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Recruiting Volunteers

United Way Ballarat incorporates Volunteering Ballarat; the peak body for resourcing, supporting and connecting volunteer agencies and volunteers in the Ballarat area.

  • Advertise free through us and your vacancies will appear on ‘United Way Ballarat‘, ‘Go Volunteer‘ web site; we will ensure any persons who apply for your position are forwarded to you
  • The Volunteering Ballarat Courier Page which appears each month on the first Thursday is an inexpensive opportunity for you to advertise your volunteer positions in printCourier page August 2014
  • Our office is open 5 days per week during office hours where prospective volunteers can visit and enquire about available positions

To advertise in any or all of these ways please complete a form here

Often people on Centrelink payments are looking for volunteer positions to register your organisation for Centrelink purposes is easy obtain a form here

Organisations wanting to advertise volunteer board positions can complete a form here

or  you can email: volunteer@unitedwayballarat.org.au, call: 5331 5555 or visit: Level 1, 3 Peel Street South, Ballarat

Home and Community Care Volunteering … find out more here 



Volunteering Ballarat heads up the Volunteer Coordinator’s networks for the City of Ballarat, Moorabool Shire, Golden Plains Shire, Pyrenees Shire and Hepburn Shire.

Find out more about the Volunteer Coordinator’s networks here

Focusing on Mentoring

posted by pmckee, 20 Jun 2016


Big Brothers Big Sisters seek more male mentors

posted by pmckee, 26 May 2016

Big Brothers Big Sisters, Ballarat, is recruiting Male Mentors  Are you willing to kick a football, make nachos, or play video games? Remember what it was like to have someone to look up to and laugh at with? Do you have an hour or so a week to spend with a young person and make …read more


National Volunteer Week – Ballarat

posted by pmckee, 17 May 2016

Where would we be without volunteers? National Volunteer Week allowed Volunteering Ballarat and the agencies it works with the opportunity to recognise and thank the thousands of volunteers across our region without whom our community would not be the culturally-rich and caring community it is.  The theme adopted locally this year was ‘not all superheroes wear …read more


Volunteer Week – video

posted by pmckee, 09 May 2016

This video has been produced to celebrate National Volunteer Week in Ballarat 2016. Created from a selection of videos provided by several volunteer organisations across our region. Thanks to Darryl Torpy for editing the video and to all those people who have contributed to the making of the video.

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Festival of Volunteering

posted by pmckee, 28 Apr 2016

Ballarat’s theme for National Volunteer Week in 2016 is Not all superheroes wear a cape   The Festival of Volunteering, on Friday, May 13 will celebrate all the superhero volunteers in our region. Everyone is welcome at this FREE event. Friday, May 13 11.40 to 4.00pm Art Gallery of Ballarat, The Annexe Stalls and displays …read more


Ballarat Relay For Life

posted by pmckee, 19 Apr 2016

Volunteer Event Organisers Key Responsibilities Relay For Life is an overnight, community-based event that aims to raise money for cancer research, support and prevention services. Committee roles are broad and opportunities range from administration to fundraising, logistics, sponsorship, and entertainment. Guided and supported by a staff member from the Cancer Council, the committee, works together, …read more


Volunteer Positions available

posted by pmckee, 07 Apr 2016


Heart week

posted by pmckee, 04 Apr 2016

Heart Week Ballarat Event Volunteer Key Responsibilities From 2-7 May 2016, the Heart Foundation and Ballarat Community Health will be offering free 15 minute Heart Health Checks in Ballarat from a mobile clinic at Bridge Mall and Stockland Wendouree. We are looking for flexible and enthusiastic volunteers to help: Promote the Heart Health Checks and …read more


Volunteer Positions available

posted by pmckee, 03 Mar 2016


Volunteer Teacher

posted by pmckee, 18 Feb 2016

Centacare Key Responsibilities •  Contribute to developing individual programs to meet students needs.  Desirable personal skills/qualities • Teaching qualifications grade 4 or above with Basic English and Basic Maths (Australian Curriculum). • Integrity, accountability, inclusion, respect and affinity with our mission which is to empower people to live with choice and opportunity. Other details Four hours …read more


Volunteer with Clemente

posted by pmckee, 15 Feb 2016

Learning Partners –  tertiary Clemente United Way Ballarat partners with Australian Catholic University Ballarat (ACU), Centacare Ballarat, City of Ballarat – Ballarat Libraries, The Smith Family Ballarat and  Federation University Australia to provide this program.  The Clemente Program offers the opportunity of tertiary education for people who for many and varied reasons, have never had …read more


Volunteer with the RSPCA

posted by pmckee, 28 Jan 2016

Regional Volunteer Support Assistant Key Responsibilities • Assisting with Volunteer Information and Orientation sessions as well as induction, recognition and support activities for volunteers. • Supporting the Animal Care Supervisor with timely and consistent communication of relevant information to all volunteers within the Animal Care Centre. • Maintaining a volunteer roster, including updates in relation …read more


Administration & Reception Support Volunteer

posted by pmckee, 11 Jan 2016

The team at SalvoConnect Western are seeking an Administration and Reception Support Volunteer. They are looking for a person with well developed interpersonal skills who is able to perform reception and administrative tasks at their centre in Crompton Street.  You will be well organised and looking to work as part of a team that provides …read more


Volunteering Ballarat News December 2015

posted by pmckee, 02 Jan 2016

  DECEMBER 2015   Ballarat Volunteer Coordinators Network re-ignites The local Volunteer Coordinators’ Network (VCN) has had a resurggence over the past 12 months, with the instigation of the Executive group … find out more here   Mentoring with CAFS Find out about the fantastic work of the CAFS leaving care mentoring program, a mentor …read more


Daylesford Hepburn Smash Repairs to the rescue for L2P

posted by pmckee, 10 Dec 2015

Margaret’s car was recently involved in an incident with one of our L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program cars. Having received one very high quote for fixing the damage, Margaret then went to see Jim Marks at Daylesford Hepburn Smash Repair to get his quote.   Jim offered to see if he could fix the damage …read more




United Way Ballarat is working to advance the common good of our community by focusing on Education, Income and Health.  These are the building blocks for a good life—a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health.  United Way Ballarat asks all the citizens of Ballarat and surrounding areas to do three things: GIVE – money and goods; ADVOCATE – on behalf of those who cannot; and VOLUNTEER – to invest time in our community More about United Way Ballarat


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