Looking for a way to give back and connect with the community? One of the many volunteering groups in Cardinia Shire may be for you!

Whether you’re interested in gardening and the environment, sports and recreation, or just want to give back to the community, there is a volunteering opportunity for everyone. 

If you are looking to volunteer for a local not-for-profit or community group, you can search our volunteers directory. 

Search for a volunteer role

Council supports its many volunteers in many ways including:

  • workshops and information sessions
  • subsidised training
  • volunteering job opportunities.

Council offers a range of free or subsidised training for volunteers to support our volunteer community organisations such as sporting clubs, neighbourhood houses, community asset committees and many more.

Social Media Marketing for Community Groups:

This session will provide you with an understanding of your target audience, along with the pros and cons of some social media and online platforms. Choosing the right platform for the audience and developing creative ideas for content, including scheduling tools to maximise resources.

Date: Wednesday, 14th August 2024

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm 

Location: Hybrid - Option upon registration to attend online or face to face at the Cardinia Civic Centre, Dining Room, 20 Siding Ave, Officer.

To book: https://forms.office.com/r/GW69y91mxh

  • If your not-for-profit organisation is looking for support from volunteers, please submit the role and we will post it in our volunteering opportunities directory
  • The directory is a free service to not-for-profit organisations based in Cardinia Shire, or that service Cardinia Shire residents.

Submit a volunteer opportunity

We offer a volunteer training program each term, which is offered by local neighbourhood houses, community centres and Universities of the Third Age (U3A) at a subsidised rate (conditions apply).

The following courses will be available throughout the year:

  • food handling
  • basic bookkeeping
  • first aid and CPR
  • various computer courses.

For details of available programs and fees and to apply for a subsidised place, please contact the relevant training provider directly.

  • More than 500 volunteer organisations work to make Cardinia Shire a great place to live, so in May every year we celebrate our volunteers through a volunteer reception at Cardinia Cultural Centre.
  • Each year, invitations to attend the volunteer reception are sent to 2 representatives from not-for-profit groups. To ensure representatives from your organisation are invited, please confirm your organisation's contact details are correct in our community directory.
  • We hold the volunteer reception in May, to coincide with National Volunteer Week