Volunteering Opportunities in Bendigo

Fabulous Opportunities in February…

For further enquiries relating to the volunteering opportunities listed below please contact the Bendigo Volunteer Resource Centre’s Volunteer Hub on (03) 5441 1404 or email: info@bgovolunteers.org.au

Remember, you can also register online anytime to find out about many other volunteering roles that suit you by clicking here


Financial Assistance Volunteers

Emergency Relief Workers

Assisting clients with food parcels, budgets and advocating with clients bills and referring clients to specialist agencies.

Data Entry Worker

Excellent phone manner and computer skills. Data entry, paperwork assistance and uploading of information to NILS – No Interest Loan Scheme app

NILS Interviewer

Excellent phone manner and computer skills. Data entry, collating paperwork and uploading of information to NILS – No Interest Loan Scheme app

All roles require excellent phone manner and computer skills, an understanding of the welfare community sector with a willingness to learn and work in a team environment.

Inhouse training provided locally and off site. Police Check and Working with Children’s Check Required – Volunteer to obtain


Museum Host and Point of Sale Volunteer

Volunteers needed 3 hours plus per week, Monday to Sunday.

Museum Host volunteer greets and orientates visitors.

Point of Sale Volunteer assists the Administration Officer with entry and shop. Must have basic computer skills and confidence to speak to visitors.

Training provided on the job.


Lifeline Volunteers 

By volunteering your time and experience to Lifeline you will help people in crisis – people experiencing depression, isolation, suicidal thoughts, gambling or relationship problems and mental health or gender issues.

We look for people from all walks of life who want to make a commitment to regular volunteer work and are willing to learn new skills, support others and work within the vision and values of Lifeline.

In volunteering for Lifeline not only will you be making a difference to the lives of other Australians who use Lifeline, but you’ll be enriching your own life.

Lifeline has provided essential crisis support services to Australians for over 50 years. Have you ever thought about getting involved and helping us continue this commitment to the community?

Lifeline Telephone Crisis Supporter Training

To become a volunteer Telephone Crisis Supporter for Lifeline you’ll need to undertake extensive training, make a commitment to shifts and meet further selection criteria. We want to ensure you’ll be confident, skilled and able to provide support to Lifeline’s callers in their time of crisis or stress. If you’re interested we’d like to hear from you. This type of volunteering is very rewarding. Please contact Lifeline Central Victoria & Mallee to find out more.


Emergency Relief and Crisis Support Volunteers

Craft, Cook & Meal planner – Community Lunch:

Emergency Relief community lunch (A Cuppa with Company) volunteers contribute to the preparation of food, general socialisation activities for community lunch participants as well as set up and pack up.

Team Leader and Team Member – Retail:

Volunteers with a passion for retail are needed to assist with customer service, store cleanliness and display of goods. Retail Volunteers work with Team Leaders and other volunteers in the efficient and effective delivery of retail customer service.

Team Leader and Team Member – Transport:

Transport Services team of volunteers support Uniting Bendigo Op Shops, Warehouse and Emergency relief Services through collection and delivery of donated goods such as furniture and clothing from and to the general public.

Both driver and jockey roles are available.  Lifting is required.

Emergency relief Bread Collectors – Forest Street:

Forest Street Emergency Relief Centre provides emergency support including distribution of food for people experiencing difficulties.  Bread Collectors pick up bread from one of our partners organisations for distribution from the centre.  Own transport vehicle and licence is required.

Team Member – Print Shop:

The print shop is looking for Volunteers to assist with printing, preparation, binding and finishing off documents.

Team Member Interviewer – Emergency Relief:

Assist with client support, interviews or help in the storeroom with the packing and distribution of food.  Role also includes maintaining emergency relief files and records and data entry on program portal.