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, monitoring waste bins, auditing and supervising bins.
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.
The City of Greater Bendigo Youth Council
The City of Greater Bendigo Youth Council has commenced its two-year term.
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