Welcome to the City of Canning's Volunteer Program!
The City of Canning believes volunteers bring optimism and enthusiasm, create positive energy and share diverse perspectives that lead to enhanced outcomes for our communities.
about joining the City's Volunteer Program
Are there age related restrictions?
YES - The safety of our volunteers is our first priority, however it is not always possible for our professional staff to provide hands on supervision for all volunteer activities. As such we encourage anyone AGED 18+ to join our program. If you are AGED 85+ some insurance restrictions apply, however this does not preclude you from being a part of the City's program.
Are there volunteering opportunities available to fit my busy lifestyle?
YES - We understand that people have busy lives but still want to support their communities through volunteering. InterConnect Volunteering was created to meet the needs of volunteers who want to engage in volunteering as their time allows and in line with ther volunteering aspirations. To learn more click here
Does the City have regular volunteering roles?
YES - The City has a variety of regular volunteering roles some of which are unique to the volunteering sector.
Regular roles are much sort after and as such the City actively seeks to create new and engaging regular volunteering roles. Volunteering vacancies can be found on the City's Website, SEEK Volunteer and GoVolunteer
Will I need to participate in screening processes?
YES - In line with the National Standards for Volunteer Involvement the City requires all volunteers to participate in screening processes. Prior to commencement all volunteers require a current Volunteer National Police Clearance (VNPC). Additionally if you are involved in child related volunteering you will require a Working with Children Check (WWCC). The City can complete an online application for a VNPC at no cost to the volunteer. Volunteers will be supported to apply for a WWCC at a minimal cost.
All screening is subject to review and the City reserves the right to decline engaging a volunteer based on screening outcomes.
Will I need to participate in additional recruitment processes?
YES - The City wants you to know your rights and responsibilities and as such recruitment processes are aligned with the National Standards for Volunteer Involvement and closely emulate the recruitment of a paid employee. You may be asked to participate in an interview and all volunteers are required to complete an Application to Volunteer and Volunteer Agreement prior to commencement. Because we love to share your volunteering stories with our communities you can opt to sign a consent form giving the City permission to use your image for publicity purposes.
The City has a dedicated Community Development Officer (Volunteering) who can support you to complete each stage of the recruitment process.
Does the City provide volunteers with training?
YES - Regardless of the duration of a role all volunteers are provided with an Induction prior to commencement. All ongoing roles are subject to a three month probationary period in which time volunteers are supported with an Orientation and training to ensure they feel confident to perform the duties of a role. When the City's Volunteer Program partners with a Volunteer Involving Organisation (VIO), it does so on the understanding that the VIO provides written evidence of having provided City volunteers with an Induction and any agreed training.
Volunteers: Heroes of their own story - champions of community stories.
Click here to complete an Expression of Interest today!
EOI forms can be returned by:
Post: ATTN: Community Development Officer (Volunteering) Locked Bag 80, Welshpool, Western Australia, 6986
In Person: Riverton Library, 67 Riley Rd, Riverton WA 6148
Ph: 1300 422 664
Fax: 9458 2353
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