Volunteering is a great opportunity to contribute to the local community, make new friends, develop new skills and have fun!

Volunteers at Wagga Wagga City Council are fundamental to the successful provision of our much needed services and programs. The vital contribution of volunteers enables us to reach out to more people. Volunteers provide an invaluable contribution to the community.

Volunteer Handbook (815KB)

Volunteers Work Health and Safety 

Wagga Wagga City Council is committed to the health, safety and welfare of its volunteers. Volunteer Organisations, such as sporting groups, individuals and project groups that perform work on Council premises or workplaces are required to comply with the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and Council's Work Health and Safety Policies and Procedures.   

Current Opportunities

Council welcomes Volunteer Applications for a wide variety of organisational areas, events and initiatives all year round. So what are you waiting for...get involved!  

Below are some areas regarding volunteer opportunities.

  • Glenfield Road Animal Shelter
  • Town Planning
  • Community Services
  • Media and Communications
  • Botanic Gardens Zoo
  • Tourism
  • Building Surveying
  • Horticulture

*Please note that Wagga Wagga City Library and the Botanic Gardens Zoo are currently hosting their maximum number of volunteers. The Library will be considering volunteer applications after 30 September 2016.  The Botanic Gardens Zoo will be considering volunteer applications after 4 January 2017.

For information on current volunteering opportunities click here!

How to Apply

  1. Download and complete the Volunteer Application Form; and   
  2. Submit your application form to:
Email: council@wagga.nsw.gov.au
Post: PO Box 20
Fax: 02 6926 9199 

Application Process 

  1. Upon submission, Volunteer Application Forms will be forwarded to Council's People & Culture Division;   
  2. The People & Culture Division will review all applications and forward to the relevant supervisor within Council for their consideration; 
  3. The relevant supervisor may contact you to discuss your volunteer application; and
  4. Volunteers will be notified in writing (either via email or letter) regarding the status of their application within approximately four (4) weeks from the date of receipt.  

    As indicated in the Volunteer Guidelines Handbook, volunteers will be required to complete Council's mandatory Code of Conduct and Work Health & Safety training and where applicable, will be required to obtain a vaccination shot for some Council areas prior to commencement. 

    Please note, while every attempt will be made to accommodate volunteering requests, there may be occasions where this is not possible due to operational requirements, staffing levels or volunteer places may have reached full capacity.  

    For more information please see Council's Volunteer Application and Approval Process.