Throughout the Wattle Range community there are many and varied organisations with volunteers. These deliver essential services, recreational & educational opportunities and health support all of which contributes to a vibrant and dynamic community.
Within the same community there are many individuals who are keen to volunteer but don’t know what volunteering options are available. Council frequently receives requests from potential volunteers wanting to give their time to an organisation within the Wattle Range community.
The aim of the Wattle Range Community Volunteer Project is to provide potential volunteers with a list of volunteer roles available across a range of community organisations throughout the Council region.
If you would like your organisation to be included on Council's list of potential volunteer roles please complete the details on the form provided below.
Please note: If your organisation is currently listed with Council but you wish to amend your listing, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Council's Community Development Officer, Sarah Marzec on 08 8733 0900.
With so many potential volunteers approaching Council we want to make sure that all organisations are listed and that your organisation isn’t missing out.
The community volunteer positions listing is currently being compiled. When it is complete it will be available to view here. It is expected to be finalised before the end of February 2018.
This listing will be reviewed and updated by Council on a quarterly basis, organisations are encouraged to update their details regularly. Please email amendments to email@example.com.
Council's initial Volunteer Matching Initiatives were rolled out across Millicent, Penola, Beachport and surrounds throughout 2016/2017 and gave potential volunteers and local organisations an opportunity to be matched together.
The process involved a process of registration by local organisations. It was followed by an opportunity for potential volunteers to view posters featuring the 'positions vacant' or volunteer roles of each of those organisations. The posters were displayed in a key location for each area for a period of time. The posters are still displayed at the Beachport Medical Clinic.
The initiatives gave exposure to the large variety of volunteering options within the Council area, connecting interested people with options that they may not have otherwise been aware of. Over the 3 initiatives there were 87 community groups/organisations that offered a total of 234 volunteering positions. Feedback from participants indicated that there were many successful matchings between new volunteers and organisations.
Left: Dr. Stephan VanEeden of the Millicent Medical Clinic addresses those gathered at the Millicent Volunteer Matching Initiative Launch
Middle: Catherine Robinson, Paula Bennet and Vicki McDonald- Burgess catch-up at the Penola Volunteer Matching Initiative Launch
Right: The Beachport Volunteer Matching Initiative Launch was attended by the local St Johns Ambulance crew
“We have had 2 new recruits following on from the Millicent Volunteer Matching Initiative. We are really absolutely thrilled. Without this initiative it wouldn’t have been possible to recruit these people and really thanks Council for this excellent initiative.”
- Sheryl Lowe, Station Manager, 5 THE FM