How to volunteer

We love our volunteers! You come from all walks of life, bringing a diverse range of skills to our area.

Volunteers are an essential resource.

We acknowledge the contribution of volunteers to our active, healthy community through:

  • Years of service awards
  • Annual volunteer celebrations
  • Training and support.

Interested in finding out more? Call our Volunteer Coordinator and Development team on (03) 9249 4789 or complete our Volunteer Application Form.

Environmental Activities

Get active and make a difference to your environment.

Whatever your interests and talents, there is a group or activity that could use your help:

  • Get soil under your fingernails and participate in our planting days
  • Learn more about backyard veggie gardening and preserving your harvest
  • Use your artistic flair to promote the beauty of our natural environment.

We facilitate various community planting days, conservation activities and sustainable living workshops.

For more information on these activities please see our 2017 Environmental Events Calendar.

There are many local and ‘Friends of…’ groups that have an environmental focus. Check out the Environmental Friends of Brimbank Group Directory.

Or you can contact our Conservation Community Liaison:

L2P Program- Learner Driver Mentor Program

Our Learner Driver Mentor Program is looking for volunteers to help learner drivers aged 16 – 20 years of age gain driving experience and obtain their probationary license. The mentor becomes a supervising driver.

The young drivers have a number of lessons with a professional driving instructor, before being matched with you. As a volunteer mentor, you help provide supervised on-road driving experience in an L2P vehicle. Moreover, you have the opportunity to develop a supportive relationship with a young person.

Social Support Programs

Help out our social support and recreational program. Social Support Programs are available to some of our elderly residents, providing fortnightly fun and leisurely community outings.

Festivals And Events

There’s always something happening here… Our schedule is jam-packed with events and festivals, which we couldn’t manage without the support of our dedicated volunteers.

Check out our events calendar for opportunities, or contact our Volunteer Coordinator and Development team member on 9249 4789.

Or why not put on an event of your own?

Community Register

The Brimbank Community Register promotes confident and secure living, amongst our elderly and residents with a disability. We developed this register with Keilor Downs and Sunshine police stations. Our volunteers phone registrants regularly, to check on their wellbeing.

Home Library Service

Our Home Library Service is for residents who are unable to visit the library (due to illness, frailty, or disability). We rely on our volunteers to select, deliver and return library material.  It’s a great way to develop skills, build confidence, contribute to the community and make new friends.

Exam Invigilators

Our Library Service offers free exam invigilators to residents studying distance education. What is an exam invigilator? It’s a volunteer who sits with the student during their exam, ensuring its completed within the allotted time.  Contact your nearest library for more information.

Neighbourhood House Centres

You can volunteer at our Neighbourhood House centres. Many different opportunities are available, supporting various groups, activities, and the administrative staff.

Be a Mate or Mentor!

Cohealth has a fantastic program called Connecting Mates and Mentors in Brimbank. It matches people experiencing mental health issues with volunteers sharing similar interests and activities. The program provides social and community engagement for people experiencing mental health issues whilst enhancing their life skills.

If you'd like to be a mate or mentor the Connecting Mates and Mentors coordinators can also be contacted on 9448 5510 or at matesandmentors@cohealth.org.au.