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Becoming a volunteer is a fulfilling and rewarding way to help your community. Volunteering provides an opportunity to socialise with other volunteers and use your experience and personality for the benefit of the community. Volunteering is crucial to many of the City of Holdfast Bay’s programs and services.

Current volunteering opportunities

Bay Discovery Centre

Glenelg’s Museum and Visitor Information Outlet is looking for volunteer guides working across the museum, gallery and Visitor Information Outlet. If you are the sort of person who is happy to help visitors and the general public with information, enjoys assisting in school and community group tours and likes to learn about history and culture we would love to hear from you.


Alwyndor is an aged care facility, providing hostel and nursing home support to aged persons, such as recreation and social programs, outings and bus trips, taking residents to appointments, morning and afternoon tea, garden maintenance, Alwyndor shop and room trolley service.

Community Bus and Personal Transport

Bus drivers, navigators, Bus Office support team for the community buses. Individual transport for less-able people to local appointments using volunteer's own vehicle.

Environmental Projects

Activities include planting local indigenous plant species in sand dunes or gullies, weeding, team leader duties, committee work and more. No experience is necessary, just enthusiasm and an interest in restoring and protecting our natural assets.

Home Maintenance

Volunteers assist council staff with minor home maintenance, including things such as changing light globes, changing smoke detector batteries, minor gardening, security checks, and limited rubbish removal for aged and disabled people.

Bike Pump Track Maintenance Assistance

Undertake minor maintenance associated with the bike pump track.

History Centre

Research, collate computer data entry and cataloguing of items of local historical significance. Here is more information on the History Centre .

Community Safety

Public Education Volunteer - Attend designated public areas within the City of Holdfast Bay and hand out information (in the form of leaflets and hand-outs) to the public to educate and assist an understanding of the various legislations and regulations which Community Safety manage.

Social Support

Volunteers are introduced to older people with a view to providing friendship, shopping assistance and practical support.


Holdfast Bay Library Service has volunteers who assist with our Home Service program and re-shelve library materials at both library sites.


Volunteers are occasionally involved in assisting in the delivery of a number of events including Proclamation Day, City to Bay Fun Run, The Lord Mayor’s Garden Party, SALA and other art, sport and cultural events.

Administration Support

Computer data entry, filing and routine clerical tasks.

Special Skills

You may have special skills or interests that can be applied to an individual or group special project, please let us know.

To provide a regular Justice of the Peace service for the community at a council premise.

  • Brighton Civic Centre; 24 Jetty Road, Brighton between 10am and 12noon Monday.
  • Glenelg Library; 2 Colley Terrace, Glenelg between 9.30am and 111.30am Friday except public holidays.
  • Saturday 10am – 12noon Glenelg Library (started offering this service at the beginning of the year – we do have fliers with the information on)
    More information on Justice of the Peace

Volunteering FAQs

Anyone who is:

  • Willing to get involved in their local community.
  • Willing to freely offer their time, life experience, friendship and interests to enrich the lives of others in their community.
  • Reliable, honest, responsible, caring & committed.
  • Willing to learn/ teach/participate.
  • To be allocated to a suitable volunteer area or activity when a vacancy occurs.
  • To receive travel reimbursement when using own private vehicle in the course of volunteering activities.
  • To receive official clothing, name badge, or equipment where required.
  • Training and support in Health and Safety and volunteer role requirements.
  • A reward and recognition program.
  • To enjoy their volunteering experience.
  • That volunteers act professionally in representing the City of Holdfast Bay.
  • That volunteers attend team meetings and undergo essential Occupational Health Safety and Welfare training.
  • That volunteers are reliable and enthusiastic.

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