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Volunteering Opportunities

Want to contribute towards local projects in the community and meet new people? Cumberland Council has an established volunteers program open to anyone interested in contributing to council’s initiatives and activities.

Volunteering can provide you with valuable work experience, a chance to contribute to community life, the chance to meet new people and allow you to learn new skills

How to become a volunteer

Step 1 – Think about what’s involved…

Before you apply for a volunteer position we ask that you consider the following questions

  • What is your motivation for volunteering how will it benefit you/others?
  • Do have some time available to give to the activity?
  • Are you willing to make a commitment to see the project through?
  • Are you prepared to undertake training necessary for the role?
  • Are you prepared to undergo a Working with Children check as a requirement in some of the roles?
  • Are you prepared to undergo a National Criminal check as a requirement in some of the roles?

Step 2 – Finding the right volunteer position…

 

Step 3 – Send in your application form.

Please include any details on volunteer roles you’re interested in, skills you can bring and skills you would like to learn. This helps in finding you a suitable position.

  • You’ll receive a confirmation email that your application has been received
  • Attend a volunteer information session. This is an opportunity to meet the Volunteer Coordinator and talk more about your application.

Please return your completed volunteer application form to:

Post: Cumberland Council, PO Box 118, Auburn 1835
In person: Civic Centre, 1 Susan Street, Auburn 2144

OR        16 Memorial Avenue, Merrylands 2160
Fax: (02) 9840 9734
Emailvolunteer@cumberland.nsw.gov.au

 

Information Sessions

Come along to one of our volunteer information sessions to find out more about volunteering and upcoming volunteer opportunities. We recommend you attend one of these sessions before submitting your application.

Want to volunteer for Aged and Disability? Are you Trustworthy, reliable, pleasant and patient? Aged and Disability might be the role for you.

For further inquiries contact Carmen Debono on (02) 9636 8352 (Wed-Fri) or carmen.debono@cumberland.nsw.gov.au