Volunteering has a positive impact on the lives of volunteers and those around them. Some of the benefits of volunteering are:
Opportunities exist in a wide range of organisations and roles, whether you have a few spare hours a week or want to assist with one-off events.
Go to Volunteering WA to search for current vacancies.
Volunteering programs directly managed by the Shire of Mundaring include:
What to expect
To acknowledge and thank volunteers for their service to our community, the Shire provides the following:
Volunteer opportunities are advertised in ways that are accessible to all sections of the community.
The Shire’s website provides a search tool linking potential volunteers to the latest local and State-wide volunteering vacancies listed by Volunteering WA.
Volunteers are selected in an open, transparent and non-discriminatory manner, taking into account a volunteer’s ability and suitability in relation to the role, as well as any site or program specific requirement.
Unsuccessful volunteer applicants are notified and where appropriate advised of any other suitable volunteering opportunities.
Before commencement, volunteers are required to have a meeting with the Volunteer Program Supervisor to discuss the position and assess whether the role is suitable for the applicant.
Shire of Mundaring acknowledges the efforts of volunteers as an integral part of our community wellbeing.
The support offered by Shire of Mundaring to volunteers and volunteer groups includes:
The Shire offers a range of free and subsidised skill development workshops throughout the year. For more information visit Volunteers - Vacancies & Resources on the Shire's website.
The Shire of Mundaring has a number of grants available to not-for-profit community groups and organisations located in the Shire, through its Community Grants Program. Grants for community events, equipment, promotional material and training are available to groups twice annually.
The Shire also offers grants specifically to volunteer involving organisations with the purpose of assisting groups to recognise and celebrate the contribution of volunteers:
Volunteer Recognition Event Grant
Open on an ongoing basis, this $300 grant assists groups to hold an event to celebrate and acknowledge the contribution of their volunteers. There is no acquittal required.
Milestone Event Grant
Open once annually, this $2500 grant assists groups to celebrate a signficiant milestone achievement.
Yes, the Shire can assist your group to source volunteers in the following ways:
As a volunteer you have the right:
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As a volunteer you have the right to be reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenses. It should not cost you personally to be a volunteer.