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 2020
We observed National Volunteer Week 2020 (18 – 24 May) a little differently thanks to COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing rules. Because our volunteers couldn’t gather in person as usual we met online and heard from our Mayor at that time, Cr. Rose Hodge, and local Olympic champion Lydia Lassila.
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
- View our volunteer handbook(PDF, 405KB)
- 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.
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.
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