Vacancy Details

Volunteer and Community Officer 


  • From $35.49 per hour plus superannuation 
  • Permanent part time position | 25 hours per week 
  • Enjoy a great work life balance in a community-facing role. 


About Us


At Wodonga Council we offer meaningful work and take pride in what we do.  

We are a values driven organisation that is committed to building healthy and engaged teams who benefit from our flexible work options, health and wellbeing initiatives, and development opportunities, so that we grow as individuals and as an organisation. We recognise the importance of balancing work and life and understand that priorities change with time.   

Want to read more about life in Wodonga or working with Wodonga Council? Click here or visit our website here. 


About the Role         


This role coordinates and promotes the council's volunteer program, which comprises of recruiting and retaining volunteers, developing skills of council staff and community groups, ensuring volunteer safety, managing risk, and conducting community capacity-building activities to support the development of the community.  

In addition, the role involves assisting the Population Health and Wellbeing team with administrative tasks related to the Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan. This includes working collaboratively with team members to achieve goals and providing project support as needed. 


 Key duties of the role are to: 

  • Lead the recruitment and onboarding of our team of community minded volunteers.
  • Develop partnership opportunities and foster internal engagement processes in relation to volunteering programs and initiatives between key units across council and community groups. 
  • Provide guidance and support to internal volunteer supervisors to ensure adherence to volunteer recruitment and management principles, procedures, and practices;
  • Be the subject matter expert with regard to relevant standards, codes of practice and emerging trends with volunteering. 


What you will bring (key selection criteria) 


We are looking for applications showing us that you have: 

  • Education and/or experience in volunteer coordination, administration, community development, community services, public administration, or a related field; 
  • Knowledge of volunteerism and community development principles and practices; 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and motivate volunteers and build positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders; 
  • Well-developed organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise multiple tasks, manage time and work effectively to achieve outcomes within set timeframes;
  • Demonstrated ability to provide administrative and logistical support, including maintaining records and databases and ensuring efficient operations while consistently meeting tight deadlines and maintaining a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Clear Police and Working with Children Check and current driver’s licence. 


How to Apply


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Use the apply button to commence your application. 

To apply applicants will be required to provide two documents;  

  • a cover letter addressing your suitability for the position (see the “What you will bring” section above. Support on how to address this criteria can be found here) and,  
  • a current resume. 

The successful applicant will be required to complete a pre-employment functional assessment, and provide a copy of a National Police Check, Current Drivers Licence and Victorian Working with Children Check prior to commencement. 


Enquiries: Anthea Maher - Team Leader Population Health and Community Wellbeing |0466 316 211| 


Applications close Monday 11:59pm, June 5, 2023 


Position Description below 


Wodonga Council is an equal opportunity employer and provides many benefits for staff, including; 

  • employee health and wellbeing programs,  
  • flexible work arrangements, 
  • learning and development, and
  • career pathways and opportunities. 

The organisation prides itself on having a positive and supportive culture. We are committed to ongoing learning and development opportunities to grow and enhance the skills of our staffWe have a strong commitment to the council’s corporate values of trust, integrity, learning and respect. 

We encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community; people with a disability; people from any gender identity and sexuality orientation; and people from every age, culture and ethnic background. 

If you have special needs that we can address to assist you submit your application or to fully participate in the selection process, please contact us.