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Volunteers are a significant part of the Tamworth region and we recognise the incredible impact that individuals can make when they come together to serve their community.

Volunteering is more than just lending a helping hand; it is a powerful force that fosters compassion, strengthens bonds, and drives positive change. Volunteering plays a pivotal role in enhancing the lives of both volunteers and those they assist.

Volunteers come in all ages, backgrounds and with different experience levels. Individuals, seniors, youth, new and existing residents can all become volunteers and can get involved in a rage of roles depending on their interests and skill sets. The Tamworth region has volunteer opportunities on offer across many sectors of the community including sporting organisations, school groups, service organisations, community groups, aged care services, health and wellbeing services, parks, gardens and outdoor services and arts and culture services.

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Volunteering Opportunities 

Tamworth Marsupial Park

The Tamworth Marsupial Park is seeking volunteers to help support the day-to-day operations of the park and facilities.

Volunteer role tasks are:

  • Garden maintenance – planting, watering, weeding, mulching, pruning
  • Cleaning paths – blowing leaves and picking up branches on paths and playground
  • BBQ cleaning, picking up rubbish
  • Placing bins out for collection
  • Trail maintenance
  • Enclosure and fence maintenance
  • Painting
  • Enclosure, water trough/bowl, food trough/bowls/station cleaning

Minimum age 18 years and must have a WWCC. (17-year old’s are encouraged to register if they are currently studying a Cert 2 in Animal Studies at TAFE.)

Volunteers must not have been charged or convicted of cruelty to animals.

Please note that volunteers do not handle animals/birds. The site has steep inclines, so volunteers need to have a level of fitness.

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College of Counselling Studies - Tamworth (Urgently Needed)

We are a small not for profit College situated in St Paul’s Cottage on Ebsworth Street.

We offer the CHC5105 Diploma of Counselling (nationally accredited course) and other related short courses. The College has been operating for over 40 years and is staffed entirely by volunteers (including the Principal and Tutors). It has a Management Committee which oversees the operation of the College.

At the moment we need a person to work in the office for a couple of mornings per week to help with general office duties, skills required may include:

  • Handling enquiries from students and general public
  • Computer skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office programs, Word, Excel etc
  • Marketing
  • Student management – recording of results, enrolments, organising tutorials etc

Volunteers may choose their preferred days with the office being open from 9:30 to 2pm on weekdays. We are a very friendly bunch of dedicated volunteers; due to ill health this vacancy has arisen.
For more information, please click the link below.

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Red Cross Australia - Retail Assistants (Urgently Needed)

 

Red Cross Shop Volunteering program is your pathway to making a difference today!

The Red Cross are looking for locals in the community to help make the lives of others better and make a positive impact.

Red Cross Shops work the same as Opportunity / Op Shops by selling donated clothes, accessories and homewares to raise vital funds for us to continue our work.
Every purchase in a Shop means Red Cross can help people overcome hardship, crisis and disaster both here at home and across the Asia Pacific.

Typical skills and activities in a Red Cross Shop:

  • Customer service - help shoppers with their questions.
  • Cash handling - take money and give change to complete sales.
  • Communication - have a yarn and a laugh with the locals.
  • Reliable - turn up for shifts, sort donations, complete tasks around the shop.
  • Sense of humour - locals love to have a chat and so do your colleagues.
  • Creativity - create fun and interesting displays to attract customers.
  • Organisation - complete tasks quickly and efficiently, like sorting donations.

You'll find lots more information on the Red Cross Volunteers site!

Please note, as part of the application process through the Red Cross Volunteer site, you will be asked to confirm your preferred store location via a drop-down menu.

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Court Support Volunteer - Northwest NSW - # 190319

About this opportunity

What does a JAS volunteer do?

  • Helps the person understand their rights and consequences of exercising them
  • Helps the person understand outcomes, including Court orders and bail conditions
  • Facilitates communication with Court staff, police and lawyers
  • Makes police and lawyers aware of the person’s support needs
  • Helps the person complete paperwork
  • Provides emotional support
  • Provides feedback to the Justice Advocate about follow up required for the client

The JAS is a program of the Intellectual Disability Rights Service (IDRS). IDRS provides free services for people with cognitive impairment across NSW providing help with legal problems. We work alongside people with cognitive impairment to promote and protect their rights. More information and direct applications can be found on the IDRS website.

Volunteers must be flexible and have availability 9am - 4pm during week days, especially local Court list days. Volunteers will receive comprehensive training enabling them to effectively support clients with Cognitive Impairment. Potential volunteers will possess a tolerant and empathetic manner, developed and effective communication and listening skills, along with an understanding of the importance of confidentiality and boundaries.

