Become a volunteer and help your community

Information and registration for volunteers and organisations

Volunteering in the Shire

Volunteering mitchell portal

Volunteering Mitchell offers the community a one-stop portal for volunteering in the Mitchell municipality.

Whether you are a voluntary organisation seeking volunteers, a community member looking for that perfect volunteer role, or just after some general information about volunteering, we have it all here in one place!

We wanted to create an online platform for all community members and voluntary organisations to use free of charge, which would help to create community connections and cohesiveness. We want to see volunteering in our community continue to be developed, supported and strengthened, for a better Mitchell.

Web and Mobile-ready Search Portal

Volunteering Mitchell is ready to use via web, tablet and mobile sites; volunteer opportunities may also be printed off and displayed on notice boards, increasing your chance of recruiting the best volunteer for your voluntary organisation.

Site functions for members

Once registered and logged in, members can perform the following functions:

Opportunities Tab:

  • Search for opportunities
  • Post an opportunity
  • Manage their opportunities they have posted

Community Tab:

  • View notices on the Noticeboard
  • Invite members via email
  • Contact Volunteering Mitchell administrators directly

Wanting to post a volunteer opportunity?

If you are a voluntary organisation in the Mitchell municipality (and nearby surrounding regions), you can advertise your volunteering opportunities on the Volunteering Mitchell portal absolutely FREE. This one stop Volunteer Matching portal provides the perfect vehicle to reach many potential volunteers in the community. Do you often face the challenge of recruiting suitable volunteers? Not sure where to start, or do not have the funds to advertise? Let volunteers find you, and register your voluntary organisation and volunteering opportunities today.

What you need to know

When posting volunteer opportunities it is important that you follow best practice standards which includes that you have volunteer insurance. The Volunteering Victoria website: provides detailed information on managing volunteers, training opportunities, information sheets and advice.

You can also download details on the 2015 National Standards for Volunteers from the Volunteering Australia website

Visit the Volunteering Mitchell Website

If you are not sure where to start, or would like some more information, contact the Community Development Team on (03) 5734 6200 or email

Mitchell Volunteers! Booklet

Recognising Volunteers!

We are proud to announce the launch of the Mitchell Volunteers! Booklet (PDF, 1.64MB), in recognition of National Volunteer Week. Established in 1989, National Volunteer Week is the largest celebration of volunteers and volunteerism in Australia, and provides an opportunity to highlight the role of volunteers in our community and to say thank you! The theme for National Volunteer Week this year was ‘Give Happy, Live Happy’. More than 6 million Australian volunteers give happiness to others each year. And research says that that those volunteers are happier as a result.

In line with the ‘Give Happy, Live Happy’ theme, we felt it necessary to recognise and celebrate Mitchell's amazing volunteers in the form of a book that would show how volunteering can make someone happy. In developing this book, we wanted to provide a snapshot of all the differing types of volunteers and volunteer roles within Mitchell to inspire others to follow in our volunteers' footsteps and volunteer their time doing something they are passionate about; we want to create a culture of volunteering at Mitchell!

We acknowledge and appreciate the vital role volunteers play in contributing to the Mitchell community. The volunteers of Mitchell achieve so much each and every day - and it does not go unnoticed. Our amazing volunteers contribute to the incredible work of over 100 not-for-profit organisations and community groups within the Shire. These include emergency services, sport clubs, service clubs, education, health services, community services, environment, animal welfare, places of worship, childcare and tourism and more; Mitchell volunteers are truly a team of dedicated, diligent, resilient, and incredible people! The Mitchell Shire community is leading the way in volunteering, with an impressive 21% of the population volunteering, as opposed to the Victorian average of 19%. These people are strengthening the community in which we live, and contributing to a stronger, more resilient Mitchell Shire.

In the Mitchell Volunteers! Book, you will find profiles of some of these incredible people and community groups, who make Mitchell Shire a better place to live, work and play. Download your copy, or pick one up from any of the Customer Service Centres or Libraries in the Shire, and take some time to read about Mitchell’s volunteers; they may even inspire you to put your hand up to volunteer too! The book is a great place to start looking if you are interested in volunteering, but don’t really know where to start.

Give Happy, Live Happy today!

Mitchell Shire's Volunteer Development Project aims to train, support and recruit volunteers into existing and emerging not-for profit community clubs, groups and incorporated associations.

Volunteering within your local community has shown to have many benefits for the volunteer, the organisation and the broader community. Volunteering has been known to improve volunteer self-confidence, build and maintain social connections and create a sense of purpose for the volunteer, as well as providing wider benefits for the community. If you were interested in contributing to your community by becoming a valued volunteer in an area you are passionate about, contact the Shire’s Volunteer Development Officer today.  

The Shire's Community Development Officer aims to:

  • Provide general information about volunteering
  • Help in matching you with a position that meets your interests
  • Assist in the provision of training opportunities
  • Provide ongoing support, advice and advocating on your behalf

For more information please contact the Community Development Officer at Mitchell Shire Council on (03) 5734 6200.

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