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Thursday, 23 October 2014

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Armadale Volunteer Services

Volunteers enhance and extend many services across the City of Armadale. The City recognises the crucial role volunteers play in these services and has a designated service to assist volunteers and community organisations.

Armadale Volunteer Services (AVS) is an initiative of the City of Armadale supported with funding from the Department of Local Government and Communities. The Service was established in 2003 and currently has over 200 positions available at over 100 different agencies. AVS is part of a State wide alliance, promoting the benefits and increasing the awareness and opportunities of volunteering throughout the community.


What is Volunteering?

Volunteering is an activity whereby people choose to donate their time and effort, without financial gain, by sharing their knowledge, expertise, skills and interests for the benefit and wellbeing of others, themselves or the community.

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Why become a Volunteer?

Volunteering is a great way to build on your work and life skills. It can broaden your horizons and give you an opportunity to meet new people and make new contacts. The benefits of volunteering cannot be underestimated. Some of the benefits and opportunities Volunteering can offer you include, but are not limited to:

A volunteer works with an owl. Mother and daughter painting a garden planter. Volunteers stand in a river doing environmental work. A young woman smiling with inflatable water toys. Boy teaching elderly man to use a computer. Ladies sorting donated clothing whilst working for a charity. Men volunteering in a wood working shop Lady volunteering to water a garden.
  • Learning about your community.
  • Having fun and enjoying yourself.
  • Being more positive.
  • Having a sense of self-worth.
  • Trying something different.
  • Sharing your knowledge.
  • Maintaining your skills.
  • Learning new skills.
  • Accessing training.

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Where can I Volunteer?

Individuals can volunteer their time in areas such as administration, animal welfare, arts, children, disabilities, education, emergency services, environment, health, human rights, indigenous, seniors, sport and recreation. Armadale Volunteer Services currently has over 200 positions available at over 100 different agencies.

If you are available one hour a month or one day a week, short or long term, or would like to know how you can be involved in one-off community events and projects then contact the City’s Volunteer Service Coordinator at Armadale Volunteer Services Monday to Friday on:

Or complete the contact form at the bottom of this page and we will be in touch with you, as soon as possible.

There are no obligations - just friendly assistance.

Alternatively you can peruse the many positions available at www.govolunteer.com.au.

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Volunteering at the City of Armadale

Volunteers at the City of Armadale are engaged in a variety of roles.

Some of these programs include:

  • Armadale Gosnells Landcare Group
  • Armadale Visitors Centre
  • Birtwistle Local Studies Library
  • Bushcare and Environment Advisory Committee Friends Groups
  • Bushfire Brigades
  • Civic Pride Action Group
  • Drop n Shop - (located at the Armadale Landfill and Recycling facility)
  • Events
  • History House Museum
  • RoadWise
  • State Emergency Services

If you are interested in volunteering in any of these programs please contact the City’s Volunteer Service Coordinator on 9399 0642 or complete the contact form at the bottom of this page and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

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Volunteer rights and checklist

Unlike paid staff, volunteers are not covered by awards or work-place agreements. Volunteers however do have rights, some of which are enshrined in legislation and some of which could be considered the moral obligations of an organisation involving volunteers. Volunteering Australia promotes the following as the basic rights of a volunteer.

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Community Organisations - Do you need volunteers?

Armadale Volunteer Services will recruit and refer volunteers free of charge.

We would like to invite your organisation to take advantage of the benefits that Armadale Volunteer Services can offer:

  • Registration of your organisations volunteer positions on our database and subsequently promoted on www.seek.com.au and www.govolunteer.com.au
  • Referral of prospective volunteers
  • Assistance with recruitment of volunteers
  • Access to information on training and grant opportunities

Membership is free. There are no fees attached to Armadale Volunteer Services, however to register you must be a ‘not for profit’ organisation and provide us with a current copy of Certificate of Currency stating Public Liability Cover and Volunteer Personal Accident Cover.

Please note that we do not conduct reference checks or police checks and we strongly urge organisations to undertake these where necessary. As always, the decision to accept a volunteer rests with you.

Contact the City’s Volunteer Service Coordinator today to receive a membership package. Telephone 9399 0642 or email volunteering@armadale.wa.gov.au

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Training Information

Armadale Volunteer Services regularly conducts training for volunteer managers and volunteers. All training and workshops are free but registration is essential as places fill quickly.

Step into Volunteering

Are you interested in volunteering but aren’t sure how to get started?  There are plenty of opportunities available, something for everyone. Volunteering covers a spectrum of positions including youth work, aged care, emergency services and environmental services just to name a few.

This free session is a great way to find out about the hundreds of positions available for volunteers and to get your foot in the door.  Find position which is perfect for you.

Date Thursday 23 October
Time 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Venue Armadale Library
Armadale Central Shopping Centre,
Shop 64/10 Orchard Ave, Armadale
RSVP By Monday 20 October on 9399 0642
or email volunteering@armadale.wa.gov.au

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Useful Links

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Active Clubs

The Active Clubs Program is the City of Armadale's Club Development program which supports sporting clubs within the City of Armadale. The program exists to support clubs with administrative processes offers a wealth of information including "How to conduct committee meetings", "Serving your sponsor" and "Managing your club Volunteers".

For more information visit Active Clubs online or contact the City's Club Development Officer on 9399 0658

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Contact Form

Please use this form to make further enquiries about volunteering opportunities in your community. Alternatively, you can peruse the many opportunities available at www.govolunteer.com.au.
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