How do I become a volunteer?

Volunteers perform a range of roles for the Council, covering a vast range of areas of interest and expertise. Opportunities exist for volunteers to contribute many services across the Council, including:

 Youth Programs

 Arts and Cultural Programs


Parks and Outdoors

 Community Events

  • Benalla Festival and Australia Day events

Specialist Committees

  • Specialist committees such as the Audit Committee

If you wish to volunteer within the community at a different organisation, you may find their contact details on Who? What? Where? Benalla Community Directory.

Becoming a volunteer

Register you interest in volunteering with the Council by completing a Volunteer Application Form. You can send this by email back to, or you can deliver it or send it to the Customer Service Centre.

Fill in an online Volunteer Application Form or download a hardcopy Volunteer Application Form(DOC, 311KB)

Download the Volunteer Policy(PDF, 166KB)

It is a regulatory requirement that all volunteers for the Council undergo an induction process. This is important for Occupational Health and Safety reasons. Induction is an easy online process, and once you are inducted as a volunteer for one Council activity, this applies across all voluntary positions. 

Some volunteering roles require a Police Check and Working With Children’s Check. Costs associated with these checks are covered by the Council.