This is a long-term volunteering position requiring a minimum commitment of 6 months. IDRS is a Centrelink approved organisation. All volunteering takes place within COVID safe guidelines.

Benefits:

Volunteers gain a range of experiences associated with supporting people in the Criminal Justice System. Volunteers can learn about the court system and advocating for clients.

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Tamworth Regional Gallery

Volunteering at Tamworth Regional Gallery is a great way to keep your finger on the pulse of the region's cultural events, meet like-minded people and stay connected to your community. Our volunteers have the opportunity to:

  • Greet visitors
  • Provide guided tours
  • Provide light administrative support

To apply, click on the link below and select - Arts & cultural services.

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Meals on Wheels - Barraba

Shifts are available Monday - Friday 9am-3pm
Volunteers are required in Barraba every Friday to deliver Meals on Wheels.


GoCo Volunteers:
• Enjoy helping people and have great people skills
• Are sociable and like a chat
• Are patient and considerate
• Have spare time and are reliable
• Are available on regular days OR
• Are available for a set period of time OR
• Are happy to be contacted for last meal deliveries
• Understand and are able to maintain client privacy & confidentiality
• Are willing to undertake other training as required'

DUTIES:
• Collecting and delivering hot and frozen meals to GoCo clients
• Driving GoCo vehicles or your personal vehicle to deliver meals
• Follow Meals on Wheels Inc, guidelines for safe food handling and delivery including temperature checks
• Check on client wellbeing and report back to GoCo Coordinator

ELIGIBILITY:
• Meals on Wheels Volunteers MUST be willing to undergo a criminal record check
• Drivers must have a full and valid drivers licence; Class LR or Public Passenger Authority

Apply now to become a GoCo Meals on Wheels Volunteer by completing the VOLUNTEER APPLICATION form and emailing it to goco@infogunnedah.com.au.

You can also call us to discuss volunteer requirements at your preferred location on 02 6740 2240.

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Female Officer - Australian Air League, Tamworth Squadron

Australian Air League Tamworth
This position is for a female officer, with an interest in aviation (however not necessary). This officer will assist with the girls in the group.

Requirements - must be 18 years or over and have a current Working With Children Check.

Once approved, the applicant will join our squadron as a Trainee Officer and must be prepared to do Officer Training. Current members will be able to assist you along the way.

Previous experience in leadership will benefit but not necessary.

You will be assisting any girls that may join - including weekly parade nights, camps, fundraising, and other events.

Meeting details:
Every Monday night (during school terms)
6:30pm - 8:45pm
Hillvue Scout Hall (Hillvue Road, Tamworth)

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Volunteers - Moonbi Museum

Moonbi Museum | https://www.facebook.com/moonbimuseum/
Volunteers will assist museum visitors with local and regional tourism and historical information. Volunteers will work with a Moonbi Musuem Committee member who will be able to help with any tricky questions.

Volunteers may also assist with events at the musuem and the selling of raffle tickets and merchandise.

Shifts are available on Saturday and Sunday from 10am - 3pm.

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Animal Shelter Volunteer

Tamworth Regional Council is calling on the community for volunteers to help care for animals at the facility previously known as Heaven Can Wait Animal Shelter and Boarding Kennels.

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The Salvation Army Family Store and Warehouse Volunteers

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR IMPORTANT COMMUNITY SUPPORT PROVIDED BY THE SALVATION ARMY

The Salvation Army Family Store and Warehouse are looking for volunteers to help with a range of tasks including:-

Customer service/front of house meet and greet and COVID Check in / Safety Plan
Sorting donations/rag cutting
Cash register operations (volunteers involved in this role will undertake a Police Check)
Some roles have manual handling (i.e. for volunteers involved with the truck driving or delivery service - lifting max of 15kgs)
Driving or delivery services (volunteers involved in driving or delivery will need a Volunteer Working with Children Check); this can be obtained from Service NSW at no cost
Benefits of volunteering

Being a volunteer with the Salvation Army is a valued position; you will receive formal induction (approx. 3 hours duration) before starting.
Socialise and network with likeminded community members in a very friendly and rewarding environment.
Aprons are provided to volunteers in the warehouse and a name badge will be provided after 3 months.
Volunteering hours are up to the individual; operations are from Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm.

If you have a few spare hours, you are new to town, or simply want to connect with people in the community, why not volunteer today by expressing interest in this opportunity.

Thank you for your consideration.

