Volunteering is time willingly given for the benefit of the community, in a designated volunteer position and without financial gain. We value the significant contribution made by community members who volunteer their time.

Applying to volunteer with Wyndham City is a simple and straightforward process. We offer opportunities in a range of front line services and back office support. We only accept applications for roles advertised and the process is as follows:

  1. Read the Role Description for each vacancy listed to ensure you understand the role and the skills and experience we are looking for.
  2. Complete and submit the application form available at the end of the Role Description.
  3. Your application will be forwarded to the department recruiting volunteers.
  4. If your application matches the role requirements, you will be invited for an interview or informal chat with the Volunteer Supervisors. This is an opportunity for you to get to know the role a bit more.
  5. If successful, we will process your Police Check and Working with Children Check (if volunteering with Children) before you can start your role.
  6. You will attend a Council Volunteer Induction to find out more about the wider world of volunteering in a large organisation.
  7. The following people will not be considered for volunteer roles at Council:
    • People on work placement and work experience programs
    • Students undertaking volunteering as a part of the education curriculum
    • People receiving payment outside of the volunteer reimbursement framework

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Library Chess Club Volunteer

Chess Club is for people interested in chess to meet and play with others across ages and skill levels. Players learn from one another, and the volunteers, and share helpful tips.

Where and When:

  • Weekly during school terms
  • Thursdays from 3.30pm to 6.30pm –Plaza Library, Shop MM11, Level 1 Pacific Werribee Shopping Centre, Derrimut Road, Werribee
  • Mondays from 3.30pm to 5pm -Manor Lakes Library (previously Wyndham Vale Library), 86 Manor Lakes Blvd

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of chess rules and strategies, and ability to effectively communicate them
  • Current Working with Children Check (if volunteer is over 18 years old)
  • Minimum age 16 years old

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Assist staff with the set-up, pack-up and program delivery
  • Act as an arbitrator during matches

Desired Attributes:

  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Interact with people with different ages, backgrounds and occupation

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Volunteer - Library VolunTeen Program

Volunteering is time willingly given for the common good, and without financial gain. We value the significant contribution made by community members who volunteer their time.

Day:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays
Time: 4pm to 5pm   
Frequency:  Weekly or fortnightly (same day each week/fortnight)
Location:  Julia Gillard Library Tarneit, 150 Sunset Views Boulevard

About the role:

VolunTeens will assist library staff with basic housekeeping and administrative tasks under supervision, create online content for youth readers’ advisory while in branch, and assist with children’s and youth programs where required.

Key Tasks:

  • Re-shelving library resources
  • Preparation of craft activities
  • Helping with programs and events
  • Photographing events and programs

Desired Attributes:

  • Volunteers must be 14-19 years of age
  • Volunteers must have permission from their parent/guardian, who will be asked to co-sign the Volunteer Agreement and Volunteer Role Description before the volunteer can start (if they are under 18)
  • Ability to shelve library items in alphabetical and numerical order
  • Ability to communicate and liaise with other volunteers and library staff

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Delivered Meals Program Volunteer

When and Where:

  • The volunteering component of this program runs Mondays to Fridays - 9.30am to 12.30pm
  • We have roles available on all weekdays, including emergency back-up roles

About the role:

This program is also known as ‘Meals on Wheels’- Volunteering within the Aged & Disability Unit, the purpose of this role is to:

  • Deliver a three-course meal to eligible residents who are frail aged/and or have a disability and are socially isolated
  • Start from Civic Centre, 45 Princes Hwy, Werribee, drive to client’s homes (various locations around Wyndham) and then return to Civic Centre

Key Tasks:

  • Read and check off daily run sheets
  • Assist clients with their menu selection as needed
  • Distribute information sheets and notices
  • Comfortable with the physical requirements of the role i.e. stretching, assisted lifting and carrying eskies

Desired Attributes:

  • Empathy for older adults and/or people with disabilities
  • Good communication skills
  • Drivers will need to use their own car, possess a valid Victorian Drivers Licence and ensure their vehicle is in a roadworthy condition.  Comprehensive insurance is desirable. A fuel reimbursement will be provided.

What’s Next?

If you think this role might be for you, please apply by completing the online application form. To find out more about this role, please contact Frances Trifiletti, Volunteer Supervisor on 9742 0734 or Lesley Orrell, Volunteer Recruitment Officer on 03 9742 0919.

If your application matches the role requirements, we will invite you to an informal interview with the Volunteer Supervisor. This is an opportunity for you to get to know a bit more about the role. If successful, you will need to complete a Police Check (unless you are under 18 years old). If you will be volunteering with children (or in the same location), we will ask you to register Wyndham City on your Working with Children Check card. We will arrange for you to attend a Volunteer Induction Session and sign our Volunteer Agreement before you can start volunteering.

