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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

Traffic Counter

Our Traffic Smart Officer cannot be in all places at once. How would you like to be her deputy? We are looking for someone who enjoys the outdoors and has good communication and organisational skills to help collect statistics on pedestrians, cyclists and motorists’ behaviour. If you would like to do your part in helping keep our community safe, please contact Volunteer Connect. Road safety training & mentoring provided by WCC Travel Smart Officer.

Weekdays –

8.00am -9.00am, 3.00pm-5.00pm as negotiated

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

Clean Hire Equipment

SWHC

Do you consider yourself to be methodical and tidy with attention to detail? South West Healthcare is looking for a volunteer to support staff in looking after the hire equipment when it is returned to the Supplies Shop.

Monday Mornings 9.30am-11.30am

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

Community Engagement

Vision Australia

Vision Australia has a variety of volunteering opportunities ranging from Administration Assistant, Radio Presenter/Reader, Radio Technical Operator and an Ambassador for Expos. Volunteer Induction Training & Job specific training provided. Police check & WWCC required. Suit someone with good communication and organisational skills.

 

Monday - Saturday          3 hours as rostered     

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.

Music Room Assistant

Do you play a musical instrument? Would you like to help some young people experience the joys of music and have fun? We need someone to teach the basics of a musical instrument and help out with music room activities. Police check & WWCC required.

Monday & Tuesday,

Morning or afternoon.

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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