Volunteering and Work Experience
Meals on Wheels
Do you like meeting people and helping your local community?
Volunteering with Meals on Wheels is a great way to support your local community. As a volunteer you will be rewarded with personal satisfaction and the appreciation of the very important recipients of the Meals on Wheels service.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or for further information, click here or get in touch with Nexus Primary Health on 1300 77 33 52.
Moving Murrindindi is a partnership program between Council and Community Accessability Inc.
The program 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 on (03) 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 three 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 Registered Training Organisations (RTO's).
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 Fair Work Act. Depending on the length of placement, a small stipend may be paid to assist with expenses.
For more information on placements call Council on (03) 5772 0333 or send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kinglake Ranges Neighbourhood House Inc. has a great volunteer matching website Volunteer Murrindindi which provides a one-stop portal for volunteering in Murrindindi Shire.
Visitor Information Centres
Are you looking for a new direction or a different challenge? Do you love living in Murrindindi Shire and have some time to promote our wonderful region? Murrindindi Shire Council is supporting the Alexandra, Marysville (MiRa) and Yea (Y Water Discovery Centre) Visitor Information Centres to recruit new volunteers. To find out how to get involved click here or call 5797 3394.