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.

Where can I apply?

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

Please note: ALL applicants must be 16 years of age or older at the time of placement.

  • Glenfield Road Animal Shelter
  • Town Planning
  • Community Services
  • Events & Visitor Economy
  • Media and Communications
  • Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens
  • Wagga Zoo & Aviary
  • Building Surveying
  • Parks & Gardens
  • Wagga Wagga City Library - Please Note: The library is not accepting any further applications until January 2023, however, the Language Café is still accepting volunteers.
  • Museum of the Riverina
  • Home Library Service

How to Apply

  1. Complete the Volunteer Application Form.
  2. Complete a one (1) page covering letter outlining your skills and/or experience and why you would like to volunteer with Council.
  3. Submit your application form and covering letter to:

Email: council@wagga.nsw.gov.au
Post: PO Box 20, Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2650

Volunteer Application Form

Volunteer Application Form

Volunteer Application Form 130.6 KB Download

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 consideration.
  3. The relevant supervisor may contact you to discuss your volunteer application.
  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.
  5. If approved, volunteers will be required to complete Council's Work Health & Safety and Code of Conduct online training modules prior to commencing. Please note, for some areas of Council you may also be required to obtain a vaccination shot or WHS general construction induction card (white) prior to commencement.

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

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.

Further Information

Volunteer Handbook

Volunteer Safety Handbook

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.