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

Volunteer Grant Writer

THE POSITION The Grant Writer will work closely with the CEO and the Management Team to maximize the financial sustainability of Tranby. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES • Conduct research into available grants and other funding opportunities • Research requirements and suitability of available grants • Seek information from funding bodies (philanthropic trusts, government departments, local councils etc.), community groups and potential project…Find Out More

CEO Research & Administration Assistant

THE POSITION The position of CEO Research & Administration Assistant supports the CEO in ensuring that all correspondence and administration is up to date, managed and filed appropriately to meet our audit requirements. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES • Development of Leadership programmes • Legal Research • Educational programme Research • Presentation & Proposal Tailoring • Administrative function as required • Other duties…Find Out More

Volunteer Research Co-Ordinator

THE POSITION Tranby Library & Archive Collections is one of the biggest collections of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander books, artefacts, posters, ephemera, documents, photos and audio-visual material outside the State Library and AIATSIS. 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…Find Out More

Provenance Research Volunteer

THE POSITION Tranby Library & Archive Collections is one of the biggest collections of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander books, artefacts, posters, ephemera, documents, photos and audio-visual material outside the State Library and AIATSIS. 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…Find Out More

Collections Communications Volunteer

The Position Tranby’s library holds one of the biggest collections of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander books, serials and audio-visual material outside the State Library and AIATSIS. Tranby’s Library Collections also includes a broad range ephemera relating to the social and cultural activist history Tranby has been a part of for the last 60 years. The position of Collections Communications…Find Out More

Digitisation Volunteer

The Position Tranby Library & Archive Collections is one of the biggest collections of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander books, artefacts, posters, ephemera, documents, photos and audio-visual material outside the State Library and AIATSIS. 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…Find Out More

Library Volunteer

The Position Tranby’s library holds one of the biggest collections of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander books, serials and audio-visual material outside the State Library and AIATSIS. Tranby’s Library Collections also includes a broad range ephemera relating to the social and cultural activist history Tranby has been a part of for the last 60 years. The position of Library Volunteer…Find Out More

Archive Volunteer

The Position Tranby Library & Archive Collections is one of the biggest collections of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander books, artefacts, posters, ephemera, documents, photos and audio-visual material outside the State Library and AIATSIS. 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…Find Out More

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