North Yarra Community Health bus and driverThere are more than 11,000 volunteers in Yarra who offer their skills, experience and time to give back to the community.

There are many opportunities for people to volunteer locally, which span the fields of aged care, the arts, the environment, emergency services, animal welfare, education, sport and many more.

Yarra Council is currently seeking volunteers who can spare two hours per week to help disadvantaged young people gain their driver licence. A safe vehicle, training, insurance and ongoing support is provided to all volunteers. See the Learner Driver Program page for further information. 

For general information about volunteering, contact:

Volunteering Australia -  the national peak body working to advance volunteering in the Australian community. Volunteering Australia provides direct support for volunteers and organisations who work with volunteers.

Search the following websites to find out about other volunteering roles:

Go Volunteer -  provides information about volunteer opportunities in your area.

Volunteering Victoria - supports volunteers, volunteer managers and co-ordinators and not-for-profit and community organisations within Victoria.

Victoria’s Volunteering Portal - an online community and information resource for Victorian volunteers and volunteering organisations.

Probono - offers VolunteerMatch, a service that connects skilled professional volunteers with not-for-profit organisations that need assistance.

Online Volunteering - helps people share skills, knowledge and ideas from a computer anywhere in the world.

Timehelp - an intergenerational volunteer program that connects young people and retirees for education, well-being and community benefits.

Australian Volunteers International - an independent not-for-profit organisation that manages development projects and programs in a wide range of countries.

Make an appointment at a volunteer resource centre to discuss volunteering opportunities nearby:

Boroondara Volunteer Resource Centre
8 Inglesby Road
Camberwell, VIC 3124
T: 03 9278 4550
F: 03 9835 7896
E: bvrc@boroondara.vic.gov.au
W: www.bvrc.org.au

Darebin Information, Volunteer & Resource Service Inc.
287 High Street
Preston, VIC 3072
T: 03 9480 8200
F: 03 9495 0022
E: info@divrs.og.au
W: www.divrs.org.au

Further information
Community & Corporate Planning
9205 5106

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