Graffiti Removal Volunteer

Position Description:


The Graffiti removal volunteers provide assistance through the quick and timely removal of graffiti from private, commercial and Council owned property. They also provide assistance by monitoring and reporting the graffiti. By reducing the amount of time that graffiti remains visible to the public, it not only helps maintain the visual appeal of the time, but it also helps to result in the reduction of new graffiti going up.


Duties include:


  • Remove graffiti vandalism from private/commercial and council property with paints and in some instances with solvents
  • Complete paperwork recording details of all graffiti jobs, and return for computer input
  • Photograph graffiti vandalism on private/commercial and Council property for monitoring and recording purposes
  • Maintain and clean graffiti removal equipment daily
  • Assist with the monthly clean of the dedicated graffiti removal vehicle
  • Work as an active member of a team environment
  • Attend relevant training programs and meetings
  • Observe the Environmental Protection Act in regard to disposal of water after use of solvents and high pressure water equipment

Personal attributes and skills:


  • Ability to work as part of a team and ability to work independently
  • Ability to follow directions and instructions to safely remove graffiti
  • Ability to competently and safely use solvents
  • Willingness to learn and understand a variety of Acts, Council policies and procedures and how they relate to the delivery of the program.
  • Reliability, punctuality and self motivated
  • Flexibility in regards to work availability
  • Drivers Licence preferred
  • Experience in the use of solvents and paint equipment (spray gun, high water pressure equipment – desirable
  • Willingness to work outdoors

Additional Requirements, Information

As part of the registration process all new volunteers are required to receive a corporate induction, program induction and site orientation.

  • On-going training as determined as essential by the volunteer’s immediate Program Supervisor or Volunteer Development Officer. For the graffiti removal team, this includes participation in graffiti removal training.
  • Safe Task Procedures and Safe Operating Procedures in the use of relevant equipment and machinery as required by WHS regulations.
  • Appropriate clothing and shoes to be worn in accordance with Council’s Sun Protection procedure.
  • Uniform provided
  • All new volunteers are subject to a three (3) month probationary period
  • In addition, all volunteers are required to hold a satisfactory National Police Certificate (NPC) or Department for Communities and Social Inclusion Check (DSCI) screening dated less than three years old, prior to the commencement of volunteering.  If volunteers do not hold either screening, staff will initiate a screening check at no cost to the volunteer.
  • One shift per week, minimum 4 hours 
  • Would suit someone with a trade background