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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

Cancer Council

Volunteers required to help sell Daffodil Day Merchandise and fresh daffodils on Daffodil Day to raise funds for the Cancer Council Three shifts available. 10-30am-12.30pm, 12.30pm-2.30pm & 2.30pm-4pm. If you can spare a couple of hours, your help would be greatly appreciated.

Friday 24th August 2018

Engage with Elders

Moyne Health Services (Port Fairy)

Do you have good communication skills and enjoy being around older people? Moyne Health Services have a variety of volunteering opportunities ranging from reading with residents, taking residents for a walk or to aqua aerobics, helping download music, coordinating knitting and craft activities or assisting with the production of Moyne’s Community Health Newsletter.

As Arranged

Volunteer Tutor

Do you want to make a difference to young lives? Enjoy working with children? Keen educator? We need tutors to support an after-school tutoring program aimed at improving the academic and social development of students in years 3 to 6. Can we count on you? You do not need a teaching background, just excellent communication skills, be reliable and have a non-judgemental attitude. WWCC and police checks are mandatory. Minimum tutor age is 16 years.

Tuesdays

3.30pm-5.00pm

(during school term)

Child Care Assistant

Are you fit and active, well spoken, reliable and like working with children? Are you enthusiastic and have a really good sense of fun? We need volunteers who will work as part of a team to provide a safe, nurturing and hygienic environment where children's wellbeing, development and learning are a priority. No qualifications necessary. Would suit someone who is contemplating work or study in a child care related field. WWCC and police checks mandatory.

Wednesday, Thursday or Friday

8.45am-12.15pm

Warehouse Assistants

Various Opportunity Shops in Warrnambool are looking for volunteers to help with sorting/collecting donations.

As Arranged

Visitor Economy

The volunteer program spans across Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Visitor Information Centre, Holiday Parks and events. We welcome those with willing try new things, share their expertise and knowledge to support the Visitor Economy. Attendees receive an application pack, find out about volunteer roles and participate in a group interview during the session. Information Sessions are held on 2nd Thursday of the Month -Apr 11, May 10th Jun 14, Jul 12, Aug 9, Sept 13, Oct 11, Nov 8

As Arranged

Conservation Volunteers

Discover the outdoors. Meet new people and share a laugh. Volunteers can join a project for as little or as many days as they like. Short term or ongoing involvement is welcome

 Various Projects

Meals on Wheels

A dedicated team of volunteers are registered with the Warrnambool City Council to deliver meals. Importantly, this service is not just about the meal. Our wonderful volunteers also check on the wellbeing of every customer who receives a meal.

Approximately 11am to 12.30pm, weekly or fortnightly as rostered.

Animal Attendants

RSPCA

Put in your expression of interest now for the next intake of volunteers to assist with animal welfare.

As Arranged

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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