Community Volunteering

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Volunteering in Greater Bendigo

Volunteers are the heart and soul of our community. They make enormous contributions through giving their time, knowledge and skills. Without volunteers, many of the things that support our community’s wellbeing and vibrancy simply wouldn’t be possible. 

Volunteering is a wonderful way to ‘give back’ to our community and can also be a great way to meet new people, enjoy new experiences and learn new things. Some people find that volunteering can also be a pathway into employment. 

Whether you’re new to volunteering or have paused your volunteering commitments, now is a great time to start or return. 

Where can I volunteer? 

Reach out directly to a local group, club or not-for-profit organisation that interests you and see if they need some support. We’re sure they’ll be happy to hear from you! 

You can also volunteer with the City of Greater Bendigo or the Bendigo Volunteer Resource Centre can point you in the right direction of local volunteering opportunities: 

Register your volunteering opportunity on CONNECT Greater Bendigo 

Register your club or group on CONNECT Greater Bendigo and include volunteering opportunities by completing the following steps.  

Please note - these steps are for clubs or groups that have not registered with the website before.  

  • Go to  

  • Click on ‘List a Club or Group’ (in the banner at the top, right-hand corner) 

  • Click ‘register now’ 

  • Fill out the registration form 

  • You will receive a confirmation email with a temporary password to log into the website 

  • Check your emails and return to 

  • Click on ‘Organisation Log In’  

  • Enter the email you used to start the registration and the temporary password you were emailed (you will be prompted to create a new password) 

  • You will then be taken to a dashboard page  

  • Click ‘Add a Club or Group’, which will take you to a profile page to fill in all the details about your club or group 

  • Under ‘Basic Information’ there is a ‘Tags’ section, in here type in ‘volunteer’  

  • Scroll down to ‘Opportunities’ and select ‘volunteer’  

  • Separately, if you would like to do a volunteer recruitment drive, you can create an ‘Event’ from the dashboard page. Simply fill in your details as prompted  


Community Volunteering Strategy 2019-2023

The Community Volunteering Strategy 2019-2023 aims to:

  • Develop a culture of volunteerism in the community;
  • Improve coordination of volunteering through collaboration and partnerships;
  • Improve and increase volunteer support; and
  • Improve and increase the capability of volunteer leaders, community organisations and groups.

Read the City of Greater Bendigo Community Volunteering Strategy 2019-2023


Volunteering Victoria

Volunteering Victoria has a series of timely and informative 2020 Webinars that cover topics including, Volunteering and COVID19, Virtual volunteering and Making Connections.

Access the the webinars on Volunteering Victoria website.

Contact us

For more information please contact the Community Partnerships unit on 1300 002 642 or email [email protected]

CONNECT Greater Bendigo

Connect with all the clubs, groups, events, and volunteering in our great region.

CONNECT Greater Bendigo is a community website where you can find, join and connect with a range of local community clubs, groups, organisations and events. It’s easy and it’s free to use!

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