Volunteering

This section contains a list of useful links to organisations and/or websites that can provide more information, specific detail on a topic, or support and advice.

FReeZA, www.freeza.vic.gov.au
Victorian young people working together to put on events in their local area. Get involved!

Minus 18,  www.minus18.org.au 
An organisation who plan and run events for Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer young people. Get involved or just have fun!

Youth Affairs Council of Victoria,  www.yacvic.org.au/youth 
YACVic is a not for profit organisation who speaks up for Young People with the state government. Join the organisation and have a chance to participate in some amazing things.

Ballarat Visitor Information Centre-  5320 5512
It's about being an ambassador for Ballarat and passing on your knowledge and experience to people visiting the Visitor Information Centre.  You will give them options on accommodation, what to see and do and our history and heritage.
Potential volunteers need to have a good local knowledge and passion for Ballarat  The role also requires you to deliver excellent customer service.

Meals on Wheels- 5320 5512
It's rewarding work with variety in the job, and a vital service to our community.  If you're interested and can spare an hour or two in the mornings weekly or fortnightly then call us for more information.

 Pinarc Support Services- 5329 1300 or nrobinson@pinarc.org.au
Work in a rewarding job and work with individuals who have a disability. You have the opportunity to work on holidays programs, toy and resource library as well as adult day service. If interested please contact PINARC.

Volunteer Manual- www.unitevolunteering.org.au
Comprising members from not for profit organisations that support people with an intellectual disability, as well as representatives from community and local government networks, the group has sought to enhance the profile of volunteering in the inner south-eastern area.

Soup Bus- www.soupbus.com.au
If you would like to help with food collection from the businesses who currently assist us, then please by all means sign up using the link below, and make a note in the comments section that you are applying to help with food collection. All meals are provided free of charge by local businesses. We have people who help serve meals once a month, while others create the rosters, drive the bus, organise volunteers or simply change the website content.

United Way- www.unitedwayballarat.com.au
Ballarat needs more than just money and programs.  We need the heads, hands and hearts of people right across our community, people just like you.  People who are willing to put their hands up and give the most precious gift of all... themselves.  Join us in volunteering to make Ballarat a better place.

Are you interested in helping our community to live sustainably? Here's your opportunity to create the change you want to see!

Smart Living Ballarat aims to be a one-stop-shop where people can connect to local skills, expertise and resources that will help them to live smarter.

Weekly, fortnightly or monthly shifts of a 3 hour duration will be available. Full training will be provided - you don't need to be an expert on all things sustainable.