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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Bonegilla Migrant Experience

When: Ongoing
Where: 82 Bonegilla Road, Bonegilla
Times: Every second Sunday

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



Volunteer


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. 

Join our Volunteer group!


Looking to start your journey to volunteering in Wodonga? Join our Facebook group and find out what opportunities are available. We'll also post about events and workshops that may be of interest to you!


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