Make a difference with Australia for UNHCR

Working with us is your opportunity to make a real difference for some of the world’s most vulnerable people.

Australia for UNHCR is headed up by National Director Naomi Steer, who leads a team of staff who work to raise funds to support UNHCR and keep our donors informed about UNHCR’s work. As well as our central office in Sydney, we have small fundraising teams in Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. Our frontline staff personally engage with potential donors around Australia.

Current vacancies 

Face to Face Fundraising Team Manager - Sydney

Looking for an opportunity to take the next step in your Face to Face Fundraising Career whilst helping the world’s refugees? Find out more.

Face-to-Face and Door-to-Door Fundraisers

Do you want to work with a dedicated team of individuals making life better for refugees around the world? Are you looking to gain experience in fundraising? Australia for UNHCR are looking for people with a friendly personality for a variety of Face-to-Face and/or Door-to-Door fundraiser roles in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. Our roles will provide you with a unique opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable people. Find out about our frontline roles→


Volunteering with Australia for UNHCR is a rewarding experience.
Your work can include phoning supporters to welcome them or update details, helping with events and sorting mail. If you feel confident with these tasks and can dedicate a minimum of three hours a week for two months or more, please e-mail us your CV and availability. Please include any previous volunteer experience and why you would like to work with Australia for UNHCR.


We don't currently have any internships available at Australia for UNHCR.
The UNHCR regional office in Canberra accepts interns in the Legal Protection Unit and the Public Information Unit on a competitive basis. For further information, visit their website or call 02 6281 9100.

UNHCR Headquarters in Geneva also accept interns in all units on a competitive basis. Read more information about international internships here.

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You can help

Make a donation

Every donation makes a real and lasting difference in the lives of refugees.

Organise a fundraiser

Host a bake sale, climb a mountain or do a fun run to raise funds for vital aid.