About Volunteering

The importance of volunteers

Volunteers help to hold the fabric of our community together.

Volunteering your time willingly, is an invaluable contribution of your work skills and life experience. Volunteer support makes a significant difference in many sectors of the community. Without the commitment of volunteers, many local organisations, events and services would cease to function.

Benefits of volunteering

Volunteering has a positive impact on the lives of volunteers and those around them. Some of the benefits of volunteering are:

  • Learning new skills and building confidence
  • Having fun whilst giving back to the community
  • Following an interest or passion
  • Feeling valued and part of a team
  • Improving employment prospects
  • Supporting a cause you are passionate about
  • Meeting new people and making a difference in your community.

Volunteering opportunities

Opportunities exist in a wide range of organisations and roles, whether you have a few spare hours a week or want to assist with a one-off event.

  • Assisting with local community events
  • Fundraising/grant writing, marketing, administration or governance (committees)
  • Programs for senior’s, youth or people with a disability
  • Positions in the arts, culture, leisure or sport and recreation areas
  • Environmental groups, gardening or working with animals
  • Teaching, libraries, counselling or child minding
  • Information technology, strategic planning, mentoring, advocacy
  • Play a role in community safety through volunteer bush fire brigades.

Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering in the Shire of Mundaring

Did you know, around 21% of residents based in the Shire of Mundaring report doing some form of voluntary work. This is considerably higher than Perth’s Eastern Region and the greater Perth Region.

The economic value of volunteers to the Shire of Mundaring is over $50 million per annum.

Support offered by the Shire

The Shire of Mundaring acknowledges the efforts of volunteers as an integral part of our community wellbeing.

The support offered by Shire of Mundaring to volunteers and volunteer groups includes:

  • Assistance and referral to find a volunteer role
  • Free or subsidised volunteer training and information sessions
  • Assistance to promote volunteer vacancies
  • Volunteer information bulletin
  • Grants and funding
  • Annual Celebrating Community event, recognising significant contributions to the community.

Training

The Shire offers a range of free and subsidised skill development workshops throughout the year.

Find out about upcoming volunteer training and workshops.