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

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 Club program provides 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, and provide good quality assistance to students completing their homework. It is expected that the person in this position will commit to deliver the service for an extended period of time.

Where and When:

  • Tuesdays or Thursdays from 4.00pm to 6.00pm
  • Wyndham Vale Library, 86 Manor Lakes Blvd, Manor Lakes, 3024
  • 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.

Apply

Dog Walking Program

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.

When:

  • 30-60 minute walks during daylight hours
  • Single day or several days a week – mutually agreed with dog owner

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • To liaise and communicate with the dog owner and office on a regular basis
  • To take responsibility for the dog, whist walking within the scope of the training
  • Volunteers must not bring their own dogs
  • Volunteers under 18 years can be accepted, if accompanied at all times by a parent/guardian.  The parent/guardian must also become a Council volunteer and would need to join in all induction and orientation sessions, as well as every dog walking session.

Desired Attributes:

  • Experience handling dogs, especially in public places.
  • Empathy for older adults and/or people with disabilities.

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

Apply

Neighbourhood Hubs Conversational English Volunteer

This role delivers Conversational English classes.  The program supports and provides adults from non-English speaking backgrounds an opportunity to gain and practice English language skills, in a fun and friendly environment.

Where and When:

  • Fridays, 10.00am to 12.00pm
  • Weekly
  • Tarneit Community Learning Centre, 150 Sunset Views Boulevard, Tarneit

Requirements:

  • Current Working with Children’s Check (can apply when accepted into program)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide and share knowledge of the Australian culture and language to enable participants to increase confidence and fluency in English
  • Be inclusive of all participants
  • Assist with set-up and pack-away room furniture and equipment

Desired Attributes:

  • Be reliable and punctual
  • Knowledge and understanding of Australian Culture and Language
  • Capacity to provide a friendly and open environment, that supports and encourages social connections
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work as a part of a team

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

Apply

Neighbourhood Hubs Program Volunteer – Penrose Hub Playgroup

The Penrose Hub Playgroup has two vacancies for Playgroup Facilitators.

Where and When:

  • Wednesdays, 11.00am to 12.30pm
  • Program runs during school terms
  • Penrose Community Centre, 83 Penrose Promenade, Tarneit

Requirements:

  • Current Working with Children’s Check

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with other volunteer to lead playgroup activities together in the community room
  • Assist with set-up and pack-away of room furniture and equipment

Desired Attributes:

  • Regular availability for at least six months
  • Completion (or close to completing) of training in Early Years services
  • Be reliable and punctual
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work as a part of a team

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

Apply

Kindergarten 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.

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.

Current vacancies are listed below. Please make sure you include the kindergarten; day and time; admin or program role on your application form.

Kindergarten admin volunteer roles

Requirements:

  • Current Working with Children’s Check
  • Good computer and admin skills
  • Ability to relate to children and adults
  • Children’s book library roles – may include repairing and covering books, shelving, inventory, reading books to children, helping children borrow books. Basic knowledge of children’s books or library cataloguing systems preferred for this role.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Kindergarten Educator with admin support as directed

Where and When:

  • Jamieson Way Kindergarten, 59 Jamieson Way, Point Cook
    • Fortnightly, during school terms
    • Mondays or Wednesdays– 9.00am to 1.00pm (times can be flexible)
    • Admin support including typing, laminating, and sorting paperwork.
  • Woodville Park Kindergarten, 80 Woodville Park Drive, Hoppers Crossing
    • Weekly, during school terms
    • Fridays – 9.00am to 2.00pm
    • Children’s book library role and some preparing, packing up and sorting materials for kinder programs
  • Penrose Kindergarten, 83 Penrose Promenade, Tarneit
    • Weekly, during school terms
    • Fridays – 9.00am to 12.00pm (times can be flexible)
    • Children’s book library role. This is initially a short term role, but may be extended until the end of the year
  • Iramoo Kindergarten, 60 Honour Avenue, Wyndham Vale
    • Weekly, during school terms
    • Mondays – 11.00am to 4.00pm (with a break from 1.00pm to 2.00pm)
    • Children’s book library role

Before you apply, please ensure you read through and understand the kindergarten admin role description.

Kindergarten program volunteer roles

Requirements:

  • 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

Where and When:

  • Penrose Kindergarten, 83 Penrose Promenade, Tarneit
    • Weekly, during school terms until the end of the year
    • Mondays or Wednesdays – 8.00am to 1.30pm (Red Group)
  • Karobran Kindergarten, 64 Spring Drive, Hoppers Crossing
    • Weekly, during school terms until the end of the year
    • Mondays, 8.15am to 4.30pm
    • Must be fluent in spoken Vietnamese (and written, if possible)

Before you apply, please ensure you read through and understand the kindergarten program role description.

Apply

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