Volunteering and Work Experience

Volunteer Positions

Meals on Wheels

Do you like meeting people and helping your local community?

Then we want you!!

Murrindindi Shire Council is looking for volunteers to join our Meals on Wheels program, delivering midday meals from Monday to Friday in Yea.

Volunteers are a valued and integral part of our quality community services. As a volunteer you will be rewarded with personal satisfaction and the appreciation of both the Community Services team and the very important recipients of our Meals on Wheels service.

If you are interested in becoming part of our team or for further information and a description of the tasks, please contact Sue McLaurin on 5772 0353.

Other Opportunities

Other opportunities to volunteer include providing assistance in our libraries or helping with some environmental restoration or assisting as a school crossing supervisor.

Requirements

All volunteers will be expected to undertake an online police check.  

Vocational placements and work experience

Council is committed to provide learning opportunities through work-experience and vocational placements for people so as to gain an understanding of the requirements of their career choices.

This helps build career paths for people in our local community and also helps develop career paths and interest for people studying in courses that are required in our local government.

School based work experience

Council staff liaise with Alexandra Secondary College and Yea High School to facilitate work experience placements. However Council will try to accommodate any request from students in our community.

Vocational Placements

Council will consider requests for placement for up to 3 months to assist people to obtain credit and experience towards their course.

Vocational placements can only be offered when there is sufficient operational and supervisory capacity to support the placement.

The main requirement is that participants are enrolled in a course from a complying institution - universities, TAFE colleges and schools (public or private) and other authorised RTOs (Registered Training Organisations).

All successful participants will be expected to undertake an online police check.

Participants on placement are not employees and are not entitled to wage or employee entitlements provided under the FW Act. Depending on the length of placement, a small stipend may be paid to assist with expenses.

For more information on placements contact Liz Peddie Coordinator Human Resources or send your application to msc@murrindindi.vic.gov.au.

Volunteer Murrindindi

Kinglake Ranges Neighbourhood House Inc. has a great volunteer matching website www.volunteermurrindindi.com.au which provides a one-stop portal for volunteering in the Murrindindi Shire.