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

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 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

Program Volunteer - Visitor Information Centre

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 offer a friendly welcome and help holidaymakers, day trippers or urban explorers plan a memorable visit to Wyndham where they can discover a myriad of things to do and see. Volunteers provide information on accommodation, attractions, and events – in person and over the phone.

Where:

  • Werribee Visitor Information Centre - located within the Werribee Park Tourism Precinct, at the entrance to the Werribee Open Range Zoo, K Road, Werribee South

When:

  • Saturdays – 1pm to 5pm, or
  • Sundays – 1pm to 5pm
  • Weekly or fortnightly - same day each week
  • Including some school holidays and public holidays. The Centre is open seven days a week (closed Good Friday and Christmas Day) from 9am to 5pm.

Requirements (if offered a role):

  • Must successfully complete our tourism training (QuEST) before starting to volunteer
    • This in-house training has been developed by the Visitor Information Centre team and is designed to cover all aspects of the service
    • One-to-one training with an experienced volunteer at the Visitor Information Centre
    • Only available during business hours, once a week for five weeks – each session is about four hours long and happen at different times of the day
  • Must attend some familiarisation tours (transport provided), training sessions and meetings every year – during business hours

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Respond to visitors using all the resources available
  • Ensure the counters and displays are well presented
  • Accurately record and maintain entries into the visitor database
  • Continually develop a broad knowledge of Wyndham’s tourism products and experiences

Desired Attributes:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Passionate about excellent customer service
  • Friendly and warm, with excellent listening skills and phone manner
  • An interest in tourism and travel with a good knowledge of local tourist opportunities
  • Good computer and iPad skills

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

Apply

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