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

Aged & Disability Department - Planned Activity Group (PAG)

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.

Wyndham City offers support to frail aged people and people with disabilities through the Planned Activity Group (PAG) program.  Sessions are held at two Wyndham City venues and are run by volunteers and staff. Volunteers help clients to maintain or re-establish their social contacts by providing support and companionship; and they support and assist staff with food preparation and serving, and group activities. They may also help with administration and other tasks.

When

We are looking for people who are able to volunteer for the same day each week:

  • Mondays – 8.00am to 3.00pm; or
  • Tuesdays – 8.00am to 3.00pm; or
  • Wednesdays – 8.00am to 3.00pm; or
  • Thursdays – 8.00am to 3.00pm; or
  • Fridays  – 8.00am to 3.00pm

Where

People will volunteer at either of these locations:

  • Penrose Promenade, 83 Penrose Promenade, Tarneit
  • Central Park, 80 Lonsdale Circuit, Hoppers Crossing

Requirements:

  • Be reliable and punctual – informing Program/Team Leader of any changes to availability
  • Promote inclusiveness by encouraging participation in activities and events

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Assist with program activities for frail aged and clients with memory loss
  • Assist with meal preparation where required
  • Provide administrative support to staff eg filing, archiving, cutting and pasting

Desired Attributes:

  • An interest in and an ability to communicate effectively with older adults and a person with a disability
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment

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

Apply

Kindergarten Volunteers – Vietnamese Speakers

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.

Volunteering in a kindergarten is a way in which you can participate in the activities of your community. A kindergarten volunteer will always be with a Kindergarten Educator. The role of the volunteer is to support the Educator in the delivery of a high quality, age appropriate kindergarten program for children enrolled in the Centre.

Where and When:

  • Karobran Kindergarten,64 Spring Drive, Hoppers Crossing
  • We are looking for two people for this role
    • Mondays 8.15am to 4.30pm; or
    • Wednesdays 8.15am to 4.30pm
  • Weekly during school terms - until the end of this year

Requirements:

  • Must be fluent in spoken Vietnamese (and written, if possible)
  • Current Working with Children’s Check
  • Qualifications/experience are not required, but a Certificate 3 or work experience in the early childhood field is preferred
  • Ability to relate to children and adults and work as part of a team
  • Good organisational skills

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Kindergarten Educator with the daily running of the program as directed, including assistance with the set-up of materials and pack-up at end of the session
  • Programs may include gardening, language, music, craft, food and cooking, and indoor/outdoor play
  • Assist with general tasks such as cleaning and sorting toys and equipment and some administration support

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

Apply

Library VolunTeen - Tarneit

When:

  • After school, any time between 3.00pm and 5.00pm
  • Choose from Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday (same day each week)
  • Weekly during school terms

Where:               

  • Julia Gillard Library Tarneit, 150 Sunset Views Boulevard, Tarneit

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 events where required
  • 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.

Apply

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:

  • Julia Gillard Library Tarneit, 150 Sunset Views Boulevard
  • Program runs Mondays from 4.00pm to 5pm/6pm (finish time flexible)
  • Weekly during school terms

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 occupations

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

Apply

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