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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

Looking for a corporate volunteer group to complete a project? 

Corporate Volunteering - expression of interest

For Community Groups requiring the assistance from a corporate group in completing a project.
  • Please describe what you would like the corporate volunteers to do for your organisation.

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


Volunteering Ballarat News December 2016

posted by pmckee, 20 Dec 2016

Stories provided by the Volunteer Coordinators Network   Volunteer Coordinators Network – A year in review Sue Jakob, Chair of the Volunteer Coordinators Network Executive tells us about the activities of the VCN in 2016 … find out more here.   Celebrating Veterans Health Week Two volunteer organisations share in the celebration of Veterans Health …read more


RSL Celebrates Veterans Health Week

posted by pmckee, 19 Dec 2016

Veterans Health Week was celebrated by the Ballarat RSL on the 12th of October 2016 with a musical afternoon. Sing Australia Choir (all volunteers) sang a variety of tunes from the 1930’s up to the contemporary music of today. A solo performance by Hettie and her daughter Alicia – both RSL volunteers, was beautifully done and …read more


An ode to the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Ballarat

posted by pmckee, 19 Dec 2016

In 2016, Big Brothers Big Sisters’ volunteer mentors selflessly: Blitzed the art of Bath Bomb making Wove head-pieces made of flowers Lazed around on picnics Cooled down by swimming Tucked into fish and chips Zoomed around the lake on bikes Slurped through Slushies Proudly attended school performances Sung without realising it Cooked pizzas, cupcakes, sausage …read more


Volunteer Coordinators’ Network – A Year in Review

posted by pmckee, 19 Dec 2016

The Ballarat Volunteer Coordinators Network has continued to grow and run more events in 2016. It is wonderful to see more coordinators and managers from different organisations being involved with the Network, and benefitting from the learning and linking opportunities. The bi-annual Network meetings have attracted more people, with an average of 16 attending. Many …read more


LARF Wins Award

posted by pmckee, 19 Dec 2016

Mentors and staff of Salvo-Connect Western – LARF Program gathered at Regent cinemas Friday 21st of November for the Ballarat Youth Awards. It was a great atmosphere surrounded by great people supporting each other. The LARF Mentoring Program was nominated for the “Group Project Award” and we were all able to stand on stage as …read more


Volunteer Positions December 2016

posted by pmckee, 01 Dec 2016

This appeared in The Courier on Thursday, December 1st, 2016. To advertise in future editions please complete the form here


Volunteer Positions November 2016

posted by pmckee, 11 Nov 2016

This appeared in The Courier on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016. To advertise in future editions please complete the form here


Volunteer Positions October 2016

posted by pmckee, 10 Oct 2016

This appeared in The Courier on Thursday, October 6th, 2016. To advertise in future editions please complete the form here


Volunteer Positions September 2016

posted by pmckee, 01 Sep 2016

This appeared in The Courier on Thursday, September 1st, 2016. To advertise in future editions please complete the form here


Very Special Kids Volunteer positions

posted by pmckee, 01 Sep 2016

Family Services Volunteer – Home Volunteering Home volunteers provide emotional and practical support to families, siblings and sick children in the homes of families registered with very special kids. Number of volunteers required –  10 Commitment required Working with Children’s Check Police Check Character references Completion of Very Special Kids Training 12 month commitment 2-3 …read more

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Conservation Volunteers Australia – Tree planting Central Highlands Water

posted by pmckee, 01 Sep 2016

Central Highlands Water Spring Tree Planting Project – Conservation Volunteers Come and join your Conservation Volunteers Team helping Central Highlands Water with their Spring planting program in their water storage reserves that protect biodiversity and water quality. You will visit reserves in the Ballarat, Daylesford and surrounding districts appreciating old growth trees as you assist …read more


Volunteer Positions August 2016

posted by pmckee, 04 Aug 2016

This appeared in The Courier on Thursday, August 4, 2016. To advertise in future editions please complete the form here


Volunteering an integral part of KIDS Foundation

posted by pmckee, 18 Jul 2016

Recent news provided by The KIDS Foundation… The KIDS Foundation is a small but effective, injury prevention and recovery charity that has been operating for 22 years, directly reaching more than 30,000 children each year. Our mission is to keep children safe and create a better life for those living with serious injury and burns. …read more


Volunteers draw inspiration from ‘Tree Streets’

posted by pmckee, 18 Jul 2016

The Wendouree Neighbourhood Centre has been privileged to have volunteer artist Anna King working with local community members to design and produce an inspiring artwork on the Centre’s Garden Shed. The artwork has used the theme of Wendouree’s street names such as Wattle Avenue, Primrose Street and Waratah Grove, including a total of 34 different flower …read more


RSL & Tramways Museum Celebrate National Volunteer Week

posted by pmckee, 18 Jul 2016

The Ballarat RSL reported on their National Volunteer Week activities: “Ballarat RSL celebrated National Volunteer Week with a ride on the café tram newly restored by the Tramways Museum volunteers; a double volunteer experience. We boarded the tram at the depot in Gillies Street at 10.30am, the tramways volunteers welcomed us and acted as guides …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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