Wodonga Council
Volunteering

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Volunteer of the Year Awards


Each year Wodonga Council recognises the contribution of volunteers through the Volunteer of the Year Awards.

These awards are presented to volunteers for their outstanding contribution to our local community.

Awards are given to recognise excellence in voluntary service and are intended to enhance public awareness and appreciation of the quality and depth of voluntary service in the community. The awards are not seeking to identify a ‘best volunteer'. 

Nominations for these awards are sought in April, with the awards presented in May to coincide with National Volunteer Week.

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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General volunteers

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

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!


Join now!