ShelterBox Australia


ShelterBox Australia is an international disaster relief charity that provides emergency shelter and vital supplies to support communities around the world overwhelmed by disaster and humanitarian crisis. The main function of ShelterBox Australia is to undertake fundraising activities and promote brand awareness nationally – this is largely done though a network of 100+ volunteers. 

Our volunteers are critical to the work we do internationally.  ShelterBox Australia has a number of fun and interesting volunteer opportunities:

  • Area Coordinators who lead a team of volunteers in their local area
  • Ambassadors who are the face of ShelterBox through public speaking engagements, hosting events and fundraising
  • ShelterBox Advocates who are Rotary members that share the latest ShelterBox information with their clubs
  • Fundraisers whose primary role is to fundraise for ShelterBox aid whichever way they choose
  • Friends of ShelterBox who help out in a variety of ways at events and festivals. 

Our volunteers learn about the organisation, the contents of our aid, how we deliver critical support to families in need, and how we operate internationally so that they can represent us fairly and truthfully.   

ShelterBox Australia is a non-profit organisation, fully funded by donations. Therefore we ask that all our volunteers help us to identify, organise, and encourage opportunities for fundraising and media exposure.

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Mission Statement

ShelterBox is an international disaster relief organisation. We are made up of people who believe in shelter as a human right – that shelter from the chaos of disaster and conflict is vital. No ifs. No buts. This is why we provide the tools that enable people to rebuild homes and transform their lives. 

We are impatient to see a world where no family is left without shelter when disaster strikes. This drives us to transform the support of our donors, fundraisers and volunteers into the hope and power of families all over the world - the power to rebuild homes, lives and communities.

Our impatience leads to determination. We will do whatever it takes to ensure that no family goes without shelter.