Volunteering for the City

How to become a City volunteer Three volunteers handing out bottles of water

We provide 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
  • seniors.

To volunteer for the City, you will need to complete a Volunteer Expression of Interest form and email it to customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au or bring it to the City Administration Centre. 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.

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 Centre 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 City

The City has several community events throughout the year which require volunteers. Some of these events include the Seniors and Carers Expo, Community Breakfast Ride, Castaways Sculpture Awards, Celebrate Ability, and Teddy Bears Picnic. There are a range of volunteer positions available at each event. There are also City services, facilities and groups that require volunteers.

All personal information relating to a volunteer will be kept confidential by the City of Rockingham. For general enquiries about volunteering call us on 9528 0333 or email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

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, 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

We work 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 us for more information or see the current walking groups available to join.

Millar Road Landfill and Recycling Facility

The Millar Road Landfill Facility is located at Millar Road West, Baldivis and is open seven days, from 7.30am–4pm (except Good Friday and Christmas Day). Volunteering positions are available to assist with the following tasks:

  • re-use/recycle goods acceptance
  • re-use/recycle good sorting and cleaning ready for sale
  • re-use/recycle goods merchandising
  • recycle yard shop tidying. 
Rockingham Arts Centre

We present 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 9am–4pm with two shifts available.

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 Connect Community Transport Service

We have 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.

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