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Volunteering in Warrnambool

Council acknowledges the valuable contribution that volunteers play in the municipality.

Volunteer Connect provides support and guidance to organisations and community groups that involve volunteers in their work, and provides a volunteer matching service to bring together volunteer roles, and volunteers to fill them.

  • Provide advice to volunteers and potential volunteers about the range of opportunities available and benefits of volunteering.
  • Training and resources for not-for-profit organisations and groups on relevant issues and challenges in volunteering, including Workplace Health and Safety, policy development, volunteer reward and recognition, insurance, induction and much more.
  • Support the South West Volunteer Network with financial management and Secretariat functions.
  • Oversee the registration and insurance coverage of Council volunteers.

Are you thinking about volunteering?

Volunter Connect provides a free matching service for you to find a volunteer role that suits your availability, skills and interests. There are lots of volunteer positions in a huge range of roles including mentoring, healthcare, administration, social support, retail, education and tutoring, animals, tourism, healthcare, food services, event volunteering and many more!

We can help find the right volunteer role for you, give advice about volunteering, and information about organisations around the region that you may be interested in volunteering with.

Do you involve volunteers in your organisation, not-for-profit or community group?

We provide a free volunteer recruitment service for not-for-profit organisations, that can help you find the right volunteer for your organisation or project. We can also support you to create the right environment to involve volunteers, covering areas such as policies and procedures, training, induction, Occupational Health & Safety, insurance, volunteering on committees and much more.

Urgent and Featured Volunteer Roles

These are some of the many varied volunteer roles we currently have available.  Please note: As the needs of our registered organisations change, so does the availability of our roles. Some of these roles may have already been filled and new ones may have been added. For more information about any of these or a full listing of all roles available, contact us through any of the methods below.

Role Title Role Description Time Commitment
Coffee Club If you look forward to 'coffee & cake" once or twice a week, have you thought about taking a few new companions with you? Just like you our residents like to 'go for coffee', so we are looking for a caring, friendly person who would like to accompany them with a weekly 'coffee club'. Successful completion of Reference Checks & Police Check is required. At least once/week - Days & times to be negotiated
Children's Contact Centre Support Do you like to get things clean & tidy? Are you an organiser? We need a volunteer who can assist our Children's Centre staff to manage the Centre's resources; cleaning and monitoring the state of the toys & activities at the centre; and ensuring the Centre is set up and ready for each week's supervised visits.  Volunteers with limited English are welcome to apply. You need to be over 18, reliable, reasonably active, have attention to detail and WWCC.  Police Check & reference check undertaken. 2 hours Monday or as arranged & Friday as needed
Piano Player or Musician Play piano? Or another instrument? You can get quite a buzz to see faces come alive with the glint in the eyes and the tapping of toes of our residents when they listen to music. We are looking for a regular performance to bring real joy to these older members of our community. Ideal for a music student, or a retired person. Police Check & Reference Checks will be undertaken. Flexible arrangement as negotiated with Coordinator
Gardening Support Calling all "green thumbs"! If you love gardening, enjoy the outdoors and are looking for a way to give back to the community, look no further! We are looking for an active and friendly volunteer to assist with the general garden maintenance, help set up some raised garden beds and assist our residents that enjoy gardening at our aged care residence. Days & times to be negotiated, preferably once/week
Messy Play Day Event Do you like to get messy? We are having a "Messy Play Day"- a fun-filled relaxed fundraising event, allowing families to join in 'messy play' in an informal but organised way to purchase new 'up to the minute' toys.  Help in the Activities area, the Bbq, refreshment stand or the ticket desk, entrance marshal or paint nails and make-up faces. Corporate Volunteering, Centrelink clients, volunteers with limited English, Secondary, TAFE & Uni students all welcome. Minimum age 16 years. WWCC required Sunday 22nd Oct 2017 between 10am - 1pm
reVeg the Flume - National Tree Day Warrnambool Rail, Hail or Shine! Give something back to the environment - help plant trees!! It's on again - our annual pilgrimage to the Flume to increase biodiversity, build habitat, enjoy the beautiful sea views and, of course, enjoy good company. Wear clothes suitable for the weather and shoes for (potentially) wet grass. If you have a garden trowel or a small spade, bring that too. The planting will be followed by a free BBQ. For further info  - www.warrnamboolcoastcarelandcare.org.au Sunday July 30th 2017 10am-12noon
Retail Assistant - Camperdown Live in Camperdown or surrounds? Passionate about Fashion? If you are well presented, motivated, enthusiastic, and reliable, come and join our passionate and exciting (and very busy) retail team. An interest or past experience in retail, customer service or the fashion industry advantageous; experience with cash handling and eftpos systems desirable. Are you a mum wanting to re-enter the workforce, a Centrelink client or a retiree wanting to give back to the community? WE NEED YOU!!  Police Check will be undertaken. Weekdays as arranged with Coordinator

For more information

Contact

Volunteer Connect
Ph: (03) 5559 4919
Fax: (03) 5559 4900
Email: volunteering@warrnambool.vic.gov.au
Archie Graham Community Centre
118 Timor Street, Warrnambool 3280

Volunteer Connect is jointly funded by Warrnambool City Council and the Department of Social Services to support volunteers and organisations that involve volunteers in their work.

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