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Benefits of volunteering

Volunteering is a great way to build your work and life skills. It can broaden your horizons and provide opportunities to meet new people.

Just some of the benefits include:

  • 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.

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.

Volunteering opportunities include administration, animal welfare, arts, disability support, education, emergency services, environment, health, human rights, aged care, children's services and sport and recreation.

Armadale Volunteer Services has more than 150 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, please contact Armadale Volunteer Service (see below).

Armadale Volunteer Service

Armadale Volunteer Services is an initiative of the City of Armadale supported with funding from the State Government.

Our service provides:

  • A free referral service for people wanting to volunteer
  • A free support service for community groups wishing to engage volunteers
  • A range of activities that promote the many benefits of volunteering.

You can contact the Armadale Volunteer Service by email or call 9394 5629.

Other volunteering opportunities

Search online

Visit Go Volunteer or Seek for current volunteering opportunities. (Note: Go Volunteer also has an app you can download.)

You could also try Volunteering WA.

Local paper

Many community groups will advertise in the local paper. This may be through Public Notices at the back of the paper or in the editorial section.

Step into volunteering sessions

Armadale Volunteer Services frequently holds information sessions for people wanting to volunteer but not sure how to get started. These sessions are advertised in local papers and on this website (visit the What's On section).

Specific cause

If you are interested in a specific cause or organisation, you might like to search the web for groups that meet your values in your desired area of volunteering.

Many organisations have online portals on their web pages where you can request further information about volunteering for them.

Volunteering rights and responsibilities

Refer to the Step into volunteering booklet below to find out about your volunteering rights and responsibilities.

Also, when volunteering for an organisation, it's important to always ask about insurance – Public Liability, Volunteer Personal Accident and Professional Indemnity insurance.

Do you need a volunteer?

Armadale Volunteer Services (AVS) provides a free service for community organisations looking for volunteers.

Services include:

  • Registration of your organisation's volunteer positions on our database
  • Subsequent promotion of position on Seek and Go Volunteer
  • Referral of prospective volunteers
  • Assistance with recruitment of volunteers
  • Access to information on training and grant opportunities.

Half yearly, our members are invited to attend networking sessions to discuss:

  • Volunteer management
  • Promoting volunteering
  • Recognising volunteering
  • Encouraging best practice.

Membership is free.

To register  you must be a not for profit organisation and provide a current copy of Certificate of Currency stating Public Liability Cover and Volunteer Personal Accident Cover.

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 Armadale Volunteer Service today to find out more (see below).

More information and contacts

Download the City's guide below for everything you need to know about volunteering.

Contact the Armadale Volunteer Service online (see below), by email or call 9394 5629.

 

Page Last Reviewed 1 October 2019