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Volunteering

Volunteers play a vital role in shaping the heart and soul of the City of Whittlesea, making our city a vibrant and compassionate place to live, work and play. By becoming a volunteer, you can make a real difference in the lives of others while enriching your own.

 

 

National Volunteer Week (20-26 May)

We are celebrating National Volunteer Week from 20-26 May.

Volunteers play a vital role in shaping the heart and soul of the City of Whittlesea, making our city a vibrant and compassionate place to live, work and play. By becoming a volunteer, you can make a real difference in the lives of others while enriching your own.

The City of Whittlesea has 66 volunteers currently and we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all the incredible volunteers who make our community thrive. Your dedication, passion, and generosity truly make a difference in the lives of others.

Volunteering allows you to contribute to your local community but also provides numerous personal benefits.

To celebrate the National Volunteer Week, we have organised an information session, in partnership with Whittlesea Community Connections, for those who would like to know more about the volunteer opportunities available.

Session details:

Volunteer information session

When: Monday, 20 May 2024, 10:30AM — 12:00PM

Where: Thomastown Library – 52 Main St, Thomastown

 

Volunteering at the City of Whittlesea

Volunteering allows you to contribute to your local community but also provides numerous personal benefits. Volunteering at the City of Whittlesea means you'll:

  • Empower communities
  • Enhance your wellbeing
  • Forge a new pathway to professional growth
  • Reduce daily stress
  • Build networks and friendships
  • Embark on lifelong learning.

City of Whittlesea volunteer requirements:

 

We value the safety and wellbeing of our community. As a City of Whittlesea volunteer, you are required to complete a National Police Check, Working with Children Check, and have received the COVID-19 vaccination. Orientation and training sessions are provided to ensure your volunteering experience is both fulfilling and secure.

 

Volunteering opportunities

The City of Whittlesea offers a wide range of rewarding volunteer opportunities, reflecting various interests and skill sets. Join us in making a difference through:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Musical talents
  • Digital literacy
  • Sports and recreation
  • Cooking and food support
  • Reading and creative writing
  • Conversational skills
  • Gardening
  • Bi-lingual support
  • And so much more!

Current Volunteer Opportunities

We are currently seeking enthusiastic community members who play a musical instrument to play music on a regular basis as part of our Social Connections Program.

The right person will be able to lead interactive group music and singing sessions to program participants with the support of staff.

The Social Connections program is an opportunity for residents over the age of 65 to connect with others over a range of activities.

You will need to be available Mondays from 12pm in Mernda and/or Thursdays from 10am in Thomastown.

If you want to be part of the amazing team of volunteers visit GoVolunteer.com.au for more information and to apply.

Contact us

For more information on volunteering at the City of Whittlesea, contact our Volunteer Coordinator on 8401 6223.