Welcome to our Volunteer Board

Volunteering brings people together; it builds communities and creates a better society for everyone.

National Volunteer Week is a chance for all of us to celebrate and recognise the vital work of volunteers and to say thank you.

Together, through volunteering, we are changing communities for the better.

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Reaching Out in the Inner West

Providing home-cooked vegetarian meals to people experiencing homelessness or those generally struggling. Every Monday @ 5.30pm – Footscray Mall, Nicholson Street, Footscray

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Community Bike Hub
Repair, recycle, learn, laugh, make a difference – that’s what the Bike Hub Volunteer Program is all about! No experience or bookings needed, just drop in to 11 Mill Close, Footscray
Tuesdays 5pm – 8pm OR Saturdays 10am – 3pm
Footscray Historical Society

Footscray Historical Society was founded in 1968. Their volunteers serve the community by collecting, preserving and making accessible the local history of the City of Maribyrnong area.

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The Westsider

The Westsider is a not-for-profit monthly community newspaper, run since it’s inception in September 2014, delivered to hundreds of pick-up points across the inner west each month.

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Permaculture Out West

Permaculture Out West (POW) is a network of people living in the western suburbs of Melbourne, learning and practising Permaculture. Their focus is environmental sustainability and self-sufficiency to be facilitated through local initiatives such as food swaps, cooperatives and working bees.

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Friends of Cruickshank Park
Friends of Cruickshank Park are the mechanics, eyes and ears behind all there is to do in Cruickshank Park. We’re the Yarraville community group set on making our park as fun as it can be. From pop-up villages, to bobbing flamingos, to dress-up dog walks, to game days… If it’s related to Cruickshank park, we’re there making it happen.
Friends of Newell’s Paddock

Newell’s Paddock is an urban nature reserve by the Maribyrnong River. It’s a lovely parkland with plenty of recreational space and a reclaimed wetland area, attracting a lot of bird life and native fauna.

Our group, Friends of Newell’s Paddock, started in 2014 and holds planting and weeding days, clean up days and generally advocate for the park’s improvement. You’re welcome to join us!

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Ardoch – Realising Childrens Potential Through Education
Ardoch is a children’s education charity focused on improving educational outcomes for children and young people in communities facing disadvantage.
Their aim is to support children and young people from disadvantaged communities to engage in learning and believe in a future of possibilities. Learn more about their mentoring, careers, literacy and many other volunteer options here
Junior Park Rangers
Jr Park Rangers is getting kids out and about, and playing in nature. Whether it’s finding frogs, building birdhouses or learning about local critters, we’re making the environment fun. This group is run in partnership with Maribyrnong City Council and Friends of Cruickshank Park.
West Welcome Wagon

A volunteer-run, not-for-profit, registered charity supporting asylum seekers in Melbourne’s West. They re committed to providing material aid donations and assistance to asylum seekers in our community including essentials items for the home including kitchenware, furniture, appliances, beds, linen, back to school packs for kids and food. Learn more

West Footscray Neighbourhood House
Volunteers for the weekly Soul House program which supports social isolated locals who drop in for a coffee and a chat. Sensory Playgroup volunteer to support the Program Manager but also work with the kids and have a chat to the parents. If you love to chat and engage with the community, these are the perfect volunteer roles for you. Learn more