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Tamworth Powerstation Museum

Would you like to join our fantastic team of Volunteers?
To operate, the museum relies on the hard work and dedication of a passionate team of volunteers who are friendly, have a general interest in the museum and like working in a team environment. They assist with archiving and cataloguing work, welcome visitors, providing guided tours and collect entry fees, and help to plan, erect, maintain and dismantle exhibits.
Becoming an Tamworth Powerstation Museum Volunteer, Tamworth Regional Council works in collaboration with the Volunteer team to manage and care for the Museum’s vast collection.
Why become a Volunteer?
Volunteering provides fantastic opportunities for people of all ages including to:
• Make new friends
• Help preserve the history of Tamworth as the ‘First City of Light’
• Be part of the community
• Build confidence and experience in serving customers
• Learn more about Tamworth’s unique history and the development of Electricity
• Develop new skills

Some of the roles available include:
- Tour Guides and Front of House – to provide a welcoming experience for all of our guests into the Museum and the opportunity to provide a guided tour. This role also includes the set-up and pack-up of the Museum as well.
- Collection Management Assistance – to work on the collection including the cleaning, cataloguing and photography of objects in preparation for going into storage and onto the collection management system eHive. Research of the collection and collection objects is also included as part of this role.

The Museum is open to the public Wednesday till Saturday 9am till 1pm with the Volunteers required to start at 8.45am and finish at 1.15pm – shifts can be weekly, fortnightly or monthly dependant on the wishes of the Volunteer.
For the Collection Management Assistance role, Volunteers can give their time either as agreed with Museum staff.

All Volunteers are required to have a Volunteer Working With Children Check.

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Australian Country Music Hall of Fame

Would you like to join our fantastic team of Volunteers?
To operate, the museum relies on the hard work and dedication of a passionate team of volunteers who are friendly, have a general interest in the museum and like working in a team environment. They assist with archiving and cataloguing work, welcome visitors, providing guided tours and collect entry fees, and help to plan, erect, maintain and dismantle exhibits.
Becoming an Australian Country Music Hall of Fame Volunteer, Tamworth Regional Council works in collaboration with the Volunteer team to manage and care for the Museum’s vast collection.
Why become a Volunteer?
Volunteering provides fantastic opportunities for people of all ages including to:
• Make new friends
• Help preserve the history of Tamworth as the ‘Country Music Capital’
• Be part of the community
• Build confidence and experience in serving customers
• Learn more about Tamworth’s unique history and the development of Country Music in the Australasian region
• Develop new skills

Some of the roles available include:

- Collection Management Assistance – to work on the collection including the cleaning, cataloguing and photography of objects in preparation for going into storage and onto the collection management system eHive.
- Research – to assist in the research of the collection and collection objects.
- Various other roles required throughout the year – including exhibition change over, tour group assistance and much more.

The Museum is open to the public Tuesday till Sunday 10am till 4pm with the Volunteers required to start at 9.45am and finish at 4.15pm – shifts can be weekly, fortnightly or monthly dependant on the wishes of the Volunteer. Volunteer’s will also be required to assist in the front of house team lunch breaks.

All Volunteers are required to have a Volunteer Working With Children Check.

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Oxley Community Transport - The Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme

The Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme (ACVVS) is a government funded program to combat social isolation and help develop social connections in older persons.

Maintaining social connections is more important than ever for our older persons, and can be essential in relieving depression and anxiety. Many of our older community members long for a friendly face to share their time with and spending just 1 hour a day chatting can make a positive change in both your life and the lives of others. 

We are searching for friendly, engaging volunteers that are 18 years of age or older.

This position requires patience, compassion and reliability.

Volunteers will be expected to spend at least 1 hour per fortnight on an ongoing basis with their matched care recipient, doing an activity that they both enjoy.

This is decided based on shared interests and mobility level. Activities can include having a cuppa, painting, reading, taking a walk, and more. Give us a call or stop by 2 Curtiss Close for more information.

Volunteer times: Will be scheduled to suit the volunteer and client.

For more info, please contact Nakita Somerville via email: acvvs@oxleycommunitytransport.com.au or phone: 0417 215 410

Parkrun - Tamworth & Chaffey Park

Parkruns are free, weekly, 5km events, bringing communities together in public parks and open spaces to have some fun in a friendly, social and supportive environment. There are more than 400 events around Australia every Saturday morning with heaps of different ways to volunteer, including setting up the event, marshalling, timekeeping, scanning, handing out finish tokens or tail walking, to name just a few.

It’s really simple to get involved:

Register once for free on our website - you will get a unique parkrun ID

Find your nearest parkrun on our website and either send the event an email or message on Facebook about helping out.

Come along on Saturday morning and have a fun morning helping in the community and meeting new people.

Lending a hand at parkrun is open to anyone from four years old. No training is required, roles are fully supported on the day and you can take part as often or as little as you would like to at any parkrun event.

If you want to meet new people, have fun, learn new skills, use your skills, build confidence and contribute in a positive way to your community, helping at parkrun is a great place to start!

Do you love having fun, love meeting people, love making Australia a healthier and happier place…then we’d love to hear from you.

