Volunteer with us

Volunteering is very important in our community. You can join hundreds of local volunteers who regularly give their time and energy to help others.

Meals on Wheels volunteers

Become a Ballarat Ambassador

Our Ballarat Ambassadors provide information on Ballarat to a large number of visitors each year. Their love and knowledge of the city and its rich history adds to Ballarat's reputation as a friendly, welcoming and culturally vibrant city. 

Visit our Current Vacancies page to find out how to apply.

Youth Volunteer Opportunities

The City of Ballarat’s Youth Services business unit believes in the vision, voices and creativity of young people and offers an exciting and innovative range of programs for young people aged 12 -25.

These programs and initiatives are delivered through a ‘Positive Youth Development’ Framework (PYD) and are designed to upskill, engage, inspire, and provide new opportunities to develop personal skills and interests for young people while creating change in the Ballarat community. 

Youth Services are currently looking for dedicated, passionate and enthusiastic young people, aged 12 – 25 years to join our 2022 volunteer programs. 

Applications submitted by completing the Volunteer Application Form.

Youth Ambassador program (formerly Youth Council)

The Youth Ambassador Program is made up of young people who are passionate about being involved in their community and representing the views, ideas and needs of young people in the Ballarat area.

Youth Ambassadors be involved in community events, advocate for young people in the Ballarat region, inform Council and community planning in consultations, and develop a joint ‘youth led’ community impact project or campaign. Youth Ambassadors will develop skills in areas such as project management, cultural competency and media and communication, and have other unique opportunities to develop their leadership skills and community networks.

Youth Ambassador Volunteer Role Statement

If you have any questions, please contact:

Thomas Brooker thomasbrooker@ballarat.vic.gov.au 

Phone or SMS: 0408 053 247

T.E.A.M. - Together Enhancing the Achievements of Many

T.E.A.M. involves young people who are passionate about being involved in their community and celebrating the achievements, creativity and leadership demonstrated by our youth. T.E.A.M. is in a unique position to innovate and shine a light on health and wellbeing opportunities that promote positive outcomes for young people in Ballarat.

T.E.A.M. is a youth-led initiative, working on a variety of projects including the highly respected City of Ballarat Youth Awards. Participants will develop skills in areas such as project management, event management, cultural competency, media and communication skills, and have other unique opportunities to develop their teamwork and leadership skills.

TEAM Volunteer Role Statement

If you have any questions, please contact:

Susan Larmer susanlarmer@ballarat.vic.gov.au

Phone or SMS: 0438 553 478

FReeZA - SONIKA

Passionate about Live Music & Events?

The FReeZA program, SONIKA, is a Victorian State Government funded initiative that gives young people the opportunity to lead the planning and staging of live music and cultural events within their community.

The program is aimed at providing access to programs that focus on improving skills, career pathways and community engagement. Participants are provided hands on experience and training in event management, mentoring and networking opportunities.

FReeZA Volunteer Role Statement

If you have any questions, please contact:

Lucy Timms lucytimms@ballarat.vic.gov.au

Phone or SMS: 0417 305 576

 

The City of Ballarat has a zero tolerance for child abuse and promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children, including Aboriginal children, children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and children with disability. We take allegations and concerns very seriously and respond to them consistently in line with our policies and procedures.