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Volunteering opportunities

Volunteering for Auburn Council could see you become part of our Living Library program


Want to contribute towards local projects in the community and meet new people? Auburn City Council has an established volunteers program open to anyone interested in contributing to council’s initiatives and activities.

Volunteering can provide you with valuable work experience, a chance to contribute to community life, the chance to meet new people and allow you to learn new skills.

Types of volunteer positions

Volunteer positions at Auburn City Council cover a range of areas and settings including at our libraries and community centres, parks and gardens, environment and waste as well as assistant roles for community events and education programs.

Click here to view a list of volunteer positions.

All volunteers are provided with a clear position description stating agreed volunteer hours, the purpose of the position and tasks to be undertaken.

Volunteers are also allocated a supervisor who will provide training, sound guidance and direction to make it easy and enjoyable to carry out their volunteering work.

Please note, the following position require a Working With Children Check: Children’s Activities Assistant, Community Events Assistant, Peacock Gallery minder or Fauna/Japanese Gardens Tour Guide. Click to apply for the free check.

Information Sessions

Come along to one of our volunteer information sessions to find out more about volunteering. There are also regular bi-monthly 'meet and greet' sessions where all Council volunteers can come along to meet each other and share some food together.
Tuesday 11 March 2014
3-4pm: Volunteer information session
4-5pm: Meet and greet for all volunteers
Venue: Auburn Council Exhibition Gallery (Auburn Library, 1 Susan St)
Thursday 17 April 2014
2-3pm: Volunteer information sessionVenue: Newington Community Centre (Corner of Avenues of Europe & Asia Newington)
Wednesday 21 May 2014
11-12pm; Volunteer information session
12-1pm: meet and greet for all volunteers
Venue: Regents Park Library (1 Amy St, Regents Park)
Tuesday 10 June 2014
3-4pm: Volunteer information session
Venue: Lidcombe Library (Bridge St, Lidcombe)
Thursday 3 July 2014
10.30-11.30am: Volunteer information session
11.30am-12.30pm: meet and greet for all volunteers
Venue: Auburn Centre for Community (44A Macquarie Road, Auburn)

How to apply

Please return completed form to:
Post: Auburn City Council
PO Box 118, Auburn 1835
In person: Civic Centre, 1 Susan Street, Auburn 2144
Fax: (02) 9643 1120
For more information contact the Community Participation and Engagement Officer on 9735 1288.

Download the full volunteer position descriptions

Bush Care Volunteer

Children's Activities Assistant

Clerical Assistant

Community Bus Driver

Community Events Assistant

Community Garden Assistant

Computer and Internet Trainer

Corporate Information Support

English Conversation Class Tutor

Fauna Park/ Japanese Gardens Guide

Justice of the Peace

Peacock Gallery Minder

Promotions Officer