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Rockingham Volunteer Centre

The Rockingham Volunteer Centre (RVC) is the hub for volunteering in Rockingham. The centre finds and links people to local organisations seeking voluteers, it also promotes the benefits of volunteering.  

What does the centre do?
  • Lists volunteer  positions available in the area
  • Links people with suitable volunteer opportunities
  • Promotes the benefits of volunteering in the community.

How to get started?

  1. Contact the RVC to make an appointment or call in to the office to register.
  2. Browse the positions available
  3. Connect to an organisation seeking volunteers.

Opening Hours

School terms only. Closed during School holidays.The Volunteer Centre Location
 

Tuesday and Wednesday: 
9.30am – 2.30pm

Thursday: 12.30pm – 5.30pm

 

 
Phone: 9528 8670
Email: volunteering@rockingham.wa.gov.au
Located at the Rockingham Central Library, Dixon Road, Rockingham.

Why Volunteer?

Volunteering provides many benefits for individuals and the community.  Through volunteering we can build strong communities by connecting people.  It also provides an opportunity to:

  1. Help others, including community groups, clubs, seniors, schools, young people and the environment.
  2. Share your skills and life experience with others.
  3. Gain a sense of community connection and social wellbeing.
  4. Meet new, like-minded people.
  5. Gain the experience, training, contacts and references that may help you find paid employment.
  6. Improve your own health, vitality and wellbeing.

Volunteering types

  • Administration
  • Animals
  • Children and youth
  • Community
  • Conservation and gardening
  • Education and mentoring
  • Emergency Services
  • Events
  • Arts and culture
  • Family support and homelessness
  • Indigenous and migrant support
  • Recreation, sports  and health
  • Seniors and disability
  • Transport
  • Other.

Volunteer Involving Organisations (VIOs)

If your organisation or group is looking for volunteers, the Rockingham Volunteer Centre will also be able to assist with:

• Finding suitable volunteers
• Volunteer management
• Volunteer training opportunities.

The Rockingham Volunteer Centre is helping to build a stronger community, contact the RVC to make an appointment or drop in to discuss your volunteering needs.

This service is free.

Volunteer Involving Organisation Forms

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Volunteering Forms    
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Volunteer Referral Form PDF 440KB

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Volunteering for City Events and Programs

The City provides volunteering opportunities for community members to be involved in City events and programs.
 
The Community Development team calls for volunteering assistance in the following areas:
arts and culture; children and young people;  community events; community safety; community transport; neighbours unite; and seniors.
 
To volunteer for the City, you will need to complete a Volunteer Expression of Interest Form and forward it to customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au or hand your completed form into the City Administration Building.  

As volunteering opportunities become available, we will contact you about 4-6weeksbefore the relevant event takes place to see if you would like to be involved. If you are interested and a position is available, you will be required to complete the relevant volunteering registration form and obtain a Volunteer National Police Certificate prior to being appointed to a volunteering role.

On receiving confirmation that you would like to be involved the City will obtain your Volunteer National Police Certificate on your behalf.  Please complete the Volunteer National Police Certificate consent form and bring it into the City Administration Building with relevant ID for proof of identity as indicated on the consent form.  Volunteer National Police Certificates can take up to ten working days.  Once your application has been processed you will receive confirmation on your involvement in the identified event.

Ways to Volunteer with the City

Castaways Sculpture Awards

Castaways Sculpture Awards is one of the highlights on the City’s event calendar held in October each year. The event sees artists and schools design and produce scultpures from recycled materials, which are displayed on the foreshore in an outdoor exhibition for 10 days.  Volunteers are required to help at the information tent.

Rockingham Arts Centre

The City presents several exhibitions throughout the year.  Volunteers are required to assist with staffing the exhibitions, mostly on weekends and public holidays. 

Exhibition hours are normally 10am to 3pm with two shifts available: 10am to 12.30pm and 12.30pm to 3pm. 

All volunteer exhibition staff are given a briefing prior to the exhibition to enable them to provide valuable information on the exhibition and to assist with general enquiries from the public.  Rockingham Arts Centre external photo

Volunteer staff will be required to complete a National Police Certificate Consent Form. The City will organise this on your behalf.  

If you are interested in volunteering at the Rockingham Arts Centre please complete an Expression of Interest form.

Community Events
The City has several community events throughout the year which require volunteers.  Some of these events include Seniors Expo, International Food Festival, Bike Week, Celebrate Ability, and Teddy Bears Picnic. There are a range of volunteer positions available at each event. 

International Food Festival      International Food Festival















Youth Advisory Council

Young people aged 12-24 who are keen to be more involved in their community, and advocate locally as a voice for young people can join the Youth Advisory Council (YAC). Meetings are held twice a month and YAC events are held throughout the year.
 

Rockingham Connect Community Transport Service

The City has two buses that are used for community transport, taking people who are transport disadvantaged to various places in the City: Rockingham and Warnbro shopping centres, Safety Bay Library, Autumn Centre, Bunnings, Social Connector Luncheon and Spud Shed.

Volunteers are needed to drive the buses (two 12 seaters). Varied shifts are offered to suit people’s availability. Standard License required. To apply for a volunteer position see the Rockingham Connect page.

Autumn Centre

The City offers people over the age of 50 a communal environment to socialise, pursue personal interests and create supportive networks at the Autumn Centre on McNicholl Street in Rockingham. The Autumn Centre relies heavily on volunteers and is an excellent opportunity for community members to participate in a worthwhile program.
 

Heart Foundation Walk Leaders

The City works in partnership with the Heart Foundation to encourage people to engage in walking as a form of physical activity. If you are interested in being a walk leader, someone who facilitates a group of people to come together and go walking, then you can contact the City for more information or see the website for current walking groups to join.

All personal information relating to a volunteer  will be kept confidential by the City of Rockingham. For general enquiries about volunteering for the City, call 9528 0333.