Our volunteers are an essential part of the services provided through Ballarat Community Health and their work is greatly appreciated by staff and clients alike.

Volunteer work

Some of the roles that our volunteers take on include:

  • Helping to prepare program materials and information packs
  • Assistance in Health Promotion programs
  • Supporting staff in client programs
  • Health Information Café and cooking
  • Leading/assisting with walking and exercise groups
  • Mail delivery and errands
  • Second Bite food rescue program
  • Research

Most people volunteer a couple of hours a week, according to their particular role.  It is important that you can be available on a regular basis and be reliable.

Volunteering is a great way to contribute to your community, develop and practice new skills, meet new people and learn more about what BCH offers the community.Our volunteers are an essential part of the services provided through Ballarat Community Health and their work is greatly appreciated by staff and clients alike.

Who can volunteer?

Anyone can volunteer. We encourage people with a diversity of skills, knowledge and experience to apply. 

It is preferable that you would be able to commit to a minimum of 6 months as a volunteer.

Becoming a volunteer

If you would like to find out more about becoming a volunteer please contact our Volunteer Coordinator on 03 5338 4500 or via Volunteer Enquiries.

We will first talk to you about the types of roles available and if they suit you and you will be asked to complete a Volunteer Application form and Consent Form for a National Police Check.  For many of our Volunteer roles you will also need to have a current Working with Children card.

You will need to be able to attend an Initial Volunteer Orientation training session of approximately 4 hours’ duration, plus other training relevant to your particular Volunteer role.

Further information about volunteering

For further information about volunteers and volunteer opportunities in the Ballarat area see the following links: