About volunteering

Overview

Council values its volunteers and the valuable role they play in our community.

Find out what's involved in being a Council volunteer, what opportunities are available and how to sign up.

What is a volunteer?

A Council volunteer is an unpaid person who assists Council to perform activities that support our functions, responsibilities and objectives within the community. For example, committee involvement, support for community events, festivals, programs and facilities.  

Volunteering is a formal activity that is undertaken:

  • to be of benefit to the community and the volunteer
  • for no financial payment
  • in designated volunteer positions.

Our commitment to volunteers

We recognise the valuable contribution to the community made by volunteers in the Macedon Ranges.

We actively engage with our volunteers to provide the necessary support and resources for them to do their role. We also try to match volunteers to roles that suit their knowledge and skills.

In addition to this, we provide:

  • a safe and supportive working environment for volunteers
  • sufficient induction, training and ongoing support
  • Council staff and contacts for support
  • insurance cover for volunteers whilst on duty, including Public Liability Cover, Professional Indemnity and Personal Accident Cover.

Opportunities to volunteer

The arts

  • Front of House Volunteer—assisting patrons attending various cultural performances taking place at the Kyneton Town Hall
  • Kyneton Museum Volunteer—answering questions relating to local heritage and the various exhibits on display at the museum.

Community support

  • delivering community meals to the aged
  • transporting clients to medical appointments or other social and community events
  • assisting with the community register.

Visitor Information Centres

  • responding to visitor enquiries face to face and over the telephone at the Woodend and Kyneton information centres
  • providing information about the region and surrounds
  • working with Council staff to implement other relevant activities.

Advisory committees

  • providing advice to Council on specific matters of interest.

Hall and park committees

  • contributing to the management of Council owned or controlled facilities such as parks, nature reserves and community halls.

Volunteer responsibilities

Council asks all volunteers to:

  • act with integrity and respect for each other, the community and Council
  • comply with all legislative requirements, relevant operational manuals and procedures
  • align themselves with Council’s organisational values.

Apply for a position

To get involved in an advisory committee or hall and park committee, contact us on 5422 0333.

Please note that some volunteering opportunities are subject to statutory requirements, such as a National Police Check or Working with Children Check.