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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.

Organisation Role Title Role Description Time Commitment
Warrnambool District Foodshare Administration Assistant We need a volunteer with good people skills, work and relate well with others, non-judgmental, respectful & great organisational skills to work with our Coordinator and other volunteers in the local Food Share. This includes preparing documents, record keeping,  customer service and support of the Coordinator as required.  Suit a retired/semi-retired, Mutual Obligation client. Office is upstairs. Start in 2016. Between 3 & 5 mornings/week or as negotiated; job share is possible
The Salvos Thrift Shop Pre-sorters and Sorters Pre-sorters and Sorters are some of the most important volunteers we have, because they are needed to check over all the items that are donated to our Thrift Shop. You will be pre-sorting goods from the day’s donations for the departments in our store as well as identifying goods to be sent to other stores, and checking & sorting clothes for repair, cleaning or hanging. 9am - 4pm Mon-Fri or Pre-sort once a month
The Salvos Thrift Shop Tool Shed Manager We need someone who knows their way around a tool shed to organise and manage ours. This includes sorting nuts, bolts etc., itemise tools on a tool register, tool maintenance. and minor repairs. If this sounds like something you would enjoy, we would love to have you as part of our team. As arranged with the Manager during shop hours
The Salvos Thrift Shop Electrical Tag & Test If you have a 'Test & Tag' Certificate, and can give us a couple of hours a week to test the many electrical items we get, you would be assisting us and making a difference in the lives of others, you would also be assisting the planet! Ideal Corporate volunteer opportunity! MUTUAL OBLIGATION / NEWSTART CLIENTS VERY WELCOME! As arranged with the Manager during shop hours

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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