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:

  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 volunteers.
  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 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.

Note – in other locations this program is called ‘Meals on Wheels’

When and Where:

  • The volunteering component of this program runs Mondays to Fridays - 9.30am to 12.30pm
  • We have several roles available – minimum commitment is one day a week
  • Start from Civic Centre, 45 Princes Hwy, Werribee, drive to client’s homes (various locations around Wyndham) and then return to Civic Centre

Requirements and Desired Attributes:

  • Empathy for older adults and/or people with disabilities
  • Good communication skills
  • 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
  • Comfortable with the physical requirements of the role ie: stretching, assisted lifting and carrying

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Deliver a three-course meal to eligible residents who are frail aged/and or disabled and socially isolated direct to their homes
  • Assist clients with general wellbeing monitoring and with menu selection as needed

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

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Library Chess Club Volunteer - Plaza & Tarneit

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
  • Mondays from 4.00pm to 5pm/6pm (finish time flexible) - Julia Gillard Library Tarneit, 150 Sunset Blvd 
  • Thursdays from 3.45pm to 6.00pm (weekly preferred, but fortnightly acceptable if regular) – Plaza Library, Pacific Werribee Shopping Centre, Shop MM11, Level 1, Derrimut Rd, Werribee

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.

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121 Transport 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.

When and Where:

  • This program runs Mondays to Fridays – 7.00am to 5.00pm (maximum)
  • We have several roles available – minimum commitment is one day a week

Requirements and Desired Attributes:

  • Empathy for older adults and/or people with disabilities
  • Good communication skills
  • Possess a valid Victorian Drivers Licence
  • Must be willing to drive to a Council vehicle to outer suburbs including Footscray, Sunshine, Williamstown, Altona, Melbourne and Geelong. Be able read a road map and organise the most efficient route to collect clients and transport them to their appointment.
  • Comfortable with the physical requirements of the role - providing help to person getting in and out of vehicles; put walking frames, bags, wheelchairs, etc in the car

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Provide transport to medical appointments, shopping and social activities for residents who are frail older adults or people with disabilities.

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

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Home Library Service

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.

Volunteers will assist residents to access the collection of Wyndham City Libraries by delivering library items to eligible customers who are unable to visit the library due to ill health, frailty or people with a disability.

Where and When:

  • 4 vacancies
  • Monthly rounds from 9.30am to 12.00pm
    • 1st Monday of Month; or
    • 2nd Monday of Month; or
    • 4th Monday of Month; or
    • 4th Wednesday of Month
  •  Required during school holidays

Requirements:

  • Volunteers 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.
  • A current Working with Children Check card is required (or willingness to apply for a free Volunteer card).
  • Comfortable with the physical requirements of the role - stretching, assisted lifting and carrying.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Delivering and collecting items from customers’ homes and returning them to the library.
  • Maintain confidentiality - you are in a privileged position of trust and must at all times uphold the privacy of our customers, their carers’, their families, fellow volunteers, Wyndham City staff and associated agencies.
  • Be reliable and punctual and inform the Home Library Service Librarian as early as possible if you are unable to volunteer as rostered.

Desired Attributes:

  • Driver will need to be able to read a road map.
  • To be understanding – you will encounter people with mobility and communication problems and different cultural, religious and social backgrounds.
  • An interest in and an ability to communicate effectively with older adults and people with a disability.

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

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Group Services (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. Volunteers must be over 18 years of age.

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 can volunteer for the same day each week (Monday to Friday).
  • Various hours between 8.00am and 4.00pm – to suit the volunteer.

Where:

People will volunteer at either of these locations:

  • Penrose Ageing Well Facility, 83 Penrose Promenade, Tarneit
  • Central Park Ageing Well Facility, 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:

  • 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 role description.

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