Volunteer with us

Volunteers play a crucial role in the successful delivery of some of our programs, services and events.

Our volunteers are valued members of the Yarra team and have the opportunity to be inspired, connect with community and make a real difference.

We are committed to ensuring our volunteers skills and interests are a good fit for each role to achieve the best outcomes for both the volunteer and our objectives.  

PLEASE NOTE: All volunteering for Council-led programs is suspended during COVID-19 lockdowns. When restrictions ease, our volunteer programs will slowly return based the type of activity. Thank you for your ongoing patience during this time.

How do I volunteer at Yarra City Council?

View current volunteer opportunities, create an account and register your interest for a volunteer role with us. Get started by selecting the link below:

Volunteer with us

Steps to take if you'd like to volunteer with us:

  1. Complete the application form
  2. Attend an interview 
  3. Participate in an induction session and training
  4. Begin your first volunteer shift 

We'll provide you with:

  • Volunteer Role Description 
  • Volunteer Handbook 
  • Code of Conduct 
  • Volunteer Agreement 

You must provide:

  • Copy of valid Police Check (if required we will cover the cost)
  • Copy of valid Working With Children Check (if required we will help you to apply, no cost) 
  • Contact details for 2x referees 
  • Read and sign to acknowledge and agree with the Volunteer Agreement 

What happens next?

Once we receive your application we will be in touch and see if we can match your skills, experience, interests and availability to the requirements of our volunteer roles.

If you already have a MyImpact volunteer profile set up with us, you can log in directly here.

L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program

Yarra Youth Services offer volunteer supervising driver opportunities through their L2P – Learner Driver Mentor Program.

Library Outreach Program

Yarra Libraries, in partnership with not-for-profit organisations, aim to lift social barriers and support vulnerable communities through a range of outreach programs. Volunteers work alongside staff to add value to the Library Outreach volunteer program. 

Neighbourhood House Programs

Yarra’s Neighbourhood Houses provide a range of programs and activities specifically for their local communities. Volunteer opportunities regularly become available, contact the centres directly

Work experience and student placements

We offer work experience as well as placements for tertiary students currently engaged in Australian educational institutions. These programs can help you to gain practical work experience as part of your course. Jump over to the Careers webpage for more information.

Secondary school students

Visit the Youth Service webpage to find out about volunteering opportunities.