Volunteering Opportunities in Bendigo

September Volunteer Roles

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


Volunteer Hub Officer

If you are a people person, adapt well to change and wish to be part of an energetic team then this may be the volunteer role you are looking for!

Customer service skills and administration experience is a requirement along with proficient use in word, excel and publisher.

This role is approx 10hrs and requires someone on a Wednesday and another half day per week (minimum).

If you are interested, please contact the Volunteer Hub.


Christmas Tree Project Assistant

4-6 people or a family of energetic good Samaritan’s. This organisation needs your strength and agility to accompany club members to the Daylesford Christmas Tree Farm.

You need to be Fit, Active and Strong to carry and load Christmas Trees onto vehicles & trailers and assist with sales & help customers to their cars.

Come and be part of the joy of Christmas! Hours are flexible to the demand – Monday to Sunday – 4-6 hour shifts between 8am and 6pm

On the job training provided.


Op Shop Volunteers

We are looking for people to do half day or full day shifts at our Vision Australia Opportunity Shop on Wills Street in Bendigo.

You will need excellent people/customer service skills, an interest in retail, the ability to work as part of a team, attention to detail and commit to a regular shift.

Vision Australia is recognised by Centrelink.


Santas Helpers Needed!!

Do you love bringing joy to children? Do you enjoy getting in character and being the life of the party? We have the perfect volunteer role for you! We need YOU to be Santa’s Helper and make SANTA TRAM 2018 another huge success! Visit the BVRC to APPLY BEFORE THURS 29 NOVEMBER 2018


Op Shop Volunteers

Volunteers to sort and price clothes, handle cash and do banking from Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5.00pm, Sat 9.00am -1.30pm. Various shifts: Morning shift 9.30-1.00pm, Afternoon shift 1.00pm – 5.15pm

Police Check required and Centrelink approved


Administration duties & Grounds Maintenance

Volunteers required to assist and will be solely responsible for maintaining the grounds and performing all services to the Bendigo, Kangaroo Flat, Eaglehawk, White Hills, Axedale Public and Emu Creek Cemeteries.


Gardener (15hrs per week)

Building & Maintenance Workers (2 positions – 15hrs per week)

2 roles for up to 15hrs per week for someone who enjoys being outdoors, reliable and happy to work independently. 


Volunteer Treasurer required to attend monthly meetings

Tasks include : Developing annual finance report for the AGM, co-ordinating payment processing for projects and completing project grant acquittals

Experience required: Previous Treasurer experience, accounting and/or book keeping experience and the ability to work independently


Companionship Volunteers

These important volunteers are matched with someone living with mental illness to provide regular friendly companionship

Because Volunteers are this organisations most important resource they offer training, supervision and ongoing support to help ensure that the experience is rewarding and caring for everyone involved

Volunteers will need to have a Police Check, Working With Children Check and Referee Check

To register your interest and for more information please contact Bendigo Volunteer Hub


Guide and Welcoming Attendant

A friendly and informative volunteer is required to assist with administration tasks, be reliable and punctual and an advantage is a good knowledge of Bendigo history


Day Center Driver/ Helper

Expressions of interest are open to assist with a Day Centre/ Driver role on Mondays. Transporting clients is a main component of this role, as well as assisting staff in days activities.

Drivers license is a must.


Administration Assistant

Do you have an interest in the arts & historical preservation and promotion? This volunteer role is based in Castlemaine and requires individuals confident in using Microsoft Office programs, greeting & helping customers


Everyday volunteers…

No knowledge or skills are required to be successful in this role. But a willingness to learn is a must! All new volunteers are fully trained in the use of equipment and on native flora & fauna.

Best suited to those who are seeking social inclusion and enjoy nature.


Meal Support Volunteers

Do you have a caring nature and looking for short spurts of volunteer hours? 30 volunteers are required to assist in an upgraded level of support for patients during 3 meal times throughout the day.

Contact the Volunteer Hub for more information.