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Volunteering is great way to get involved in your community, meet new people and gain new skills. 

About the City's volunteer program

16.5% of the City of Bayswater population volunteers in some shape or form; caring for others, preserving the environment, contributing to the running of in excess of 200 local sporting and community groups, and much more.

The City recognises and values the substantial and ongoing contributions of volunteers as an integral part of our community wellbeing and offers a number of opportunities and supports.

The City has an active volunteer program that engages a number of volunteers across the following roles:

  • Community Bus Drivers
  • English Conversation Group Volunteers
  • Program for Older Adults - Activity and Welcome Desk Volunteers
  • Computer Teachers
  • Coder Dojo Mentors
  • Books on Wheels Volunteers
  • Homebound Books Volunteers
  • Age Friendly Ambassadors
  • Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) members
  • Community Events Volunteers

Opportunities to volunteer at the City are updated on this page when they arise. 

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Become an Age Friendly Ambassador

The City is currently seeking expressions of interest from local older residents (50+ years of age) to volunteer with its Age Friendly Ambassador program.  Ambassadors enjoy learning new skills, drawing on their networks and providing quality customer service to connect community members to information and resources. If you think you’d like to make a positive difference to the lives of older adults in your community, please consider applying to become an ambassador by completing the Expression of Interest pack below.

Expressions of interest close on 4 February 2022. For an Expression of Interest pack please click here.

For more information on the Age Friendly Ambassador program please click here.

Hub Connector Volunteers - Expression of Interest

The City is calling for Expressions of Interest from people who are interested in giving their time to interact, engage and connect vulnerable people at risk of or experiencing homelessness to services, information and workshops.

Hub Connector volunteers will provide 4 – 8 hours a fortnight and serve as representatives of the City of Bayswater. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • effectively engaging with and connecting vulnerable people to services, information and workshops to help them find the support they need;
  • contributing to building and updating knowledge management systems, processes and practices;
  • accurately recording information to support the City to advocate and respond to emerging trends;
  • supporting the delivery of workshops and events related to the Hub Connections program

To receive a Hub Connector Expression of Interest package, please visit Hub Connector Volunteer, City of Bayswater | SEEK Volunteer.

Expression of Interest closes: Thursday 27 January 2022

Important Notice - Due to Christmas closures, the Hub Connector Expression of Interest package will be forwarded to applicants the week commencing the 4 January 2022.

For more information please contact Community Development during business hours on 9272 0621.

Take a look at the pamphlet below for more information on the City's volunteer program.

Volunteering Opportunities with the City of Bayswater

Click on the links at the bottom of the page for more information on the City's volunteer program, or to search for volunteer opportunities, assistance and resources in the local and surrounding areas. 

If you have any further questions, please contact us on (08) 9270 4107  or email mail@bayswater.wa.gov.au.

Training and Support

The City supports local community organisations and volunteers through the provision of training and skills development workshops:

Community Upskillers program

Volunteer Grants

Volunteer Recognition Grant - National Volunteer Week (Unavailable in 2020)

The City contributes up to $500 to support local community organisations to recognise their volunteer in line with National Volunteer Week.

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