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Volunteering

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
Easter Book Fair Volunteers If you have a love for books, you will love the Book Fair! We are looking for volunteers to assist us with our major fundraising for the year! Our multiple volunteer roles would suit retired teachers, ex-librarians, collectors and avid book readers. Varying tasks include processing book donations, sorting books into categories, packing books for transport, displaying books at the event, and providing assistance at the Fair. No qualifications needed, although you will need to be reasonably fit, and some retail or customer service experience for those roles would be great! Various roles with various times ranging from late March up to and after event FRIDAY 14TH APRIL – SUNDAY 16TH APRIL
ESL Volunteer Tutor Do you enjoy mixing with people from other countries? You don't need to speak a 2nd language to help people who speak English as a second language with basic literacy and conversational English skills!  You will receive ongoing training and be supported by a South West TAFE teacher while you are working as a volunteer tutor. This is a great program to be involved in if you would like to give something back to the community. Volunteers will be required to have a current Working with Children Check and a Police Check. Induction training beginning Wednesday 19th April - Express your interest NOW!! 1 hour/ week, as is needed by client, min 6mths commitment. Training is 5 x 2.5hr weekly sessions + 2 workshops /year
Million Paws Walk Regional Event Coordinator  - REGIONAL Are you a great organiser with an eye for detail? Do you have the ability to work under pressure, multi-task and think on your feet? We are looking for an enthusiastic, reliable and highly organised volunteer with plenty of initiative to prepare and coordinate the 2017 Million Paws Walk event in Warrnambool on Sunday 21 May. If you have an innovative personality and think that you will be able to organise a fun and vibrant event, you will certainly succeed in this role. Kick start your events career by planning & coordinating the RSPCA's Million Paws Walk in Warrnambool on 21st May 2017! Min commitment of 5 hrs/week, from March 2017 to 31st May 2017 + event day 21st May 2017
RSL Bingo Assistant - HAMILTON Do you enjoy being around other people? Our Hamilton branch is looking URGENTLY for a person who is willing to assist our experienced (but getting older) volunteers run our Monday Bingo Night. You don't need to have experience and on-the-job training will be given, but if Bingo interests you, that is an added bonus! The role mainly consists of helping to set up and assist with some of the duties required to run the evening. CENTRELINK CLIENTS encouraged to apply. Police Check will be undertaken. Monday nights 6.30 to 10pm
School Brick Club Assistant - WARRNAMBOOL Do you want a fun and exciting way to spend time with school children within the school system having fun and helping develop social and fine motor skills? Would you like to make a difference to students who find the playground situation challenging? We need a volunteer to provide an alternative lunch time activity for those who enjoy the stimulation and creativity of construction play using plastic Bricks like Lego. Ideal for CENTRELINK clients, TEACHING students or CORPORATE volunteering groups. Current Driver's Licence and own transport, some photography skills would be preferred but not essential, WWCC is required, Police Check and Reference Checks will be undertaken. Once a week during school terms over lunchtime

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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