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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
Warrnambool Agricultural Society The Warrnambool Agricultural Society is always looking for more enthusiastic volunteers to help the show be the best it can. We would love to hear from volunteers willing to share some time and skills to help with administrative duties. As Arranged
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 etc As Arranged
Primary School Student Mentor The most significant part of the mentoring relationship is the commitment the mentor makes to focus solely on the child's agenda. It is not a school work focus. The mentor can play games, sport activities, baking, go for a walk around the school, art & craft…..or design an activity together. One hour-Monday to Friday during school times by negotiation
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. Great for skill-building if you are studying in this field. 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. As Arranged
Visitor Economy The volunteer program spans across Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Visitor Information Centre, Holiday Parks and events. We welcome those willing to try new things, share their expertise and knowledge to support the Visitor Economy. Information Sessions are held on the 2nd Thursday of the Month,-Sept 13, Oct 11, Nov 8 2018. 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.
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, as arranged

For more information

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

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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