Information for volunteers

This section has information about volunteering, what it involves and how to find volunteering opportunities.

Premier's Volunteer Champions AwardsCelebrating outstanding volunteers

Nominations for the Premier's Volunteer Champions Awards have now closed, with a record number of nominations received. Thank you to everyone who nominated.

Award recipients will be announced in October 2016.

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Volunteer Stories

Sue Mountain Yarrambat CFA First Lieutenant of Yarrambat Fire Brigade, volunteer Sue Mountain not only fights fires - she also runs its junior program and recruits new volunteers to the CFA. She says her brigade is like a family and volunteering makes you feel like a better person. Read her story
Katrina Antony with surfboard on beach Not everyone has Katrina's energy, but she says that shouldn't stop anyone from doing some sort of volunteer work. 'We should all be giving back in some way. Even giving a couple of hours to a community organisation is so rewarding, and especially important in small communities.'  Read more about how Katrina contributes
Matthew Shawcross is the head coach of the Sunshine Heights Cricket Club under 13s Ntini team. He says that the cricket team has helped the boys educationally, socially and emotionally. Read Matthew's story