Volunteers

Volunteering

The Shire of Kalamunda values its volunteers and aims to create an environment which promotes and sustains effective volunteering and builds community capacity. Volunteers make an extraordinary contribution to our community by actively enhancing significant community service programs such as Meals on Wheels, Home and Community Care, Library Services, Community Visitors Scheme and Environmental groups etc.

All Shire of Kalamunda volunteers are police checked (this is paid by the organisation), orientated, placed according to skills, interests and expectations, volunteers are provided with on-going support and training. Out of pocket expenses are reimbursed.

Volunteers can work across different programs or work through multiple programs to find the most suitable position for them.

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people and learn new skills.

REGISTER YOUR DETAILS HERE TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Position Description Contact Person / Number

Community Bus Drivers

Shire of Kalamunda Administration Office
2 Railway Rd, Kalamunda WA 6076

The Shire of Kalamunda is proud to offer the Community Bus for use by local seniors groups, people with disabilities and for use of the service clubs who donated to its purchase. 

For more information please visit the: Transport Webpage.

Volunteer Contact
9257 9957
     

Volunteer facilitators for English Conversation Classes

Forrestfield Library

3 Salix Way, Forrestfield, WA 6058

The Shire of Kalamunda Library Service is seeking volunteers to encourage and assist those wishing to practice speaking English, learn a new vocabulary and meet new people in the community.

It is envisaged that duties will include:

  • Facilitating conversations with people who do not have English as their first language.
  • Encouraging conversation about aspects of life in Australia
  • Encouraging reading and listening skills
  • Introducing words and phrases used in particular situations, e.g. a doctor’s visit, talking to a teacher, dealing with a tradesman
  • Assisting job seekers and providing information on where to get help preparing a CV/Application

To be considered for this role, you will need to possess the following:

  • Well-developed communication skills.
  • A good knowledge of English grammar and a wide vocabulary.
  • Dictionary and thesaurus skills

Hours required:
Approximately 2 hours per week. We envisage having two volunteers facilitate each session and others available to fill in when required.
Training:
A one day training course in teaching English to speakers of other languages is available if required. Aspects covered include: difficulties faced in learning a new language, how to demonstrate individual words and structures, awareness of cultural differences and session planning.

Kalamunda Shire Libraries 
(Forrestfield Library)
9257 9975


     

Perth Hills Visitor Centre
50 Railway Road, Kalamunda

Passionate about where you live?  Want to share your local knowledge with visitors to the area?  Why not consider volunteering at the Perth Hills Visitor Centre in Kalamunda.  You will meet and greet visitors from near and far, helping them to get the most out of their visit to the Perth Hills.  The Centre also houses a boutique retail area which showcases artisan talents, and an art gallery, so practical duties can range from re-stocking brochures to making sales of local products and even assisting with merchandising! We have regular visits to venues and attractions in the area and have quarterly meetings/morning teas. The Visitor Centre already has a number of volunteers so you would soon become part of this friendly team.

Contact the Perth Hills Visitor Centre for more information.

We are currently only seeking volunteers to assist on the weekends, however weekday shifts may become available in time.   Full training is provided by our friendly staff.

Please complete both the Volunteer Application Form and Volunteer National Police Check then contact the Visitors Centre to arrange a time to meet.

Visitor Centre
9257  9998

     

The Influence 
Youth
Kalamunda Town Hall Square

Calling all young people aged 12 – 25! If you are looking for an opportunity to contribute to your local community (and have some fun along the way) then go no further than The Influence Youth Team. This group of young people work together to develop and run various youth events and activities throughout the Shire of Kalamunda. These include music concerts, art competitions, fashion events, film festivals and school holiday programs.

If you are an interested young person and would like to contribute then there are many opportunities to do so either through volunteering at one-off events, at our continuous engagement activities or by joining our youth council Please complete both the Volunteer Application Form and Volunteer National Police Check then contact the Youth and Community Assistant to arrange a time to meet.

For more information visit: The Influence Webpage.

Youth Officer
9257 9968

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The below positions have their own Volunteer Application Form. Please see information on how to apply within the description.

Position Description Contact Person / Number

Environmental Friends Groups *

Various Locations across the Shire of Kalamunda


Environmental Friends Groups play a pivotal role in caring for many shire managed bushland reserves and have access to Council support facilitated by the Environmental Friends Group Officer.  Activities include planting native seedlings, weeding, Phytophthora Dieback management and general habitat maintenance.
See more information and apply for Friends Groups here


Environmental Friends Group Officer
9257 9806


     

History Village

56 Railway Road, Kalamunda.


Are you a bit of a history buff?  Volunteers of the History Village assist with the hands on activities for school students visiting the Village and the multitude of tasks which make it a local history museum of distinction. 

If you would like to help out, have an interest in local history and like meeting people we would like to hear from you. Volunteers assist in maintaining exhibits and the grounds of the museum.
Volunteers are required weekdays and weekends.  Full training is provided by the Kalamunda and Districts Historical Society.

For further information on the Kalamunda Historical Society please visit the following website: Kalamunda Historical Society.

Apply for a Volunteer position for the History Village here.


 

Volunteer Coordinator
9293 1371

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