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:
- Read the Role Description for each vacancy listed to ensure you understand the role and the skills and experience we are looking for.
- Complete and submit the application form available at the end of the Role Description.
- Your application will be forwarded to the department recruiting volunteers.
- 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.
- If successful, we will process your Police Check and Working with Children Check (if volunteering with Children) before you can start your role.
- You will attend a Council Volunteer Induction to find out more about the wider world of volunteering in a large organisation.
- 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
- 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
- Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills
- Interact with people with different ages, backgrounds and occupation
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.
- Re-shelving library resources
- Preparation of craft activities
- Helping with programs and events
- Photographing events and programs
- 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