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. 

Ballarat Community Health recruits volunteers on a needs basis. We are happy to accept applications and keep your expression of interest on file, for people that would like to volunteer at BCH. However, by submitting a request to be a volunteer, you may not receive an interview or hear from us if there are no vacancies currently available.


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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