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

Library Volunteer – Home Library Service

When:

  • Starting February 2017
  • Two positions - shifts are once a month for about 2 hours
    • Every second Monday, from 10am to 12pm
    • Every third Monday, from 10am to 12pm

Where:               

The service runs from the Plaza Library, Derrimut Road, Werribee to library customers’ homes across Wyndham and back.

Requirements:

  • 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.
  • Be able to lift library items weighing up to 6.5 kg.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Deliver library items to customers’ homes as directed in a safe, efficient and friendly manner
  • Be reliable and punctual
  • Pass on any feedback from the customer, including requests for particular items
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Attend all compulsory training sessions

Desired Attributes:

  • Drivers will need to possess a valid Victorian Drivers Licence and ensure their vehicle is in a roadworthy condition. Comprehensive insurance is desirable.
  • Be able to read a road map
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with older adults and people with a disability
  • Knowledge of manual handling (training provided)

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

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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:

  • 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.

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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:

  • Plaza Library
    • Program runs Thursdays from 4.00pm to 6.00pm
    • Pacific Werribee Shopping Centre, Shop MM20, Level 1, Derrimut Road, Werribee (behind Hungry Jacks)

Requirements:

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

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.

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Neighbourhood Hubs Program Volunteer – Tarneit Community Kitchen Program

The Tarneit Community Kitchen Program has vacancies for volunteer cooks and volunteer program assistants, as well as hospitality pre-accredited training places. This new community lunch program will run on Wednesdays (with additional food preparation on Tuesdays).

Information on the volunteer roles is below. For information on the trainee roles, please contact Greg Ferrington, Team Leader, Tarneit Community Learning Centre on 9748 9822.

Where and When:

  • Tuesdays, 9am to 2pm and/or
  • Wednesdays, 9am to 2pm
  • Program runs during school holidays
  • Tarneit Community Learning Centre, 150 Sunset Views Boulevard, Tarneit

Requirements:

  • Current Working with Children’s Check (can apply when accepted into program)
  • Interest and experience in home or professional cooking or hospitality
  • Must complete free online training ‘Do Food Safely’ before starting (to be done as part of program orientation at the Community Learning Centre)

Key Responsibilities:

  • High standard of personal hygiene, grooming and food safety adherence
  • Can include preparing food, serving food and kitchen clean up; or talking to people at the lunch about the food and service
  • Assist with set-up and pack-away room furniture and equipment

Desired Attributes:

  • Be reliable and punctual
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work as a part of a team
  • Able to fill in for other volunteers, if needed
  • Food Handler Certificate, First Aid Certificate

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

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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 on a regular basis
  • To take responsibility for the dog, whist walking within the scope of the training
  • Dog walking program volunteers must be over 18 years.
  • 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.

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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:         

  • Tarneit Library, 150 Sunset Views Boulevard, Tarneit - choose from Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays (same day each week)
  • 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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