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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


No Interest

Loans  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

School based Brick Club Assistant

This program would suit a volunteer who has a love of construction play & would enjoy helping students develop social and fine motor skills. WWCC, Police check & driver’s licence is essential.

During the week as arranged

Oz Child

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. Another aspect of the role is fleet vehicle inspection to help maintain vehicles to a high standard.

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

F Project

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, Wed to Sun

Men's Shed & Garden Volunteer-Mercy Place

Mercy Place are in need of volunteers to assist a group of residents with small projects in the 'Men's Shed' with the aim of encouraging social participation. They also require a Volunteer Gardener to keep the smaller gardens neat and tidy, perhaps working alongside the residents.

A few hours per week, subject to negotiation

First Aiders-St John’s Ambulance

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 & 2 meetings/month

Kindergarten Assistant

We are looking for a volunteer who enjoys working with pre-school children and is keen to assist staff with fun, educational activities and help with tidying & cleaning during the kinder session.

During school times

Child Care Assistant

We need volunteers willing to work as part of a team to provide a safe, nurturing and hygienic environment where children's wellbeing, development and learning are a priority. Experience with children not essential and a desire to work in the field is advantageous.

Mon 8.45am - 12.15pm, Thurs 1.00pm-4.30pm

Warehouse Assistants

Various Opportunity Shops in Warrnambool are looking for volunteers to help with sorting/collecting donations. We need organised and physically capable volunteers to collect donations and make deliveries. Suitable for Centrelink clients and those willing to ‘have a go.’

As Arranged

Simpson & District Community Centre

A volunteering opportunity to assist with children’s after school activities. Serve and prepare afternoon tea, assist children with craft activities and help clean up after the session.


3pm - 6pm

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.

 Café Assistant-Mercy Place

 Mercy Place is looking for a volunteer to serve in their café.  All the food is cooked and prepared in the kitchen by the staff. The only cooking required is toasting a sandwich or warming an item in the microwave. Food handler’s certificate is required.



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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