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We believe that justice must be embodied for it to be enacted in our world, and volunteering is one way to embody action.

Surrender 2017

Current Opportunities


Fundraise for TEAR – make a powerful impact in the lives of communities facing poverty.


Advocate for justice for the world’s poor.


Help at an event or in a TEAR office near you – contact your local TEAR office to volunteer.

TEAR is, and has always been, a peoples' organisation. It is a community of disciples committed to being practical in expressing their faith; passionate about their discipleship in seeking to express God's love and concern for the poor; and rigorous in exploring the scriptures to learn and to inform both belief and practice. It is an inclusive organisation.

Tony McCarthy Former Chair of the TEAR Australia Board (and a long-term volunteer)

Meet some of our volunteers

Volunteer Hannah Sami
TEAR volunteer, Hannah Sami

Hannah Sami

Based in Canberra, Hannah has a long history with TEAR, spanning involvement with TEAR groups, Useful Gifts Shops, advocacy campaigns and more recently, travelling with us on a Cambodia DEEP trip! To add to the list, she’s now our Volunteer ACT Coordinator.

Hannah says: “I’ve found immense joy in engaging people and communities with TEAR and its intentional ethos as we ask together how we can live out a just faith. I value my volunteer work as people-driven and embedded in a Kingdom theology; which happen to be just two of my favourite things.

“I find that volunteering allows for a constant renewal and reminder of the experiences and circumstances my brothers and sisters are faced with all over the world and it results in a constant compulsion to both sit with and act into the injustices we see. I also admire the many people I get to work alongside, and how they deal with these reminders of the need to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly. These are huge supports in my faith, and regular doses of inspiration.”

Volunteer Dan Ong
TEAR volunteer, Dan Ong

Dan Ong

Dan is been involved with TEAR for many years, and is currently involved with the Renew Our World campaign. He's volunteered with TEAR for Voices for Justice, the Beyond Festival and TEAR’s Students forTomorrow School Program.

Dan says: “The best part about volunteering with TEAR is getting to know other TEAR volunteers and staff, and being inspired by what they’re doing in and through their communities.”

“Staying informed about the work of TEAR’s partners is really important in maintaining perspective and purpose in my life. Aiming to achieve big goals in TEAR campaigns helps stretch my faith. We couldn’t do any of this without God’s help.”

Volunteer John Powys
TEAR volunteer John Powys (3rd from left) received a special award in August 2017 as part of the Deakin Community Awards.

John Powys

TEAR volunteer John Powys received a special award in August 2017 as part of the Deakin Community Awards. John has volunteered with TEAR since 2015 in a range of areas including writing letters to our supporters, helping distribute publications and even gardening!

TEAR’s office volunteers are the ‘behind the scenes’ legends that make the TEAR movement hum. Their passion and dedication is vitally important in seeking a more just and compassionate world.

Note: TEAR Australia is committed to child-safe practices. Volunteers may be asked to provide a current Working with Children card to perform certain tasks .