Get your project off the ground

You can become a Work for the Dole host if you are:

  • a not-for-profit organisation
  • a not-for-profit arm of a for-profit organisation
  • a local/state/territory government agency

As a host, you can help our customers gain the skills, experience and confidence they need by inviting them to help you  undertake tasks or project work in the community.

By becoming a host, the Government may support some costs depending on the type of activity, meaning you are able to continue or complete activities that you might not have the resources or opportunity to move forward.


How Work for the Dole works

Work for the dole host activity provider

What are Work for the Dole activities?

People taking part in Work for the Dole are able to do a number of tasks. However, these tasks can’t replace the work of a paid employee. They might do:

  • Gardening or maintenance
  • Computer graphics work
  • Animal or wildlife shelter activities
  • Retail work
  • Rehabilitation of public parks
  • Office administration
  • Warehouse duties.

Whilst doing these activities with you, they will continue to receive assistance from us as their employment provider.

What does a host need to do?

As a host, there are some things you should consider before signing up as you will need to provide:                        

  •  Supervision and monitoring attendance
  • Activities that meet work health and safety requirements
  • Necessary training, although we will work closely with you to make sure the needs of the activity are met before it starts.



Talk to our Work for the Dole team