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Volunteer with us

Spend more time in your community, meet new people and gain new skills and experience by volunteering with the City of Melbourne.

Learn more about what's involved and the kinds of roles available.

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​​​​​​Volunteering with the City of Melbourne can provide you with an opportunity to do something positive for your local community.

We engage more than 1000 volunteers in a wide range of roles and programs, and recognise the unique skills, strengths, experiences and passion volunteers bring to our organisation.

We recruit volunteers throughout the year, and advertise roles through our volunteering pageOpens in new tab. Through the page you can search and apply for roles.

View current opportunities on our volunteering website

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Volunteer roles include:

Volunteering FAQs

​No, volunteer work is unpaid. Volunteers provide their services of their own free will without any expectation of financial return.

We advertise all employment vacancies on our website, outlining the application process as part of the advertising campaign. As an equal opportunity employer, all are welcome to apply. Please visit our recruitment websiteOpens in new tab to view current opportunities.

Yes. As a Child Safe Organisation, City of Melbourne requires all volunteers to have a valid Working with Children Check. These are available without charge when applying for a Volunteer Check.

Volunteers will be required to provide a passport photo when submitting at a participating Australia Post. Please visit Working with Children CheckOpens in new tab for further information.

If you have a current Victorian Institute of Teaching card, this can be accepted in place of a valid Working with Children Check.

Yes, all volunteers will be required to undergo a police check as part of the pre-engagement process. There is no cost to volunteers for this.

​Restrictions may apply depending on the type of volunteer engagement. Any restrictions will be specified at the time of advertisement.

​This may vary depending on the volunteer engagement, whether it is a one-time event or an ongoing opportunity. This will be communicated at the time of advertisement and we give our volunteers the opportunity to let us know their availability.

​We recognise that many of our volunteers have other commitments and may only be available at certain times during the week. Our volunteer rosters are flexible, depending on the type of engagement. You may be required to work weekdays, weeknights, or on weekends subject to your availability and the engagement.

​Thank you for your interest! City of Melbourne acknowledges that student and work experience placements provide an opportunity for individuals within our community an insight into local council. Please note that these opportunities are not considered as part of our volunteer engagement process.

Other volunteering opportunities

There are many opportunities to volunteer within your community. Here are some resources with more information to help you find the right position.

our acknowledgement

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  • Aboriginal People Flag

The City of Melbourne respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land we govern, the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Bunurong / Boon Wurrung peoples of the Kulin and pays respect to their Elders past and present. 


We acknowledge and honour the unbroken spiritual, cultural and political connection they have maintained to this unique place for more than 2000 generations.

We accept the invitation in the Uluru Statement from the Heart and are committed to walking together to build a better future.