COVID -19 and volunteering at the City of Canning
To support volunteers to remain in good health during the COVID-19 crisis, the City has temporarily suspended all regular volunteering roles. Essential services such as Meals on Wheels which are normally delivered by volunteers will continue to be provided with the support of City staff.
As part of the Connect in Canning Project, staff are re- imagining how we can support our communities during COVID-19 and beyond. This includes how we continue to support the volunteering sector both within our local and broader communities.
Here's how you can still get involved in volunteering -
Option 1 - Register for upcoming opportunities
Complete an expression of interest to volunteer with the City of Canning's Volunteer Program.Your details will be added to the City's Volunteer Register for future recruitment purposes.
Your completed EOI form can be sent back to the City by:
Mail: Attention Volunteer Officer, Locked Box 80, Welshpool WA 6986
Option 2 - Stay in touch - we will bring you the latest 'What's new to volunteering' and let you know how you can get involved.
What's New to Volunteering
Cannington Community Garden Needs You!
The City of Canning and Cannington Community Garden are working together to provide our communities with access to a Victory Garden.
Victory Gardens or food gardens for defence
were established during the war years to boost food supplies and bring communities together for morale support. COVID-19 has impacted this community garden’s capacity to retain volunteers and as such it’s ability to share fresh fruit and vegetables to vulnerable community members and organisations such as the Cannington Soup Kitchen.
Canning Community Garden operates Tuesdays and Thursdays weekly from 8.30 – 4.00pm and volunteers are free to come and go as their personal commitments allow.
An immediate start is required for:
volunteering over 1-2 weeks to help re-establish existing garden spaces that have become over run with weeds and grass.
to support the development and growth of a ‘Victory Garden’ and other gardening initiatives to help re-build social and economic capital for our communities.
To become a Cannington Community Garden Volunteer please Click Here to complete an Expression of Interest. Your completed EOI can be return by: E: email@example.com OR Post: City of Canning Volunteer Officer, Locked Bag 80, Welshpool, Western Australia, 6986.
Social Connection Volunteering
The City of Canning recently launched Social Connection Volunteering to help reduce social isolation for the elderly residents at Canning Lodge.
Social Connection Volunteers are matched with a Canning Lodge resident according to how they wish to connect. Volunteers can connect with residents via phone, social media or mail.
Want to be the change that makes a difference in your community? Contact the City’s Volunteer Officer to find out more about becoming a Social Connection Volunteer firstname.lastname@example.org
The City of Canning and Volunteering WA (VWA) work in partnership to help connect you with volunteering opportunities within the broader community. VWA have launched a new emergency volunteering website calling on people to lend a hand during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Members of the public can register their details through a simple sign up process and help deliver essential services to those most vulnerable in our community.