Volunteer program

Council has an active volunteer program operating across 15 different program areas. Council values the significant contribution made by over 1,870 community members who assist Council with its community programs and services.

The age range for volunteers with Council is 16 to 80 years. Applications from outside that age range will require consideration by the program area concerned.

Occasionally our volunteer programs reach capacity or only recruit at specific times as required. Applicants will be advised of vacancies or recruitment times when registering their expression of interest.

Benefits of becoming a volunteer

Volunteers significantly enhance the quality of life, community spirit and leisure time opportunities in the Region.

Council is committed to meeting best practice standards for the volunteer program and providing a collaborative, supportive and safe working environment for volunteers.

Becoming a volunteer is a great way to:

  • get actively involved in your community
  • help someone else
  • build confidence
  • meet new people
  • feel needed by the community
  • learn new skills
  • gain valuable job experience
  • make a difference

Interested in volunteering?

To volunteer within one of our programs complete the online volunteer application and you will be contacted.

For further information on volunteering with Council, review our Volunteers of Council Policy(PDF, 47KB).