Volunteering

To join our team:

  1. View our volunteer handbook(PDF, 4MB)
  2. Complete the online registration form

Council has volunteers in a variety of programs including:

Tourism/Visitor Information Centres
Volunteers help meet and greet more than 250,000 visitors to the Surf Coast each year.

Delivered Meals
The Delivered Meals program provides an important social connection for older people and supports them to maintain independence at home.

Cafe Support Program
Our Café Support Program is an opportunity for people at risk of social isolation to meet others from their local area, visit a café or place of interest, and learn more about their community.

Events
Volunteers play a crucial role in the smooth running of more than 300 events in the Surf Coast each year. Search the events calendar and contact event organisers to get involved.

HelpOUT
HelpOUT is an emergency volunteer service linking everyday Victorians who want to help with relief and recovery needs of disaster-affected communities. Register with them, and check out this fact sheet on volunteering in an emergency(PDF, 184KB) to learn how you can help.

Maternal and Child Health
The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) service occasionally needs help to transport pre-ordered baby and nursery items from Geelong Mums in South Geelong, to the Torquay Children’s Hub. Note: there are volunteer eligibility requirements to work with MCH.

Contact us for more information

Phone: 5261 0600 and ask for the Volunteer Support Officer
Email: volunteering@surfcoast.vic.gov.au

To join our team:

  1. View our volunteer handbook(PDF, 4MB)
  2. Complete the online registration form

Other volunteering organisations and services:

Surf Coast Shire Council is a Child Safe organisation. Volunteers will be required to have a current Working With Children Check, and agree to a National Police Check.