Our volunteers generously donate their time and talent so we can raise more money and awareness for research in our local hospitals. We are always on the lookout for new volunteers. If you’re passionate about making a difference and improving the health of your community, you will love volunteering at SSMRF.

“Time for Research” volunteer program

Our new “Time for Research” program is aimed at providing community members with engaging and exciting volunteer opportunities at St George & Sutherland Medical Research Foundation (SSMRF).

There is something for everyone.

Our volunteers come from many diverse backgrounds, across all age groups, offering an impressive range of skills and experience. Most of all our volunteers have fun and will be welcomed into the SSMRF family.

Why volunteer?

Volunteering is up to you – we appreciate any time you can give, whether it’s often or just occasionally. It’s a wonderful opportunity to connect with new friends who share the same passion for helping others.

As a volunteer, feeling valued and useful is essential. We strive to ensure that every volunteer knows their contribution matters.

Moreover, volunteering offers numerous health and wellbeing benefits, including reduced stress, improved physical and mental health, and even greater longevity. It’s not just about giving back; it’s also about nurturing your own wellbeing while making a positive impact on the community.

SSMRF volunteer opportunities

In 2024, SSMRF is running a number of events, and as a volunteer, you can choose what you would like to be involved with:

September 8 – Beachside Dash

Our 17th year and our biggest event

 Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Preparation/ packing/ trophies and prizes coordination in the four weeks leading up to the event
  • Packing for the event at the SSMRF office
  • Attend the day – help with set up, registrations, water stations, SSMRF tent, selling raffle tickets, pack down
  • Breakfast and coffee provided on the day of the Dash
  • Support with unpacking at the SSMRF office

October – End of Year Celebration Dinner

  • Preparation, packing, prizes, pack down
  • Set up at Club Central Hurstville
  • Attend the event
  • Help with the collection of fundraising
  • Three-course meal, beverages and entertainment provided
  • Great night

General office support


Contact us to find out more about volunteering with us.