Volunteering is very dynamic, with plenty of opportunities and many different types of organisations across the Wyndham community.

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 vounteers.
  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

Delivered Meals Program

Please note that due to the long-term nature of these programs, these roles are generally not suitable for job seekers, student placements or students wanting to gain experience in the sector.

Requirements and Desired Attributes:

  • Empathy for older adults and/or people with disabilities
  • Good communication skills
  • Volunteer drivers in all programs must possess a valid Victorian Drivers Licence. They may need to use their own car, (vehicle must be in a roadworthy condition and comprehensive insurance is desirable).

Delivered Meals Program:

  • Deliveries occur Monday to Friday - 9.15am to 12.30pm – various shifts available
  • Service distribution starts at the Wyndham City Civic Centre (Multipurpose Facility in the rear car park area) and all eskies and information are returned to the Civic Centre following meal deliveries.
  • Deliver a three course meal and juice to eligible residents who are frail aged/and or disabled and socially isolated direct to their homes.
  • Assist clients with their menu selection as needed.

Before you apply, please ensure you read through and understand the position description.

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Lunch with the Bunch Program

Please note that due to the long-term nature of these programs, these roles are generally not suitable for job seekers, student placements or students wanting to gain experience in the sector.

Requirements and Desired Attributes:

  • Empathy for older adults and/or people with disabilities
  • Good communication skills
  • Volunteer drivers in all programs must possess a valid Victorian Drivers Licence. They may need to use their own car, (vehicle must be in a roadworthy condition and comprehensive insurance is desirable).

Lunch with the Bunch Program:

  • Programs run Monday to Friday – 10.30am to 2.30pm – various shifts available
  • Collect a Council vehicle and transport clients to the lunch venue
  • Jockey on the Council bus

Before you apply, please ensure you read through and understand the position description.

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121 Transport Program

Please note that due to the long-term nature of these programs, these roles are generally not suitable for job seekers, student placements or students wanting to gain experience in the sector.

Requirements and Desired Attributes:

  • Empathy for older adults and/or people with disabilities
  • Good communication skills
  • Volunteer drivers in all programs must possess a valid Victorian Drivers Licence. They may need to use their own car, (vehicle must be in a roadworthy condition and comprehensive insurance is desirable).

121 Transport Program:

  • Transport clients  to social, medical, allied health appointments both locally and outside of the municipality (volunteers can choose if they prefer local only)
  • Program runs Mondays to Fridays - various shifts available
  • Transport clients safely to and from their appointment in a Council vehicle

Before you apply, please ensure you read through and understand the position description.

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Homework Club Volunteer

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

The Homework Clubs and Read with Me programs provide learning support to school students with particular emphasis on helping them develop literacy, numeracy and study skills. The volunteer will assist library staff with the day to day operations of the Homework Club/Read with Me program, and provide good quality assistance to students completing their homework or reading. It is expected that the person in this position will commit to deliver the service for an extended period of time.

Where and When:

  • Mondays from 4.00pm to 6.00pm
  • Werribee Plaza Library, corner of Derrimut Road & Heaths Road, Hoppers Crossing.
  • During school terms

Requirements:

  • Degree in teaching or other relevant discipline
  • Current Working with Children’s Check
  • High proficiency in verbal and written English
  • Experience in teaching young people with either an emphasis on secondary maths and science or literacy and reading

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assisting students to develop skills and knowledge in particular subject areas
  • Assisting students to complete tasks in particular subject areas

Desired Attributes:

  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Supervise and communicate well with young people
  • Work with students individually or in small groups
  • Assist students to complete homework, assignments and /or set reading

Before you apply, please ensure you read through and understand the position description.

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Library VolunTeen

Time:

  • After-school between 4.00pm and 6.00pm – one hour required each week
  • Weekly during school terms

When and Where:         

  • Wyndham Vale Library, 86 Manor Lakes Blvd, Manor Lakes - choose from Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays (same day each week)

Requirements:

  • Volunteers may be 14-18 years of age
  • Be able to lift light library items weighing up to 6.5 kg.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Re-shelving library resources
  • Preparation of craft activities
  • Assisting with programs and
  • Photographing events and programs when required

Desired Attributes:

  • Ability to shelve library items in alphabetical and numerical order
  • Ability to communicate and liaise with other volunteers and library staff

Before you apply, please ensure you read through and understand the position description.

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