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.

We encourage people with a diversity of skills, knowledge, and experience to apply. It is preferred that you can commit to a minimum of six months as a volunteer. Minimum age for volunteering at BCH is 18 years old.

Covid-safe Volunteering 

BCH has introduced a policy of mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for all staff, volunteers, and contractors within our organisation. This decision aligns with the Victorian Government’s Worker Vaccination Requirements which includes staff, volunteers, and contractors. If you want to volunteer with us, you must be fully vaccinated. You will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status by providing your vaccination certificate during the onboarding process. 

For more information go to: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/worker-vaccination-requirements  

How do I begin? 

  • Fill out the online Volunteer Enquiry Form.
    Once you fill out the form, you will receive an acknowledgment email and our Volunteer Office will contact you about your application when volunteer opportunities become available. 
  • Volunteer Orientation Session
    You will need to complete an initial volunteer orientation session online which will take approximately 2 hours, plus other training relevant to your volunteer role. If you do not have access to the internet from home, we can arrange a face-to-face orientation session. 

For further information about volunteering and volunteer opportunities in the Ballarat area, go to https://govolunteer.com.au/  

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Please complete this application form if you wish to apply to be a volunteer. Once you have completed the form, click the submit button at the bottom.

Personal details


Date of birth*

Are you of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origin?*
Is English your first language?*
Do you need an interpreter?*
Employment status*

Emergency contact information

Have you spent a total of more than 12 months overseas in the last 10 years?*

Interest in volunteering

How did you hear about us?*

Reason for volunteering (You can select more than one answer)*
When your application for volunteering at BCH is accepted, you will be asked to have some standard checks undertaken (at a cost to BCH not you). If you have already had these checks, please provide details. You will be asked to provide evidience at your first face to face meeting.

Working with children

Required by volunteers where children under 18 years of age are encountered.


Required by volunteers who may have direct contact or access to any client under NDIS funding.

Drivers license

Required by volunteers who will be driving BCH vehicles.

Covid vaccination

Required by all BCH volunteers.
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Skills & qualifications

Specific Skills, Expertise & Strengths
Computer skills
Computer skill level*
Other skills


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Areas of interest

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