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Volunteer Connect

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
OPA Community Visitor Would you like to make a difference in the lives of people in your own community and also hold a prominent volunteer role? Community visitors are URGENTLY NEEDED!! Community visitors perform an important role of upholding and maintaining the human rights of people with a cognitive disability and/or mental illness who are living in supported care. 8-10 hours per month visiting facilities
Toy Library Duty Assistant Do you like to be organised? Are you friendly, have good customer service skills? We URGENTLY need volunteers to assist our committee members with our Toy Library on Wednesday and/or Saturday mornings. WWCC is required 9.15 am to 11.45 am Wednesdays and/or Saturdays
Animal Attendant/ Op Shop Assistant / Mailbox Delivery Volunteer/ Volunteer Driver If you are committed to the care and well-being of our animal friends, we need many hands to assist us.  Our volunteers are involved in various roles including assisting our animal attendants with cleaning and caring for the animals; working in our Op shop, providing administration support or participating at our events. Min age is 16 years. INFORMATION SESSION WED 7TH DECEMBER 2016 - EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST NOW!! From 3 hours dependent upon role. Attend information session to find out how you can help.
Patient Transport Driver DRIVERS NEEDED URGENTLY!! Are you a people person? Are you a confident and competent driver? Enjoy 'being on the road'? Confident driving in Melbourne or Geelong? Our vital service provides eligible clients who have the need to get to essential medical appointments in the big cities with safe & comfortable transport. A current Victorian drivers licence or Australian Interstate licence and successful completion of Police Check and/or WWCC is required. Car is supplied. Monday to Friday 7am - 7pm on roster system
Emergency Relief Centre Assistant Are you a friendly person? Have a desire to help others? Our Emergency Relief Centre URGENTLY needs a reasonably fit, friendly and efficient person to meet & greet people, do some basic admin and help pack Emergency food hampers. Every 2nd Monday 9.30am to 12.30pm

For more information


Volunteer Connect
Ph: (03) 5559 4919
Fax: (03) 5559 4900
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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