Wodonga Council
Volunteering

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Become a volunteer

Volunteering is a great way to help your community.

Wodonga Council uses volunteers in many areas, including helping out at events, providing visitor services, assisting in our facilities and making the community a stronger and more sustainable place.

The council is always looking for volunteers to help and full training and insurance is available.

More information on volunteering is available by contacting us on (02) 6022 9300.

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How do I become a volunteer?

Steps to become a volunteer

  1. Contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator to discuss your interest in becoming a volunteer
  2. Fill out an Volunteer application form and send to Volunteer Co-ordinator
  3. Once contacted by the Volunteer Co-ordinator, apply for a Working with Children’s Check (if you currently don’t have one) fill out the supplied Police Check Form
  4. You will then need to meet with the Volunteer Co-ordinator to finish off the requirements for a Police Check and to discuss your volunteering aspirations.

Once these checks have come back you will then be able to volunteer in any of our opportunities below.
(Please note: This process can take two to three weeks to complete).


Volunteering opportunities

 


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City2City V-Crew

When: Sunday, February 16, 2020 from 6.30am to 11.30am
Where: One of two locations - Junction Square, Wodonga or QEII Square, Albury

The Hume Bank City2City Run Walk is an annual event aimed at promoting community health and wellbeing while raising funds for the local health service, Albury Wodonga Health.

People of all abilities can challenge themselves to either a 15km run or 7.5km or 10km run or walk for health. It starts at QEII Square in Albury, takes in Noreuil Park, Gateway Island, Sumsion Gardens and finishes in Junction Square, Wodonga.

As a V-Crew member you can expect to learn new skills, have a lot of fun and experience that heart-warming glow that comes through making a contribution to your community.

If you would like to join the V-Crew click here to register or if would like further information please email the City2City team at volunteers@city2city.org.au
Further information

Duties

  • Bib collection/pick-up
  • Course marshals
  • Drink station attendants
  • Set up/pack down volunteers
  • General duties

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Upstream: Festival of Art + Culture

When: Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 9
Where: Various locations around Albury Wodonga

We have begun planning for the 2020 Upstream Festival of Art and Culture. This is a festival of regional significance, a collaboration and connection of art and culture with local food and beverage. 

AlburyCity and Wodonga Council are thrilled to host a festival that is unique to the Border and has something for all ages. 
We are looking for volunteers to assist with the many activities occurring over the four-day festival in Albury and Wodonga.

If you are interested in volunteering at this event please email or call the Volunteer Co-ordinator on (02) 6022 9335 with your availability.

Expressions of interest to volunteer at this event close Friday, February 14, 2020


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Man from Snowy River Bush Festival

When: Saturday, March 28, 2020 to Tuesday, April 7, 2020 (festival dates Thursday, April 2 to Sunday, April 5, 2020)
Where: Corryong, Victoria

Rebuild, Regrow, Recover - Man from Snowy River Bush Festival and the Upper Murray Fire Recovery need volunteers to help with the 2020 festival.

With the recent fires in Corryong, local volunteers have been stretched and the festival organisers are looking beyond their local area for volunteers to help with the festival.

100 per cent of festival profits and fundraising will be donated to the recovery of the local communities.

Further details

Goal

The Man from Snowy River Bush Festival team is looking for enthusiastic and energetic volunteers at the festival in a variety of roles.

Volunteer roles include:

  • Administration
  • Bar
  • Equine/Stock Handling events
  • Fire recovery support
  • Kids activities
  • Logistics
  • Merchandise
  • Art and Photography
  • Street Events
  • Ute Muster

Requirements: 

Please visit the Man from Snowy River Bush Festival website for more information. 


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Bonegilla Migrant Experience

When: Ongoing
Where: 82 Bonegilla Road, Bonegilla
Times: On Saturdays or as an on call volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to assist with the day-to-day running of Bonegilla Migrant Experience. To learn more about Bonegilla Migrant Experience, visit their website at bonegilla.org.au

Further details

Duties

  • Locking up the huts
  • Checking site for risks and hazards
  • Welcoming visitors
  • Giving an informative talk on arrival to centre
  • Helping visitors navigate electronic database to aid research of family history
  • Promote centre merchandise
  • Researching for the site or for new opportunities
  • Assist staff to evacuate site in an emergency
  • Basic cleaning tasks
  • If required to aid staff through the use of the till or retail sales


 Specific skills

  • Follow all reasonable instructions from Site Team Leader or Supervisor
  • Current police check and working with children check
  • Be a registered Wodonga Council volunteer
  • Knowledge of the site is helpful but not a requirement
  • Strong communication and people skills


Dress code

  • Red top, black pants and comfortable walking shoes
  • If you don’t own a red top or black pants, neat casual with no logos is acceptable
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided


Other

  • Visitor demographic is elderly and sometimes with strong links to the site. This can be a very emotional site for people. Strong people skills are preferred
  • Site can be quiet at times, there are daily, weekly and monthly tasks available to help fill in the days



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General Volunteers

Volunteers help with the success of various events, shows and programs across the city. 

PLEASE NOTE: There are no available spots to volunteer at Wodonga Library. 

To apply or for more information, contact our volunteer co-ordinator.



Volunteer handbook

Below you will find our Volunteer Handbook. Throughout the book, we aim to provide standard volunteer guidelines that outline both your rights and responsibilities as a volunteer with the council.

Please note: This is a generic guide and there may be specific handbooks, policies and procedures which relate to the area in which you are working. 

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