Volunteering in Benalla Rural City

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Volunteers are the lifeblood of Benalla Rural City – they give their time and energy to make our beautiful region a better place to live, work and play.

Whether you want to make a hands-on contribution, gain new skills, share your knowledge and experiences, or stay active and form new friendships, we may have the right opportunity for you.

Benalla Rural City Council’s volunteering opportunities can be flexible to suit your availability, skills, and interests.

Join us to make a difference. We are excited to have you.

Reach out and reap the rewards 

Learn more about Council’s volunteer opportunities outlined below, download our brochure or please contact us for more information.

Phone 03 5760 2600        

Email council@benalla.vic.gov.au     


Visitor Information Centre

Do you love meeting people? Have customer service experience? Want to share your local knowledge, not just of Benalla, but the surrounding region as well? Why not think about volunteering at the Visitor Information Centre? 

Benalla Art Gallery

The Benalla Art Gallery is one of Australia’s premier regional art galleries renowned for its permanent art collection that spans three centuries of Australian art.

Benalla Cinema

Volunteering at Benalla’s Cinema is a great way to stay connected with film and screen culture, while also meeting like-minded movie enthusiasts.

TAC L2P Learner Driver Program Mentors

The TAC L2P Program is a community-based program developed to assist young learner drivers who may have limited access to vehicles and supervising drivers. The program helps learner drivers gain their minimum of 120 hours of driving experience and to become safe and confident drivers.

Benalla Botanical Gardens

The heritage-listed Benalla Botanic Gardens and its iconic Rose Garden (first established in 1959), features more than 1,000 rose varieties.

Events and Festivals

If you’re keen to volunteer but cannot commit to regular activities, become an event volunteer, and help at our annual Benalla Festival in November or other Council-hosted civic and community-run events that need assistance throughout the year.

Litter Gatherers

The Benalla Litter Prevention Program is a group of local volunteers who assist with rubbish collection, helping to keep Benalla beautiful.

Youth Programs

Are you aged between 12 and 25 and interested in volunteering with youth programs and events?

Age Friendly Benalla

Council is committed to ensuring Benalla Rural City is an age-friendly community that supports older people to live safe, purposeful and healthy lives. Council’s Age Friendly Benalla Reference Group meets regularly to implement priorities from the Age Friendly Action Plan 2023-2025.

Accessibility Reference Group 

Members of Benalla’s Accessibility Reference Group is a crucial voice for local access and inclusion priorities. The group meets every second month on a weekday to discuss current issues and progress actions and priorities to improve access and inclusion in the community.

Let’s Get Started!

Applying to volunteer is easy.

1. Fill out an application form online.

2. Attend an interview.

3. Complete necessary background checks.

4. Attend an induction and sign the volunteer agreement.

5. Get started!

(All volunteers must have current background checks prior to starting and will undergo volunteer induction, with training and support provided).

Volunteering and Centrelink payments

To be considered for Centrelink approval, volunteers must complete a Verification of Voluntary Work form to meet mutual obligation requirements.

For more information visit www.servicesaustralia.gov.au

Council currently has volunteer vacancies available on the following days at our many facilities and programs:

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