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!

Visit the Volunteering Mitchell Website

If you are not sure where to start, or would like some more information and support with volunteering or volunteer recruitment, please contact the Community Development Team on (03) 5734 6200 or email

Volunteer advisory committee

Are you passionate about volunteering and the community? Why not join the Mitchell Shire Volunteer Advisory Committee!

The aim of the Mitchell Shire Volunteer Advisory Committee is to provide advice and feedback to ensure volunteering is encouraged, supported and recognised within Mitchell Shire. The purpose of the committee will be to:

  • Raise awareness of the importance of volunteering within the Shire for all volunteer involving organisations, community groups and sporting clubs
  • Provide feedback and advise on issues which impact upon volunteering within the municipality
  • Promote and embed good practices and principles regarding volunteer development and management across the Shire
  • Support members through information sharing and mentoring to build on our collective skills, knowledge, experience, resources and expertise

For more information or to express your interest in joining the Volunteer Advisory Committee please visit

Volunteering for council

Mitchell Shire Council acknowledges the vital role volunteers play in the delivery of Council services, programs and events that help to build strong, inclusive and resilient communities. The following volunteer opportunities are currently available within Council:

Seymour Visitor Information Centre

Are you a people person? Do you love sharing your knowledge of our region? Why not join our group of passionate and friendly volunteers at the Seymour Visitor Information Centre!

We are looking to grow our team as we find our number of visitors is increasing daily. As a Volunteer you will welcome new guests, assist with travel enquiries and provide a high level of customer service, all the while promoting Mitchell Sire. 

To request a copy of the Positive Decription and for more information please contact Amy McClinton at

Seniors Newsletter Volunteer

Mitchell Shire Council are looking for volunteers passionate about promoting positive ageing throughout our community. As a Seniors Newsletter volunteer, you will be responsible for contributing interesting content to the bi-monthly newsletter, distributing hard copies of the newsletter throughout our municipality and helping to grow the online database of subscribers so that the newsletter can continue to grow as an ongoing sustainable activity for the Shire.

A minimum of two volunteers are required:

  1. North Ward volunteer: To deliver newsletters within the areas of Broadford and Seymour
  2. South Ward volunteer: To deliver newsletters within the areas of Wallan and Kilmore

For further information or to apply please visit or contact Community Development on 5734 6200. 

Environment Advisory Committee 2018-2020

Are you passionate about the environment? Want to give something new a go and really make a difference in your community?......Why not join the Mitchell Environment Advisory Committee!

The committee aims to tap into the knowledge, skills and experiences of community members to provide Council with strategic advice and recommendations about environmental sustainability and management issues.

Applications close 20 April 2018. To find out more or to apply please visit To contact the committee for further information please 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.

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.


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