Volunteer with Us
Volunteering plays a key part in developing our community’s sense of belonging, worth and resilience. It also can provide great individual benefits such as making new friends, learning new skills and helping someone in need.
We recognise the significant impact volunteer involvement has on achieving our strategic goals and the delivery of a range of services and initiatives. Our volunteers are engaged across a broad range of activities ranging from aiding in social support, gardening, transport and domestic assistance, landcare and coastcare, representation on council committees, as well as events support and other community programs.
We are working towards developing a framework that incorporates the values and maximises the benefits of volunteer involvement. This will not only involve developing effective strategies and practices to assist us in managing all aspects of volunteering across council, but also to ensure that the rights of our volunteers are protected and they are supported to carry out their roles and responsibilities.
Council volunteering opportunities
Clarence Community Volunteer ServiceShow / Hide
We partner with the Clarence Community Volunteer Service to provide volunteer based service to the frail aged and younger people who live with a disability, including mental illness, in Clarence. This service aims to assist clients to stay in their own homes and connect to their local community. Services provided include:
- Shopping assistance
- Light gardening
- Telephone support
- Social support
The Clarence Community Volunteer Service is always keen for new volunteers to come on board. Volunteers give one or two hours, once a week, once a fortnight or even just once a month to support a client. Training, if required, is provided.
- Current police check
- Two referees
- Access to own car and drivers licence (advantageous)
For more information, contact the Clarence Community Volunteer Service on 03 6217 9630 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Landcare & coastcareShow / Hide
We actively support and manage many land and coastcare groups throughout the municipality, from the coast to rugged hilltops. These groups are guided by reserve activity plans, a volunteer workers manual and can receive extra support from our annual land and coastcare grants program. Group activities include traditional weeding and planting as well as partnering with other organisations to engage the broader community via interpretation and education of natural and cultural values.
Landcare and coastcare groups
- Acton Park Landcare
- Bellerive Bluff Landcare and Coastcare
- Bellerive- Howrah Coastcare
- Flagstaff Gully Landcare
- Geilston Bay Rivulet – South Bank
- Glebe Hill Reserve Landcare
- Lauderdale Coastcare
- Limekiln Point Coastcare
- Mortimer Bay Coastcare
- Mt.Rumney Landcare
- Natone Hill Landcare
- Otago Bay Coastcare
- Pipe Clay Coastcare
- Risdon Vale Neighbourhood Centre
- Rose Bay Coastcare
- Rosny – Montagu Bay Coastcare
- Seven Mile Beach Coastcare
- South Arm Opossum Bay Coastcare
- Tranmere – Clarence Plains Landcare and Coastcare
- Waverley Flora Park
- Wildcare Deslacs
Most groups hold monthly working bees on Saturdays or Sundays. Our volunteers are making a difference in our natural areas. New volunteers are welcome, for more information please contact Chris Johns on 03 6217 9715 or email email@example.com or Justin Burgess on 03 6217 9714 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bus driversShow / Hide
We provide the service of a community bus for community groups in Clarence who find it difficult to access other forms of transport.
The Clarence community bus would not be able to operate without the generous support of volunteer drivers, who enable the bus to be available to community groups as often as possible.
Volunteer bus drivers must have all the current licences required for driving the 22 seater community bus:
- Current Working with Vulnerable People;
- Public Passenger Vehicle (PPV); and
- Light, medium and heavy rigid license.
If you already have these licences, we can process your application and provide an induction to the bus as soon as practical.
If you do not have the necessary licence requirements but are still interested in volunteering as a driver, we can provide financial assistance to help you acquire the PPV and medium to heavy rigid licences.
For more information about these options or to register your interest, please contact us on 03 6217 9500 or complete and return the below form:
Special committees of councilShow / Hide
Management committees are appointed as Special Committees of Council under the provisions of Section 24 of the Local Government Act 1993 for various purposes. Appointments to these management committees are made at committee annual general meetings, held between 1 September and 15 December each year on a date determined by the respective committee. Find out more about these committees on our Special Committees of Council page.