The City of Port Phillip acknowledges the important role our local volunteers play in creating an inclusive, safe and vibrant community. We are committed to supporting volunteering in our City and are grateful to all individual volunteering efforts and organisations that support our community.

Volunteering is a rewarding way to get involved in your community and provides an opportunity to:

  • contribute to your community
  • make friends
  • learn new skills
  • help gain experience for future employment
  • have fun.

Volunteering for Council

The City of Port Phillip manages a range of programs where volunteers can help deliver services to the community. If you are interested in helping with any of the programs below, we would love to hear from you!

Volunteering opportunities in Council programs

Full programs

The following volunteer programs at Council are currently full, but if you would like to express interest for when a role becomes available please contact us:

Special events and programs

Annually there are special events and programs by Council that require volunteers. These volunteer roles will be promoted through the event and program site.

Find out more

To find out more information about volunteering for Council, please email volunteer@portphillip.vic.gov.au

Volunteering for community organisations

There are many community groups and organisations that you can volunteer for:

Link Community Transport

Link Community Transport is committed to assisting older people, people with a disability and their carers to maintain an active and engaged lifestyle. To assist in achieving these goals, Link Community Transport rely on dedicated volunteers’ drivers.

Port Phillip Community Group (PPCG)

Provides a range of centre-based and outreach programs and services to address complex issues. Services and programs includes information, referral and support; emergency relief, material aid and financial counselling; skill development and pathways to education and employment; social inclusion events and more.

Anyone interested in applying can fill in an expression of interest by contacting PPCG:

Online: PPCG - volunteer
Email: info-support@ppcg.org.au
Phone: 03 8598 6600

Volunteering opportunity listings

The following portals are available to help you find the right volunteer opportunity:

Seek Volunteering lists volunteering opportunities including in an emergency.

Go Volunteer allows you to search online for volunteering opportunities.

We Volunteer is a Community Recovery Volunteering initiative designed to support communities in times of need.

BeCollective provides free volunteer management software, and lets you volunteer for the causes you care about.

Vollie is an online marketplace that connects talented people to non-profits, charities and social enterprises for skills-based online volunteering.

Communiteer connects, engages and mobilises volunteers to tackle the world's greatest challenges through virtual volunteering.

Volunteer Match helps people from across Australia match their skills from industries such as IT, hospitality, design, accounting, law and sales to a relevant and rewarding volunteer role.

Goodcompany fosters corporate and skilled volunteering.

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