Whitehorse City Council

Volunteering Opportunities

Council volunteer programs

Please find below information on Council managed volunteer opportunities. Contact details for each of these programs are listed within the description.

Delivered Meals (Meals on Wheels)

mow volunteer

**Please note, all volunteer shifts in the Delivered Meals program are currently filled. Please check back regularly for updates on available vacancies.**

Whitehorse City Council delivers 1220 meals to approximately 300 clients each week. Volunteers in this program provide valuable assistance and support by picking up meals from one of our distribution centres and delivering them to our residents at their homes. Monitoring the overall wellbeing of clients and reporting any concerns is also a vital part of this role. You will be a valued member of the team and training and support will be provided. Please note that a clear National Criminal History Check is required at commencement and then every three years.

Submit an online application here.

Whitehorse Artspace (Gallery Attendants)

**Please note, all volunteer shifts in the ArtSpace program are currently filled. Please check back regularly for updates on available vacancies.**

Are you interested in local history? Did you know that the Box Hill region was the birthplace of Australian Impressionism? Do you enjoy talking to people about art and history? Volunteering at the Whitehorse Artspace might be the place for you.

Council is looking for volunteers to assist our Curator in providing customer service to people who visit our Gallery during business hours and Saturday’s. Council’s gallery is located within Box Hill Town Hall. As a valued member of the team you will receive briefings on upcoming Exhibitions and be invited to Exhibition opening events. Please note that a clear National Criminal History Check is required as part of the recruitment process.

Submit an online application here.

**Please note, all volunteer shifts in the Artspace program are currently filled. Please check back in 2018 for updates on available vacancies.**

ParksWide Education Program

parkland volunteersDo you have a love of nature and the enthusiasm to share it with others in the community? We are looking for volunteers to help deliver a wide range of environmental education programs held at Blackburn Lake Sanctuary, Yarran Dheran and other bushland/open space sites within the City of Whitehorse. These programs are delivered to preschool and school aged children and volunteers can assist by leading small groups on guided walks, assist with games and environmentally themed activities and other general classroom style duties. Please note that a current Working with Children Check and National Criminal History Check is required or alternatively current Victorian Institute of Teaching registration. Most sessions are run during school hours.

Submit an online application here.

Parkland Advisory Committees

Parkland Advisory Committees provide valuable support for the care and improvement of 14 of Council’s bushland and open space parks.

If you are interested in the environment and being part of an Advisory Committee or assisting with working bees please see contact details below or refer to the websites listed for further information.

Committee Name
Antonio Park Advisory Committee                                      
Blackburn Creeklands Advisory Committee                Anne Makhijani  9874 1572  makhijaniaj@optusnet.com.au   
Bellbird Dell Creeklands Advisory Committee Mary Crouch 9894 3025 marypcrouch@gmail.com
Blackburn Lake Sanctuary Advisory Committee Anne Payne  0412 959 044 annepayne@optusnet.com.au 
Buckanbe Park Advisory Committee Vivien Ibbott 0421 288 144 vivien@newscan.com.au
Campbells Croft / Abbey Walk campbellscroft@yahoo.com.au
Cootamundra Walk Advisory Committee Margaret Witherspoon 9878 5998 wwmw@bigpond.com
Halliday Park Advisory Committee Liz DeMaria 0436 190 778
Harding Street Reserve Advisory Committee Diana Foster 0417 184 264          Diana.foster9298@gmail.com
Ronald E Gray Reserve Advisory Committee Brian Duvoisin 9878 9043
Heatherdale Creek Parklands Advisory Committee Val Turnbull 9874 8801 vturnbull@optusnet.com.au
Wandinong Sanctuary Advisory Committee Louise Bell 0418 525 591 louise@intherm.com.au
Wurundjeri Sanctuary Advisory Committee Marianne Woodford 0408 800 290 mwoodford@iinet.net.au
Yarran Dheran Advisory Committee Gay Gallagher 9874 5968


Whitehorse Youth Representative Committee and FReeZA

At the start of each year, Council’s Youth Services seek expressions of interest from young people (aged between 12-25) to join the Whitehorse Youth Representative Committee (WYRC) and/or the FReeZa Committee.

The WYRC has a focus on youth leadership, youth issues and being a voice for young people within the community.

The FReeZA Committee’s Flying Pig Events focuses on presenting and managing music, art and cultural events.

Both offer the perfect chance to use a range of skills, learn new ones and get valuable experience to add to a resume. For further information please call Council’s Youth Participation Officer on 9898 9340. 

Cruzin’ Studyyouth volunteer

The Cruzin Study Homework Support Program provides free homework support to young people aged 12-25 years and is based at the Box Hill Library on Thursdays throughout the school term from 4.00pm–6.00pm. Tutors are provided to assist young people with a diverse selection of subjects including: English, history, maths, science and literature. The program also provides free Wi-Fi, printing, copying, computers and refreshments to young people. If you are a professional who has worked in the educational field and are able to tutor up to Year 12, this volunteer program may suit you. Please note that a current Working With Children Check or Victorian Institute of Teaching registration is required.

For further information please call Council’s Youth Participation Officer on 9898 9340.

L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program

Volunteer mentor drivers are needed to help deliver the ‘L2P’ learner driver mentor program. The L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program helps disadvantaged young learner drivers who may not have access to a car and a supervisor to clock up the required 120 hours of driver training to get their probationary licence. Council provides the car, petrol, insurance and vehicle registration.

The pdf icon L2P (85.17kB) brochure is available for you to download in PDF format. To apply to be an L2P Mentor, please complete this pdf icon  application form (292.10kB).

For more information about this program please contact the Manningham/Whitehorse L2P Project Officer on 9846 0537.