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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Volunteering opportunities

 


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Making mums and bubs feel welcome

When: Thursday afternoons from 1.15pm to 3.15pm for about five weeks - January 9, 2020 to February 6, 2020
Where: Felltimber Community Centre, Cnr Melrose Drive and Felltimber Creek Road, Wodonga.

We have an opportunity for you to assist local Maternal Child Health staff in a weekly education session for mothers with new babies (aged from about eight weeks).

Further details

Tasks:

  • Assist Maternal Child Health staff
  • To assist in welcoming new mums as they arrive to the session
  • To assist in making the new mums aware of the facilities
  • To engage in conversation with new mums who may be struggling to connect with other group members
  • To refer questions to the Maternal Child Health staff member
  • To assist the Maternal Child Health staff member as required by their direction
  • To assist setting out and packing down chairs
  • To help place out catering and clean up afterwards
Specific requirements:

  • Must be over 18 years of age and registered as a Wodonga Council volunteer
  • Must hold current police check and working with children check
  • Must have all vaccinations up to date including whooping cough
  • Bright, friendly manner
  • Confident with with babies and new mothers
  • Desirable – a current first aid certificate

Other information:


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Bonegilla Migrant Experience

When: Ongoing
Where: 82 Bonegilla Road, Bonegilla
Times: On Tuesdays, either all day or 9.30am to 1.30pm or 1.30pm to 4pm or Fridays from 1.30pm to 4.30pm

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. 

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

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