Heart Foundation of Australia


Volunteering at the Heart Foundation

Volunteers are an invaluable part of our team as we work hard to fight the single biggest killer of Australians - heart disease.

The Heart Foundation funds lifesaving heart research, and works to improve heart disease prevention and care for ALL Australians. We welcome volunteers who are over 18 years of age and who represent the diverse country that is Australia.

Have a look at the opportunities that we currently have or click here to complete an expression of interest so that we can let you know about vacancies when they arise.



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Current Volunteer Opportunities

Rocky Wrap Christmas Volunteers in Rockhampton, QLD

It’s that time again - the Heart Foundation’s Annual Rockhampton Christmas Wrap is just around the corner.  And this year is extra special as it is our 25th anniversary!


The Rockhampton Wrap is a vital fundraising event and has raised over $270,000 since its inception.  This was only possible with the help of wonderful volunteers, like you.

Once again, we need your support to make this year’s event a success and invite you to join us.  Experience the joy of giving this Christmas and help to save lives.

Where?           Stockland Rockhampton Shopping Centre, 120-331 Yaamba Rd, Park Avenue Qld 4701

When?            From 22 November through to 24 December, for a minimum shift of two hours

Why?              Heart disease is the single biggest killer of Australians.  Funds raised from the Rockhampton Wrap will help fund life-saving heart research, and programs to improve the prevention and treatment of heart disease

We hope you can join us in creating another wonderful year for the Rockhampton Christmas Wrap in 2019.

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Walk Organisers

Become a Walk Organiser

Heart Foundation Walking is Australia’s largest FREE walking network. It is a social, fun and easy way for people to walk and be active.

We always welcome new volunteer Walk Organisers to this hugely popular program so if you are passionate about improving the health of your community, this could be a great way to do it.

Walking Group Organisers

Walk Organisers come from all walks of life (no pun intended!) and across Australia. The role is flexible as they can decide where, how frequently and how long they walk for.

Some of the roles and responsibilities of a Walk Organiser are to:

  • Complete basic online induction (approx. 40 minutes)
  • Plan the walking routes
  • Promote their walk with the assistance of their Local Coordinator and the Heart Foundation
  • Enter monthly attendance logs on the online system
  • Attend walks and welcome new walkers

What support do Walk Organisers get?

  • Recognition as a Heart Foundation volunteer
  • Online training
  • Free merchandise
  • Walker Recognition Scheme which rewards and acknowledges walking milestones
  • Insurance cover
  • Free resources to promote the group

Help get your community active click here to register today!

Mission Statement

We are fighting the single biggest killer of Australians - heart disease

Our Vision is of an Australia free of heart disease

Our Mission is to prevent heart disease and improve the heart health and quality of life of all Australians through our work in prevention, support and research.