Volunteering

Volunteering

The City recognises the crucial role volunteers play 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 Communities. The service was established in 2003 and has more than 200 positions available at over 100 different agencies. AVS is part of a statewide network, promoting the benefits of volunteering and awareness of the opportunities to volunteer throughout the community.

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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.

Step Into Volunteering Information Booklet

Upcoming Events

Grow your knowledge

Do you want to enhance your leadership skills? Would you like to learn how to identify funding sources?

Two free information sessions are being offered to community groups and not-for-profit organisations. The  focus will be on unpacking committee representation and sourcing fundraising opportunities.

Committees Unpacked (Session 1) - Monday 10 June 5.30 - 8pm
Volunteering WA will show you how to use effective leadership skills to help secure and retain volunteers. Learn how to understand different communication styles, overcome barriers and empower your community group for future sustainability.

Finding Funding (Session 2) - Monday 17 June 5.30 - 8pm
WACOSS will teach you about fee-for-service income, donations, memberships, events, sponsorships, and fundraising. Learn how to develop a practical fundraising plan and identify various funding sources for your club or community group.

Armadale District Hall
Corner Jull Street and Church Avenue, Armadale

Book via Eventbrite (search 'Grow your knowledge'). Places limited. RSVP for catering purposes.

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Step Into Volunteering Session

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.

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

Monday 20 May

1 - 2pm

Armadale Library

Bookings are essential. Email volunteering@armadale.wa.gov.au by Thursday 16 May or phone 9394 5000.

Flyer.

 

National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week is being celebrated from 20 May to 26 May 2019 and this year's theme is 'Making a world of difference'. In celebrating National Volunteer Week and the wonderful contributions that volunteers make to our community, the City of Armadale are pleased to invite volunteers who live in or volunteer in the City of Armadale, to an exclusive viewing of the musical comedy production of 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' performed by Roleystone Theatre Inc. The performance will be held at the Armadale District Hall on Sunday 26th May from 4.30pm with pre-show light refreshments being served from 4pm. Tickets are limited. Volunteer tickets are complimentary and we have a very limited number of 'plus one' tickets available at $20.

We would love to see as many Volunteers as possible attend, giving the City an opportunity to show it's appreciation of the work volunteers do in our community and highlighting what wonderful people they are and the difference they make to our world.

26 May

4.30pm

Armadale District Hall

90 Jull Street

Tickets are limited. To secure your ticket contact the Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre. Phone 9394 5410 or visit the website via www.perthhillsarmadale.com.au by 17 May.

Why become a Volunteer?

Volunteering is a great way to build your work and life skills. It can broaden your horizons and provide opportunities to meet new people. The benefits of volunteering cannot be under estimated. Some of the benefits and opportunities volunteering can offer you 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.

Where can I Volunteer?

Individuals can volunteer their time in areas such as administration, animal welfare, arts, disability support, education, emergency services, environment, health, human rights, aged care, children's services and sport and recreation. AVS 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 then contact the City’s Volunteer Service Coordinator on 9394 5642 or email volunteering@armadale.wa.gov.au.

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

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, contact the City’s Volunteer Service Officer on 9394 5642 or email volunteering@armadale.wa.gov.au.

Volunteer Events

 

Volunteer Rights and Checklist

Unlike paid staff, volunteers are not covered by awards or workplace 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.

Volunteer rights and checklist

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.

Quarterly our members are invited to attend networking sessions to discuss a myriad of volunteering issues including:

  • Volunteer Management
  • Promoting Volunteering
  • Recognising Volunteering
  • Encouraging Best Practice

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 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 City’s Volunteer Services Officer today to receive a membership package. Call 9394 5629 or email volunteering@armadale.wa.gov.au.

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 and offers a wealth of information including how to conduct committee meetings, serving your sponsor and managing your club volunteers.

For more information contact the City's Club Development Officer on 9394 5461.

Useful Links

GoVolunteer

Department of Local Government and Communities

Volunteering WA

Volunteering Australia

Our Community

Contact Form

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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