find Out More

Compliance Assistant

The position of Compliance Assistant supports the Compliance Manager in checking all Tranby teaching and marketing materials, including, but not limited to course and assessment manuals, brochures, leaflets, flyers, etc. for non-compliant elements and potential copywrite issues. Experience in this area is desirable and an excellent eye for detail is a must.  Training will be provided. The next step is…Find Out More

IT Support

The position of IT Support supports the Business Manager in managing Tranby’s computer & communications systems, ensuring their smooth operation within the organisation. • Attending to support requests from staff members and students as the 1st point of contact and escalating as necessary • Set up of equipment • Refurbishing old IT equipment • Maintenance of the IT & Communications log…Find Out More

Chef/ Cook

The position serves as the chef for Tranby, supporting the organisation’s mission of providing adult education to Indigenous adult learners. The chef provides nutritiously balanced meals to students who attend Tranby during block. • Provide nutritious balanced meals for students who attend Tranby for block release, includes morning tea and lunch • Plan weekly menu • Check freshness of food…Find Out More

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