Seeking volunteer applicants
BARC provides feed, shelter, and medical treatment to animals who become lost, seized or surrendered. Be prepared to get dirty and fall in love! You will need to wear sensible work clothes that are suitable for outdoor weather.
Applicants need to be aged 16 years or over to Volunteer at BARC.
The City is a child safe organisation.
Bendigo Venues & Events
Welcome to Bendigo Venues & Events - a business unit of the City of Greater Bendigo and responsible for the management of a suite of venues including Ulumbarra Theatre, The Capital Theatre, the Bendigo Town Hall, Dudley House and The Engine Room.
This Unit presents a broad range of community, state, national and international events including live theatre, dance, fine and contemporary music and other performing arts activities across a varied suite of venues.
BV&E’s venues have an equally busy commercial life through the hosting of weddings, conferences, seminars, celebrations, ceremonies, classes and community events and by offering professional theatres, fully supported ticketing and box office, first-class function facilities, exclusive catering, exhibition spaces and dedicated community access venues.
Bendigo Visitor Centre
The Bendigo Visitor Centre has 65 volunteers that play an important role in welcoming visitors to Bendigo and the Region, providing an authentic local connection 364 days each year.
Our volunteers strengthen the relationship between the Visitor Centre, local tourism operators and the broader Bendigo community through various roles.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Bendigo Writer's Festival
|A very successful 2021 festival!!|
Heathcote Visitor Centre
The Heathcote Visitor Centre is currently seeking applications from volunteers to join our wonderful vibrant team. The Heathcote Visitor Centre is an Accredited Centre aiming to provide outstanding customer service to the tourism business in the Heathcote region, with annual visitation of approximately 17,000 people. The Visitor Centre is operated by the City of Greater Bendigo and is the tourism “shop front” for the Heathcote and Region.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Home Support Sevices
Tourism and Major Events
The Tourism and Major Events team is responsible for the coordination of activities relating to the attraction and support of major events to Bendigo.
With international and national events hosted throughout the year in our diverse parks, heritage and contemporary buildings and open spaces, Bendigo has earned its reputation as a world class events capital of regional Victoria.
Our beautiful tree-lined streets and impressive buildings create a picturesque backdrop to any event, while our convenient location in the heart of Victoria is accessible for many surrounding towns, all within an easy 90 minute drive from Melbourne’s CBD.
Volunteers are integral to the success of our events in the City and we encourage you to apply when our recruitment process starts again in 2022.
Positive Ageing Advisory Committee
Positive Ageing Advisory Committee
Our Positive Ageing Advisory Committee (PAAC) is made up of community members who represent older adults in the community. The PAAC advocate for and provide advice to Council on matters related to positive ageing and support the development, implementation and evaluation of initiatives to promote positive ageing within Greater Bendigo. Community representatives have been appointed by Council following an expression of interest and interview process.
Positive Ageing is all about maintaining a positive attitude, feeling good about yourself, keeping fit and healthy, and engaging fully in life. Ageing is often associated with many rewarding experiences, however it is also a time when significant changes occur.
Keeping a positive attitude toward ageing is important as it allows you to continue to feel good and have a sense of control as you face another part of the life cycle. Social interaction and relationships with others are associated with positive ageing. Maintaining social networks through clubs, engaging in voluntary work and keeping in touch with family and friends, prevents isolation and promotes good mental and physical health. Those who age positively, live longer and healthier lives and enjoy a better quality of life.
Resource Recovery & Education Program
The City of Greater Bendigo is actively working to divert municipal waste sent to landfill. We are doing this by regularly monitoring domestic waste and continuously educating the community on correct sorting of waste into the three-bin system to minimise contamination in kerbside general, recycle, and organics bins.
RREV aims to educate and make the residents aware of municipal waste management, resource recovery and litter reduction. It will offer volunteers with the opportunities to learn about correct sorting of waste into the three-bin system. It will also promote sustainable habits to minimise household waste and engage like-minded residents with shared vision to protect the environment from waste related issues.
If you have a passion for the environment and waste management, we have an activity based on your interest. We would encourage you to look at each role description and fill out the application form to become a part of something valuable.
Please note that this one application could support more than one role.
Resource Recovery & Education Program - Activities
To assist the Resource Recovery and Education (RR&E) unit in planning, promoting, and delivering the waste education programs during major events. This opportunity involves, but not limited to, preparing for, advertising or helping the Resource Recovery and Education team at event setup.
To provide an opportunity for volunteers to keep the city clean by picking up litter along council facilities and parks. To provide a way for environmentally conscious citizens to make a personal contribution to a cleaner municipal environment.
This role will provide the opportunity to monitor the public place bins during major events. Volunteers will also provide advice to event guests on waste disposal in the three-bin system. They will check bins for obvious contamination and rectify them where practicable.
Volunteers will support the Resource Recovery and Education (RR&E) Officer to conduct simple visual assessment of the contents of kerbside bins. If any contamination in kerbside bin is found during the audits, they will tag the bin to provide direct feedback on the content of waste, recycling and organics bin.