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Volunteers are a highly valued part of the City of Wanneroo and play a vital role in making our communities stronger, especially during times of need, crisis or isolation. The City recognises and appreciates the significant contributions of all volunteers to making our community a better place to live, work, and visit. If you are passionate about making a difference in your community while meeting new people and learning something different, then we encourage you to consider volunteering with us.

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Volunteering with the City of Wanneroo

New and existing volunteering positions become available at the City throughout the year. To express your interest in any of our other volunteering programs listed below, please do so via our Volunteer Portal. Alternatively, please contact the Community Development Team on 9405 5600 or via email at volunteering@wanneroo.wa.gov.au

The City has a number of exciting volunteer roles across a wide variety of City programs and services. Examples of some of these roles are provided below.

Community Transport Drivers

If you have a friendly face and a regular C class driver's licence, this role might be for you. Our volunteers drive a 12 seater bus from the Ashby depot to pick up local seniors, take them to their various social groups and activities, and home again afterwards. You’ll have the opportunity for a good chat along the way and get to enjoy the experience of supporting our local seniors stay engaged in the community. Drivers are needed on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays, with a start time of approx. 7.45am.

 

Conservation volunteers

Conservation Volunteers may be involved in a variety of conservation activities for a specific reserve (or group of reserves) to help improve the reserve’s conservation values and the community’s appreciation for natural areas. Activities can include rubbish collection, weed control, guided nature walks, raising environmental awareness, planting of rehabilitation sites, flora/fauna monitoring and reporting vandalism or other issues. For waste or recycling volunteering see our Adopt-a-Spot program.

 

Visitor experience volunteers

We need you to help create wonderful experiences for our visitors. As a Visitor Experience Volunteer you will assist the Cultural Services team to provide great customer service, activities and programs at the Wanneroo Regional Museum, Gallery and Heritage Houses. Join us and be part of a fun and passionate network of people who love all things history, heritage and arts.

 

Children’s programs and services volunteers

We have a range of volunteer roles that work alongside staff to support the delivery of library-based programs such as It’s All About Play, Lego Club and Learning English Through Storytime. Volunteers also provide valuable back of house support with preparing materials for programs and outreach deliveries.

 

Technology help volunteers

These volunteers work from our libraries to assist community members to get online, increase their digital literacy and successfully undertake everyday computing tasks. Volunteers may work with community members one-to-one or in groups.

 

Community history volunteers

The Community History Centre is the perfect place to volunteer if you are interested in the history of Wanneroo. Our volunteers assist with a huge range of tasks, from arranging and housing historical information, to encapsulating maps and editing newspaper articles from TROVE. With a focus on discoverability, the Centre relies on the support of volunteers to make our rich history collection visible to the community.

 

Books on Wheels volunteers

Volunteers may assist with selection of books and other resources for homebound customers, or they may accompany staff in delivering the selections to customer residences.

 

Job seeker program volunteers

Volunteers provide invaluable guidance to job seekers in preparing resumes to meet the needs of current recruiters. Volunteers may also assist with the delivery of other job seeker programs.

 

English Conversation Group volunteers

Our English Conversation Group volunteers facilitate fun, informal meetings with groups of adult learners of English, providing a safe space for them to practice and improve their speaking and listening skills.

 

Fire and Emergency Service volunteers

Fire and Emergency Service volunteers have a different recruitment path due to the particular intake and training requirements for these roles. If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering with the City’s Bushfire Brigades please visit our dedicated page on fire volunteers.

Fire and Emergency Service volunteering

 

Adopt-a-Spot volunteers

People interested in waste and recycling volunteering opportunities should visit our Adopt-a-Spot page. This program is operated by Keep Australia Beautiful.

Adopt-a-Spot volunteering

 

Apply for current volunteering positions

To browse all current volunteering opportunities at the City, and for information on how to apply please click below (this will open an external website).

City of Wanneroo volunteering

Information for local volunteering organisations

The City of Wanneroo receives many enquiries from community members wanting to participate in volunteering. If you have current volunteering opportunities that you would like to be circulated to our current applicant pool please feel free to contact the Community Planning and Development team:

Phone: 9405 5600 
Email: volunteering@wanneroo.wa.gov.au

If you are a small or emerging not-for-profit or community group delivering services in the City of Wanneroo region you might also like to explore some of our other resources.

Volunteering Policy

Volunteering is a great way to get involved with your local community, to contribute to a cause you care about and to meet like-minded people.  Being a volunteer can bring purpose as well as increased self-esteem and wellbeing.  It also provides you with an opportunity to share your skills or knowledge and learn new things. Volunteering also strengthens communities by bringing people together and building community spirit and resilience. 

The City of Wanneroo recognises these benefits and through our Volunteering Policy, is committed to delivering a quality Volunteer Program which provides opportunities to volunteer with the City and to encouraging volunteering across the community.