Volunteering for the City
How to become a City volunteer
The City provides volunteering opportunities for community members to be involved in City events and programs.
Our Community Development team calls for volunteering assistance throughout the year in the following areas:
- arts and culture
- children and young people
- community events
- community safety
- community transport
- Neighbours Unite
To volunteer for the City, you will need to complete a Volunteer Expression of Interest form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or bring it to the City administration building. As volunteering opportunities become available, you will be contacted about 4-6 weeks before 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 a 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 to confirm proof of identity, as indicated on the consent form. Volunteer National Police Certificates can take up to 10 working days to process. 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 and is held in October each year. The event sees artists and schools design and produce sculptures 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 at the Rockingham Arts Centre. Volunteers are required to assist with staffing the exhibitions, mostly on weekends and public holidays.
Exhibition hours are normally 10am-3pm with two shifts available: 10am-12.30pm and 12.30pm-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.
The City has several community events throughout the year which require volunteers. Some of these events include the Seniors Expo, International Food Festival, Bike Week, Celebrate Ability, and Teddy Bears Picnic. There are a range of volunteer positions available at each event.
Rockingham 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 Rockingham Youth Advisory Council (RYAC). Meetings are held twice a month and RYAC events are held throughout the year.
Rockingham Connect Community Transport Service
The City has two 12-seater vehicles that are used for community transport to take people who are transport disadvantaged to various places in the City such as Rockingham and Warnbro shopping centres, Safety Bay and Rockingham libraries, the Autumn Centre, Bunnings, Social Connector Luncheons and Spud Shed.
There are two volunteer positions with the service: driver and transport assistant. Varied shifts are offered to suit people’s availability. A standard ‘C’ Class licence is required for the driver.For more information visit Rockingham Connect.
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 current walking groups available 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.