By providing regular training the City of Canning aims to ensure that volunteers are:

  • Valued for their unique skills, knowledge and abilities
  • Trained, mentored and supported to build on their capacities
  • Empowered to take on new challenges
  • Supported to make meaningful contributions to the success of the City's programs and activities.

In keeping with the National Standards for Volunteer Involvement, Standard 5 which states 'Volunteers understand their roles and gain the knowledge, skills and feedback needed to safely and effectively carry out their duties’, the City of Canning undertakes to provide volunteers with the following training:


Volunteers supporting a regular role are required to attend an Induction separate to the first day of volunteering.

Casual volunteers are required to participate in a site Induction prior to a one off or short term event or activity. Inductions provided to casual volunteers may be provided by City staff or a City partner.

Inductions provide volunteers with an understanding of their work environment including WH&S and reporting requirements.


Completed over a period of time (usually 3-6 months) the Orientation supports volunteers to comprehensively understand the duties of a role whereby a volunteer feels competent to carry out all aspects of a role.

Additional training

Formal and informal training sessions are provided to address any gaps in a volunteers skills and knowledge in relation to a volunteer role.

Occasionally, volunteers will be required to complete mandatory training in line with the requirements of their position description and or legal obligations.

Want to be a part of a volunteer program that supports you to gain new skills and knowledge? Visit the Volunteering Opportunities page to start your volunteering journey.

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