Volunteer at Balla Balla Community Centre

Balla Balla Community Centre provides a volunteer program that will strengthen peoples ties with the community and provides opportunities that can assist them long into the future.

Volunteering gives you the opportunity to practice and develop your social skills.  It helps build your confidence, skills and connects with others who can support you.

Benefits of Volunteering

Volunteering is about making a difference in your community; it also benefits you personally as it offers the chance to:

  • Act on your values, passions, and interests
  • Make new friendships and create professional networks
  • Gain work experience and learn new skills
  • Enjoy new social and cultural experiences
  • Share your knowledge and experience
  • Develop personally and build confidence
  • Enjoy better physical and mental health
  • Challenge yourself in a supportive environment
  • Feel warm and fuzzy about helping you community
  • Have fun!

Volunteers are happier, healthier and sleep better than those who don’t volunteer. Just a few hours of volunteer work can make a difference to your happiness and mood!

Source: https://www.volunteeringvictoria.org.au/volunteer-benefits-and-stories/

Express your interest in volunteering

The National Standards – Aims & Principles

National Standards aim to:

  • incorporate the values and maximise the benefits of volunteer involvement.
  • develop effective volunteer involvement strategies and practices.
  • involve volunteers in meaningful and useful activities that contribute to the outcomes of the organisation’s work.
  • ensure the rights of volunteers are protected and that they are supported to carry out their roles and responsibilities.

Volunteer Opportunities

Available positions
  • Office Administration/Reception
  • Program assistance
  • Event planning
  • Catering
  • Gardening
  • Maintenance
  • Must have a Working With Childrens Check or be willing to get one
  • Must have a current Police Check or willing to get one
Recruitment & Selection
  • Volunteers undertake an interview to ensure volunteer requirements align with those of Balla Balla Community Centre
  • Volunteers are selected based on their skills, knowledge and interests relevant to the role to utilize their skills and experience to built their capacity and confidence
  • Provide current resume
  • Screening processes are applied to all volunteers that help maintain the safety and security of the volunteer, our users, employees, and Balla Balla Community Centre
  • Advise if volunteer role is to meet Service Australia (Centrelink) obligations.