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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.

Complete the Expression of Interest form

Role Title

Role Description

Time Commitment

Lifeline Direct

Port Fairy Opportunity Shop


Are you interested in the world of second hand and recycled fashion and goods? If so we want to hear from you! Join our vibrant team in the heart of Port Fairy on Sackville Street, and help us to raise vital funds for Lifeline’s Crisis Support & Suicide Prevention Services. It’s a great opportunity to be involved in the local community, be part of a dynamic team and have a great time in a fun and friendly environment.

Various shifts –


Monday - Friday, 10am - 1pm or 1pm - 4pm,

Saturday & Sunday, 10am - 4pm

RSPCA Victoria - Million Paws Walk Coordinator

The RSPCA is looking for an enthusiastic, reliable and highly organised volunteer with plenty of initiative to prepare and coordinate the million paws walk event. You’ll be joining a passionate community of staff and volunteers committed to providing animals a life worth living.

A 6 month commitment from December 2019 –May 2020. A minimum of 2 hours per week with greater involvement leading up to event day – Sunday 17th May 2020

M Power



We are looking for an active individual with an interest and experience in gardening and maintaining tidy grounds. General duties would include sweeping, raking, weeding, maintaining roses and watering as required.

Flexible hours,

Initial 3 month opportunity with the  potential to be ongoing

Country Women’s Association (Vic)

Group President

The Country Women’s Association of Victoria are looking for a Group President. The CWA help local communities in times of hardship by providing food, practical help where needed and providing for Women’s Shelters, Hospitals and Schools.

1st Thursday of month

2nd Saturday of month

Oz Child


Office Assistant

A varied volunteer role to assist this child-focused family friendly service by maintaining office standards & assisting with making up of client information packs. Also helping to ensure the play area is organised & ready for use by providing playground maintenance.

Flexible with days. Commencing with 3 hrs per week, Mon – Fri 9-5

F Project

Art Gallery


The F Project is looking for volunteers to greet & assist visitors and handle enquires in the gallery and artist shop. A great opportunity for someone who is interested in art.

Shifts between 10am to 4pm,

Wednesday  to Sunday


Lyndoch Living Lifestyle Assistant

A fulfilling volunteering opportunity assisting Lifestyle staff in an aged care environment. The role involves the support of services designed around Elder's lifestyle needs including, social events, recreational bus outings, entertainment, hobbies and individual interests.

Monday & Friday mornings

St John’s Ambulance

First Aiders

The St John’s Ambulance- Warrnambool Division is looking for community members to volunteer long term to provide first aid at local and regional events.

One weekend/month & two meetings/month






We are looking for a volunteer with administrative skills to assist a team who are committed to a positive and healthy future for their organisation and the community.

Hours are subject to negotiation

Uniting Church

Morning Tea Assistant/Child Care Assistant

Reliable, friendly and caring volunteers are needed to help prepare fruit and milk and/or assist with child care at a local child care centre. The Uniting Church Occasional Childcare Centre provides the foundation for children to develop both educationally & socially in a safe environment.

Various shifts available including -

Wednesday -10.30am,

Thursday & Friday

10.15am - 11.30am

Salvation Army

Truck Driver/Truck Crew

The Salvation Army are looking for volunteers to help with emptying donation bins, delivering sold goods to customers and collecting donations from donors in Warrnambool & surrounding areas.  Some heavy lifting required. This is a great opportunity to be involved in the local community & be part of a dynamic team.

Required one or more days a week. Various shifts available


No Interest Loan Scheme


We are looking for a volunteer with empathy and a non-judgemental attitude to conduct interviews with NILS clients to assess their eligibility for a NILS loan. Must be experienced in dealing with finances/bookkeeping.

As Arranged

Warrnambool City Council

Meals on Wheels

A dedicated team of volunteers who deliver meals to clients in the community.  Importantly, this service is not just about the meal. Our wonderful volunteers also check on the wellbeing of every person who receives a meal.

Approximately 10.45 to 12.15pm, weekly or fortnightly as rostered.



For more information

  • Visit us: Archie Graham Community Centre.
  • Email, phone or fax.


Volunteer Connect
Ph: (03) 5559 4919
Fax: (03) 5559 4900
Email: volunteering [at] warrnambool [dot] vic [dot] gov [dot] 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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