Volunteer with us

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

Volunteering with BCH can include:

  • helping to prepare program materials and information packs
  • assistance in health promotion programs
  • supporting staff in client programs
  • community events
  • leading/assisting with walking and exercise groups
  • mail delivery and errands
  • Second Bite food rescue program
  • research
  • gardening, and more!

Volunteering is a great way to contribute to your community, develop and practise new skills, meet new people and learn more about what BCH offers the community. 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.

Anyone can volunteer. We encourage people with a diversity of skills, knowledge and experience to apply. It is preferred that you are able to commit to a minimum of six months as a volunteer.

How do I begin?

  • If you would like to find out more about becoming a volunteer, please contact our Volunteer Program Supervisor on 03 5338 4525
    or via the volunteer enquiries Alternatively, fill out the application form below.
  • If a suitable position for you is available, you will be asked to complete a 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.

For further information about volunteering and volunteer opportunities in the Ballarat area, see Go Volunteer.

Be Connected network

BCH is proud to announce that we have joined the Be Connected network, which mentors people aged over 50 to develop skills and confidence in using digital devices, including Apple and Android phones, tablets and computers. We will have trained volunteers mentoring participants through a range of learning activities and topics. If you are over 50, already have an email address and are a little bit familiar with the internet you can sign up and start looking around the Topic Library. Be sure to list Ballarat Community Health in the ‘Name of Support Centre’ field.

Watch out for details of our launch events, to be held once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

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