Volunteering

Volunteering

Volunteering
As part of the Community Strategic Plan, Council is resolved to investigate ways to harness the capacity of community groups to achieve common objectives, as well as develop and implement a strategy to increase volunteerism in the community.

It is a focus of Council to facilitate volunteerism to assist Council with provision and maintenance of facilities and to extend opportunities into new areas of endeavour and to provide a greater level of recognition for the significant contribution made by volunteers, by their participation in activities that are listed within the Community Strategic Plan.

Become a Volunteer Today
If you would like to learn valuable skills, give back to your community, meet new and interesting people and work with a friendly, helpful team become a volunteer with Richmond Valley Council. All on the job training will be provided and hours can be flexible to suit your lifestyle.

Council will also support job network agencies endeavours to gain meaningful employment through volunteerism and prospective volunteers can also utilise volunteering with Richmond Valley Council to satisfy Centrelink job search requirements. Work experience and student placements are also supported.

Enthusiastic candidates are invited to use the below online registration form. A Workplace Relations staffperson will follow up your application but at any time enquiries can be made directly to (02) 6660 0239.

Alternatively your can download the Volunteering with Council registration form, complete and post or email to us.
(details of how and where to send your completed registration can be found on the downloadable form)


 

 

Your Personal Details

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Who to Contact in an Emergency


Your Interests and Background


Your Volunteering Requirements

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As a volunteer the following conditions apply:

- No payment will be made to you by Council.
- Only while you are assisting Council in the abovementioned clearly defined volunteer role, and while your assistance is approved and/or known by Council, you may be covered for Public Liability Insurance
- Should any incident or near miss (resulting in injury or damage to property or any other parties) occur to you while you are acting as a volunteer of Council, you must notify your Program Coordinator immediately or as soon as practicable
- Richmond Valley Council will not cover costs incurred by volunteers driving private vehicles or uninsured vehicles. Comprehensive car insurance is recommended.
- It is the responsibility of the volunteer to provide appropriate footwear and adequate UV protection (long pants, long sleeve shirt, broad-brimmed hat)