Volunteering for Talk Out Loud opens up a world of opportunities.

Some of the benefits of volunteering include:

  • Belonging to a caring community and connect with like-minded people who have the potential to become life-long friends.
  • Adding your experience to your resume and impress future employers.
  • Learning new skills and build on existing ones.
  • Developing your confidence and self-esteem by using your voice to make a difference.
  • Challenging discrimination and stigma around mental illness.
  • Feeling good about yourself by making a difference in the lives of others!


As a Talk Out Loud volunteer, you can choose from five different roles:

  1. Event-specific volunteer: If you don’t have a lot of time, you can sign up for fundraising events and join a small committee or show up at the event on the day and take on a specific role.
  2. Regular admin volunteer: We always need office personnel, from answering phone calls and replying to emails to picking up and delivering office supplies, cleaning the office, and working on our coffee trailer. We’re open every day, so choose a day and become a regular member of our community!
  3. Leadership volunteering: If you want to upskill and take on the challenge of leadership, there are a number of ways you can do this – as a camp leader, event manager, or social enterprise coordinator. Full training provided.
  4. Remote volunteer: Choose to volunteer from home, for example, designing flyers or social media posts on Canva. Full training provided.
  5. Senior volunteer: Are you over 55 years of age? If so, you can apply through Centrelink to volunteer for us by filling out their Approved Voluntary Work Form which entails 15 hours of volunteering per week.

As well as these roles we also encourage secondary students on work experience and tertiary students on placement to apply.

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Talk Out Loud allows me to campaign and support for mental health awareness &suicide prevention. I hope my passion and openness saves lives by giving a voice and hope to others.
No one should have to fight their mental health battle alone...

Connor, Volunteer Manager


TOL has been a massive support in my life and mental health. They have given me many great opportunities. I have met so many wonderful people with inspirational stories that have helped in my journey. I feel humbled and blessed to be a youth worker at TOL and support so many young people...

Kate, Volunteer Youth Worker


The simple truth is that if I didn't have TOL, I wouldn't be as happy as I am and I'm not sure I would be here. The people at TOL have listened and they have been there. To me TOL represents family and the idea that happiness can be achieved...

Tyson, Volunteer Community Support Worker


TOL is a fantastic organisation that has provided young Australians with mental health support. TOL to me has been a great support system and outlet for me to grow and meet new people. Struggling with mental health myself, I have been able to find a light at the end of the tunnel! I absolutely love being a part of TOL.

Zoe, Volunteer Events Manager