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 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
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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
The City of Greater Bendigo Youth Council
Current Youth Council Vacancies
The City of Greater Bendigo Youth Council is one year into its current two-year term. Several vacancies on the Youth Council have become available in 2024 due to the resignations of several Youth Councillors.
Expressions of Interest for casual vacancies on the City of Greater Bendigo Youth Council for 2024 are now open and will close on Monday 13 November 2023. The available positions on the Youth Council are for a period of 12 months.
Description of Youth Council
The City of Greater Bendigo Youth Council is an advisory and advocacy committee whose role is to represent the voice of young people who live, work and/or study in the City of Greater Bendigo. The Youth Council achieves this by:
- Providing advice to the City of Greater Bendigo Council on plans, strategies, policies and projects so that they better align to the needs of young people;
- Engaging with young people to identify their priorities; and
- Advocating on issues that directly impact young people.
The Youth Council comprises of fifteen to eighteen young people. All Youth Councillors are volunteers.
Youth Council Eligibility
To be eligible to be a member of the City of Greater Bendigo Youth Council applicants must:
- Be between the age of 14 and 24 years (Youth Councillors are required to resign when they turn 25).
- Live, work and/or study anywhere in Greater Bendigo.
- Hold a valid Working with Children Check (volunteer level) and Police Check if 18 years and older.
This includes young people from all backgrounds and experiences, living in all areas of Greater Bendigo, who are eager to develop leadership skills, advocate for young people and make a difference in the community.
Youth Council Application Process
Youth Council Membership is determined via an application process, this includes a City of Greater Bendigo Youth Council Expression of Interest application addressing selection criteria, an interview, and a referee check.
Applicants will be assessed on their responses to the selection criteria in their Expression of Interest and Interview.
It is a requirement that all volunteers 18 years or over with the City of Greater Bendigo have a valid and successful working with children check and police check