Volunteering and Work Experience
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.
Moving Murrindindi is a partnership program between Council and Community Accessability Inc.
The program, set to hit the road in August 2019, aims to connect volunteer drivers with senior citizens, people with a disability or financially-disadvantaged members of our community who might be in need of a low-cost transport option.
With three community vehicles – one stationed at the Council office in each Alexandra, Kinglake and Yea – clients wishing to use the Moving Murrindindi service will be able to book a car and driver through Community Accessability Inc.
Volunteer drivers will work on a rotating basis to get those in need of assistance to medical appointments, social outings or other major transport hubs.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer driver please contact Council’s Moving Murrindindi Project Officer on 5772 0333 or Community Accessability Inc. on 1300 704 503.
Other opportunities to volunteer include providing assistance in our libraries or helping with some environmental restoration or assisting as a school crossing supervisor.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.