National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week 2022 is coming! (16 – 22 May).  The theme this year is “Better Together”.  Volunteering brings people together; it builds communities and creates a better society for everyone. National Volunteer Week is a chance for all of us to celebrate and recognise the vital work of volunteers and to say thank you. Together, through volunteering, we are changing communities for the better. We are, Better Together.

Last year we held a series of morning and afternoon teas, in collaboration with the Community Houses at Anglesea, Deans Marsh, Lorne, Torquay and Winchelsea.  Here are some pictures.

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Join our volunteer team

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.