Volunteers connect closely with local communities to help build vibrant places to live, work and play. Many council programs and services would not be provided without the support of volunteers.

Our volunteers come from all walks of life - business people, community leaders, students, parents and retirees. Whether you want to help others, gain valuable experience, share your own skills or make new friends we may have just the right thing for you.

There are a huge variety of volunteering roles which can be flexible according to your availability, skills and interests. Help for a day at a special event, be part of a project for a few weeks or contribute to a longer term service.

How do councils support volunteering?

  • develop and strengthen the links between councils and their communities
  • provide personal development opportunities for individuals
  • tap into the skills, experience, talents, energies, ideas and knowledge of people in our communities
  • enable councils to extend and expand services.

What does a volunteer do?

  • benefit the community, council and themselves by participating in volunteer programs
  • provide their services of their own free will
  • do not receive any monetary reward (out of pocket expenses are not regarded as monetary reward)
  • compliment but not replace or threaten the livelihood of paid workers.

Library volunteers take an active role supporting the Library's services and programs.

Volunteer helping with the Library's outreach service

Volunteers prepare for the Library's Oral History program

What's in it for you?

  • share your own knowledge and skills with others
  • meet new people and expand your networks
  • be involved in activities and programs that make a real difference to your local communities
  • gain new skills and experience in an area of interest that can create a pathway to employment.

2015 Senior's Week Committee coordinated a variety of events for the annual celebration.

How to apply?

To register your interest in becoming a volunteer at the City, fill out our online Volunteer Application Form (HR02) here .