Volunteering

Volunteering

Kwinana Volunteer Centre

The Kwinana Volunteer Centre is a central point in the community for information on all things relating to volunteering.
Many local groups and organisations rely on the goodwill and generosity of volunteers to help them. By volunteering, you can make a huge difference to the quality of other people's lives. 

Contact details

Address: Darius Wells Library and Resource Centre, Corner of Robbos Way and Chisham Avenue, Kwinana City Centre

Telephone: 9236 4314

Email Kwinana Volunteer Centre.

Opening Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9am to 4pm

Why volunteer?

Volunteering is a great way to build your life skills and a fun way to meet new people.
Through volunteering you can:

  • share your knowledge and skills;
  • learn new skills;
  • become more positive;
  • learn about and become part of your community; and
  • improve your sense of self worth.

Types of volunteering opportunities

A diverse range of volunteering roles are available for as little as half an hour per week to daily positions – whatever time you can spare.

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • corporate volunteering;
  • emergency volunteering following a crisis such as a bushfire;
  • event volunteering, supporting one-off events;
  • long-term volunteering – an ongoing commitment;
  • micro volunteering – ad-hoc and usually for short amounts of time;
  • short term volunteering – usually a commitment of less than six months;
  • skilled volunteering – using your high level of expertise; and
  • virtual volunteering – working from a destination such as your home to provide support via a service you can offer.

See current Volunteering opportunities on Seek. 

Eligibility to volunteer

Individual organisations have different requirements for their volunteers. If you’re volunteering around children, a WA Working with Children check is compulsory. While a National Police Clearance isn’t essential, it’s often preferred by employers.

As a volunteer, you’ll also need to comply with any visa restrictions.

How to apply to volunteer

To apply to volunteer, you can visit the Kwinana Volunteer Centre or complete and send in the Volunteer application form (also available from outside the Volunteer Centre, Monday to Friday).

Find out more about Volunteering in Kwinana in our FAQs.

Rights and responsibilities 

Unlike paid staff, volunteers are not covered by award or workplace agreements. Volunteers do have rights - some through legislation and some that could be considered the moral obligation of an organisation involving volunteers. Volunteering Australia promotes the following as the basic rights of a volunteer. 

Recruiting volunteers

Community groups and organisations that are interested in recruiting volunteers can access the services of the Kwinana Volunteer Centre. Please contact the Centre on 9236 4314, call in to the office at the Darius Wells Library and Resource Centre or email Kwinana Volunteer Centre.

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