Volunteer Committee Training - 2021

Council provides free training sessions to support the many volunteers in Surf Coast Shire’s not-for-profit groups, clubs and incorporated associations. The training is aimed at committee members and will cover a range of topics, from grant writing, to good financial management, event planning and other information. The chosen topics are the priorities that emerged from an earlier consultation, to develop a Community Development Strategy.

CLICK HERE(PDF, 40KB)  for details.


National Volunteer Week 2021

We observed National Volunteer Week 2021 (17 – 23 May) with a series of morning and afternoon teas, in collaboration with the Community Houses at Anglesea, Deans Marsh, Lorne, Torquay and Winchelsea.  Thanks to all those who joined us.  Volunteering helps make our community a great place to live.

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Join our volunteer team

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and advice, Council has suspended all volunteering for now. As soon as we can safely bring our volunteers back, we will.  Until that time, we ask all volunteers across Surf Coast Shire stay COVID-safe, observe the guidelines and look after your health and well-being

  1. View our volunteer handbook(PDF, 405KB)
  2. Complete the online registration form

Volunteer opportunities with Council

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

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.

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.

Volunteering in an emergency

There are many organisations to join and help in an emergency.  Most require volunteers to be trained and ready for events before they occur.

Check out this fact sheet on volunteering in an emergency(PDF, 184KB)

Contact us for more information

Phone: 5261 0600 and ask for the volunteer advisor
Email: volunteering@surfcoast.vic.gov.au

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.