Additional Information:

Dress Code:  Neat casual clothes and non-slip closed-toe shoes.

Volunteering is time willingly given for the common good, and without financial gain. We value the significant contribution made by community members who volunteer their time.

Please note that due to the ongoing nature of this program, this role is generally not suitable for job seekers, student placements or students wanting to gain experience in the sector.

View the role description 

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121 Transport Program Volunteer

  • This program runs Mondays to Fridays – 5.30 am to 6.30pm
  • When: Monday to Friday – any single day, varies from 30 minutes to several hours
  • Frequency: Weekly or Fortnightly

About the role:

Volunteering within the Aged & Disability Unit, the purpose of this role is to:

  • Drive frail older adults or people with disabilities to medical appointments, shopping and social activities.
  • Destinations may be in Wyndham, Melbourne CBD or other major hospital locations. Drivers must be prepared to drive in Melbourne CBD.

Key Tasks:

  • Collect a Council vehicle from the Civic Centre and then collect the person, usually from their home. Help person into car and stow items like walking frames, bags, if needed.
  • Take them to their appointment and stay with them, unless otherwise requested by client.
  • Drive them home.
  • Return the Council vehicle to Civic Centre (refuelling when needed).

Desired Attributes:

  • Empathy for older adults and/or people with disabilities.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Drivers will need to have a valid Victorian Drivers Licence (car).
  • Drivers will need to be able read a road map and organise the most efficient route to collect people and take them to their appointment. (Council vehicles are fitted with a navigation device)

What’s Next?

If you think this role might be for you, please apply by completing the online application form. To find out more about this role, please contact Frances Trifiletti, Volunteer Supervisor on 9742 0734 or Lesley Orrell, Volunteer Recruitment Officer on 03 9742 0919.

If your application matches the role requirements, we will invite you to an informal interview with the Volunteer Supervisor. This is an opportunity for you to get to know a bit more about the role. If successful, you will need to complete a Police Check (unless you are under 18 years old). If you will be volunteering with children (or in the same location), we will ask you to register Wyndham City on your Working with Children Check card. We will arrange for you to attend a Volunteer Induction Session and sign our Volunteer Agreement before you can start volunteering.

Additional Information:

Dress Code:  Neat casual clothes and non-slip closed-toe shoes.

Volunteering is time willingly given for the common good, and without financial gain. We value the significant contribution made by community members who volunteer their time.

Please note that due to the ongoing nature of this program, this role is generally not suitable for job seekers, student placements or students wanting to gain experience in the sector.

View the role description 

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Lunch with the Bunch Program Volunteer

  • Day: We have roles available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays including emergency back-up roles   
  • Time: 10.30am to 3.30pm     
  • Frequency: Weekly or Fortnightly

About the role:

Volunteering within the Aged & Disability Unit, the purpose of this role is to:

  • Drive frail older adults or people with disabilities to a group lunch.
  • Destinations are all in Wyndham area.

Key Tasks:

  • Collect a Council vehicle (station wagon) from the Civic Centre and then collect the client, usually from their home.
  • Assist clients to and from their door.
  • Take client to the group lunch and stay to join the lunch and provide support, encourage friendships and conversation. Council will cover the cost of your meal.
  • Drive them home.
  • Fill the vehicle with petrol if less than half a tank.
  • Return the Council vehicle to Civic Centre.

Desired Attributes:

  • Empathy for older adults and/or people with disabilities
  • Good communication skills
  • Drivers will need to have a valid Victorian Drivers Licence (car).
  • Good knowledge of Wyndham area.
  • Comfortable with the physical requirements of the role, including stretching, assisted lifting and carrying.

What’s Next?

If you think this role might be for you, please apply by completing the online application form. To find out more about this role, please contact Frances Trifiletti, Volunteer Supervisor on 9742 0734 or Lesley Orrell, Volunteer Recruitment Officer on 03 9742 0919.

If your application matches the role requirements, we will invite you to an informal interview with the Volunteer Supervisor. This is an opportunity for you to get to know a bit more about the role. If successful, you will need to complete a Police Check (unless you are under 18 years old). If you will be volunteering with children (or in the same location), we will ask you to register Wyndham City on your Working with Children Check card. We will arrange for you to attend a Volunteer Induction Session and sign our Volunteer Agreement before you can start volunteering.

Additional Information:

Dress Code:  Neat casual clothes and closed-toe shoes.

Volunteering is time willingly given for the common good, and without financial gain. We value the significant contribution made by community members who volunteer their time.

Please note that due to the ongoing nature of this program, this role is generally not suitable for job seekers, student placements or students wanting to gain experience in the sector.

View the role description 

APPLY NOW 

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