I'm looking for volunteers

Recruiting and retaining volunteers is an essential part of running a successful volunteer program.

Through the Swan Volunteer Resource Centre, we offer free online listing of your volunteer positions, referral of potential volunteers, training, information and resources relating to volunteering, and volunteer management advice.

If you are looking for volunteers, please contact us on (08) 9278 9690 or email swan.volunteers@swan.wa.gov.au.

The first step is becoming a member. It’s very simple, just complete this membership application form, and provide us with your volunteer and public liability insurance details. 

Then all you need to do is supply us with a description of the position you would like to us to promote. Simply complete this form and send it over to us.

We will get in contact shortly after receiving your submission. 

Before recruiting a volunteer, check out our guide to recruiting and retaining volunteers(open in new window)

More specific information is provided in our frequently asked questions.

We provide training to support you and your organisation in running an effective, efficient and valuable Volunteer Program through the following training and information sessions.

Step Into Volunteering sessions

Step Into Volunteering sessions are of value to those who are looking to volunteer for the first time and those who already volunteer but are seeking different experiences. 

In these sessions you will find out about:

  • The benefits of volunteering
  • Identifying the skills that you have to contribute
  • Rights and responsibilities of volunteers and volunteer involving agencies
  • How to find the right volunteering position
  • There will be guest speakers from various volunteer involving agencies

Dates for the second half of the year to be advised.  Contact our office on (08) 9278 9690 for more details.

Useful resources for volunteer managers

Volunteering WA(open in new window) - Peak body for volunteering in WA

Volunteering Hub(open in new window) - Volunteering Australia Resource Hub

Volunteering Australia - National Peak Body for volunteering

National police certificates(open in new window) - National Police Certificates for volunteers, information and application portal

Volunteer National Police Certificates(open in new window) - How to become a registered NFP to obtain subsidised Volunteer National Police Clearances for your volunteers

Working with Children Check(open in new window) -  Information relating to need and applications for Working with Children Checks

National Standards for Volunteer Involvement(open in new window) - Volunteering Australia

Volunteer Protection from Liability Act 2002(open in new window)

Guide to the Work Health and Safety Act 2016(open in new window)

Safe Work Australia - Work Health and Safety requirements(open in new window) for and on behalf of volunteers.  How the Law applies to volunteers and how both individual volunteers and organisations can meet their duties and expectations.

COVID-19 Information for Workplaces(open in new window)

Justice Connect(open in new window) – Not for Profit Law is a national legal service offering free and affordable legal support for not-for-profit organisations and social enterprises

Justice Connect(open in new window) – How to protect the health safety and welfare of employees and volunteers.

AON – Insurance for Charities and Not-for-Profits(open in new window)

Government of Western Australia guide for Incorporated Associations in Western Australia(open in new window)

Associations Incorporation Act 2015(open in new window)

Frequently asked questions regarding volunteering

Volunteering Australia 2022(open in new window) report on the state of volunteering in Australia, strategy, guide and perspectives.

Australian Government National Emergency Management Agency – Knowledge Hub, Communities responding to Disaster: Planning for Spontaneous Volunteers Handbook.(open in new window)

Volunteering Australia report on Volunteering and Settlement in Australian(open in new window), a snapshot of new migrants and refugees in Australia

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