Welcome to Ipswich City Council's Volunteer Portal
Ipswich City Council is proud to have over 300 valued volunteers who contribute significantly to many of Council's programs and services.
Volunteering can be a highly rewarding experience with a number of benefits:
- Learn, develop new skills, knowledge and experiences;
- Build confidence;
- Forge new friendships;
- Improve your communication skills;
- Work in a creative, fun and flexible environment;
- Give back to the community and know that you are playing a part in helping and supporting the community.
Below is a list of Council's current volunteer opportunities. You can also browse the opportunities tab to the left or enter a keyword into the search box.
Listed volunteer opportunities include an overview of the program and a brief role description to allow you to select a position that best meets your skills, interests and time commitments.
How to apply:
View current opportunities and apply online. If you are experiencing issues with submitting an online application or to request a paper-based application form, please call (07) 3810 6666.
Please note that from time to time volunteer programs reach capacity and are not able to provide volunteer placements.
All applications submitted will be considered and assessed based on availability and will not be excluded for any reason which is not directly related to the requirements of the volunteer position.
Volunteers are required to:
• Undergo screening and assessment for suitability to undertake the role they are applying for and, if successful, volunteers will then undertake induction and training.
• Adhere to our policies and procedures, Code of Conduct, the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011.
Our commitment to volunteers:
Council is committed to ensuring the management of volunteers is undertaken in accordance with Volunteering Australia's "National Standards for Volunteer Involvement" and strives to pursue the highest possible standard for a supportive, safe and healthy work environment for all volunteers.
Will I be paid?
No, whilst performing volunteering duties with Ipswich City Council you will not receive any remuneration.
Is there a chance I could transition into paid employment within the organisation if I volunteer first?
All vacancies are advertised online. To view current vacancies and information about careers at Ipswich City Council, please visit our careers website: Careers@Ipswich
Do I need to obtain a Working with Children Check?
If it is a role requirement, it is mandatory to have a valid blue card before you commence in your volunteering role. Please refer to the relevant Position Description for role requirements.
Are there any age requirements?
Age requirements are dependent on the type of volunteer role. Persons under the age of 18 must have parental or authorised guardian consent. Please refer to the relevant Position Description for age requirements.
What is the time and duration commitment required to volunteer?
Time and duration commitments vary from role to role. We offer one-off, short-term or ongoing volunteering opportunities. You may be required to work weekdays, weeknights or on weekends. Please refer to the relevant Position Description for time and duration commitments.
Will I receive adequate training and orientation to perform my role?
Yes, you will receive training and orientation to enable you to fulfill your role and provide the services the program has been designed to deliver.
Will I need to undergo any background checks?
Yes, you will be required to participate in all identity verification checks, background security checks and other security checks prior to commencing in your voluntary role.
Do you accept student placements or work experience students?
If you are a student currently enrolled in a School / Educational Institute and are looking for a placement or work experience, please apply through our work experience program ipswich.qld.gov.au/about_council/careers
Is there a dress code and will I be provided with a uniform?
Depending on the role or location, if required, you may need to provide some of your own appropriating clothing, for example steel cap boots and long pants. You may be provided with a work shirt, hat and relevant Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). Please refer to the relevant Position Description for uniform requirements.
Will I be required to get any vaccinations?
Some volunteer roles require Q-Fever and Tetanus vaccinations. Please refer to the relevant Position Description for any vaccination requirements.
Other Volunteering Opportunities:
The following organisations also offer and/or support volunteer roles:
Mission Statement, Privacy Statement and Personal Information Digest
Ipswich City Council engages volunteers for the purpose of supplementing and extending the services, performances and activities offered by Council.
Volunteers are able to contribute many unique talents, skills and knowledge to provide additional and personalised service to clients.
Please click here to view Council's Privacy Statement
Personal Information Digest
Please click here to view Council's Personal Information Digest
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF COUNTRY
Ipswich City Council respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners as custodians of the land.
The Traditional Owners whose earth, winds and water we share, and have had a deep spiritual and cultural connection to country for thousands of years. We pay our respects to their elders, past, present and emerging, as the keepers of the traditions, cultures and stories of a proud people.