CURRENT Voluntary activities


Volunteers are sought ten days prior to the lead up of ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day to help sell badges/poppies as part of our major fundraising drive.  Volunteer shifts are usually for 2 hours and are often located within supermarkets, shopping centres, sporting events, and within Cowes shopping precinct.  Contact Cheryl Overton.

A Driver for our Medical Transport program
Must have a full drivers’ licence and first aid to at least level 2 (or prepared to obtain qualification); comfortable driving in Melbourne metropolitan traffic

Memorial Garden
Weeding, pruning and general garden maintenance

Breakfast Club
Assist with preparation of breakfast for children at Cowes Primary School each Wednesday morning between May and December from 8am to 9am

Education program
Ideal for ex-teachers who love presenting to children a hands-on experience utilising our memorabilia – helmets, caps and equipment

Memorabilia and Library
Assist Memorabilia Officer to catalogue and learn the system

HOW do you apply?

Indicate your preference and availability for potential volunteering roles or alternatively, contact Veteran & Community Services on 5952 1004 during business hours

What do you need?

A Police Check and to provide names and contacts of referees (up to 3) for a reference check

What will you get out of volunteering?
  • Personal satisfaction knowing you are helping others
  • Friendship and a new social outlet
  • Learn new skills – keep the grey matter going!
Volunteers’ rights and responsibilities

As a volunteer, you have the right to:

  • A healthy and safe environment
  • An orientation or induction session and an induction pack
  • Information about the organisation you are working for, including policies and procedures
  • A volunteer position description or volunteer agreement which outlines the tasks that you will be expected to perform and the agreed working hours
  • Be provided with sufficient training and supervision (refresher First Aid/CPR annually)
  • Be reimbursed for necessary out of pocket expenses
  • Be protected by appropriate insurance
  • Have your personal information dealt with in a confidential manner
  • Take holidays
  • Say ‘no’ if you are uncomfortable or feel you are being exploited
  • Be informed and consulted on matters which affect you and your work.

As a volunteer you should not be:

  • Filling a position previously held by a paid worker
  • Doing the work of paid staff during an industrial dispute
  • Treated in a manner that is discriminatory.
  • Volunteering Australia outlines the basic rights of a volunteer in their