Add a Volunteer Experience to your English language program.

  • Volunteer opportunities at a Child Care Assistant, Retirement Village Assistant* or as a Japanese Teacher Assistant
  • Great on-the-job training opportunity
  • Improve your communication skills for the workplace
  • Add value to your resume
  • *Retirement Village placement temporarily unavailable for 2022/2023.


  • Volunteer programs to choose from: Child Care Assistant, Retirement Village Assistant* or Japanese Teacher Assistant (unpaid volunteer)
  • Unique workplace opportunity in Brisbane
  • 20-35 hours per week (Monday - Friday)
  • Placements will be within 45 minutes travel time (on average) to/from your accommodation
  • Work experience with local community
  • *Retirement Village placement temporarily unavailable for 2022.


1-6 weeks volunteer program (Minimum 10 weeks study at BROWNS)

Start Dates and Availability:

A notice period of 10 weeks is required to arrange the program.

Japanese Teacher Assistant volunteer role is not available during school term break periods:

  • 10th December 2022 - 22nd January 2023
  • 3rd April 2023 - 14th April 2023
  • 26th June 2023 - 7th July 2023
  • 18th September 2023 – 2nd October 2023
  • 11th December 2023 - 23rd January 2024
  • 29th March 2024 - 14th April 2024
  • 22nd June 2024 - 7th July 2024
  • 14th September 2024 - 29th September 2024
  • 14th December 2024 - 27th January 2025

*Excluding public holidays and school closure periods (click here)


  • Available in Brisbane only
  • Applicant must be 20 years or older
  • Minimum strong pre-intermediate English level or above when commencing the volunteer program
  • Minimum 10 weeks study at BROWNS
  • Valid Working holiday visa or Student visa
  • Submission of a completed BROWNS Volunteer Application form, blue card application
  • Federal Police certificate and 1 page resume required for Retirement Village Volunteer
  • Students can stay in the BROWNS Student Apartment OR Homestay will be organised by the provider (RK Global Education Pty Ltd)

Placement provided by:

RK Global Education Pty Ltd

Placement fee includes:

  • Placing and coordinating schools/child care/aged care centre for student
  • Liaise with student, schools/child care/aged care centre for interview process
  • Liaise with student for their first day orientation