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The City of Wanneroo has committed to delivering a quality Volunteer Program which provides opportunities to volunteer with the City and to encouraging volunteering activity more broadly across the community. Volunteering is time willingly given for the common good and without financial gain. The City's wonderful volunteers help to deliver a range of services, programs and activities that bring many benefits to our residents.

Volunteering with the City of Wanneroo

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. To browse all current opportunities please visit our main volunteering website.

COVID-19 and volunteering

Please be advised that some of the services, programs and activities offered by the City have been and continue to be limited by COVID-19. This means that our engagement of existing and new volunteers has also been limited. 

The City will endeavour to keep new and existing volunteers informed as circumstances change and COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease. 

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.

 

To apply

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

Fire & 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

Other volunteering opportunities and information

To find out about other volunteering opportunities in the wider community, you might like to browse any of the following resources which are available online: 

For general information on volunteering, visit the Volunteering WA website. 

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.