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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Wodonga Children’s Fair

When: Sunday, October 27 from 10am to 3pm
Where: Wodonga Racecourse Recreation and Showground Reserve

Wodonga's favourite family event are needing a few volunteers to assist with the running of the event. To learn more about Wodonga Children's Fair Fair, visit our website here.

Fill out the expression of interest form before October 11, 2019.

Further details

Duties

We are seeking volunteers to assist in the smooth delivery of a range of activities on the day, including the FOOSt cooking activities, the art zone area and the front gate. Some roles only have a three-hour commitment.

Specific skills

  • Must be aged 14 years or over on the day of the event
  • All applicants will be required to sign up as a council volunteers
  • Applicants over the age of 18 will be required to hold both a current National Police Check and a Victorian Working with Children Check.

Dress code

  • A neat appearance is ideal
  • Closed in comfortable shoes are required
  • You will be provided with a Children’s Fair lanyard, an event handbook, a water bottle and a hat.

Other

  • Regular breaks will be provided to all volunteers
  • You will receive a lunch voucher


Fundraise for your community organisation at Wodonga Children's Fair

When: Sunday, October 27 from 10am to 3pm
Where: Wodonga Racecourse Recreation and Showground Reserve

Does your community organisation want to help out at a great community event and fundraise at the same time? We are calling for expressions of interest from community organisations to volunteer at the 2019 Wodonga Children’s Fair to help clean-up and pack-down!

Further details

Pack-down crew

  • Required onsite from 3.00pm until finished (approximately 3.5 hours)
  • Minimum of 10 adults (the more volunteers, the faster the activity will take)
  • Pack up marquees, flags, rubber mats, signs, and umbrellas.

Clean-up crew

  • Required onsite from 3.30pm until finished (approximately 3 hours)
  • Minimum of 10 adults (the more volunteers, the faster the activity will take)
  • Help manage the waste including collect all wheelie bins and return to nominated site, and pick up rubbish across venue and car parks (gloves and rubbish bags provided).

Parking crew

  • Require onsite from 6.30am to 4.30pm
  • Minimum 10 adults (rotating roster throughout the day)
  • Help manage the parking of cars in two parking areas for the duration of the event

Other

  • All volunteers must wear enclosed shoes and high visibility vest/shirt in addition to a hat, sunglasses and sun cream.
  • No children (under 16 years of age) are permitted to assist in these activities due to dangers from moving vehicles and forklifts.

In return, the council will make a financial contribution towards your club or organisation, making this a great way for your club to fundraise!

Please register your interest ASAP with Duryarne Streat on dstreat@wodonga.vic.gov.au or (02) 6022 9356.



Amy Shark Regional Tour

When: Thursday, October 31 from 7.30pm onwards, and Friday, November 1 from 7.30pm onwards
Where: The Cube Wodonga, 118 Hovell St, Wodonga

The Cube Wodonga needs 12 volunteers (six per show) to assist with the Amy Shark Regional Tour.  

Further details

Duties

  • Assist staff to evacuate in the case of emergency
  • Assist staff to direct people into concert
  • Assist staff with crowd management – eyes on the crowd
  • Watch for dangerous or inappropriate behaviour
  • Reporting to staff or security any unusual or unsafe behaviour
  • Check tickets/identification
  • Assist staff to wristband patrons and check age ID
  • Assist patrons with any frequently asked questions
  • Follow all reasonable instructions by supervisor or staff


Specific skills

  • Must be over 18 years of age and registered as a Wodonga Council volunteer
  • Must hold current police check and working with children check
  • Needs to be able to stand for long periods of time – this role will require volunteers to be standing for about five hours – breaks will be allocated
  • Desirable – a current first aid certificate


Dress code

  • A neat appearance is ideal, traditionally in black attire
  • Closed in comfortable shoes are required for safety reasons.
  • You will be provided with an events vest and a torch
  • Water provided


Other

  • Regular breaks will be provided to all volunteers
  • Ear plugs will be supplied – there may be loud music at these events



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Sustainable Living Festival

When: Saturday, November 16 from 8am to 1pm
Where: Gateway Village and Circus site, Lincoln Causeway, Wodonga

The annual sustainability event is coming back to the border this November. This event aims to raise awareness and showcase local eco-businesses and community groups - and it needs your help! 

Further details

Duties

  • Meet and greet
  • Assist with way-finding from Gateway Lakes
  • Waste warriors – waste management

Specific skills

  • Customer Service
  • Passionate about waste management and sustainability
  • A neat appearance

Other information

  • Water will be provided
  • Must have a positive attitude to sustainability
  • Enclosed, comfortable shoes must be worn
  • Dress sun smart
  • Volunteer vest will be provided

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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



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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.

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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