Email Chaffey Park

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Lifeline Retail Store - Tamworth (Urgently Required)

The Tamworth Lifeline retail store are looking for people who are able to volunteer in a variety of roles, including helping to set the store up for trade, serving customers and sorting/collecting donations. The team are seeking volunteers 16+ years of age who are available Monday to Friday and weekends.

The Lifeline team offer full training for the volunteer positions and flexibility with the roster.

What’s in it for you?

  • Personal and professional growth
  • Giving back to your community
  • Learning new skills and experiencing new things
  • Meeting new people and making new friends
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Knowing that by volunteering you really are making a difference!

    Click the link below to apply or, email Alysha.bryant@lifeline.org.au or, visit Alysha in-store (Monday to Friday) to find out more information.

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Volunteer General Hand – Vinnies Return & Earn Recycling Centre Tamworth

The Return and Earn scheme is the way forward in recycling in NSW. As well as being the ultimate recyclers of clothing, bric-a-brac and furniture, we also recycle bottles and cans. This role is vital to generate revenue for our broad range of services supporting the community.

As a Volunteer General Hand, you will play a central role in the operations of the recycling centre, making a significant and valuable contribution to the St Vincent de Paul Society NSW.

The Volunteer Role

The Volunteer General Hand will perform a variety of tasks including:

  • Meet and greet new customers and guide them through the return & earn process;
  • Provide customers with excellent experience;
  • Receive and process donated bottles and cans;
  • Perform general warehousing tasks; and
  • Keep the warehouse clean, tidy, whilst maintaining safe work practices.
  • The volunteers we are seeking will ideally:
  • Be a people person – welcoming, encouraging and positive;
  • Be willing to work within the ethos of the St Vincent de Paul Society;
  • Be respectful of others and flexible in their attitude to work and the team;
  • Be able to take direction and contribute positively to the overall running of the Return & Earn Centre.

Previous warehousing experience would be highly regarded as well as a current, valid forklift license.

In-house coaching and training is provided.

Why join Vinnies as a volunteer

Volunteering is a great way to interact with like-minded people and build friendships.

Your contribution as a volunteer will bring you a feeling of satisfaction knowing you are working for an organisation that makes a difference for those in need. It will provide an opportunity for those who would like to gain retail training and experience and an avenue for you to share your expertise and talents.

Our volunteers are an integral part of the ongoing success of our Vinnies shops and in achieving the goals outlined in the St Vincent de Paul NSW's Strategic Plan.

If you are interested in becoming a much-valued Vinnies volunteer, please either pop into the shop for an application and information pack or hit the APPLY button below.

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Vinnies South Tamworth Retail Store

Vinnies - South Tamworth is on the lookout for passionate people to join their retail community of over 7,000 volunteers across the state.

By giving a bit of your time each week, you can support people experiencing disadvantage and homelessness locally. It’s also a great way to stay active in the job market, adding hands-on retail experience to your resume.

Vinnies shop volunteers make a huge difference for people in need, helping to raise nearly 30% of funding for our homelessness and support services in NSW. They also help the planet, helping to divert millions of items from landfill each year.

No experience needed, to us it’s much more important that you are friendly and reliable.

Students aged 16 and over are welcome to apply to become a volunteer with Vinnies Shops. Duke of Edinburgh students are able to apply from ages 14 and over.

Get active in your local community and meet like-minded people as a volunteer.

For more information, contact Julie - 0490 257 563, or email - retailvolunteering@vinnies.org.au.

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RSPCA - New England Supporter Group

We are looking for animal lovers across the region.

The RSPCA NSW New England Supporter Group is the backbone of our work in the New England community. Run exclusively by volunteers, the branch holds initiatives and various fundraising events, including: Financial assistance for desexing, microchipping and vaccination, adopt a pet day, market stalls.

If you have a genuine concern for animal welfare and enjoy meeting like-minded people, why not lend a helping hand? Join the local New England Supporter Group and help us raise much needed funds for the care and enrichment of animal lives.

For more information, please contact. 

Phone: 0407 430 425
Email: newenglandsupportergroup@rspcansw.org.au

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One of a Kind Tamworth - Op Shop Super Store and Recycling facility Community Volunteer

Our new Op Shop Super Store and Recycling facility at 8 Avro Street is looking for Community Volunteers who would like to:

  • Have fun and share their great skills and experience by volunteering.
  • Learn new skills and meet new people in your local community.
  • Recycle your time to spare a few hours each week or fortnight.
  • Assist us to raise funds for up to 10 local community groups in Tamworth.
  • Help reduce our environmental footprint on our planet.

If you would like to be a part of the One of a Kind Community Support Team simply call (02) 9197 8392, email, or drop into the Op Shop during opening hours and fill out a Volunteer Application Form.

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